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World Series Of Poker Main Event -- Jean-Robert Bellande One Of Chip Leaders After Day 2C

Pro Gambler Looking To Outdo Previous Deep Runs In 2010 And 2011


Via TwitterPerpetually broke Jean-Robert Bellande had one of his best days ever in the World Series of Poker main event. After Day 2C on Wednesday, the professional gambler had a top 10 stack of 320,900. The entire field will be in action together for the first time Thursday.

He said on Twitter after play ended for the night: “Extremely happy with 320,000 to end the day. I’ve had two deep runs but never with a stack this big on Day 2 or even Day 3.”

Bellande also Tweeted a photo of his bank account balance on Sunday, saying that his bankroll at the time was just $10,738.13.

The deep runs Bellande was referring to were in 2010 and 2011, where his soul was crushed by finishing in 78th and 65th, respectively.

At one point on Wednesday, Michael Mizrachi got moved to Bellande’s left. Mizrachi, who made the final table of the main event in 2010, finished the day with 394,600. While “The Grinder” sat within the top 10, for part of the night he was the chip leader with about 500,000.

Others with big stacks include Stephen Chidwick, Carlos Mortensen, Ashton Griffin, Bertrand Grospellier, Tobias Reinkemeier, Vivek Rajkumar, Allen Cunningham and Phil Ivey.

Everyone is chasing Mark Kroon, who ended the day with 507,300. He is the current chip leader of the whole tournament. The Wisconsin native has about $600,000 in career cashes.

One funny moment of the day was when, according to the WSOP, a pair of newlyweds were seated at the same table. During one hand, the husband moved all-in, and the wife called with a pocket pair. The husband rivered a straight to stay alive.

Notable eliminations from the day include Jamie Gold, who did an interview on a break, Tom Dwan and Gus Hansen, who decided to skip Day 1 in order to play cash games, Nate Silver, Eric Baldwin, Jason Mercier, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Matt Keikoan, Jennifer Shahade, Matt Waxman, Todd Terry, Owais Ahmed, Joseph Cheong, Joe Hachem and Daniel Negreanu.

For a look at the events from Day 2AB, which saw Doyle Brunson build a stack, click here.