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Brian Rast: No Longer Flying Under The Radar

One of Poker’s Best All-Around Players Posts Five Straight $1 Million Years On Tournament Circuit

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jan 20, 2016


The last time Brian Rast was featured on the cover of Card Player Magazine, it was for winning the 2011 $50,000 Poker Players Championship at the World Series of Poker. At the time, the Poway, California native was primarily focused on high-stakes cash games, and rarely gave tournaments a second look. Since then, however, the 34-year-old pro has transformed into one of the most consistent threats on the live tournament circuit, having cashed for a total of $15.8 million. Almost all of that has come in the last five years, joining Erick Lindgren as the only player to ever record five straight years of seven-figures in cashes. (In December, Daniel Negreanu added his name to the list with a big cash of his own to cross the $1 million mark for 2015.) But what’s been most impressive about Rast is that he’s done it all while maintaining his status as ...

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