A little over two weeks ago Jeff Lisandro was sitting at a WSOP Seven Card Stud Final Table, and just last night he was back at it again.
Last night Lisandro did what only a few have done before and collected two WSOP bracelets within the same year. Following in the foot steps of Brock Parker and Phil Ivey, Lisandro collected his second Seven Card Stud bracelet for the series and third overall when he dispatched of Farzad Rouhani in a gruelling see-sawing heads-up battle that last until the wee hours of the morning.
When play got down to the final two contestants, Lisandro was behind, but fought back to regain the chip lead through winning numerous small pots. From there, he hammered on Rouhani over and over to grind him down to almost nothing. After a few all ins and some chopped pots, it seemed like only a matter of time before Lisandro closed the deal.
In the final hand Lisandro made two pair with tens and sixes as Rouhani bricked his low draw and straight draw. Lisandro collects the title and a whopping US$431,656 in prize money.
So far this World Series Lisandro has made two final tables (including a final table bubble) for a total of five cashes to sit in great shape in the Player of the Year standings. With some ongoing side-action a definite key to his motivation it is great to see an Aussie stirring the pot at a predominately USA-favoured event.
Hearing the Australian anthem ring throughout the Amazon Room at the Rio will surely bring a chill to the spine of all Aussies here in Las Vegas, and if Lisandro, and the bevy of other Aussies that are here, keep it up then there is a great chance we'll hear Advance Australia Fair a few more times!
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