$10,000 Main Event

Seat 1: Frank Kassela -- 1,250,000

Frank Kassela

Frank Kassela has been recording cashes in live poker tournaments for over a decade, but it wasn't until 2010 that he truly emerged onto the scene thanks to an excellent performance at the World Series of Poker.

It was that year that Kassela won two gold bracelets, finished third in the $25,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em event, and cashed three other times to earn the honor of the 2010 WSOP Player of the Year. For that performance, Kassela's banner will forever hang on the walls during the summer, and he'll be looking to add to his story with a win here in the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event.

Outside of his great 2010 WSOP, Kassela made the final table of the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship this year, placing sixth for $212,829, and he cashed in the $40,000 No-Limit Hold'em 40th Anniversary Event in 2009 for $71,858.

Kassela is married, 46 years old, and has five children. He also has $2,638,222 in live tournament earnings and will be adding at least AU$118,769 to that total today. He is a small business owner and resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Coming into this final table, Kassela is fourth in chips with 1,250,000.

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