Back in 2011, Brian Rast defeated Phil Hellmuth in heads-up play in the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship. It was a memorable moment as Hellmuth was pursuing his twelfth bracelet only to have it snatched away after losing three crucial flips.
Ever since then, the two have had a bit of a rivalry and the legend of it has grown here in the $25K. It happened when Jason Mo opened for 14,000 from the hijack and Hellmuth called from the cutoff. Rast then three-bet to 36,000 from the button, Mo folded and Hellmuth snap-shoved for 96,000 more. Rast seemed put off by the insta-shove, and he hit the tank.
"I'll take it right here," Hellmuth told him, seemingly content with what had already been pulled into the middle. Rast thought a little more and then made the call.
Hellmuth was on his feet for the race, but he didn't like it when the flop fell to give Rast the lead.
"That's why I'm a champion," Hellmuth mumbled to himself.
The "Poker Brat" then watched helplessly as the was put out on the turn followed by the on the river.
"Just remember that one later, Rasty," Hellmuth warned before exiting the tournament floor.