The World Series of Poker which is a spectrum of poker events held each year in Las Vegas fetes the winners of the tournament with a bracelet and a cash-prize depending on how many entrants and buy-ins a player has. However, in the recent years tremendous developments have revolutionized the events, with rapid increase in the number of sub-tournaments and participants. Frank R. Kassela is a US poker player residing in Las Vegas who has won the bracelet-accolade twice in the 2010 WSOP. As professional players will admit, few ever sail through to the events finals that are inundated with an army of players, elimination is almost inevitable.
Succinctly, Frank has garnered twin bracelets, has four appearances at finals and has cashed in 12 times at the WSOP. In 2005, he finished fourth in a Pot-limit Hold’em poker which garnered him $2,500 and the 2008 Razz event gave him $1,500. He finally got his first bracelet in 2010 WSOP at the $10,000 Better Championship; the first prize position gave him $447,446. The second bracelet accompanied by a hefty prize of $214,085 at the $2,500 Razz main event. Additionally, he was third at the 2010 World Series of Poker $25,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-hand event that garnered him $556,053. He peremptorily cashed and lost in the WSOP 2010 main event where he earned $21,327.
By 2010, Frank’s gross live events earnings were beyond $2,200,000. With his one-time exemplary performance, he is equally tough as other top-notch players. However, he seems to have bounced back into poker limbo, if he is to return to the global arenas, he has great potential for distinguished performance. We should not forget that most players launch themselves to make a killing in the pursuit of financial independence and retire, perhaps, he is one of them. But we should hope he comes back re-invigorated.