Pokercast Episode 329 - Jean Robert Bellande and Allen Kessler
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On the Pokercast this week: Adam is joined by iGaming industry superstar Joe Tall to talk about the Fantasy Sports industry, as well as touch on some of the issues of the week. Daniel Negreau's assertion that he could beat the 25/50 6max games on Stars with two weeks practice is one issue they guys touch on, as well as One Drop champion Dan Colman's recent twitter comments regarding his view on the game of poker. Allen Kessler comes on the program to talk about his decision to boycott the WPT Legends of Poker because of the new re-entry format that they are implementing this year. Allen talks about why he feels this is very bad for poker and also gives us some Chainsaw Travel Tips for MTT pros who tour the world. Jean Robert Bellande then joins the guys to give us his take on his recent arrest and what it was like to spend a day in jail. BrokelivingJRB also gives us his whole view on the recently completed One Drop and what it was like to play the biggest event of his life. Jean Robert then gives us the lowdown on his rumored 7 figure wins earlier in the year in Dan Bilzarian's private game and a hand or two that he won. Lee Jones joins the guys from the Isle of Man to update us on how EPT Barcelona is going and then the password for the August 31st Pokerstars invitational for Pokercast listeners is given out.
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Jean-Robert F. Bellande, born Sept. 17th 1970, is a nightclub owner and poker player from Long Island, New York who is currently living in Las Vegas. He attended Azusa Pacific University, completing a Bachelor of Arts in marketing.
Following his initial public exposure during a WSOP circuit event in 2005 (in which he finished third) Bellande would go on to become a contest in 2007’s “Survivor China”. He was voted off in eighth place.
Jean-Robert holds 9 WSOP and 2 WPT cashes. He finished runner-up in the 2008 WSOP $1500 Limit Hold’em Shootout event. Bellande’s tournament winnings are estimated to exceed $1 million. Learn more about Jean-Robert Bellande