Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

Rast Charging

Brian Rast

Last year, Brian Rast won two World Series of Poker gold bracelets. He's charging up the counts here in Event 9 and now has 134,000 in chips thanks to a recent pot where he flopped a set of deuces against Christopher Bolek.

We picked up the action on the {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{9-Clubs} board as Rast checked to Bolek. Bolek fired 4,200 and Rast put in a check-raise to 15,200. After a minute in the tank, Bolek called.

The river completed the board with the {8-Clubs} and brought in a backdoor flush draw. Rast led for 16,500. Bolek made the call and Rast tabled the {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} for a set of twos. Bolek mucked and Rast won the pot.

Last year, Rast first one Event 15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em for nearly $230,000. He then won the prestigious Event 55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship for over $1.7 million after defeating Phil Hellmuth heads up. Needless to say, Rast has got some game and he's showing it here on Day 2 as he builds up a mountain of chips.

Also of note is that Rast is doing his moving on Day 2 with both Jonathan Duhamel and Jason Mercier at his table. Mercier has direct position on Rast and the table is one of the tougher ones in the room.

Brian Rast us 134,000 39,000
Christopher Bolek us 21,500

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