Jeff Lisandro Leads Seven Card Stud Final Table at WSOP!
Posted at 21:07 2009-06-08
It’s taken until Event #16 of the 40th annual World Series of Poker and after another long day on the floors of the Rio we are excited to report some Aussie success on the greatest poker stage in the world.
One of Australia’s finest WSOP performers, Jeff Lisandro will enter tomorrow’s final table of the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event as the chip leader as he seeks his 2nd WSOP bracelet. Of course his first bracelet also came in Seven Card Stud in 2007, so Lisandro has the experience, skill and now the chip lead to make him a warm favourite heading into tomorrow’s play.
However winning a bracelet wasn’t meant to be easy as Lisandro will have to get past the four-time WSOP bracelet winner John Juanda who is lurking close behind.
Seat 1: Jeff Lisandro (334,000)
Seat 2: Eric Pardey (217,000)
Seat 3: Nick Frangos (84,000)
Seat 4: John Juanda (287,000)
Seat 5: Mitch Schock (83,000)
Seat 6: Steven Stencil (323,000)
Seat 7: Rod Pardey (245,000)
Seat 8: Daniel Struder (43,000)
Another well known Australian, Gary Benson also added another WSOP cash result to his impressive resume with a 32nd place finish in this event, collecting $2,945.
Meanwhile Australia also has something to get excited about in the Event #18 which kicked off today with 179 players turning out for the $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo World Championship. Billy “The Croc” Argyros was disappointed to be a late casualty of Day 1 action, however Mel Judah, Sam Khouiss, Jamie Pickering and Jason Gray have all made it through the day in good shape.
Gray in particular will be motivated to go deep in this event after coming within close reach of the coveted bracelet last year. David Benyamine captured the gold last year, with Jason Gray collecting $209,855 for his 3rd place finish. Can he go two places better this time around?
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