Every year at the World Series of Poker it seems someone emerges as a multiple bracelet-winner. This year was no exception as Frank Kassela, the former Memphis resident who lives in Las Vegas, took down the $2,500 Razz event.
Kassela, 42, has already accumulated more than $1.8 million in career tournament winnings. He has 37 major cashes. His only tournament before to two wins at this year’s WSOP was in a PLO tournament at the 2009 LA Poker Classic.
He collected $214,085 for first place and was presented with his second WSOP gold bracelet. Kassela won his first gold bracelet just two weeks ago in the $10K Stud/8 championship.
According to official records, Kassela now has two wins, three final tables and six cashes at the WSOP. His career WSOP earnings are $764,144.
“It’s awesome," he said. "It’s really exciting. I’ve been playing in a ton of events since I won that last one, just because I knew I had a decent chance at ‘Player of the Year.’"
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Here’s a summary of southern cashers at the event:
Event #40 • $2,500 Razz
Prize pool: $839,500 • Entries: 365
1. Frank Kassela, $214,085, Memphis (by way of Vegas)
14. Bill Wood, $9,687, Manakin Sabot, VA
26. Yuval Bronshtein, $5,423, Charleston, SC
37. Greg Raymer, $4,550, Raleigh, NC
39. Eric Conti, $4,550, Palm Bay, FL