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Old 08-11-2015, 01:12 AM   #1
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Rast - big-bet mixed to Burning

Segment One: Big Bet Mixed During the 2015 WSOP

Having hung up my shingle as a poker journalist (of sorts) for the season, I do have a parting shot, courtesy of Brian Rast. This is a pretty far ranging Skype conversation (he is currently in Brazil) that touches on everything from the Super High Roller Bowl to some inspired political rants, which I was transfixed by because.. you know.. they seem pretty much grounded in reality.



The interview went on about 2 hours, could have easily extended to 3, but the connection stopped working. Solar flares.

I'll put up segments as I listen to and edit them. The sound quality is marginal at best, but the content is nice.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:36 AM   #2
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As a pro journalist you should know that hanging up a shingle (i.e. a sign) means to start operations, not to finish.

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Old 08-11-2015, 06:09 AM   #3
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IDC how much money these elite poker players have; they still don't know how to look after their appearance. Take a look at Rast: wearing a shirt that would have been on the fringes of being fashionable ten years ago (now it looks horrendous), and having the top two buttons undone - going for the pimp/porn star look w/matching tasch/beard.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:36 AM   #4
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IDC how much money these elite poker players have; they still don't know how to look after their appearance. Take a look at Rast: wearing a shirt that would have been on the fringes of being fashionable ten years ago (now it looks horrendous), and having the top two buttons undone - going for the pimp/porn star look w/matching tasch/beard.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:38 AM   #5
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Also I can't be the only person who opened this thread hoping it was about iG Burning right?
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:44 AM   #6
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and having the top two buttons undone
I don't object to the rest of your statement, but this is stupid.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:03 AM   #7
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Having the top two buttons undone requires a certain appearence, like a silk black shirt being worn by someone that can pull it off.

Rast would do well to ditch the minor protruding chest hair look.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:05 AM   #8
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I don't wanna single out just Rast tho, because poker players in general are notorious for looking bad.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:36 AM   #9
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Rast would do well to ditch the minor protruding chest hair look.
I don't think it's sexist to use every advantage you have.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:41 AM   #10
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Contrast with the Brazil t-shirt at the 2014 One Drop. Remember in many countries two buttons is de rigeur, cause its ****ing hot.

Segment Two: Winning the $50k Poker Player's Championship
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:03 AM   #11
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A good interview, ruined by interruptions and constant 'yeahs' and 'gotchas'.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:41 PM   #12
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Medical Poker Clinics as a way to legalize poker. Coffee all over my desk. Thanks OP!

Suggestion: Just post entire interview without edits. You left off first segment with asking about 100k buy-in and it sounded like Rast laughed at that....would be good to hear full context of his responses/comments.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:45 PM   #13
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IDC how much money these elite poker players have; they still don't know how to look after their appearance. Take a look at Rast: wearing a shirt that would have been on the fringes of being fashionable ten years ago (now it looks horrendous), and having the top two buttons undone - going for the pimp/porn star look w/matching tasch/beard.
Micheal Jordan dresses like Steven Seagal. Who gives a **** what people wear at a poker table.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:48 PM   #14
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IDC how much money these elite poker players have; they still don't know how to look after their appearance. Take a look at Rast: wearing a shirt that would have been on the fringes of being fashionable ten years ago (now it looks horrendous), and having the top two buttons undone - going for the pimp/porn star look w/matching tasch/beard.
Good For You for being such a wonderful fashion sensitive man.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:50 PM   #15
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. . . which I was transfixed by because.. you know.. they seem pretty much grounded in reality.
What kind of aspiring journalist uses ".." ellipses? Knock that **** off.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:36 PM   #16
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Micheal Jordan dresses like Steven Seagal. Who gives a **** what people wear at a poker table.
You'd think when they're playing these $1m BI's that they'd look a bit sharper. Marcel Luske often wears a suit and dresses like a professional when he plays. It reflects well on the game overall, and makes people aspire towards these top players (when they dress well).
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Good For You for being such a wonderful fashion sensitive man.
Interesting use of the bold caps there. Are you always this passive aggressive?

It's not fashion sensitive to not look like I've rolled out the trunk of a car.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:47 PM   #17
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lol the fashion derail is hilariously stupid, the day i care about what other people think of my clothes and hair/beard is the day i burst into flames and reincarnate as a phoenix god.
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:15 PM   #18
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Also I can't be the only person who opened this thread hoping it was about iG Burning right?
lol I had the same thought, but knew that couldn't be it.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:28 PM   #19
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Re: Rast - big-bet mixed to Burning



Moving on to the "inspired by South Park" part of the interview...
Segment 3: The Rant + Katz' Vision

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Suggestion: Just post entire interview without edits. You left off first segment with asking about 100k buy-in and it sounded like Rast laughed at that....would be good to hear full context of his responses/comments.
We lost connection at that point and by the time we reconnected the conversation had moved on. Similarly, with the last point I am making in this segment, we lost connection. So there are natural interruption points. Solar flares.

Regarding editing, there are a couple things Rast wanted me to drop, as well as a few things that I decided were extraneous.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:36 PM   #20
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I don't wanna single out just Rast tho, because poker players in general are notorious for looking bad.
What pants would you recommend he wore with that shirt?
Solar flares?

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Old 08-11-2015, 05:58 PM   #21
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Solar flares bro
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:24 PM   #22
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A good interview, ruined by interruptions and constant 'yeahs' and 'gotchas'.
Yeah sorry OP but your constant interruptions/talking over him/random insertion of words made it very hard to listen to this. Gotta work on that stuff in the future.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:29 PM   #23
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Yeah sorry OP but your constant interruptions/talking over him/random insertion of words made it very hard to listen to this. Gotta work on that stuff in the future.
In part because of the nature of Skype. I did try and rectify this in the latter half ...
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:31 PM   #24
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Micheal Jordan dresses like Steven Seagal. Who gives a **** what people wear at a poker table.
Steven Segal is someone you want to look like though. Guy is a str8t boss. Have you seen Hard Rain?
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:33 PM   #25
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Segment 4: Rast Runs it Up, Judiciously

Brian Rast talks about his investment strategy for the Aria $500k and how winning the $25k satty did not make him take a recklessly large piece of himself.
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