Brian Rast is a resident of Las Vegas and has been playing high stakes poker online since the poker boom took off. Online he goes under the poker nick name tsarrast on Full Tilt Poker.
Rast won Event 55 "The Poker Player's Championship" during the World Series of Poker 2011. With a buy in of $50K and 128 entrants, Brian got $1,7 million and his second bracelet of the year. He also managed to take down event 15 Pot Limit Hold 'em for $227K.
Brian Rast has over $3 million in live tournament winnings.
Being a resident in the US, Brian has not been seen playing online since *Black Friday*, but has been seen playing in many big live cash games and high buy-in tournaments.