"The Brian Rast Show"

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posted Tuesday Jun 5th 2012 at 07:18 PM

by Oscar Vallet

Brian Rast is playing his heart out at day 2 of the WSOP #9, the $1,500 NLHE re-entry.

The American high stakes pro Brian "tsarrast" Rast is doing his best these days to take his 3rd WSOP bracelet. 


Yesterday he was playing day 2 of Event #9, the $1,500 NLHE re-entry - and here he was able to get 70,000 chips all the way up to 1,498,000! That puts him in the lead before day 3 where 33 players will be competing for the coveted bracelet. 


On the way to the chip lead Brian Rast did have a bit of luck on his side. In a hand against another tough opponent, former November Niner James Akenhead, Rast explains how lucky he was:


Blinds are 4,000/8,000 with 1,000 ante. Rast (app. 830,000 chips) opens under the gun for 16,000. James Akenhead (app. 310,000 chips) on the button re-raises to 38,000. Rast calls as the only one. 



Rast check-calls a bet for 40,000. 



Rast checks. Akenhead bets 55,000. Rast raises all-in and Akenhead calls the last 175,000 of his stack. With his tournament life on the line he turns the cards:



Rast is in problems with:



The river is cruel to Akenhead:



A straight for Rast and goodbye to Akenhead.


Afterwards Rast tells PokerNews that he is unhappy with the way he played the hand.  


Selected chip counts (33 players left / 3,404 players started)


1. Brian Rast 1.498.000
2. Ryan Olisar 1.080.000
3. Scott Seiver 1.031.000
4. Aviraham Lovton 872.000
5. Jonathan Duhamel 840.000

9. Greg 'FBT' Mueller 615.000
13. Ari 'BodogAri' Engel 475.000
20. Paul Wasicka 283.000

Payouts (3.404 entries @ $1.500):

1. $781.398
2. $481.643
3. $347.228
4. $252.379
5. $185.378
6. $137.632
7. $103.258
8. $78.259
9. $59.969


 

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