WSOP 2018

Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info

Prize Pool $2,766,750
Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 4 Completed

Jean-Robert Bellande Wins Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed ($616,302)

Chad_Holloway • Level 34: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante
Jean-Robert Bellande
Jean-Robert Bellande

On Sunday, the final six players from a 621-entry field returned to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to play down to a winner in the 2018 World Series of Poker Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed. Before entering the tournament, Jean-Robert Bellande sent out a tweet.

“All this talk of me trying to finally get my 1st bracelet is a bit of a monkey on my back,” the former Survivor contestant said. “I’m just gonna keep having fun and making outrageous calls.”

Bellande, who had previously finished runner-up in two WSOP events, managed to get that monkey off his back in what was his 24th WSOP-related cash.

“Winning a bracelet in no-limit hold’em is an extra big surprise to me because it’s not my best game,” said Bellande, who sipped on a $400 bottle of Chateau Margaux 2013 Premier Grand Cru Classé while he played. “I’ve worked a lot on my game but I know I’m way behind the top-level players in that game. I would never ever dream my first bracelet would be in no-limit hold’em, but it makes it extra exciting for me.”

He continued: “I had a blast. I had so much fun during this tournament, not just winning but mixing it up. Six-handed is cool because you’re always in action. The guys were all fun. We just had a good time. Every day we just had a blast.”

Official Final Table Results

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States$616,302
2Dean LyallUnited Kingdom$380,595
3Andrew GrahamUnited States$254,684
4Tan NguyenUnited States$173,598
5Eric BlairUnited States$120,669
6Kacper PyzaraPoland$85,570

On Hand #10 of the final table, Poland’s Kacper Pyzara ran an unsuccessful bluff against Dean Lyall to lose most of his chips. Two hands later, Pyzara jammed for 515,000 holding ace-seven in the small blind and Bellande woke up with jacks in the big. Pyzara found a seven on the flop but no other help was forthcoming. He had to settle for sixth place and an $85,570 payday.

Two hands later, Eric Blair followed him out the door in fifth. It happened when both he and Andrew Graham flopped a pair of aces. They got it in when the turned paired eights, but Blair had a kicker problem as Lyall had a lady accompanying his bullet. The river was a brick and just like that Blair was gone, good for $120,699 in prize money.

On Hand #26 of the final table, Tay Nguyen shoved his extreme short stack from the button with pocket eights and Bellande called from the small blind with jacks. The board ran out clean and Nguyen was ousted in fourth place for $173,598.

The three-handed battle was a marathon and it wouldn’t be until Hand #136 that Graham would bow out. It happened when Bellande raised to 400K with king-deuce and called Graham’s 880K shove with jack-nine. Graham flopped an open-ended straight draw but missed when the turn and river came running fives.

Heads-up play began with Bellande holding a 2-1 chip lead over Lyall but the two would engage in a back-and-forth match. Each took turns holding the chip lead on several occasions, but eventually, Bellande won eight hands in a row to once again pull out to a big lead.

In the final hand of the tournament, which was Hand #228 of the final table, Lyall moved all in with ace-three offsuit and Bellande woke up with pocket queens. Lyall paired his three on the flop but that was all the help he got as both the turn and river ran out in Bellande’s favor.

“At one point he had a 3-1 chip lead and I thought it was curtains, and then I caught a nice little rush,” Bellande reflected. “Really happy, really relieved. First bracelet after two second places. My first time I was a 19-1 chip lead and I lost that bracelet, that was just devastating. Tonight, it looked like I was going to squander a 2-1 chip lead and lose it again. It’s a relief, it’s exciting. The $600,000 is also exciting.”

Jean-Robert Bellande
Jean-Robert Bellande

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Dean Lyall Eliminated in 2nd Place ($380,595)

Webjoker • Level 34: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante
Dean Lyall
Dean Lyall

Hand #228: Just like the entire match, the last hand was a quick one as well. Dean Lyall open-shoved the button for 4.36 million and Jean-Robert Bellande called.

