Focus on: Jeffrey Lisandro

Jeffrey Lisandro is a poker player born in Australia, which now lives in Italy, in Salerno. Most people know Lisandro as a specialist in cash games, but also takes part in a lot of poker tournaments. He is considered one of the best players of Seven Card Stud and he proved it in 2009, at the WSOP, where he won all the events of Seven Card Stud, a total of three. The tournaments that he won then were Razz, Stud High Low and Stud High.

He started playing poker at a very young age, being taught by his mother when he was only five.

The first appearance at a WSOP event’s final table was in 1997, at a Limit Hold’em event of $3,000. He managed to finish at a total of eleven final tables at WSOP during his entire career as a poker player. He has won a total of four bracelets, one in Razz, one bracelet at Stud Hi Low and two bracelets at Seven Card Stud.

In 2004, he managed to win a Limit Hold’em tournament heads-up and he defeated Howard Lederer in the process. The prize for that event was $194,000. In 2005 he defeated Phil Ivey in a heads-up confrontation at the WSOP No Limit Hold’em $10,000 event and he took a prize of $542,360.

The first of his bracelets at WSOP was won in 2007, at Seven Card Stud $2,000 and he played against Nick Frangos and Daniel Negreanu, among others.

So far during his career he didn’t reach the WPT final table yet but he did manage to finish twice in the money.

As for the WSOP, he has a total of 35 money finishes so far, out of which 5 were bracelets.

In 2010 he had a total of $4.4 million in earnings from live tournaments, out of which over $2.9 million were at WSOP. He received the WSOP award for Player of the Year in 2009.