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. In early 2013, Brian began making strategy videos for RunItOnce.com, a poker training site owned and operated by Phil Galfond (OMGClayAiken, MrSweets28).
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 $4 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.
Rast talks about a wild hand against mysterious Chinese player February 13, 2017
A series of high roller events were played at the ARIA casino in Las Vegas over the weekend. There were two $25,000 buy-in events and one $50,000 buy-in event. February 6, 2017
The Super High Roller Bowl has been one of the biggest buy-in (if not the biggest) events on the tournament circuit for the last two years and the popular event is returning in 2017. January 18, 2017
Brian "tsarrast" Rast finishes as runner-up while Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz takes 4th place. November 1, 2016