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Capture the Flag - Frank Kassela

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Nov 26, 2010

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Frank Kassela has been playing poker for 17 years, but it wasn’t until this summer’s World Series of Poker that people began to take notice. The 42-year-old caught fire during the Series, making three final tables, winning two bracelets, and earning more than $1.2 million. Kassela has locked up at least a share of WSOP Player of the Year honors, and currently is in the top 10 of the Card Player 2010 Player of the Year standings, but it wasn’t too long ago that he was strictly a cash-game player. What started out as a vacation hobby quickly grew into a passion for Kassela as he climbed the limits in the cash games in Tunica, Mississippi. Before long, he was playing in the biggest games that the casino offered, and it didn’t matter what the game was. Now, Kassela splits his time between his half-dozen businesses and poker. In this ...


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