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Lisandro after winning the $2,000 seven-card stud event at the 2007 World Series of Poker
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Jeffrey Lisandro (born in Perth) is an Australian professional poker player, now residing in Salerno, Italy. Lisandro is known by many to be a cash game specialist, but is a well-known face on the poker tournament circuit and is regarded as one of the premier Seven Card Stud players in the world. At the 2009 World Series of Poker, he became the first person to win a World Series title in all three seven-card stud disciplines at the same Series when he won tournaments in Stud High, Stud High-Low, and Razz, earning him the Player of the Year title.
Lisandro's mother taught him how to play poker at the age of five.
Lisandro made his first final table appearance in a World Series of Poker event in 1997, in the $3,000 pot limit hold'em event won by Phil Hellmuth Jr. He has made eleven WSOP final tables since then, in Omaha, seven card stud and 2 to 7 lowball events and has won five bracelets, two in Seven Card Stud, one in Seven Card Stud hi/low, one in Razz, and one in Pot-Limit Omaha.
Lisandro has not yet made a final table on the World Poker Tour (WPT), but has finished in the money in two events.
In May 2005, he won the $10,000 no limit hold'em World Series of Poker circuit event at Lake Tahoe, defeating Phil Ivey in the final heads-up confrontation to win the $542,360 prize. Lisandro has said that he considers this to be one of his greatest achievements, as he rates Ivey to be one of the best players in the world.
Lisandro finished 17th in the 2006 World Series of Poker main event, winning $659,730. He was also noted for an incident with Prahlad Friedman during the event, where Friedman felt that Lisandro had not put in his ante, worth 5,000 chips, in a hand. (In posting one of the blinds, a third player at the table forgot to put in his ante; the dealer corrected his mistake.) Friedman brought it up constantly through the hand, with the dealer telling him to stop bringing it up. Friedman would not stop, and called Lisandro a "thief". Lisandro was very upset to hear that, and argued with Friedman, telling him he would "take his head off". Friedman tried to settle things with Lisandro afterwards during play, but Lisandro refused to talk to him. However, their attempt to reconcile did have one light moment after a player at their table, after learning that Lisandro was from Italy, told Jeff that his wife was also from Italy and that he and his wife planned to travel there to visit her parents. Lisandro asked him, "Can you take him (Friedman) with you?"
He placed 2nd in the World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em (Event 13) in 2007. He won $294,620 as the runner-up to Allen Cunningham.
As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,400,000. His 35 cashes at the WSOP account for $2,928,469 of those winnings. In 2009, Lisandro won the World Series of Poker Player of the Year award.
World Series of Poker bracelets
|2007||$2,000 Seven-Card Stud||$118,426|
|2009||$1,500 Seven-Card Stud||$124,959|
|2009||$10,000 World Championship Seven-Card Stud-8 or better||$431,656|
|2010E||£5,250 Pot-Limit Omaha||£159,514|
An "E" following a year denotes bracelet(s) won at the World Series of Poker Europe