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Brian Rast Leads $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl Final Table

Only Seven Remain To Battle For The $7,525,000 First-Place Prize


The final table is set in the inaugural $500,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl no-limit hold’em event. A total of 43 players posted the half million, but now only seven remain to battle it out for the title and the massive first-place prize of $7,525,000.

The chip leader heading into the final day is Brian Rast. The two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and high-stakes cash game player ended the day with 7,980,000 of the 21.5 million chips in play.

Rast picked up a large chunk of that stack on what turned out to be the final hand of the night. Only the top seven finishers would make the money, with a min-cash being worth $860,000. With such a gigantic money bubble it seemed it might take a cooler to see an all-in and call, and that is exactly what went down.

Brian RastWith blinds at 30,000-60,000 with an ante of 5,000 Andrew Robl raised to 160,000 from the button. Rast made it 445,000 to go from the small blind and after some consideration Robl moved all in for roughly 2.3 million. Rast quickly called and flipped up the QHeart SuitQClub Suit, which was in the lead in a coin flip against Robl’s AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit.

The board ran out QSpade SuitJDiamond Suit3Heart SuitKHeart Suit9Heart Suit to give Rast a set of queens, winning him the pot and sending Robl to the rail on the money bubble. At the conclusion of the hand the remaining seven counted their stacks and bagged up their chips for the night, set to return at 2:00 p.m. on July 4 to play down to a champion.

Rast may have the chip lead but he will also have some stiff competition to deal with tomorrow, including WSOP bracelet winner and high-roller extraordinaire Scott Seiver, tournament poker’s ‘silent assassin’ David Peters, eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel, online high-stakes pro Timofey Kuznetsov and 2010 Card Player Player of the Year Tom Marchese.

The massive event is being filmed for television, and is set to air on NBC Sports Network. The tournament is being sponsored by Poker Central, the new 24/7 poker television network that produced a $250,000 buy-in cash game TV show earlier this week.

You can check out the listing for this event’s seven episodes, as well as six episodes of a Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout event, right here.

Here is a look at the chip counts of the final seven:

Place Player Chip Count
1 Brian Rast 7,980,000
2 Scott Seiver 3,950,000
3 David Peters 3,015,000
4 Erik Seidel 1,930,000
5 Timofey Kuznetsov 1,725,000
6 Tom Marchese 1,705,000
7 Connor Drinan 1,295,000