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2018 WSOP: Event #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud won by Steven Albini for $105,629

Tags: 2018 WSOP, Chris Ferguson, Jeffrey Lisandro, Steven Albini.
Posted on 19 June 2018 by "T".

The past weekend was a memorable one for Steven Albini as he won his very first WSOP bracelet in Event #31 $1,500 Seven Card Stud, taking home a nice sum of $105,629. He managed to overcome a player field of 310, outlasting a stacked final table that included the likes of two-time bracelet winner Frankie O'Dell, and two six-time bracelet winners Chris Ferguson and Jeffrey Lisandro.

The 55-year-old Albini has a career as a producer and musician, performing in bands such as Big Black and Shellac and serving as a recording engineer for the likes of Pixies, Nirvana and many other bands. Now, the poker player from Chicago can add a WSOP gold bracelet next to his list of musical achievements.

Albini entered the final day of the event in 5th chip position, with 9 players left.

The final heads-up battle saw Jeffrey Lisandro versus Steven Albini. The two traded the chip advantage a few times before Albini was able to finally break away and make a significant lead. The final hand showed:

Lisandro: 6Heart2HeartQClubJClub4Diamond10Spade9Club

Albini: 10Club9SpadeAHeart4Club2Diamond10DiamondJDiamond

Albini's pair of tens has enabled him to win this event, thus earning the title and the pot. Lisandro, who's aiming to win his 7th WSOP bracelet, now has to settle as runner-up and try again next time.

Albini said that it was thanks to two-time bracelet winner Brandon Shack-Harris that he was able to win this tournament, "I owe him an awful lot for my development as a player. I owe a lot of it to my peer group... all the people that I play with all the time in Chicago, they're all friendly people who are open with their knowledge. I also owe an enormous debt of gratitude to my wife, Heather. There was a lot of complicated stuff going on at home and she was gracious enough to say it would be okay if I came out here for this. I really appreciate her indulging me in my...hobby."

Event #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Results






Steven Albini

United States



Jeffrey Lisandro




Katherine Fleck

United States



Chris Ferguson

United States



Frankie O’Dell

United States



Paul Sexton

United States



Michael Moore

United States



Esther Rossi

United States



Stephen Rivers

United States



Farhad Mobassery

United States




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6 comments on "2018 WSOP: Event #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud won by Steven Albini for $105,629"

 pochui19/06/2018 20:14:33 GMT
well this steven albini dude looks happy as hell and great t short he is wearing stating cocaine piss Tongue I doubt that anyone tested him at the tables but I have a clue that mr steven albini could have been oh so high at the final table, and not only from his great performance while playing stud
 doubletop77720/06/2018 07:37:03 GMT
This looked like a very tough final table, with the likes of Chris Ferguson and Jeffrey Lisandro on it, and Steven Albini should be very proud of outlasting them and winning his very first bracelet
 Gerimantas20/06/2018 13:22:39 GMT
Yes interesting to see Chris freguson at final table, also jeffewy lisandr, but not so good know person like the Jesus. But is is steven albini who wins tournament and not well know names and congratulations to him
 Mober20/06/2018 19:45:28 GMT
I think this is the first tournament i have seen so far with the most winners
from USA. Only one was from another country.
Also chris ferguson were in the money here.
Not too long, after his lats public statement, after the black friday incident.
 CALICUL21/06/2018 19:35:02 GMT
It seems that this poker game has overwhelmed the lives of many people. Some have given up their service and others are actors, musicians, business people or sportsmen who come with the thought of earning money and bracelets. I think these people have made a passion for this game and is very good for all winners of course.
 Tony_MON7ANA02/08/2018 03:34:36 GMT
Massive well done to Steven Albini, who took down the $1,500 buy-in Seven Card Stud tournament. We are taught that the sky should always be the limit, but he has showed us that we should think beyond the sky.

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