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Poker Stories Podcast: Brian Rast Talks About Playing A $3 Million Pot

Poker Stories Is A New Audio Series That Features The Game's Best Players and Personalities


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Poker Stories is a new, long-form audio series that features casual interviews with some of the game’s best players and personalities. Each episode highlights a well-known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favorite tales both on and off the felt.

Brian Rast is one of the best all-around players in the game today and is a regular in some of the toughest high-stakes cash games in the world. With $19.4 million in live tournament earnings, the Poway, California native sits in tenth place on the all-time winnings list.

Rast at the World Series of PokerRast took down the 2015 Super High Roller Bowl for $7.5 million and he also won the $50,000 WSOP Poker Players Championship twice, in 2011 and 2016. Rast holds the record with six consecutive years with seven figures in cashes, and he’s currently in good shape to make it seven years after taking down a $50,000 Aria high roller event this weekend for $772,800.

Highlights from this interview include how to clear your head, quiz bowl challenges, college break ups, playing Counter-Strike alone, insane prop bets, stale playlists, cooking a good salad and a $3 million pot.

You can check out the entirety of the audio interview in the video at the top of the page or download it directly to play on the go from iTunes or your favorite podcast app.

Catch up on past episodes featuring Scott Seiver, Matt Stout, Jesse Sylvia and Jason Koon. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes automatically when they are released.