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