Above: The August 10 version of Card Player magazine has Brian Rast on the cover. He won the $50K Player's Championship at the WSOP this summer. He also won a bracelet in a $1,500 pot-limit hold'em event.
In an interview, Rast says:
There's a reason why people like tournaments. They're exciting, and there's an opportunity to make a big, life-changing score, but they are also extremely volatile, and variance has a way of picking on some people. Until this summer, I had to force myself into believing that my time was coming after so many near misses.
On May 13, 2008, I started my blog and made my first post. I had been checking out other blogs and read that Smokee had started a series of free poker tournaments for bloggers. Being
I had been thinking about blogging anyway and the chance to play in a tournament with other bloggers was too tempting. I didn't know how to sign up, but Katitude helped by sending Smokee an e-mail and that was 900 posts ago. Thanks to all of you who come here.