Let me tell you a story! This is about an Australian poker player who learned to play poker from his mother at the tender age of five. Yes, you might be figuring out how to open candy packets and attending pre-school when six-time World Series Of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Jeffrey Lisandro aka ‘Iceman’ learnt this skill game.
After starting out as a real estate investor, Lisandro got attracted to poker and started making headlines. Lisandro cashes several times in Vienna, Amsterdam, Nova Gorica, and London between 1995 and 1996. While these big cashes he made it even significant in the industry when he cashed at the WSOP in 1997. While he started making cashes in events in 1995, it took around a decade for this player to grind on the final table of a WSOP event. Lisandro scored his first WSOP bracelet in 2004 and has never looked back since then. We could safely say that he got too attached to the WSOP events and started making headlines almost every year after that.
Jeff Lisandro’s social profiles 🌐
While things got heated up and his WSOP game started getting stronger day by day, Lisandro began splitting his time between Las Vegas and Europe to attend these events. In 2006, our star player made it to the final table of the European Poker Tour (EPT) hosted in Barcelona. While he missed the trophy in the EPT event the following year, Lisandro clinched his first WSOP bracelet after nailing the $2,000 Seven Card Stud event taking home a massive $118,426 in prize money.
All the stats in this article are updated as of 17th Feb 2022!
The love for this variant of poker was so much that in 2009, he shipped two more Seven-Card Stud tournaments and clinched two more bracelets. In the same year, Lisandro broke all records to clinch his third bracelet and after nailing the $2,500 Razz event. In the following year, Lisandro tried his hand at a much bigger guarantee Pot-Limit Omaha event, taking home another bracelet and cashing £159,514. While we thought that was it, he surprised us with another bracelet victory in 2014. Lisandro crushed the $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha event and walked away with $51,660.
This player from Perth is the only non-American after Daniel Negreanu to win six bracelets. He also holds a record for being the fifth player to win three bracelets in a year after Phil Hellmuth, Walter Pearson, and Ted Forest. As per a statistic published on PokerNews.com, Lisandro has over $5.7 million in career cashes. If you ask us what Jeff is doing these days, probably polishing his WSOP bracelets and making appearances at WSOP events! While the rest of the world is all ears when it comes to news about Jeff Bezos, we from the poker community go crazy every time we hear about Jeff Lisandro!
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE
SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE