Australian Jeffrey Lisandro is a Successful Poker Pro

Professional poker players come from different parts of the world. We know a limitless number of American poker players and we also know countless of British poker players. As the poker industry becomes bigger and bigger, poker players from countries other than the United States and Great Britain have been starting to emerge. We now know of poker players who are from Vietnam, some are from Canada, some are from Australia, and so on and so forth.

One of the well known poker professionals today is Jeffrey Lisandro, who is an Australian. He was born in Perth but currently lives in Salerno, Italy. He is one of those poker players who became skilled at playing poker at such an early age. His mother was the one who exposed him to the game of poker. At the age of five years old, his mother was already teaching him how to play the game.

Also known as "Iceman" in the poker world, Jeffrey Lisandro has been making admirable contributions to the industry since 1997. He successfully participated in two events of the 28th Annual World Series of Poker, wherein he placed twelfth in a Limit Razz game and he reached the final table in a Pot Limit Hold'em game.

On January 7, 2000, Jeffrey Lisandro won first place at the Crown Summer Week tournament. In August of the same year, he won third place in two events at the Australasian Poker Championship.

In 2002, Jeffrey Lisandro was also one of the participants of the Austrian Masters tournament wherein he finished in the money in such game as the No Limit Hold'em and he was also one of the participants of the Austrian Classics 2002 wherein he won first prize.

The ability of Jeffrey Lisandro to defeat poker giant Howard Lederer in December 2004 is one of the major achievements of the latter. This transpired when both joined the Heads Up Limit Hold'em Tournament. Jeffrey Lisandro won US$194,000 as the grand prize.

Jeffrey Lisandro's skills were more recognized when he joined the Harrah's Lake Tahoe Poker Tournament on May 11, 2005. In the final heads-up play, he was able to beat poker professional Phil Ivey. This allowed him to win the US$542,360 cash prize. For Jeffrey Lisandro, such play was one of his best because he believes that Ivey is one of the best poker players across the universe.

When he joined the US$2,500 Seven Card Stud tournament of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) on June 19, 2007, he was able to earn his first WSOP bracelet. Of course, aside from the bracelet and the cash prize of US$118,426, another accomplishment was the fact that he defeated such poker giants as Nick Frangos and Daniel Negreanu.