With two weeks of the 50th annual World Series of Poker in the can, there are still 70 WSOP bracelets to be won. While some are still dreaming of glory, others are looking at how the Series as a whole, could be improved. RAST WANTS MORE IN THE POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP There aren't
Brian Rast is one of the best and most respected poker players - ever. Born in Denver, Colorado, Brian's family moved to California nearly 30 years ago where he attended Poway High School. He was the class valedictorian before enrolling at Stanford University, one of the top academic colleges in the
Pot-Limit Omaha Stephen Chidwick limped the button and Brian Rast called in the small blind as Chris Vitch checked his option. The flop landed [2d8c7c] and Rast bet out 10,500. Vitch raised to 25,000 and Chidwick folded. Rast committed his 28,000 total and Vitch called. Vitch: [Tc8s4c3h] Rast: [As9h8h6c] The turn and river landed the
Stud Hi-Lo Stephen Chidwick completed and Brian Rast raised to 10,000. Chidwick called and led for 5,000 on fourth and Rast called. On fifth, Chidwick bet out 10,000 and Rast folded. Chidwick: [XxXx] / [6cAd7s] Rast: [XxXx] / [JhKcAs]
Razz Justin Bonomo completed and Brian Rast raised to 8,000. Bonomo called, and then called a bet on fourth before folding to a bet on fifth. Bonomo: [XxXx] / [8x8xJh] Rast: [XxXx] / [4x7x6x]
No-Limit Hold'em Brian Rast opened the button to 4,000 and Chris Vitch called from the big blind. The flop landed [6c7d4s] and Vitch checked to Rast who bet 7,500. Vitch called, and then checked the [Kh] on the turn. Rast bet 18,000, and Vitch called as the [3h] completed the board on the
2-7 Triple Draw Brian Rast raised the button and John Monnette three-bet. Rast called and drew two behind Monnette's one. Monnette bet and Rast called and both players drew one. Monnette checked, Rast bet 4,000, and Monnette check-raised to 8,000. Rast called and drew one behind Monnette's pat. Monnette bet, and Rast folded.