Jean-Robert Bellande, born on September 17, 1970, gained fame as a poker player in 2005, when he won third place in a tournament. He was part of an adventure-based reality show in 2007 for 24 days. He has participated in several worldwide poker tournaments and won a lot of money. Join us as we celebrate this professional poker star’s special day right here!
Jean-Robert F. Bellande
September 17, 1970
Jean-Robert Bellande is one of the biggest names in the world of poker. He is also a reality star, having been in one of the most popular adventure reality shows of all time. The poker player was born on September 17, 1970, in Long Island, New York. His zodiac sign is Virgo and his ethnicity is Haitian-American. His parents had emigrated from Haiti before Bellande was born, but the reality star hasn’t revealed much about them.
Bellande started gaining recognition as a poker player in 2005, when he came third in the World Series of Poker circuit event, winning $210,900. He won the Winnin’ O’ the Green tournament, beating John Phan and winning $148,000. Bellande has participated in several World Series of Poker (W.S.O.P.) and World Poker Tournament (W.P.T.) televised events since 2005. He was a contestant in “Survivor: China” (2007) and stayed on the show for 24 days, before being voted out. He also became a member of the jury and was able to cast a vote to help a fellow contestant win. After his appearance in the reality show, Bellande participated in the 2008 World Series of Poker tournament, where he came very close to winning his first poker bracelet, which is believed to be one of the most valuable non-monetary prizes any poker player can win. He finished second in the 2015 W.S.O.P. tournament and won his first bracelet in the 2018 W.S.O.P. championship. As of 2022, his total winnings from the live tournaments are $ 2,977,175.
The poker star married Veronica Llamas in 2018. Their twins, a boy, Axel, and a girl, Bella, were born in 2019, while their third child, a boy, Maxwell, was born in 2021.
During the 2005 World Series of circuit event, he comes third, winning $210,900.
Bellande participates in the competitive reality show “Survivor: China,” where he is a contestant for 24 days.
The poker star comes second in the World Series of Poker Tournament of the year.
In the W.S.O.P. competition, he wins the most coveted poker bracelet, believed to be the biggest non-money-based prize a poker player can win.
Why We Love Jean-Robert Bellande
He is honest
The star poker player has been accused of cheating a few times, but his accusers haven't been able to prove it. Bellande is honest in his games and has only ever engaged in banter while on the table. He doesn’t cheat and always is a good sport.
He doesn’t take failures to heart
Bellande has been very close to winning many of the tournaments he has played, but he never let his losses affect him; he worked hard until he finally achieved what he wanted.
His love for everything around him
Playing poker is one of the things Bellande loves to do. His social media, however, is evidence of how much he loves his family. He has achieved a healthy work-life balance as well.
5 Surprising Facts
He lived in Taiwan
Bellande was five when his family moved to Taiwan; he was there for 13 years and is thus proficient in Mandarin!
He has a Bachelor's in marketing
The poker star attended the Azusa Pacific University in California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in marketing.
In a poker-based reality show
In 2008, he participated in the third season of N.B.C.’s reality show “Poker After Dark,” after which he was also a contestant in five more seasons.
He used to promote nightclubs
The poker star had first become popular in general by promoting nightclubs such as “Roxbury” and “The Gate.”
He owned a nightclub
After finding success in poker and nightclub promotion, Bellande opened one of his own called the “Sky Sushi,” which he ran for five years.
Jean-Robert Bellande FAQs
In what season of “Survivor” did Jean-Robert Bellande participate?
Bellande participated in the 15th season of “Survivor,” which was shot in Mount Lu West Sea, in Jiujiang, China.
Where is Jean-Robert Bellande from?
The poker player was born in New York, but he also has a Haitian heritage. He is thus Haitian-American.
How did Jean-Robert Bellande make his money?
Bellande made his money by participating in and winning poker tournaments around the world.
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