Jeffrey LisandroSun, 15 Jun 2008 18:57
A poker biography of Jeffrey Lisandro.
Name - Jeffrey Lisandro
Born - Not AvailablePoker Room - Pokerstars.com
Australian Jeffrey Lisandro is now a certified top rank poker player. He just recently won a Seven-Card Stud event for a big amount of cash and a gold bracelet at the 2007 World Series of Poker. For Lisandro, the bracelet was more important to him than the money. After all, Lisandro had been longing for that bracelet ever since he learned to play poker.
The Beginner of a Poker Career
It was Lisandro's mom who introduced him to the game of poker. At the early age of five, Lisandro already knew what aces and jokers are.
With many years of poker to back him up, Lisandro joined the World Series of Poker in 1997. Playing against poker hot shots like Jay Heimowitz, Mel Judah, and Andy Black, Lisandro battled with more than 312 poker players to win the much-coveted WSOP bracelets. Confident about his skills, Lisandro managed to end up in one of the event's final table. Faced off with Phil Hellmuth Jr. in the $3,000-Pot Limit Hold'em event, Lisandro finished in the 7th place and went home with $12,750 in cash.
His loss to Hellmuth did not prevent Lisandro from joining more poker tournaments. As a matter of fact, he has made it into four more final tables at various WSOP events, where he competed with other poker masters like Andrew Bloch, Erik Friberg, Rhett Butler, and Paul Wasicka. Among these include 2 to 7 lowball, Seven-Card Stud, and Omaha. However, Lisandro is yet to make a final table appearance in another prestigious poker tournament, the World Poker Tour.
After playing professional poker for so many years, Lisandro finally got his very first WSOP bracelet in 2007. Playing at the $2,000 Seven-Card Stud event, Lisandro beat Nick Frangos, Daniel Negreanu, and many others. Aside from a WSOP bracelet, he also went home with $118,426 in poker winnings.
With his cool demeanor at the poker table, Lisandro was dubbed by his peers as The Iceman. He is known for wearing a black shirt and a fedora when playing poker. Lisandro is also fond of chewing gum when playing to avoid giving away tells. He is an all-around good-natured player who can keep his cool even in the most stressful poker situation. However, the Iceman had once engaged in an argument with a fellow poker pro. In the 2006 WSOP, Prahlad Friedman called him a thief for forgetting to put his $5,000-worth ante. The accusation made Lisandro furious and he threatened to knock Friedman's head off. Friedman tried to apologize afterwards, but Lisandro snubbed his efforts.
At present, Lisandro is still very active in the poker scene. He is good friends with another poker pro, Jean-Robert Bellande. He plays online poker at and is an exclusive member of PokerStars.com. He owns a number of homes in different places including Australia, Italy, California, and Las Vegas. He is currently single with one child. As of 2007, Lisandro's total poker winnings amount to more than $2,600,000.