Jean-Robert Bellande Finishes in 10th Place in WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker ClassicPublished on December 10th, 2013 9:34 pm EST
Jean-Robert Bellande, who is one of the most followed poker players in the world on Twitter (his @BrokeLivingJRB account is the stuff of legends), entered Day 5 of the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic as the tournament chip leader.
Was Bellande finally going to break through and take down his major first poker tournament after numerous close calls?
In the end, it wasn't meant to be for Bellande, as he ended up finishing the tournament in 10th place for $52,079. The end for Bellande came when he committed the last of his short stack after a flop of Ks-8d-6s holding Kh-Qh. Dan Smith called Bellande's all-in and turned over Ah-Kc. The turn and river provided no help to Bellande, and he was dispatched from the tournament just short of the final table.
Here is what Bellande had to say after being eliminated:
"Out in tenth. Kxx flop. My kq vs @dansmithholla AK. Played my heart out. Thanks for all the love. Ouch. #brokejustbroke"
As mentioned, Bellande has come close to winning a major poker title multiple times, but hasn't been able to close one out as of yet.
Bellande made a couple of deep runs in the World Series of Poker main event, finishing 78th in 2010 ($94,942) and 65th in 2011 ($108,412). In addition, he finished in third place in the 2005 WSOP Circuit Championship and second place in a $1,500 Limit Hold'em shootout event at the 2008 World Series of Poker.
Bellande is infamous for taking bad beats at key moments in tournaments, including this one:
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