$2.5k Razz - Frankly Amazing, Kassela Wins Second Title!
It was almost 5am when it finally happened. Maxwell Troy tried to come back several times during the heads up match but, in the end, it was Frank Kassela who persevered.
Both players looked exhausted. Frank Kassela constantly squinted at his opponent’s upcards while Troy stared blankly into the felt as the dealer shuffled.
On one hand near the end, Troy had 4-4-2-J up while Kassela had J-6-Q-4 up. Troy fired on fourth when he hit the deuce and Kassela tanked it. When the four hit Kassela on sixth he woke up and fired. Both players checked seventh and Kassela’s J-6 was plenty good to take it down.
Troy’s last hand would come just moments later. After tossing in the bring in with a 6 up, Troy reraised after Kassela completed. They ended up raising and reraising until all the money was in – about 300k each.
Both had fantastic starting hands:
Kassela’s hand got considerably better when he hit the five on the turn to give him a wheel draw.
“Ace, ace, ace,” whispered one of Kassela’s railbirds quietly as he watched what came. Kassela wouldn’t hit an ace, but he got what he needed when he ended up with 7-5 on seventh against Troy’s 8-7.
Troy will have to make peace with his second place finish – his second one in two weeks. He’ll get $132,229 for his ‘so close yet so far’ effort.
Speaking of seconds, we have another duo of accomplishments coming at you.
Frank Kassela, who has the slight southern drawl that people can only get when they come from Memphis, TN, won his second bracelet of the Series tonight!
Just hours ago a dejected Kassela slumped back in his chair when he was down to less than 200,000 (just a couple of bets), and now he has his second bracelet of the series and an additional $214,485 to add to the pile.
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