World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker

Brian Frasca who lives near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania traveled some 145 miles to take place in the World Series of Poker. Frasca booked himself into Mount Laurel, NJ which is 20 miles east of Philadelphia. It is inside one of these hotels where this youngster earned his seat to the World Series of Poker Main Event. The game that earned him his entry was a $320 online satellite under the name ‘XcrazylegsX’. Brian Frasca entered Day 3 with a playable stack of 110,000 and a shot to beat his career-high of $22,896.

Frasca’s folks live near Philadelphia which allows Frasca to drive to their home and rest should he put in a late session. The Coast-to-Coast Classic finished near 5:30 a.m.

Path Paved for Success

Scott Blumstein’s Main Event final table rail featured friends of a similar age and Frasca was among them. Frasca already played a moderate schedule of tournaments on the East Coast and Blumstein’s victory encouraged him to chase the Main Event dream in 2018.

On Frasca’s sixth attempt to get in, he broke through. “I was pretty excited because they run one or two satellites every Sunday on WSOP for a couple months leading up to the Main Event. I was getting in them knowing I really wanted to win a seat,” Frasca told “I’ve heard so many good things about the Main Event and I knew it was just a matter of time before I win one.”

The2015 Main Event champion Joe McKeehen joined Frasca’s table midway through the day but that didn’t waver Frasca’s progress. Frasca bagged 178,300, good for 15th on the Day 1 chip counts.

The cons of tournament poker hit Frasca on Day 2. All-in pots lost with aces versus kings and kings against ace-deuce would crush a Sunday session but the deep structure of the Main Event gave Frasca a glimpse of daylight on Day 3.

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