Tournament grinder with impressive Main Event success.
Frank Calo's Biography
Frank Calo, aka Frank1The1Tank, has always had a love of poker but it was not until he began college that he began to take the game seriously. Playing with a group of roommates in his dorm, Frank began his poker career by grinding 180-man sit-and-go tournaments. In time, he would build his bankroll to the point where he could take his shot at the largest poker tournaments in the world.
Frank has over $1.9 million in online tournament earnings and 44 victories spread across numerous online sites. Some of his victories include the Sunday Mulligan, $100k Double Deuce, the Sunday Second Chance and the PokerStars Nightly Hundred Grand. Eventually, his online success would translate into live poker success.
Frank exploded onto the live poker scene in 2009. His first live victory also earned him his first career WSOP Circuit ring. Frank took down a $1,000 NL Hold'em Event at the Caesars Atlantic City stop and earned $96,100. Frank had several high profile runs that year, cashing in events at the 2009 World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour and the European Poker Tour
In 2010, Frank made his first WPT final table when he finished third at the Hollywood Poker Open Main Event. The $167,717 earned in that event was the largest score of his live poker career. Frank also has a pair of deep runs in the WSOP Main Event. He finished 90th in the 2011 WSOP Main Event and 99th in the 2012 WSOP Main Event. For his career, Frank has over $2.5 million in career tournament earnings, with $668,495 coming in live tournaments.
Frank now brings his wealth of tournament experience to the Ivey League. His hope is to help players learn to win at tournament poker.