Meeting With Poker Pro and Survivor China Contestant Jean-Robert Bellande

Jean-Robert Bellande is the poker star you love to detest however he’s a survivor in a bigger number of ways than one. He’s lived like tycoon for a considerable length of time regardless of living on the edge of being down and out and he adored playing the lowlife the TV show Survivor. We found Jean-Robert in Vegas the day preceding the current year’s World Series of Poker first occasion to perceive how his freshly discovered popularity has transformed him, what insane prop wagers he’s gotten himself into this year and how he began his ascent to poker fame.

PokerLizard: So how is enlistment for the World Series going, they generally appear to make a couple of screw ups en route? Is it going easily or is there a major line of the individuals?

Jean-Robert: I just went over yonder and there was no line, I simply enlisted now.

PokerLizard: Are you going to play in the 40K?

Jean-Robert: I am really not going to play in the 40K now, too huge an up front investment.

PokerLizard: Sure, why not simply play in the littler occasions where it is a lot of jackasses? Playing in the 40K, will be useful for exposure on the off chance that you make the last table to be on TV; yet it appears as though the field will be too extreme also the tremendous buyin.

Jean-Robert: Yeah it is intense field value shrewd; it’s anything but an incredible worth. May be it is useful for individuals who have a great deal of cash and need to get an arm ornament since it will be a littler field than I had envisioned with somewhere close to 200 and 300 individuals. The TV esteem is there, however it is just 2 hours of TV time, and no genuine assurance of jumping on TV.

PokerLizard: What you consider the decisions for the broadcast World Series of Poker just having four occasions broadcast. The $40k, Main Event, Ante up for Africa good cause occasion, and the Tournament of Champions occasion with all the past bosses.

Jean-Robert: Actually TV-wise, I can comprehends the choice with respect to ABC or ESPN on the grounds that I imply that is the thing that the general population is keen on. The overall population doesn’t generally comprehend games like HORSE and Pot Limit Omaha. They have been investing a ton of energy instructing the open which I figure they could have profited by this year. The most recent three years had been broadcasting the $50k HORSE occasion, , they have been instructing the general population and I think they get more watchers every year, so this year they may have more than a year ago, however the primary concern is individuals would prefer to see No Limit Hold’em. With this 40K that they are essentially ensured that they will have large names at the last table since a large portion of the field will be all enormous names.

Jean-Robert: Half the field will be large names and super great players for the ensured ritzy last table. It’s something very similar with the Tournament of Champions; at that point you have the headliner. I would not be amazed if there are all the more huge names further in the competition this year since they have given us 30,000 in beginning chips rather than 20k. the additionally beginning chips you’re given it makes it all the more testing further in the competition.

Jean-Robert: Yeah, so for them I believe it’s a decent choice yet for poker players obviously more broadcast occasion is better. We might want that. No doubt, I can comprehend why they would do that.

PokerLizard: Right, only the expense to assembling everything will be much less expensive than to stay as long to pay Norman Chad his immense compensation.

Jean-Robert: I don’t feel that is the situation. I know there are still much progressively taped days this year. I would not be amazed if the viewership on ESPN 360 goes far up. I realize that they will be indicating many of the occasions on the web.

PokerLizard: That ought to be quite cool. What number of occasions would you say you are going to play?

Jean-Robert: I am truly going to see as we go. A year ago I think I played like 23 occasions a year ago. I was taking a gander at the occasions that I am keen on. I am really intrigued by 42 unique occasions, they cover one another, however I would envision that I would most likely wind up playing somewhere close to 20 and 25 occasions again this year.

PokerLizard: How extreme is it to play that many, I mean it must be fierce mental and physical pound, just to find a workable pace.

Jean-Robert: There comes a period like at the present time; I am so amped up for it, I don’t see myself getting exhausted at any rate for the primary week or thereabouts, however, later there comes when you simply don’t want to play the following day and when that transpires I am simply not going to play that day. I will simply take a vacation day or two or three days off on the grounds that each time I play I truly need to be there so when I get knocked off I’ll leave the Rio immediately, get outside air; go hang out by the pool, spend time with companions or head out to films, so I am all set back in there and be new for the accompanying competition.

PokerLizard: So do you have particular objectives during the current year. at last overcome that challenge and win that arm jewelery?

Jean-Robert: Absolutely, getting a wrist trinket is a high need to me. I’ve practically demonstrated reliable benefits on the planet arrangement in the course of the most recent couple of years, however wristbands are huge for me so I am going to play more littler occasions than I played before. I think I’ve turned out a portion of the wrinkles in my game to have the option to get further in those competitions. They are the best worth competitions on the off chance that you can move beyond that first supper break, you are fit as a fiddle in light of the fact that the field is generally such a great amount of more fragile than the greater buyins. The huge name players basically need to play the 5K occasions and 10K occasions at, so you are taking a gander at substantially less ability in the littler occasions, so I am truly going to concentrate on the little occasions this year.

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