Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Final Table #135: Brian Rast, Matt Affleck, Chad Holloway


Today on The Final Table, we talked with Brian Rast, who won two bracelets at the World Series of Poker this summer for a $1,500 buy-in Pot Limit Hold'em event and the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship. He explained how he managed to beat Phil Hellmuth heads-up in the latter event despite having a 7-1 chip deficit, and analyzed a couple of hands that they played. We also discussed how his life has changed since meeting his fiancee in Brazil and what it's like to play high-stakes poker in Macau.

In our poker coach segment, Matt Affleck of StackEmCoaching.com (use the promo code "finaltable" for a free trial) explained how you can handle a downswing, which every poker player goes through at some point. We also talked with Chad Holloway of Poker News who was outraged at the way a hand between Mike Matusow and Phil Hellmuth was allowed to play out on "Poker After Dark."

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