Jeff Lisandro Finishes Fifth In WSOP Event #10

Posted at 19:27 2012-06-06 by Barry Gallagher

Jeff Lisandro busted in 5th place in Event 10 the $5,000 Seven Card Stud at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). He had a chip lead with 16 players remaining entering the final day of play but couldn’t add to his five bracelets on this occasion but will take home $41,789 for his efforts over the last three days.

Lisandro, who has lived in Italy for many years but was originally born in Perth, endured a frustrating day on the felt. He lost 51,500 of his 276,500 starting stack early on in the day to Cyndy Violette when he called her down on every street except seventh street which was checked. She showed aces which were enough to send Iceman’s cards into the muck. Things got no better for the Western Australia native in his next big pot against eventual winner John Monnette, Lisandro started out the aggressor but the American soon took control and forced a fold seventh street with a big bet.

Disaster struck in the next big pot and Lisandro saw his stack down to 25,000 when he was again forced to fold seventh street this time to Raymond Dehkharghani who had four to a straight showing. Lisandro fought back hard and finally won a big pot against PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov when he made a straight to send his stack back up to 210,000 and crippled the Ukrainian player in the process who was eliminated soon after.

Katchalov’s exit saw the official final table formed and Lisandro entered with a 210,000 stack good enough for 5th in chips. His final table started well and he showed {A-Hearts}{4-Spades}/{J-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{q-Clubs} for aces up which saw him extract 75,000 from Perry Friedman’s stack. Monnette went to battle with Lisandro again and yet again the San Diego-based player came out the best as he made trip jacks and Iceman didn’t show his beaten hand after calling every street.

Lisandro stack was now under pressure and the inevitable all in occurred against Friedman. The two boards ran out {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}/{9-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{A-Spades}{10-Clubs}/{10-Diamonds} for Lisandro and {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}/{4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{6-Spades}/{3-Diamonds}for Friedman. The money went in on the turn with Lisandro ahead with the pair of nines but the agonising seventh street for Friedman sent home probably the world’s best stud player short of victory on this occasion in 5th place.

Congratulations to John Monnette on his victory, his second WSOP bracelet and the $190,826 payout. Another fantastic performance by Jeff "Iceman" Lisandro and who would bet against him going deep again in this series? The next stud Event #15, the Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8 or Better so stay tuned to PokerNetwork for full coverage of that event and every other on the schedule.

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