Jean-Robert Bellande Collects $52,079 For 10th Place Finish At WPT Doyle Brunson

Jean-Robert Bellande Collects $52,079 For 10th Place Finish At WPT  Doyle BrunsonFamed perpetually underfinanced cash game grinder Jean-Robert Bellande, whose twitter account “BrokeLiving” is one of the most popular amongst poker fans, will be disappointed after finishing in 10th place at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Classic for $52,079. After all, with just 21 players remaining the 43 year-old Nevada resident was the chip leader, and was hoping to take down a guaranteed top prize of a $1,161,135.
In his final hand of the tournament, Jean-Robert Bellande (Kh-Qh) was involved in a three-way pot along with Dan Smith (A-K) and Joe Serock. After the flop produced a Ks-8d-6s board, Serock then bet out but soon got out of the way after Bellande went all-in and was called by Smith. The turn and river subsequently produced a 5c and Jd to bounce Bellande out of the tournament and dash his hopes for a life-changing score.
Following his exit from the tournament, a disappointed Jean-Robert Bellande, tweeted: “Out in tenth. Kxx flop. My kq vs @dansmithholla AK. Played my heart out. Thanks for all the love. Ouch. #brokejustbroke..Payout 52k. 25% for me. Less the 35k I owe backer. Brutal. … My brother @bellander arriving from NYC to sweat nothing #brokereality.”
With his latest score at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Jean-Robert Bellande now takes his live tournament earnings to $1,377,804. However, Bellande’s bankroll always seems to fluctuates wildly between $20,000 and nothing at all and he famously relies on benefactors and stakers to fund his poker playing ‘Broke Living’ lifestyle. Still, according to Bellande, it is still a good proposition for his backers, and as he had previously explained in an interview with
“The people that I play with would never feel like I’m ‘the spot’. Not the regulars. People from outside the community might think, ‘How is he mixing it up with these guys?’ But I’ve had people take pieces of me and stake me – names like Johnny Chan, Billy Baxter, Huck Seed, Ben Lamb, Tom Dwan. Are these guys just going to light their money on fire? No. They’re betting on me. These guys are not dumb guys. They’re not just like, ‘Let’s do this guy a favor.’ They’re betting on me because they believe I’m a favorite to win.”

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