There’s nobody like Jean-Robert Bellande in the poker universe. Controversial in his playing style, quotes, and lifestyle, but admired for finding always finding his ways into the bets games, making a living playing at the highest stakes and having an excellent taste in wine, Bellande crossed a huge bucket list item off his list by winning the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max event at the World Series of Poker for $616,302.
— Jean-Robert Bellande (@BrokeLivingJRB) July 2, 2018
As the hashtag might pivot to #brokewithabracelet, Bellande will always remain his usual self, but from now on everyone will have to deal with him wearing poker’s finest gold on his wrist. Relive Bellande’s entire final table in the player below right here.
The payouts of this final table are as follows.
|$5,000 6-Max NLHE Final Table Payouts|
|1||Jean-Robert Bellande||United States||$616,302|
|2||Dean Lyall||United Kingdom||$380,595|
|3||Andrew Graham||United States||$254,684|
|4||Tan Nguyen||United States||$173,598|
|5||Eric Blair||United States||$120,669|
Pantaleo and Luther Tag Their Way into a Bracelet
Nikita Luther became the first women to win an open event at the 2018 World Series of Poker after taking down the $1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold’em tournament with her teammate Giuseppe Pantaleo. The duo took home $175,805 after beating 1,032 teams in one of the most exciting final tables of the summer. With a big rail – mostly made up of teammates – Pantaleo played his way to victory after defeating the team of Kazuki Ikeuchi, Hiroki Iwata, and Sho Mori heads-up.
The payouts for this event are as follows.
|$1,000 Tag Team NLHE Final Table Results|
|1||Giuseppe Pantaleo – Nikita Luther||$175,805|
|2||Kazuki Ikeuchi – Hiroki Iwata – Sho Mori||$108,608|
|3||Manig Loeser – Joelle Parenteau – Daniel Weinand||$76,797|
|4||Alex Rocha – Megan Milburn – Joanne Milburn||$55,016|
|5||Gabriel Neto – Carlos Caputo||$39,936|
|6||Adam Lamphere – Ao Chen – Yijie Zhang||$29,380|
|7||Salah Levy – Frank Mariani – Cord Garcia||$21,910|
|8||Bon Koo – Bienvenido Caballero||$16,565|
|9||Loni Harwood – Haixa Zhang – Kelly Minkin||$12,700|
Philippines First: Takayama Speeds to Turbo
The $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty did exactly what the name suggested, as a fast and furious pace saw Mike Takayama from the Philippines lock up a bracelet for himself and his home country along with a $198,568 first prize.
A total of 2,065 players boiled down to a winner in a matter of hours, as a plethora of notables took their shots with bracelet winners Jeff Madsen, Chris Ferguson, Erik Cajelais, Greg Raymer, Christian Pham and Shaun Deeb managed to make the money. The payouts of the final table are as follows.
|$1,000 Super Turbo NLHE Final Table Results|
|3||Matthew Smith||United States||$88,938|
|4||Steve Jelinek||United Kingdom||$65,145|
|5||Spencer Baker||United States||$48,196|
|6||Kavish Shabbir||United States||$36,019|
|7||Elizabeth Montizanti||United States||$27,193|
|8||Jack Duong||United States||$20,743|
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