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Frank Kassela is enjoying a great World Series of Poker, this week becoming the first player in the current series to win two bracelets…and there are still plenty more events to be played.
Plagued by a power outage, event 40, the $2,500 Seven-Card Razz competition, started its third hard day Wednesday afternoon with just 15 players from an initial field of 365 and Kassela lying third in chip counts, a disadvantage he was to skillfully address to eventually claim the bracelet in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The Memphis, Tennessee player made a memorable comeback after finishing the first day of the contest with a short stack and facing a remaining field of 205, many of them aces. Yet he managed to not only survive but build his stack, entering the final table of the event third in chips, one spot behind eventual runner-up Maxwell Troy.
It took 12 grueling hours on Day 3 to reach the heads up, where Kassela faced Troy in an epic if grinding heads up that lasted until 5am, when Kassela claimed his second bracelet and the top $214,085 payday, and Troy had the consolation of the $132 229 runner-up’s prize.
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