Brian Rast is a 30-year-old poker professional who was raised in Denver. He will begin the final table with 11.35 million in chips, good enough for fourth place on the leader board.
Last year, Rast won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet by taking down the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event for over $227,000. He then went on to win his second in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship for over $1.72 million after defeating Phil Hellmuth heads up.
Rast and Hellmuth will be neighbors at this final table and have had some interesting dynamic for most of the event. Seeing them battle it out a bit more under the bright lights of the ESPN Main Stage with the possibility of a rematch will be as exciting as ever.
With over $2.8 million in live tournament earnings, Rast can nearly double that with a finish in the top four.