The 411 On The 41st (WSOP): Kassela Edges Out The Chainsaw And Harman In Event #15
June 9, 2021
Frank Kassela, the World Series of Poker’s newest Seven-Card Stud Hig-Low Split bracelet winner, by early this morning had accomplished the near impossible, outlasting perhaps the most impressive final table thus far of the 2010 Series.  Jennifer Harman, Dario Minieri, John Juanda, Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler and Vladimir Shchmelev (his third 2010 WSOP final table), were just some of the well known players to make the final eight of Event #15, yet Kassela- a relatively unknown in comparison- went home with the win and a top prize worth $447,446.

Kassela, a part-time professional player and recent Las Vegas transplant, already had over $1,000,000 in tournament winnings heading into yesterday’s final 18 players, however nearly all of his previous cashes came from near misses and close calls.  Entering the final day of the seven-card stud 8-or-better Championship as the chip leader, Kassela this time appeared determined to not let his lead go to waste, and despite a valiant effort by Kessler who made it all the way into heads-up play, he did not, forcing the popular PokerRoad blogger to settle for a runner-up prize worth $276,485, and denying him of his first WSOP bracelet.

The final table finish positions for WSOP Event #15, the $10,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split World Championship, were as follows:

1st.  Frank Kassela- $447,446

2nd.  Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler- $276,485

3rd.  Jennifer Harman- $173,159

4th.  Steve Zolotow- $125,379

5th.  John Juanda- $97,989

6th.  Kirill Rabtsov- $78,142

7th.  Vladimir Schmelev- $63,456

8th.  Dario Minieri- $52,366

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