Frank Stepuchin has become a household name in the poker arena ever since the player won the first WPT title in 2019.
The retired real estate developer won the $10K WPT Gardens Poker Championship to secure a whopping 548,825 dollars in winnings. The player managed to defeat the four-time WPT finalists Steve Sung and Shannon Shorr. However, Frank delivered the biggest surprise by beating the WPT winner Ray Qartomy.
Ever since the win, Frank the Tank has become a renowned name in poker. The player has now shifted focus to the second World Poker Tour title. Frank is currently competing at the $5,250 buy-in WPT Gardens Poker Championship. Held at the Gardens Casino in California, the event has invited several big names.
Several players, according to the latest poker news, refer to Frank as the life of the party, and the poker master has not changed since his debut. In fact, Frank the Tank has made recognizable attire with unconventional accessories, like a rubber chicken wing, a Hawaiian shirt, footballs, and headbands.
Despite being the loudest player on the table, Frank is also the most approachable. The player participated in a brief interview during the break on Day 1a of the event. Frank talked about repeating the 2019 victory in this WPT run.
The player vividly remembers the final table in 2019 in Vegas, HyperX Esports Arena. This was the occasion when Frank became friends with many people in the poker circuit. Frank is recreating the same magic in the 2023 WPT Poker Gardens Championship, entertaining fans and applicants alike. It is no wonder that Frank the Tank is a fan favorite to win the entire thing.