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

Rast Binks the River; Roars into Chip Lead

Brian Rast

A player in early position opened to 5,100 and was called by another player in the cutoff position. Brian Rast re-raised from the small blind to 16,600 total. Both of his opponents' called for a three-way pot.

The flop came {J-Clubs}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Rast led right out for 23,000. He got a fold from his first opponent, however, his opponent in the cutoff raised to 50,000. Rast mulled it over and announced, "All in," for the rest of his stack. He was quickly called and hands were revealed.

"You have an eight?" Rast asked his opponent.

Yes - he did.

Rast: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Player in cutoff: {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

Rast's tournament life was in dire straights as he would need a queen and only a queen to survive.

Turn: {5-Diamonds}



Rast improved to queens-full and he scooped the huge pot - eliminating his opponent in the process.

"Poker is all skill, boys," Rast joked.

Rast is up to 250,000.

Brian Rast us 250,000 130,000

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