"JRB" Wins First World Series of Poker Bracelet

Published on July 2nd, 2018 6:55 pm EST

Jean-Robert Bellande  is in the swimming pool drinking and eating bacon.  Congrats on your bracelet JRB.Jean-Robert Bellande finally did it on Sunday night - he finally won his first World Series of Poker bracelet.

Bellande is one of the most popular figures in the poker world - his Twitter account, @BrokeLivingJRB, has nearly 70,000 followers.

Bellande is the charismatic, gregarious professional poker player who has had well-documented bankroll issues in the past. In addition, Bellande has taken some remarkably bad beats in the World Series of Poker, so his bracelet win last night likely felt especially sweet. I mean, who can forget this beat:


As Bellande entered the final table of the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event on Sunday night, many people assumed that he would succumb to an outrageous bad beat and bow out of the tournament without winning his first bracelet. After all, this was a man who once squandered a 19-to-1 heads-up chip lead in a bracelet event.

For once, the poker gods were on Bellande's side.

In the final hand of the tournament, Bellande's opponent, Dean Lyall, shoved pre-flop holding As-3d. Bellande snap-called holding Pocket Queens.

The board ran out 10d-9h-3c-6c-4c, giving Bellande the pot and the bracelet.

In addition to the sacred World Series of Poker bracelet, Bellande also walked away with a payday of $616,302. Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:

1. Jean-Robert Bellande, $616,302
2. Dean Lyall, $380,595
3. Andrew Graham, $254,684
4. Tan Nguyen, $173,598
5. Eric Blair, $120,669
6. Kacper Pyzara, $85,570


With this win, Bellande removes himself from the list of notable poker pros that have never won a World Series of Poker bracelet.

"Broke Living" no more.


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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