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The story about Jeffrey Lisandro

Tags: Jeffrey Lisandro, The Iceman.
Posted on 29 June 2009 by "T".

Jeffrey Lisandro has really taken the world of poker by storm in WSOP 2009 after that he has achieved something that no one has ever done before, to take down 3 events (Stud High, Stud High-Low, and Razz) in the same WSOP. This is for sure one of the biggest milestones in Jeffrey Lisandro's poker career. But this successful man has achived so much more that many people don't know about...

Jeffrey Lisandro, or "The Iceman" as many people call him, was born in Perth, Australia 43 years ago. His interest for poker came from his mother who taught him to play at the age of 5. Even though Jeff was born and bred in Australia, he has been moving around quite a lot as he has lived in 3 countries, Australia, Italy and USA. He still owns a home in Santa Barbara, but is now located in Salerno, Italy, which he consider his home. Jeff is part from being a great tournament player also very good at cash games. In fact many people consider him to be one of the best cash game players in the world. And it's for his seemingly cold and calculating disposition while playing cash game's he has gotten the nickname "The Iceman".

What many people don't know about Jeff is that he used to be real estate investor before he decided to play poker full time, a choice that he never would regret. His breakthrough in tournament poker came back in 1997 when he made his first final table appearance in the $3,000 pot limit hold´em event won by no one less than Phil Hellmuth. Since then Jeff has been on another 10 final tables in WSOP, Omaha, seven card stud and 2 to 7 lowball and won four bracelets, two in Seven Card Stud, one in Seven Card Stud hi/low and one in Razz. Throughout all the years, Jeff has cashed in not less than 46 tournaments!

Many people probably would agree that it's in WSOP 2009 Jeffrey Lisandro really has shown the world what an amazing poker player he is. But what many probably didn't know is that he had a quite hard time before WSOP 2009 as he couldn't find a single sponsor.

-"I was very disappointed before this year's WSOP started because I couldn't find a sponsor. I checked with my regular contacts and also with some of my friends, but no response. Maybe it's because I never made a really big cash in any tornament? Anyway, when I didn't find a sponsor I told myself that I will take part anyway and I also told the contacts and friends that didn't want to sponsor me that I would win 3 bracelets in WSOP 2009, which I already have done."

But even after he Jeffrey Lisandro won his third bracelet no one has contacted him about sponsoring.

-"Even though I have won 3 bracelets in WSOP 2009, not a single sponsor has contacted me yet. Maybe there is some kind of jealousy in the picture? Or maybe it has to do with something that I knocked out so many well known players?"

Even though Jeffrey Lisandro has won 4 bracelets and probably is the most well known and respected poker player from Australia, he still dont think that he's the best.

-"In Australia, I don't think anyone is bigger than Joe Hachem. To win the main event in WSOP like he did, is an amazing achievement which he always will be remembered for. It's like horse racing, I could win 10 races after each other, but still everyone would remember the one who won the Kentucky Derby".

Name: Jeffrey Lisandro
Nickname: "The Iceman"
Age: 43
Location: Salerno, Italy
Total winnings: $3,957,388
WSOP Bracelets: 4
Tournament cashes: 46
Marital Status: Single


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17 comments on "The story about Jeffrey Lisandro"

 Fakiry29/06/2009 15:26:57 GMT
Jeff Lisandro has had the best mother he could wish for. Someone who certainly knew how hard life was and teach her kid how to safe himself in the real world from as little as five years old ("Its a jungle out there son! But if you know how to play well this little game mummy's gonna teach you now, you will be safe for the rest of your life..." Blink. Big Smile
 usuario2729/06/2009 17:30:35 GMT
The Italian poker player is a great player, a winner, with four brasaletes to see who wants to be the best in his modaledades, truly a view to either play in the wsop tournament or learn a lot, like to see Phil is also a great player.
 erik197029/06/2009 18:30:25 GMT
i have to watch this kind of tournaments
 jevo29/06/2009 18:59:55 GMT
A very solid player who trusts his reads, shame he's gotten drawn out on so many times in the wsop. This year he's done very well, gotta love his play!
 DrTre121330/06/2009 05:35:46 GMT
WOW, 3 events taken already! ..And it's not over yet!
 Davoodoo30/06/2009 10:21:51 GMT
How many havent got the nickname "the iceman" LOL !
 fochizza30/06/2009 12:34:01 GMT
Never heard of him but his results are pretty impressive to say the least!
 highbet30/06/2009 19:03:51 GMT
must say CONGRATS JEFF for ur 3 titles Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
 Jodoli30/06/2009 23:20:54 GMT
wow great story, honestly i did not know him. But it is a good surprise watching his success in these tourneys. World Series of Poker is only the great poker live tournment in the all world! Congratulations to him!!!
 k4koo02/07/2009 02:34:13 GMT
very impressive results , this guy is a real pro
 Jayo02/07/2009 09:22:57 GMT
Yeh, great results... Congrats to the chap...
 Zen02/07/2009 09:58:47 GMT
What is the Kentucky Derby?
 Mascarilha03/07/2009 00:17:59 GMT
The Iceman, the next superhero! Go Lisandro
 Nitscho03/07/2009 01:58:30 GMT
Jeah good player and so on, hope he keeps up his good work in the future Smile
Want to be like him too Smile
 Mascarilha03/07/2009 04:38:03 GMT
-"Even though I have won 3 bracelets in WSOP 2009, not a single sponsor has contacted me yet. Maybe there is some kind of jealousy in the picture? Or maybe it has to do with something that I knocked out so many well known players?"

Even though I don't like that atitude... Thumbs Down
 tylerman16903/07/2009 07:33:01 GMT
never heard of him either but he seems like a fine player
 daverj03/07/2009 07:41:24 GMT
sick dude

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