Vasilis Lazarou is the proud owner of two World Series of Poker bracelets. He’s known as primarily a Limit player, and his successes speak for themselves. As the owner of two WSOP bracelets, he has a glowing record when it comes to big tournament wins.
Lazarou won his first WSOP bracelet back in 1990, when he succeeded in beating the rest of the field in the $1.5K Seven Card Stud event. For his time, he not only won the precious bracelet, but he took home a respectable $158.4K. His second bracelet win came seven years later, when he triumphed in the $2.5K Seven Card Stud event. This time he went home with a cool $169K as well as the jewelry.
In the same WSOP tournament as his second bracelet win, Lazarou came close to winning a third in the $5K Seven Card Stud event. He was denied a third bracelet only because of an outstanding performance from the Australian player Mel Judah, himself a two time bracelet winner in Seven Card Stud tournaments.
With his glasses low over his nose Vasilis Lazarou looks every inch the professional, experienced poker player around the tournament tables. He frequently looks over an increasingly large pile of chips, and other big name players always know that he’s one to seriously watch.
Lazarou’s tournament winnings exceed $569K, and over $557K of that comes from the World Series of Poker, which makes him an extremely big player in the big tournaments. Most recently, he placed 58th in the $1.5K H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2010 WSOP tournament in Las Vegas. He won $3,382 but was clearly denied a third bracelet. In his favored game of Seven Card Stud he finished 8th in the WSOP $10K World Championship event back in 2008. With two bracelet wins already under his belt it might only be a matter of time before he returns to the very top.