Jeff Lisandro Wins $2,500 Razz - Third WSOP Bracelet for 2009!
Posted at 17:21 2009-06-25
If you’ve been logging in to PokerNetwork recently you probably took a look at this heading and thought we’d accidentally run the same article again. Well this is not a repeat folks, Jeff Lisandro has just completed one of the most incredible achievements, not just in Australian poker history, but one of the greatest poker achievements the world has ever seen.
Tonight Lisandro completed the trifecta by winning the $2,500 Seven Card Razz event, to add to the bracelets he has already won this year in Stud and Stud Hi/Lo.
Lisandro’s performance on the final table was as impressive as the feat itself. He dominated from start to finish. At times he looked invincible. Brick on fourth and fifth streets? No sweat. Trips aces showing? No problem. Lisandro caught cards, accumulated chips and then pounded on his opponents until the point where they were all simply fighting for second place.
This bracelet is the 4th career bracelet for Lisandro and puts him in elite company. He pocketed another US$188,370 and takes a commanding lead in the WSOP Player of the Year points race.
After the win Lisandro was humbled by the victory, describing the moment as “unbelievable”. He said that he wasn’t motivated by the POY and wasn’t too concerned about the welfare of the likes of Negreanu or Lindgren in any side bets, but just wanted to concentrate on his own performance. Lisandro was asked about the chances of a record-setting fourth bracelet and you could see a glisten in his eyes. He said he felt burnt out and would see how he felt before committing to further events, however if I think it’s a good bet we’ll see him back on the felt very soon.
We should also mention the incredible achievement of Sydney-based Warwick Mirzikinian who finished in 4th place in the same event for a solid pay day of $52,773. Mirzikinian was prominent on the chip count leader board for most of the tournament and fought valiantly on the final table but was ultimately over-shadowed by the aggression of Lisandro. Two Aussies on the final table is an incredible effort.
We congratulate both Australians and (hopefully) look forward to hearing our national anthem played throughout the Amazon Room tomorrow afternoon!
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