Super High Roller Bowl Ring for Brian Rast4 years ago
Brian Rast has claimed one of the biggest payouts in the history of poker after taking down the inaugural $500,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl.
Held at Aria Resort and Casino the event has attracted 43 players generating the massive prize pool of $21.5m which was distributed among seven final table players.
Super High Roller Bowl gathered some of the world’s poker elite, including Daniel Negreanu, Scott Seiver and Phil Hellmuth. It took more than ten hours for Brian Rast to defeat seven final table players and collect the first place prize of $7,525,000. He certainly didn't have it easy, as he was facing the likes of Seiver, Connor Drinan, Timofej Kuznetsov, David Peters, Thomas Marchese and Erik Seidel.
American poker pro Erik Seidel, who is often a guest at the final tables of these high roller events but usually lacks the luck needed to claim the win, was the first to surrender his stack as he couldn't find the way out of the chip deficit he started with. Eight-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and one of the best players in the history of poker collected a prize of $860,000.
Thomas Marchese who now has more than $11m in live tournament earnings got eliminated by David Peters in 6th place which paid $1,075,000. David Peters, winner of the 2015 EPT €10,300 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller event, was then eliminated by Connor Drinan after Connor’s A-T bested his A-6. Peters collected a fifth place prize of $1,505,000 which is his biggest cash in poker career.
Russian poker pro Timofej Kuznetsov was the next player to hit the rail. Timofej collected a fourth place prize of $2,150,000 after falling at the hands of Scott Seiver.
Connor Drinan, whose bad beat in the Big One for One Drop event last year is often described in the general media as the worst bad beat in the history of poker, got eliminated in third place. He collected a prize of $3,225,000 and cleared a way for heads-up duel.
When heads-up duel began Scott Seiver, another frequent visitor of super high roller final tables, was holding 2:1 chip lead but Rast impressively managed to catch up and turn the tables. In the final hand of the tournament, Seiver moved all-in preflop holding pocket fives against Rast’s A-9.
As the board ran out q92k6 it was all over and Brian Rast has won the title and one of the biggest payouts in the poker history. Rast collected $7,525,000 which was his biggest career win and took home a custom made championship ring.
I think I'm wasted... About to go to Drais... Not sure I'll remember coming home.— Brian Rast (@tsarrast) July 5, 2015
Back in 2011 Rast won $50,000 Poker Player Championship and collected a prize of $1,720,328. In 2012 he finished sixth in the Big One for One Drop event and earned a $1,621,333 for his performance. Rast now has more than $15,000,000 in total live earnings.
Scott Seiver had to settle with the runner up finish and second place prize of measly $5,160,000. Seiver, WSOP gold bracelet winner and one of the most recognizable poker players in the world, now has more than $20 million in total live earnings.
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