6/10/10 – US Army veteran Frank Kassela is the new Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo champion at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, winning the coveted bracelet and $447 446 against a tough field in event 15.
 
The last day of the competition began with 18 survivors and continued for thirteen grueling hours due to the quality of the opposition, which included John Juanda, Vladimir Schmelev, Steve Zolotow, Jennifer Harman, Dario Minieri and Toto Leonidas. The event was finally only completed after 4am.
 
But it was Kassela who prevailed, ending the match with a heads up against Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler and leaving the table with the respect, the bracelet….and that fat paycheck to boost career winnings that were already in excess of a million dollars.
 
Jennifer Harman, who at one time led the field with a chip stack of 1.3 million, decided the heads up composition when she was eliminated in third position by Chainsaw Kessler and departed visibly frustrated.
 
Chainsaw went on to the heads up, only to find himself bested and heading for the exit and a $276,486 second placing prize.
 
This week also saw the completion of a marathon of a competition as event 13 – the $1 000 buy-in NLHE came to a conclusion as 56 survivors of an original field of 3 042 played down to a final table and then a winner.
 
The final table composition included Jared Hamby, Daniel Thomas, Matthew Vance, Jeffrey Gross, Mats Gavatin, Nicholas Heather, David Baker, Kyung Han and Steven Gee going into Day 4 of the event.
 
With the elimination of David Baker in third place for $206 813, the heads up between Steven Gee and Matt Vance started, with the two players slugging away until Gee’s cautious but steady approach won the day, the bracelet and the main prize of $472 479.  Vance took home $292 232.

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