Jeff Lisandro Wins 6th Career WSOP Bracelet In AustraliaOctober 8, 2014 11:53 am
Australian poker legend Jeff Lisandro has just picked up a sixth career WSOP bracelet, after overcoming a 123 player field at WSOP APAC Event #3: AU$1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Event to claim the victory, and collect the A$51,660 (US$44,796) first place prize.
Following his impressive performance on home soil, Lisandro now boosts his live tournament earnings to $5,400,899, whilst also joining an elite group of six players on six WSOP bracelets, including Jay Heimowitz, Layne Flack, TJ Cloutier, Ted Forrest and Daniel Negreanu. After Negreanu, Lisandro also becomes the second person to have won a gold winner’s bracelet at all three World Series Of Poker tournaments, namely WSOP APAC, WSOP Europe, and the WSOP in Las Vegas.
Day 3 of the Pot-Limit Omaha Event saw six hopefuls return to the Crown Casino in Melbourne, with Zane Ly out in front as the chip leader. Within the first six hands of the final table, Zane Ly would then eliminate three players starting with Paul Mac in 6th (AU$9,282), Paul Sharbanee in 5th (AU$12,282), then Gary Benson in 4th (AU$16,563).
However, Jeff Lisandro subsequently put an end to Zane Ly’s run in 3rd (AU$22,771), and so just 35 hands into the final table the heads-up phase of the competition got underway between Jeff Lisandro and Jason Gray for the title.
As the final battle commenced, the two ‘Australian Poker Hall of Fame’ (APHOF) inductees were fairly even in chips, but Lisandro steadily chipped up until the deciding hand was played with Lisandro (5s-Ah-Kh-Jd) and Gray (7c-5d-Jh-4d) all-in on a 7h-5h-2c flop. The dealer subsequently put out a 4s and 3d on turn and river to make Lisandro a backdoor wheel straight and secure his victory, while Jason Gray busted out of his 5th WSOP final table without a bracelet, but still collected AU$31,931 for his near miss.
Final Table Results:
1. Jeff Lisandro – AU$51,660
2. Jason Gray – AU$31,931
3. Zane Ly – AU$22,771
4. Gary Benson – AU$16,563
5. Paul Sharbanee – AU$12,282
6. Paul Mac – AU$9,282
7. Stephen Woodhead – AU$7,146
8. Oliver Gill – AU$5,603