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Jean-Robert Bellande


Jean-Robert Bellande Biography (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


Jean-Robert F. Bellande (born September 17, 1970 in Long Island, New York) is an American nightclub owner, promoter, poker player and reality TV contestant.

Background

He has a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from Azusa Pacific University and is now living in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Poker

Bellande first gained public exposure during a World Series of Poker circuit event in March 2005. He finished 3rd, behind Doug Lee and Jennifer Harman, winning $210,900. Bellande is noted for his aggressive table banter throughout this televised event. A week later, Bellande defeated John Phan to win first prize at the 2005 Winnin' o' the Green tournament, earning a further $148,000.

Bellande has also finished in the money of World Series of Poker (WSOP) and World Poker Tour (WPT) events, and appeared in the WPT Bad Boys of Poker II invitational event won by Tony G.

At the 2008 World Series of Poker Bellande came close to capturing his first bracelet when he finished runner-up to Matt Graham in the $1,500 Limit Hold'em - Shootout event, earning $173,564 then later he finished in 442nd place out of 6844 entries at the Main Event that same year.

As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,100,000.

Survivor: China

Bellande was a contestant on Survivor: China as a member of the Fei Long Tribe, and later Hae Da Fung. Noted was his conflict with fellow contestant Courtney Yates. He was voted out 8th, becoming the 2nd member of the jury. He cast his jury vote for Todd Herzog to win the million dollar prize, which Herzog ended up achieving.



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