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Poker Stories Podcast: Jean-Robert Bellande Lost $13,000 In First Ever Poker Session, Kept Playing Anyway

Poker Stories Is A New Audio Series That Features The Game's Best Players and Personalities


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Poker Stories is a new, long-form audio series that features casual interviews with some of the game’s best players and personalities. Each episode highlights a well-known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favorite tales both on and off the felt.

Jean-Robert Bellande made an immediate impact on the poker world back in 2005 as a brash and outspoken player known for playful table talk, but in the years since he has managed to climb the ranks and play in some of the biggest games cash games in the world.

The New York native has also had quite a bit of tournament success, coming close to a bracelet twice at the World Series of Poker, including a runner-up finish in the 2015 Poker Players Championship. He has more than $2.1 million in live tournament earnings. Bellande also appeared on the reality game show Survivor, on the 15th season of the program.

Highlights from this interview include being tall in China, going from nightclub promoter to the life of the party, losing big in his first session, running the worst, hanging out with celebrity DJs, visiting movie sets and going to the Oscars, avoiding reality TV, and assembling fake Apple products in Taiwan.

You can check out the entirety of the audio interview in the video at the top of the page or download it directly to play on the go from iTunes or your favorite podcast app.

Catch up on past episodes featuring Daniel Negreanu, Mike Sexton, Brian Rast, Andrew Lichtenberger, Scott Seiver, Jason Koon and more. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes automatically when they are released.