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Frank Cucchiara at WPT Cambodia 2024
Last Updated on May 27, 2024

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Frank Cucchiara, playfully referred to as “NextGen Frankie,” is an American poker player from Kansas City, Missouri. He is a founding member of NextGen Poker, a YouTube community representing a new generation of poker players and providing insights for poker newbies. The channel now has over 200,000 subscribers.

Frank Cucchiara at WPT Cambodia 2024
Frank Cucchiara

Cucchiara, at just 23 years of age, has already amassed an impressive amount in live earnings, recently surpassing USD 100,000. His best live cash occurred at the 54th World Series of Poker in 2023, during which he earned USD 50,900 in the WSOP Main Event. 

Cucchiara has also made a handful of five-figure wins, including at the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas $2,750 + 250 No-Limited Hold’em (USD 10,185) and WPT Prime Championship events (USD 19,800).

The youngster made his first appearance in Asian poker at APT Taipei, where he bagged NTD 424,000 (13,499) for placing 10th in the APT High Roller 8 Max Event #101. 

Cucchiara, through NextGen Poker, was signed as a brand ambassador for PokerStars US in 2023.

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Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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