Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Bellande Doubles Up Sar


Jean Robert Bellande, as is his wont, has been in a talkative mood today. He limped into a pot from late position behind Laurence Hughes, then was facing an all-in shove of 80,000 from Alper Sar. Hughes folded to the shove, leaving Bellande in "a spot".

"The problem, my Turkish friend, is that you haven't played a hand all day," said Bellande. But it didn't take him too long to call with {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. He was racing against {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

"I did not fold an ace," Hughes told Bellande.

"That's either some support or a needle if it doesn't show up," Bellande responded. It must have been a needle, because the board developed {j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{6-Clubs} -- just enough to give Bellande some hope. The river {k-Diamonds}, however, was not one of Bellande's multitude of outs. He's down to 550,000 now.

Tags: Jean Robert BellandeAlper Sar