It must be exciting to win the biggest prize of your poker tournament career, be it $100, $1,000 or $1 million, but then a few days later, which was a whole week ago, another top-five prize receive. That's what happened to PokerNow ambassador and poker commentator Kasey Mills over the weekend when she won back-to-back rings at the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant stop.
She won the title for the first time at Event #13: $1,000 Monster Stack, which began last Wednesday. While it wasn't the first live tournament win of her career, it was the first at an event that could be described as “remarkable.” For the win, Mills took home $66,009, the most she had ever won.
According to TheHendonMob.com poker database, Mills' previous top cash was $42,968 for a second-place finish in the $700 WPT Steps Mystery Bounty 2nd Anniversary Event at the Texas Card House in Dallas in October 2022.
Then, just two days after winning her first ring, Mills won her second ring at Event #16: $400 No-Limit Hold'em – The Finale, good for $22,433. That was the fourth-best money of her career. Her third-most money came ten months ago when she finished fifth in the WSOP Circuit Tulsa Main Event, worth $35,539.
In total, Kasey Mills has earned just over $300,000 from live tournaments.
In a subsequent Twitter post, Mills celebrated not only her win, but also the strong presence of women in both the tournament and the WSOP Choctaw Durant.
“Tonight was incredible,” Mills wrote. “This wasn’t a women’s event, but we had three women at this FT. Ultimately, it was the women who were the last ones standing!
“I am amazed at what I saw tonight from all the women playing and supporting each other. Almost all of these women in my rail photo are 💍winners. Powerful!”
In one Video interview with Poker.org After her second win, Mills added that the tournament director and many of the dealers were also women.
“We rise, we are powerful, we are strong, we can do difficult things.”
Second and third place in “The Finale” went to Jacqueline Gomez and Tetiana Zaitseva.
Choctaw Durant was the first stop of the year for the WSOP Circuit. The stop at Thunder Valley Casino just outside Sacramento, California, is currently about halfway through its schedule. Next up is the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi from January 18th to 29th.