Brian Rast’s career needs no introduction and the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl winner is one of the elite class of his generation. Even a great one like Rast when through a period when his mental game was not as strong as it could be.

This episode of Hand Histories on PokerGO features a pinnacle hand in Rast’s career where he uses his years of poker acumen to put together a call that sent him back on the winning path.

The Premier League featured the best in No Limit Hold’em in 2013 and Rast fit the bill per his status at the time. In need of points to advance to the next round, Rast faced an almost impossible decision against the unpredictable Phil Laak.

Rast recounts his thought process during the hand and why this spot proved to be more than just a poker hand. His confidence was lingering but Rast’s instincts never left him. There is no solver for gut.

Watch Rast tell the story of the hand on PokerGO and his thought process on making a decision that would shift his career one way or another.

Daniel Negreanu’s story ends in tragedy but Rast rises to win this hand and move his career to the trajectory he’s on now. That career includes four bracelets, the most recent of which came this summer in the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw event streamed on PokerGO.

Poker After Dark featured Rast in the biggest cash games of the year in “Perks of the Trade” and “Racks of Lamb.” Expect to see more of Rast when Poker After Dark returns in August to PokerGO.

The same mental strength that allowed Rast to call against Laak came through in the legendary Bike Bet from Stories from the Felt

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