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Jeffrey Lisandro wins second bracelet

Updated: June 10, 2009, 9:29 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

Event 15 | Event 17

Only a week after finishing ninth in the seven-card stud world championship, Jeffrey Lisandro rebounded to defeat a field of 359 players to win Event 16, the $1,500 seven-card stud event. For Lisandro, one of the most recognizable players in the game, this was his second bracelet. He collected $124,975 for the victory.

After Monday night's victory, Lisandro now has 27 lifetime WSOP cashes, 10 final table appearances and $3.3 million in career earnings with $1.9 million coming from WSOP successes.

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Eric Harkins/IMPDIJeffrey Lisandro has two WSOP bracelets in seven-card stud.

The final table lineup in this event was extremely talented. Lisandro, who entered the final table as the chip leader, would need to fend off John Juanda, Nick Frangos and then Rod Pardey Sr. heads-up to win the bracelet. With the victory, Lisandro actually tied Pardey Sr. in one respect by winning his second seven-card stud bracelet. Pardey won his two bracelets in 1984 and 1989, and both players sit behind Artie Cobb, who has three stud bracelets.

In a very unusual situation, Pardey Sr. was joined by another Pardey at the final table. His nephew Eric, a poker dealer from Washington, also reached the final table, finishing in sixth place.

Juanda, the WSOP Europe main event champion and four-time bracelet winner, finished in fifth place and made his 44th cash in this event. He is tied for 12th all-time in that category with Dewey Tomko.

Other notable finishers include Thor Hansen (ninth), John Cernuto (11th) and Jason Mercier (16th).

Below are the complete results of Event 16:

Event 16: Seven-card stud
Buy-in: $1,500
Entries: 359
Prize pool: $490,035
Players in the money: 40

1. Jeffrey Lisandro ($124,975)
2. Rodney Pardey ($77,229)
3. Steve Stencil ($50,625)
4. Nick Frangos ($35,086)
5. John Juanda ($25,633)
6. Eric Pardey ($19,689)
7. Daniel Studer ($15,862)
8. Mitch Schock ($13,373)
9. Thor Hansen ($9,359)
10. Gerald Rechnitzer ($9,359)
11. John Cernuto ($7,522)
12. Michael Rocco ($7,522)
13. Simon Yee ($5,939)
14. Maxwell Troy ($5,939)
15. Dutch Boyd ($4,645)
16. Jason Mercier ($4,645)
17. Charlie Townsend ($3,645)
18. Helmut Koch ($3,645)
19. Barbara Enright ($3,645)
20. Lupi Massimiliano ($3,645)
21. Fabrice Soulier ($3,645)
22. David Levi ($3,645)
23. Severin Walser ($3,645)
24. Chad Burum ($3,645)
25. Chris Reslock ($2,945)
26. Robert Goldfarb ($2,945)
27. Chris McHugh ($2,945)
28. Theodore Phillips ($2,945)
29. Edouard Mignot ($2,945)
30. Mikhail Tulchinskiy ($2,945)
31. William Buckley ($2,945)
32. Gary Benson ($2,945)
33. Howard Andrew ($2,489)
34. Larry Wright ($2,489)
35. David Bach ($2,489)
36. Eric Friedman ($2,489)
37. Sam Grizzle ($2,489)
38. Robert Rose ($2,489)
39. James Paluszek ($2,489)
40. Ben Akiva ($2,489)

Andrew Feldman is ESPN.com's Poker Editor. He is the host of the Poker Edge Podcast and co-host of ESPN Inside Deal. Andrew has covered the poker industry for ESPN since 2004.

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