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.
Event #43: 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) attracted 87 players who could afford the $10,000 buy-in. It was a relatively small field but, as always, some of poker's finest participated! Big names who made the money were Dan O'Brien (14th), Ashton Griffin (9th), Paul Vople (8th), Jeffrey Lisandro (4th), Konstantin Puchkov (3rd) and, last but not least, David "Bakes" Baker who finished runner-up.
The 6th Italian to ever win a Gold Bracelet in the history of the WSOP was declared the winner of the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em event #44 which concluded late on Tuesday eve.
Rocco Palumbo of Genoa was the last remaining player of the 2,949 entrants that battled it out for three long days at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Besides the Gold Bracelet, Palumbo left the ESPN Main stage with $464,464 in prize money and could proudly enter the exclusive group of Italian WSOP winners which up until Tuesday eve only included Valter Farina, Dario Minieri, Dario Alioto, Jeffrey Lisandro and Max Pescatori.
Palumbo's previous WSOP record shows a 81st placement in this year's No-Limit Hold'em event #41 which earned him $8,791.
The runner up was the american poker pro Nelson Robinson whose past WSOP merits dates back to 2009 and includes 6 cashes and total earnings of $262,381.
120 players took part in the WSOPE London £5,250 PLO event and created a prize pool of £600,000. The tournament began on Thursday and finished on Saturday night. Jeffrey Lisandro, the Italian poker pro, played fantastic poker from day 1 to the final table, where he continued playing killer poker and defeated Joe Serock in heads-up. For the win he received his 5th WSOP bracelet and £159,000.
Jeffrey Lisandro has been around for quite some time now, however, it was during last WSOP, when he won 3 bracelets, that he really made a name for himself. Lisandro is one of a very few players in the world who has a WSOP bracelet and a WSOPE bracelet.
Jeffrey Lisandro became the first person to win a World Series title in all three seven-card stud disciplines at the same Series when he won the Stud High, Stud High-Low, and Razz in 2009 World Series of Poker. Of course he has achieved so much more than this in his long poker career. However, after his great 2009 WSOP he started getting lots and lots of attention from media all over the world. But even though he has gotten all this attention, not a single poker site has showed interested in sponsoring him. How is this possible many people probably would ask themselves? Well, even Lisandro hasn't got a clue why his still without a sponsor.
-"There has been a lot of good things written about me in different poker magazines, and I have done a lot of interviews on internet. Still no one has ever offered me a deal. I must be a very valuable player for a lot of poker sites as I get a lot of attention in media? If I don't find a sponsor soon I probably start my own poker site and sponsor myself until someone wants to sponsor me"; Jeffrey Lisandro says.
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...
WSOP 2009 started on the 26th of May and has now been going on for 30 days. Lots of tournaments and cash games have been played day as night during this time and hundreds/millions of dollars has been won by pros and non pros. But who's has been the most successful poker player so far in WSOP 2009? And who has won the most money?