2010 World Series of Poker Sees its First Double Bracelet Winner

Phil Ivey? Men “The Master” Nguyen? Michael “The Grinder” Mizrahi?

Frank KasselaIf you had bet that one of the “household name” poker pros would be the first player to win 2 bracelets this year, then you’d have lost some money.

Instead, Frank Kassela, a semi-pro and Las Vegas businessman earned the prestigious distinction of winning 2 bracelets at a single World Series of Poker. Showing excellence in 2 different poker disciplines, Kassela just won the $2,500 Razz event after taking down the $10,000 Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split championship just two weeks ago.

And if you think he had an easy time achieving the double, think again. In what could be described as a Hollywood-type story, Kassela was in dead last (105th place) after 2 days of play, yet somehow came back to win it all. Talk about a hot streak!

Along with padding his bankroll with another $200K+, Kassela is currently tied with John Juanda for 2010 WSOP Player of the Year honors.

Written By.

Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded in 2009. A veteran poker writer and presenter, Robbie hosts The Orbit, a first-of-its-kind roundtable discussion live broadcast on featuring poker’s biggest names and personalities, as well as the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of poker legend Eli Elezra (Pulling the Trigger) from Hebrew into English. Robbie’s “Running […]


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