Well, that's one interesting table that just formed over there in the Purple section. We'll skip the other notables at the table and focus on the fact that Jeff Lisandro and Shaun Deeb are sharing table space in this event. We'll confidently call them the two best stud players in the world, and we have the evidence to back up that claim.
Lisandro won Stud for the year 2009, essentially. He took down three WSOP events that summer, one in each of the stud disciplines — Stud, Stud Hi/Lo, and Razz. His wins combined to add $745,021 to his bank account.
Just this month, Shaun Deeb accomplished the online equivalent of "The Lisandro", winning three $2,100 seven-card SCOOP titles — Stud, Stud Hi/Lo, Triple Stud titles. Just to put the golden cherry on top, he went ahead and won the final event, the $2,100 H.O.R.S.E. that also contains all three stud games. His work earned him $172,455 over those four events.
This variant of poker still belongs to the older generation, but it's certainly nice to see Deeb doing his part to lower the average age of the entrants.