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

Bellande On Guard Against Hougaard


Jean-Robert Bellande (small blind) and Jesper Hougaard (early position) together saw a flop of {A-Spades}{3-Clubs}{A-Clubs} and both players checked. The turn brought the {7-Spades}. Bellande bet 65,000, and Hougaard called.

The river was the {6-Spades}. Bellande bet 125,000 this time, and Hougaard responded by raising all in for 458,000. Bellande tanked for some time, then folded his {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} face up.

"What a river," said Bellande afterwards. "You go all in on the turn, you got me." "People give me a lot of respect at this table, huh?" responded Hougaard. "Now I know I made a good lay down," said Bellande with a smile.

Bellande has 700,000 now. Hougaard would knock out a short-stacked Claudio Baptista on the next hand, thereby moving up to 1.02 million.

Tags: Jean-Robert BellandeJesper Hougaard