Jeffrey ‘Iceman' Lisandro (43) has continued his remarkably successful run at the 40th Anniversary World Series of Poker by winning his third bracelet this year – a feat matched previously by only four others in the 40 year history of the world's greatest poker extravaganza. The last WSOP player to make this benchmark achievment was Phil Ivey in 2002.
‘Iceman's" previous victories this year were in Event 16 ($124 959) and Event 37 ($431 656). World's largest poker site giving away $50 free. Visit Pokerstars to claim.
The Aussie-born but Italian resident Lisandro defeated all before him in the 315-player, $792 500 prize pool Event 44 – the $2 500 buy-in Seven Card Razz competition to claim the $188 370 main prize and his third bracelet this year, bringing his career bracelet haul to 4 and total winnings to $3 957 388 in a track record that includes 9 first place finishes in major international tourneys and 46 cashes.
The current win positions Lisandro among the all-time greats of stud poker with a bracelet in each discipline – stud high, stud eight or better, and Razz.
With a 2 to 1 chip lead going into the final table of the event, the poker ace demolished his opposition, taking out four of the final table players in an impressive display of cool, accomplished poker. Arrayed against Lisandro on 814 000 were Ryan Fisler (412 000), Michael Craig (343 000), Warwick Mirzikinian (271 000), Kenna James (210 000), Eric Rodawig (171 000), Steve Diano (96 000) and Allen Bari (55 000).
Going into the heads up Lisandro held the chip lead at 2 153 000, well ahead of his last opponent, the author Michael Craig on 210 000 who was at a massive disadvantage but nevertheless gave the champ a really good run for his money before being defeated and leaving with the second prize of $116 405