Pokercast 369 - Jean Robert Ballande and Dan Idema
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: A 5 guest extravaganza covering the multitude of interesting stories from this week. Terrence is busy bracelet hunting so Joe Tall joins as guest host for most of the show. Adam and Joe banter about some recent golf and huge DFS score that happened last weekend and they jump into the news. This week: A rundown of recent bracelet events, the continuing issue of bad cards at the WSOP, Brian Hastings multi-accounting allegations, Brian Micon returns to Nevada, and where is Ivey!? In the second segment the guests start rolling in, T Chan hops on the show before heading to a final table to talk about the impromptu wrestling match with Huck Seed outside the Rio. Next, one of the recent bracelet winners this week was Adam’s better half (brother) Dan Idema, Dan joins us to talk about his history, recent win, deep runs and tournament tips! Then, it’s been 2 weeks since we have touched base with the mothership and Lee Jones joins us from Pokerstars. Lee addresses the recent bot-ring suspicions, Stinger’s multi accounting and some lighter topics like a couple of summer parties including Pokerstars’ return to Vegas! But wait! There’s more… Jean Robert Bellande joins us fresh off of his runner up finish in the PPC to talk about that and the high stakes events coming to Aria soon. The guys review some tweets in “140 or less” and Ross shares a couple of live cash hands from the WSOP in the Rossco Report. Since it’s a very late show this week, the password and format for this week’s Pokerstars Invitational will be found in the beginning of segment 2.
Music: Esta - Blessed, The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian like you
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
Dan Idema is a Canadian professional poker player. In 2011 Idema beat out a field of 152 players to take down the $10,000 buy-in Limit Holdem Championship at the 2011 World Series of Poker claiming his first gold bracelet and $378,642. In 2013, He won his second gold World Series of Poker bracelet in event #39, the $1500 buy-in Seven Card Stud hi/low. Learn more about Dan Idema
Joe "Tall" Bunevith is a long time TwoPlusTwo member, Poker Player, Poker Coach and iGaming Businessman. He is a leader of the community and industry through the brands he has built and dedication to the game of poker. Joe is a founder of the poker coaching website, DeucesCracked.com and his blog can be found at JoeTall.com.Tall built his bankroll playing low limits online and at Foxwoods. In 2004, he left his civil engineering career to focus on poker fulltime. He is coached by Tommy Angelo and exudes Tommy’s “tiltless” mindset. Joe is a founder of DeucesCracked.com and his blog can be found at JoeTall.com. Learn more about Joe Tall