Jeff Lisandro has had himself on a media ban after facing a lot of criticism. Five-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro has put himself on a media ban since the 2010 WSOP, refusing all interview requests after he was controversially overlooked for the Tournament of Champions (despite being named WSOP Player of the Year just 12 months earlier). However, he agreed to speak out in an exclusive interview with PokerNews Australasia and Pacific to explain all of his grievances with the direction tournament poker is headed.

He was once the younger brother of WSOP champion Joe, but Tony Hachem has since emerged as a poker star in his own right with his maiden live tournament victory this year and back to back ANZPT Player of the Year titles. We sit down with Hachem to discuss his rise and the struggles he has faced to earn respect.