The win marked the third time he won the $50,000 Poker Players Championship
This week, Brian Rast secured a place in the poker history books when he won the $50,000 Players Championship (PPC) at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for an unprecedented third time. Against tough competition from 99 entries, the 41-year-old poker player emerged victorious, sharing the honor of being a three-time PPC champion with only Michael Mizrachi.
Rast’s first win in the esteemed mixed competition was back in 2011. Five years passed before he claimed victory once more, matching Mizrachi’s record until ‘The Grinder’ bagged a third win in 2018, a feat that Rast had yet to achieve.
This win, his most recent, marks his sixth WSOP bracelet. In addition to this, Rast also dominated in other events such as the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold ’em event in 2011, a $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 tournament in 2018, and lastly, a $3,000 Limit Hold ’em event in 2021.
Rast has made his mark in the poker world by achieving the feat of winning six or more titles in a series, thereby becoming the 20th player to do so. With his last title win, Rast won $1,324,747, which took his lifetime earnings to over $24.8 million. This impressive figure has put him in the 31st position on the all-time poker money list. He has also won six seven-figure jackpots, with the most notable being his win of $7,525,000 for being the first Super High Roller Bowl winner in 2015.
Rast’s triumph drew in several accolades, marking both his inaugural and fourth final table championship titles of the year. His 918 points in the Card Player Player of the Year race earn him a spot alongside Pedro Marques in the 2023 POY Rankings presented by Global Poker, catapulting him up to the 103rd position. Additionally, his efforts granted him 400 PokerGO Tour points, resulting in his ascent to 19th place in this competition.
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