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    Is he really Australian? Because in some websites he's considered Italian. What's the truth?

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    Born in Italy.

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    Which of your Aussie hero's are actually Australian?the Vos?Joe hachem?Tony.G ?Geoff Lissandro? yoyo, Yeeeah-HAHAny others?
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    I will have to double check this but Jeff was born in Perth.His parents were Italian.Jeff uses his Italian(He has dual passports)passport to avoid paying 30% tax to the US government.I will call Jeff to confirm my beliefs.
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    That's my understanding as well JK.Potted bio from memory:Born in Perth 1960s to Italian parents.Taught poker by his mother aged 5. Very loyal to his family.Rose to top of Fremantle poker scene, moved to Sydney and rose to top of Sydney scene.Established poker clubs in ex-Soviet states in Eastern Europe, such as Prague inthe Czech Republic.Now "resident in Salerno, Italy", also owns a house in California.Travels the world playing poker in many countries.Bets on sports and seems to be pretty good at that too.EDIT: Jeff is currently sponsored by PokerDome and his picture is up atthe Seagulls Tweed Heads venue.I first met Jeff on a Sunday afternoon at the APA and I didn't know who he was.He told an amusing story about a $200,000 cash pot he'd been involved in at Vegas."$100 is the buyin here", I said. Jeff laughed and declined to sit down toour big game.
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    Read Bluff magazine for Jeff bio and other Aussie players who are or who have been resident in Oz with dual citizen ship and Oz passport.
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    NO 1 is truley australian or we wed be abo's, the white man in australia is a convict heritage person or from some were else.

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    A dealer at Nosebleed Manila tonight had managed a Prague casino for Jeffand had a nice chat to me away from the table. I'm enough of a Jeff fanboy as it is (honestly) and I'll respect hisprivacy and not repeat the information.I invoked the spirit of Jeff vs Phil Ivey Tahoe 2005 last hand when Imade a sensational call against the Friday night maniac. One thing Jeff said in his interview in that feature has stuck withme: "Poker's a serious business. I haven't had a losing year in fiveyears, and I've been playing against the best players in the world".Jeff is a man who deserves and gets respect from the othertop poker players in the world.
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    Saw jeff on espn at the wsop last year when some young idiot accused him of not putting in an ante - he was so angry and that guy kept pissing him off - to me it shows how geniune a person is when you question their honesty and they are offended whereas someone who purposely ripped another off would not have given a rats arse - seems to be a pretty nice guy and obviously from what i have read and heard from this poker forum seeme to be very well respected in the poker world

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    In his poker clinic at PokerDome Newtown, Jeff said he travelled incognitoon Day 1 of the 2006 WSOP Main Event by dressing as an internet qualifier.The disguise lasted for all of a day until the field thinned downto the better players.
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