As if Brian Rast couldn't get any stronger, he just eliminated former World Series of Poker November Niner James Akenhead in another massive pot that went his way.
According to Rast, he opened to 16,000 from under the gun and action folded to Akenhead on the button. He reraised to 38,000 and Rast called.
The flop came down and Rast check-called a bet of 40,000. On an turn, Rast checked and Akenhead bet 55,000. Now according to Rast, he "made a bad play on the turn," and check-raised all in. Akenhead called off his 175,000 holding . Rast had .
The river nailed Rast with a straight when a fell and colossus grew even bigger. He's now up to around 1.1 million while Akenhead headed to the payout desk.