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Brian Rust entered the Poker Hall of Fame: a unique poker player

The name of the newest inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame has been announced in Las Vegas. The winner of the final vote…

The name of the newest inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame has been announced in Las Vegas. The winner of the final vote was the renowned poker professional Brian Rast. In the online poker world, Rast is known as tsarrast on Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. Rast primarily played cash games online and participated in very few poker tournaments.

Poker Player Brian Rast


Now Brian Rast’s name will forever be associated with Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, and other poker legends. In the final voting for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, he surpassed 9 other notable figures, with his main competitors being Mike Matusow and Isai Scheinberg.

Brian Rast had a very successful year at the World Series of Poker this year. He won his 6th WSOP bracelet, cashing in 5 times for a total prize pool of over $1,500,000.

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A Unique Poker Player

Brian Rast has several unique achievements in poker. He is the only player to earn over $1,000,000 in live tournaments for 7 consecutive years. Additionally, he has been a three-time champion of the $50K Poker Players Championship. He ranks 29th in the list of the world’s most profitable players.

From 2010 to 2014, Rast regularly traveled to Macau to play cash games. In December 2013, Brian won the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic $100,000 High Roller at the Bellagio, defeating Erik Seidel for the title and taking home $1,083,500 in prize money.

During the 2015 World Series of Poker, Brian Rast won the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl held at the Aria casino in Las Vegas, earning over $7.5 million, defeating Scott Seiver for the title, and outlasting a field of just 43 players. This remains his largest single tournament cash.

Payouts for the $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl finalists:

  • Brian Rast (USA) – $7,525,000;
  • Scott Seiver (USA) – $5,160,000;
  • Connor Drinan (USA) – $3,225,000;
  • Timofey Kuznetsov (Russia) – $2,150,000;
  • David Peters (USA) – $1,505,000;
  • Tom Marchese (USA) – $1,075,000;
  • Erik Seidel (USA) – $860,000.

Brian Rast is a 6-time WSOP bracelet winner

In addition to his three Poker Players Championship titles, Brian Rast is a six-time WSOP bracelet winner, the latest of which he won just a month ago. This victory brought him over $1,300,000.

The Beginnings of a Career

Brian Rast was an honor student in school. While attending Stanford University, he was introduced to poker. During his college years, he was a big fan of computer games and could play Counter Strike for 24 hours straight.

In his third year of college, Brian Rast and his friends started a poker club where he regularly played. Within the first few months of playing, he earned $20,000. In 2004, Brian Rast dropped out of school during his last semester to pursue poker seriously.

Brian Rast the most successful player in the world

Brian Rast is now 41 years old. He holds the status of a 6-time WSOP champion and one of the most successful players in the world. In live tournaments, he has won $25,258,945, despite considering mixed cash games his main discipline.