Jeff Lisandro is chip leader in Event #10 of the 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP). The man born in Perth leads the $5,000 Seven Card Stud with 16 players from the initial 145 entrants remaining. The field attracted some of the top names in poker and the likes of Mike Sexton, Eugene Katchalov, Perry Friedman, Nick Schulman and Bryn Kenney are all still in the hunt.
Lisandro, who has been based in Italy for many years, has been a formidable player on the tournament scene since 1995. Iceman as he is known in poker circles has 5 WSOP bracelets to his name with four coming in stud events. He notched up his first in 2007 as he won the $2,000 Seven Card Stud. In 2009, Lisandro completed one of the most remarkable feats in WSOP history when he won three bracelets on the way to becoming WSOP Player of the Year. What made the accomplishment even more extraordinary was that he won a bracelet in every stud event; he took down the $1,500 Seven Card Stud, the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo and the $2,500 Seven Card Razz. He added his final bracelet to date in 2010 in London at the WSOPE when he won the £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha. He currently has $4.7 million in live tournament winnings.
As one of the best stud players in the world and also chip leader, Lisandro enters the final day of play as the heavy favourite to take home bracelet number six. He has 276,500 in chips and the action will resume at Level 19 of the tournament with the limits 6,000/12,000 with a 1,500 ante. After the money bubble was burst every player is guaranteed at least $12,035 for their efforts but all eyes will be fully focused on the $190,826 top prize and of course the coveted bracelet.
Lisandro added to his stack late in the day when his two pair was better than Freddie Ellis’s. / was tabled by Lisandro for kings and queens and Ellis showed /4h] for sevens and fours. Lisandro using his four-blocker well to make calls on fourth, fifth and sixth street before both checked seventh street.
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