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Brian Rast Wins 2011 Poker Players Championship. Phil Hellmuth just misses again!!

The 2011 edition of the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship was won by Brian Rast, a professional poker player from Las Vegas, NV. He topped a brutally tough field of 128 of the worlds best poker players who all competed in a mixed game format played over five consecutive days.

Rast collected a whopping $1,720,328 in prize money, which was the richest cash prize of any tournament at this years World Series of Poker. Only the WSOP Main Event Championship will have a larger top prize. He was also presented with his second WSOP gold bracelet. Read more