Jimmy Casella

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Jimmy Casella
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finish(es) 3
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
None

Fiore "Jimmy" Casella (June 3, 1924 – August 10, 1976) was a prominent poker player at the World Series of Poker in the 1970s.[1]

In the 1971 World Series of Poker, he won the Limit Razz event, but he found his greatest success in the 1974 World Series of Poker, where he won the Seven Card Razz and the Seven-Card Stud world championship. For winning these three events, he won $76,225.[2]

After the 1974 World Series of Poker, he did not have another cash in a poker tournament. He died of a drug overdose on August 10, 1976.[3]

Casella was the uncle of Elizabeth Beckwith (a writer, actress, and comic) and Christian philosopher Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, whose father is the brother of Jimmy's first wife, Doris. Casella is mentioned in Dr. Beckwith's book, Return to Rome: Confessions of An Evangelical Catholic (Brazos Press, 2008)[3]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1971 Limit Razz $10,000
1974 $1,000 Razz $25,000
1974 $10,000 Limit Seven-Card Stud $41,225

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From the Poker Vaults: Jimmy Casella". PokerNews. 
  2. ^ "Jimmy Casella's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database. 
  3. ^ a b Beckwith, Francis J. (10 January 2009). "Return to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic". Brazos Press – via Google Books.