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Frank Kassela

Frank Kassela
Nationality: United States
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Biography

Frank Kassela is an American poker player. He has won three World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets, as well as being named 2010 WSOP Player of the Year.

Biography

Kassela was born February 26, 1968 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He spent eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Kassela at the WSOP

In 2005, Kassela recorded his first WSOP cash and indeed his first WSOP final table, finishing fourth in a $2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em event.

A regular at tournaments across Las Vegas, Kassela recorded numerous cashes across the city before the 2010 World Series of Poker.

In 2010, he cashed six times, made three final tables and won two bracelets. He also cashed for over $1.2 million.

His first bracelet came in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 Championship for $447,446. He defeated Allen Kessler heads-up. Less than a month later, Kassela had his hands on his second bracelet, winning Event #40: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz after defeating a final table featuring Jennifer Harman, Chris Bjorin and Vladimir Schemelev.

In 2015, Kassela recorded a final table finish at the 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event. He finished fifth.

Kassela picked up his third bracelet in 2017, winning Event #13: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw for $89,151.

He narrowly missed out on another bracelet in 2018, finishing second to Calvin Anderson in Event #56: $10,000 Razz - Championship.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $1,500 Razz
23rd $3376
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
25th $17995
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
77th $3175
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
7th $30817
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
8th $7722
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice
35th $3299
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship
169th $25450
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $10,000 Razz Championship
2nd $191111
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
144th $4513
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
10th $7809
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
78th $2295
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
39th $1138
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
11th $9072
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
16th $7821
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
19th $14277
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
81st $2242
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
142nd $8054
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
1st $89151
2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific
$10,000 Main Event
5th 164089 AUD
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
6th $212829
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $1,500 Six-Handed Dealer's Choice
6th $18575
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
73rd $9175
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $2,500 Seven-Card Stud
5th $31978
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
49th $7538
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
15th $17323
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
14th $8027
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better
20th $5726
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
13th $16407
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed
3rd $556053
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 Mixed Event
36th $5376
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
1st $214085
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
1st $447446
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
10th $11027
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 25 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better
24th $6434
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 2 - $40,000 No Limit Hold'em
22nd $71858
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 26 - $1,500 Razz
9th $13294

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