Who is tsarrast?

Player: 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.

poker player brian rast aka tsarrastHere 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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