During the ESPN WSOP Fantasy Draft, Daniel Negreanu and Howard Lederer were going on and on about what a good pick Jeffrey Lisandro was in the second round. We’ve always considered Lisandro a great player, but he wasn’t on our radar for the second round. What suddenly made him “make the leap” into a second round caliber guy? Now, we’re not suggesting nor implying anything, but what kind of performance enhancer is he on this year? What did Negreanu and Lederer know that no one else did? Because Jeffrey Lisandro is just straight up pwning the 2009 WSOP in a way that could, after today, go down in the record books. Here’s the run-down:
:: Event #41 ($5,000 NLH Shoot-Out): This is the epic-final-table-that-wasn’t, as Phil Ivey, David “The Dragon” Pham*, Peter “Nordberg” Feldman, Barney Boatman, and other big names all just missed out. Instead, Peter Trapley takes down this friends and family TM final table, banking $348,728. He defeated Andrew Lichtenberger ($215,403) for the title. Get full results and payouts here.
:: Event #42 ($2,500 Mixed): After two second place finishes in the past three years, Jerrod Ankenman breaks through and wins his first bracelet, banking $241,637. Ankenman co-authored the New York Times Best Seller The Mathematics of Poker with Bill Chen. We’re sure it’s a real page-turner. Jon “Pearljammer” Turner finished fifth ($49,568), Layne Flack seventh ($30,673), and Jimmy Fricke ninth ($18,099). Get full event payouts here.
:: Event #43 ($1,000 NLH Seniors): There are still 28 remaining. Jeez. That’s what you get when you have to take dinner breaks at 3pm and finish play by 6 in time for Wheel of Fortune. Get chip counts here.
:: Event #44 ($2,500 Razz): Never thought this would be the case, but all eyes will be on the Razz tourney today. The aforementioned Jeffrey Lisandro holds the chip lead going into Day 3, stacked at 438,000. He’s followed by Steve Diano with 302,000. It’s just like high school. If he can hold on, Lisandro would win his third bracelet of the 2009 WSOP, ice Player of the Year, and without a doubt put the large prop bet he holds with Barry Greenstein against Daniel Negreanu and Erick Lindgren to bed. Also still alive, albeit as the short-stack, is the man Lisandro is currently tied with for POY, Ville Wahlbeck, with 55,000. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #45 ($10,000 PLH): After two days, 85 of the original 275 still remain. Michiel Brummelhuis is the chip leader, stacked at 330,200. Some notables remaining include but are certainly not limited to Toto Leonidas (241,100), David “The Dragon” Pham* (187,500), Isaac Haxton (141,400), Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon (140,900), and Erik Seidel (118,500). Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #46 ($2,500 Omaha Hi/Lo): Aaaand finally, 425 entered with 216 remaining. Lots of play to go so just get chip counts here.
* Not a real dragon.