Hat trick for Lisandro at 2009 WSOP

Jeffrey Lisandro

Jeffrey Lisandro continued to rewrite history at the 2009 WSOP Wednesday, becoming just the fifth player ever to win three World Series bracelets in one year.

An Australian who lives in Italy, Lisandro now shares this amazing record with Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Ted Forrest and Walter "Puggy" Pearson after taking down the $2,500 Razz title within days of wins in both the $10k Stud 8 World Championship and $1.5k Stud events.

Lisandro won his first WSOP bracelet in a Stud event in 2007 and now has four.

"It's never easy," he said. "It took me so long to get the first one and then, this Series, things suddenly clicked. Now I've got three in one year."

Exhausted from going deep in yet another event, Lisandro said he's due for a day off Thursday, but will start his quest for a record fourth bracelet in one year as soon as possible.

"I'm really burned out, so I probably need a break," he said. "Let's see how I feel, though. Maybe tomorrow I'll wake up hungry again."

A WSOP veteran, Lisandro made his first final table in 1997, finishing seventh.

He knocked on the door again in 2004, making three finals, but it wasn't until ten years after that first opportunity that he was able to close the deal.

Cognizant of how difficult a task winning at the World Series of Poker can be, Lisandro said he's stayed focused by understanding it's just a numbers game and if you keep on running deep in tournaments, eventually you are going to win your share.

Although he's now leading Phil Ivey and Ville Wahlbeck in the 2009 WSOP Player of the Year race, Lisandro claims such honors are simply an afterthought.

"If Phil comes here tomorrow and wins another one, so be it," he said.

Instead, with his reputation as one of the best Stud players in the world now cemented, Lisandro remains fixated on history.

"My record has been pretty good and I think it stands up to anybody's," he said.

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