Brian Rast Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Lowball Event

Brian Rast has signed up with the sort of Bobby Baldwin, Puggy Pearson, Amarillo Slim as well as other poker legends as a four-time WSOP bracelet champion. Rast defeated a field of total 95 entries to win the 2018 WSOP $ 10,000 no-limit deuce-to-seven lowball championship and $259,670. Rast outlasted a stacked final table that consisted of the sort of Doyle Brunson, John Hennigan, and Mike Wattel to emerge with his most recent WSOP title.

“I only play against the best players in the world anymore,” Rast told WSOP reporters when asked about competing against the top players in the game.

“I don’t really play any small cash games or even small buy-in tournaments anymore … So, I mean, a lot of the people who are playing those games there, the big, big cash games are the best players in the world … Those are the situations I’m in.”

Rast admitted the final day of this event in 4th chip position with 11 players remaining. He knocked out four-time bracelet winner John Hennigan in 7th place for $32,796 to cross the million-chip mark. The next player eliminated was another poker legend of the game in Doyle Brunson. Before entering this event Brunson took to Twitter to say that would likely be the last WSOP event he ever played. The 10-time bracelet winner and two-time WSOP main event champion recently announced that he was planning on retiring from poker following this summer to spend more time with his wife Louise, who is in poor health. Brunson was knocked out of this event in sixth place, taking home $43,963 in what may well be his last event at the WSOP.

“He’s played the highest stakes for 60 years,” Rast said in regards to Brunson’s status in the poker world. “Longer than anyone and I think that’s what really he is legendary for.”

Official Final Table Results

Position Name Prize
1 Brian Rast $259,670
2 Mike Wattel $160,489
3 Dario Sammartino $114,023
4 James Alexander $81,986
5 Shawn Sheikhan $59,669
6 Doyle Brunson $43,963
7 John Hennigan $32,796

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