Thursday December 12,2013 : RAST PICKS UP HIS THIRD MILLION DOLLAR POKER WIN
Poker pro takes the honours in $100,000 buy-in High Roller competition
Top international poker pros were among the 22 players who ponied up $100,000 apiece to compete in the 2013 World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic High Roller this week, generating a prize pool of $2,167,000.
The entry list read like a who's who of global poker and featured names like Antonio Esfandiari, Marvin Rettenmaier, Justin Bonomo and Chris Klodnicki, all of whom made the star-laden final table in which only three stood to cash, but cash really big.
Three handed, it was Eric Seidel, Brian Rast and Roger Sippl battling for the serious money, but it was Sippl who was bundled out by Rast for a still worthwhile third placing prize of $433,400, leaving formidable veteran Seidel and Rast in the heads up.
It did not take Rast long to deliver the coup de gras, sending Seidel home with the runner up prize of $650,100 and collecting the main prize of $1,083,500 – his third seven-figure career win that brings his total earnings to almost $6 million.