Stud: Lisandro adds second title at 2009 WSOP

Jeffrey Lisandro

It's becoming very easy to make an argument that Jeffrey Lisandro is the best Seven Card Stud player in the world.

The fields for Stud events at the 2009 WSOP have been top-heavy with big-name pros, making bracelets tough to come by.

In the most prestigious Stud events in the world, however, Lisandro has made it look easy.

Lisandro took home his second bracelet of this year's WSOP, winning the $10k Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo World Championship after defeating Farzad Rouhani heads up at the final table early Sunday Morning.

The bracelet is Lisandro's third at the WSOP. After being shut out from bracelet wins for many years, he picked up his first career bracelet in the 2007 WSOP, in a $2k Seven Card Stud event.

Lisandro has now added a pair of $10k World Championship wins to his resume this year, also winning the $10k World Championship Seven Card Stud event.

The exhausted Lisandro didn't stick around long, declining interview requests until his bracelet ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.

The final table became quite a spectacle when play went four handed, with Frank Mariani, Mike Wattel, Lisandro and Rouhani still remaining.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss was among the people in attendance sweating Mariani, who busted out in fourth place for $124,684.

Wattel, who had a support group led by Mike Matusow, went to the rail next, cashing for $176,605.

That left a heads up battle between Lisandro and Rouhani, two of the best Stud players in the world. Rouhani won a bracelet last year in a $2,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo event.

Rouhani held a commanding chip lead for much of heads up play, getting Lisandro down around the 1 million mark in chips at one point.

Rouhani couldn't put Lisandro away, however, and took home $266,804 for second place.

Lisandro grabbed $431,656 for the win.

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