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The Scoop -- Jean-Robert Bellande

by The Scoop |  Published: Oct 01, 2010


Jean-Robert Bellande has won more than $1.1 million in tournaments, appeared on the hit television show Survivor, and can always be found playing cash games in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Despite his achievements, he is possibly best known for his frank depictions of the ups and downs of the professional-poker lifestyle. He stopped by The Scoop studio to discuss his struggles and how he deals with them in the public eye. Adam Schoenfeld: You have made this amazing name and brand for yourself. Diego and I knew you before that, as a player around Los Angeles, but you burst into the national consciousness by making a final table in a World Series of Poker Circuit event. Jean-Robert Bellande: That was in 2005, and Gabe Thaler and Phil Ivey were both at that table. AS: How much of what we see is the real person, and how much is a ...

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