Lisando takes on a pair of Pardeys, wins WSOP event


Jeffrey Lisandro

World traveler Jeffrey Lisandro won his second World Series of Poker individual event title Sunday night, taking first place in the $1,500 buy-in Seven-Card Stud competition.

But he had to defeat a family connection at the game’s final table.

Runner-up Rod Pardey Sr. of Seattle, a two-time World Series of Poker event champion, was one of the eight players at the final table along with his nephew, Eric Pardey, a poker dealer from Tukwila, Wash.

Lisandro was born in Perth, Australia, and has lived in three different countries — Australia, Italy, and the United States. He owns a residence in Santa Barbara, Calif, but calls Salerno, Italy, his home.

Lisandro, who won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in the 2007 Seven-Card Stud event, collected $124,975 for first place. The total field was 359 players.

The senior Pardey took home $77,229 for second place while the younger Pardey won $19,689 finishing sixth.