Bellande Busto - Tweeting the Rebuild

Published On: 7 May 2009 / Modified: 10 July 2018
Created By: Matthew Showell
Jean-Robert Bellande

Jean-Robert Bellande is a gambler, whether it be poker, pit games, prop bets or television game shows. He went bust a few weeks ago and now you can follow his bankroll rebuilding on Twitter.

Twitter's explosion in the poker world isn't exactly noteworthy, given that every subculture in the world seems to be jumping on the bandwagon.

Twitter's real strength though, its versatility, has lent itself to poker pros and media who spend their lives on the road.

Some pros tweet chip counts and hand updates. Some use it exclusively to let everyone know how cool they are, or name-dropping and bragging about limos and private parties. So far Bellande is the only one using it

It started with a thread on 2p2 that Bellande opened by admitting to busting his bankroll playing cash games. Bellande went on to say he would be rebuilding his roll by any means necessary, and tweeting the bets, swings and sessions along the way.

Here are the important bankroll tweets so far to save you the time of digging through his twitter archive.

Jean-Robert Bellande Poker Twitter

"Well I had 3k but Vifer borrowed 1k at XS the other night. Then dropped $300 at Rhino last night. Oops. BR: $1700." - 2:23 p.m. April 19th

"Stopped into Bellagio today. Dropped 1k playing 60-120 hold'em. Fuhs paid me $300 I had forgotten about. BR now at 1k." - 5:06 p.m. April 20th

"Huck Seed and Joe C just offered me a 5k free-roll for running a 9 min mile. Lol. current BR= $800" - 7:17 p.m. April 21st

"On my way to the track. Extremely out of shape and nervous." - 7:34 p.m. April 21st

"I died after the 3rd lap. I was right on pace. :-( BR -800." - 8:05 p.m. April 21st

"Used FPP points and cashed on line. Working with that nub." - 1:34 p.m. April 22nd

"turned on-line nub into 1k. Bankroll: $1800" - 5:29 p.m. April 22nd

"playing 2-5 at the B with a hot 'friend' stuck $600." - 3:50 a.m. April 23rd

"Huck side bet me $1500 that I could not run the 200m in 33 sec. 31.7 sec Bankroll: 3k" - 2:17 p.m. April 24th

"Boarding my flight to LA. On my way to Greece. Bankroll: $2800" - 8:37 a.m. April 24th

"On the beach at the Merrit Casino in Turkish Cyprus. This place is Amazing! Hitting the town w Yosh, Todd Brunson, Farhad, and Lenny. Lol!" - 12:08 April 25th

"Casino gave me a 5k credit line. :) :) :) Bankroll temporarily $7800 lmao!" - 12:10 p.m. April 25th

"Blew $200 with the boys on the town (N. Cyprus) tonight BR $2600 ($7600 w credit line)" - 6:58 p.m. April 25th

"won 1200 on-line. BR: 4k" - 1:49 a.m. April 26th

"Lost $1300 playing limit hold 'em. Bankroll $2700. Going to see about that credit line." - 12:23 p.m. April 26th

"Won 2k on line, Bankroll $5800 See if I can find humble Todd Brunson before they name a tournament after him. Lol" - 9:44 a.m. April 27th

"Playing Duece with Chino. Big game. Good spot :)" - 11:58 p.m. April 27th

"Chino's being stingy. However, Thorladen is throwing the party today! Bankroll 11k" - 4:29 a.m. April 28th

"Got destroyed on-line. Bankroll $5800" - 9:32 p.m. April 28th

"Still getting Killed on-line. Bankroll $4500" - 2:41 p.m. April 29th

"Just dropped 1k. Bankroll $3200" - 11:42 a.m. May 1st

"Starting to feel a bit sad about leaving. Flight is at 5am. Busn class to London upgrade $300. Bankroll $3900" - 6:09 a.m. April 2nd

"Landed in LA about an hour ago. Raced to Commerce. In my room playing Bodog Main Event. Blinded off alot! Still Alive." - 3:06 p.m. May 3rd

You can keep an eye on his progress by following him on Twitter. While you're at it you might as well follow our PokerListings Twitter account too ;)!!

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IaintOphra 2009-05-07 16:21:00

Life itself is a gamble.. At least youth is on his side..Go for it!

james 2009-05-07 09:56:00

he's living the dream

i aspire to this

who cares 2009-05-07 06:53:00

bellande is a clown!!! shocker the brokest mfker in the poker world goes busto???



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