Who is tsarrast?
Real Name: Brian Rast
Also Plays Under: Plays on both Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars as "tsarrast". His only other known alias is "kwistzhadrach", which is what he uses on UltimateBet.
Online Notes: Brian "tsarrast" Rast is an accomplished high-stakes cash game player who is proficient in a number of different games. Rast seems to be the most comfortable playing high-stakes PLO, which is where you will find him most of the time.
Here are his results over the past few years on Full Tilt Poker, according to Highstakesdb.com:
2009 - plus $396k (as of July 18th)
2008 - minus 795k
Live Notes: Rast currently has around $624k in total lifetime tournament cashes.
His biggest cash came at the $25k WPT Championship in April of 2009, where he finished in 7th place for just over $200k. This tournament was ultimately won by Yevgeniy Timoshenko.
Brian "tsarrast" Rast also managed to make the final table of the $5k PLO w/ Rebuy events at the 2008 World Series of Poker. This was a stacked final table that included the likes of Phil Galfond, David Benyamine, Johnny Chan, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth Jr. Rast handled himself admirably and ultimately settled for a 9th place finish ($84k).
Rast also finished in 3rd place at a $5k preliminary event in the 2007 Five Star World Poker Classic for $101k.
Other Notes and Info: Lives in Las Vegas, originally from Poway, California.
Began playing poker while in college. Played $3/$6 Limit Hold'em in local casinos and 0.25/$0.50 NLHE online.
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