Brian Rast, A professional poker player from Las Vegas has won the event#55 or $50K buy in No Limit Hold’em at World Series of poker 2016. The player collected the title of the championship and a cash prize of amount $1,296,097.This was the third gold bracelet win for the player, the first one was back in 2011 for a $1,500 buy in Pot Limit Omaha event.
The tournament was 2016 poker player championship which received 91 entrants and generated a cash prize pool of amount $4,176,000. Top 14 places/finishers of the game were paid out. Despite, playing with top poker professionals of the world, it was Rast who took home the championship title. Rast wins prestigious poker player championship for second time and joins Michael Mizrachi.
Total WSOP cashes for the player is: 29
Final table appearances: 9
Gold bracelets won: 3
All time money for the player now exceeds to: $5.5 Million
Brian Rast was indeed very happy and said that ‘it is just not a game, which places me to the history, but it’s also playing in biggest limits and I would love to play for anything for any amount of money, he added.
He also said that I really didn’t played well and it was the long hours of the game, helped me to survive till the end of the game”, I was lucky that I made myself through to the final table, besides not playing well all the time.
The runner up of this prestigious high stake game was Justin Bonomo, from Glendale, who took home a winning share of amount $801,048. All time money for the player, playing at different series is a whopping $3.5 Million.
The final table of the game was fascinating and it included some of the top professionals of the world such as Justin Bonomo (Becomes second), Eric Wasserson, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi and Wil Wilkinson.
The game played over for five days and nights at the Rio, in Las Vegas and concluded on the main stage of the main broadcaster i.e. ESPN.
Final Six Places of the Game were:-
Justin Bonomo, from Glendale was looking good at the moment but couldn’t did well in the end and collects the second prize which was $801,048. The player had 40 cashes to his name at WSOP.
Eric Wasserson, from Penn Valley comes third in the list for a winning total $545,772. Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, from Hollywood, completes his journey to fourth and took a payout of $380,942. All time money for the player is $7.2 Million.
Fifth and sixth places were for Wil Wilkinson, from Pacheco, CA who made $272,558 for fifth, whereas Ray Dehkharghani, from Leawood finished at sixth for $200,027. This was 18th cash for the player.