Dean Lyall: {A-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Jean-Robert Bellande: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Bellande's rail started shouting for a queen while Lyall's rail shouted for an ace (specifically from space.)

Neither came as the {6-Clubs} hit the turn and {4-Clubs} hit the river.

Jean-Robert Bellande had his arms in the air and high-fived his supporters on the rail.

Moments later, Bellande and Lyall shook hands. "Hell of a match man," Bellande told Lyall.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Jean-Robert Bellande us 15,530,000 4,600,000
Dean Lyall gb Busted

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Hands #218-226: JRB Wins Eight Hands in a Row

Chad_Holloway • Level 34: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante

Hand #218: Jean-Robert Bellande limped and Dean Lyall checked his option to see a {Q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop, which both players checked. Action repeated on the {5-Hearts} turn and Lyall checked the {K-Clubs} river. Bellande bet 500,000 and Lyall folded.

Hand #219: Lyall called and Bellande checked his option to see a {4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} flop. Both players checked and the dealer burned and turned the {K-Diamonds}. Bellande bet 300,000 and Lyall folded.

Hand #220: Bellande limped and Lyall checked his option. The flop came down {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and Lyall checked to Bellande, who bet 240,000. Lyall called and then checked the {J-Clubs} turn. Bellande bet 500,000 and Lyall called before checking for the third time on the {7-Hearts} river. Bellande bet 1.5 million and Lyall called. Bellande tabled {9-}{10-} for a straight and it was good.

Hand #221: Lyall gave Bellande a walk in the big blind.

Hand #222: Bellande limped, Lyall raised to 750,000, and Bellande jammed. Lyall folded.

Hand #223: Lyall limped the button and Bellande checked his option to bring out the {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop. Both players checked as they did on the {4-Spades} turn. Bellande bet 240,000 on the {5-Hearts} river and Lyall folded.

Hand #224: Bellande limped, Lyall checked his option, and the flop came down {2-Hearts}{5-Spades}{k-Clubs}. Both players checked and did the same on the {2-Clubs} turn. Lyal check-called a bet of 300,000 on the {A-Hearts} river and Bellande tabled an ace to win his seventh hand in a row.

Hand #225: Lyall limped, Bellande checked his option, and the flop came out {4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. Both players checked and did the same on the {6-Hearts} turn. When the {4-Spades} completed the board on the river, Bellande bet 800,000 and Lyall folded.

Hand #226: Bellande limped and Lyall checked his option to see a {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop. Lyall checked and Bellande bet 250,000. Lyall called and then checked the {7-Hearts} turn. Bellande checked behind and the {J-Spades} completed the board on the river. Lyall bet 1.5 million and Bellande folded to end his winning streak at eight hands in a row.

Hand #227: Lyall folded.

Jean-Robert Bellande us 10,930,000 4,600,000
Dean Lyall gb 4,600,000 -4,600,000

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Hands #209-217: Two Pair for Bellande

Webjoker • Level 34: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante

Hand #209: Dean Lyall folded the button, giving the pot to Jean-Robert Bellande.

Hand #210: Bellande opened to 480,000 and Lyall called. Lyall check-folded to a bet of 500,000 on {2-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}.

Hand #211: Lyall folded, a walk for Bellande.

Hand #212: Bellande limped in and Lyall checked. Lyall checked on {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and Bellande bet 300,000. Lyall check-raised to 730,000 and Bellande called. Both checked the {A-Clubs} on the turn before Lyall bet 1.2 million on the {J-Diamonds} river. Bellande folded.

Hand #213: Lyall opened for 500,000 and Lyall folded.

Hand #214: Bellande open folded his {2-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

Hand #215: Lyall folded, Bellande showed {A-}{Q-}.

Hand #216: Bellande limped in and Lyall checked. Both checked on {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} as well and the {7-Spades} on the turn paired the board. Lyall check-called 300,000 and the {K-Spades} saw both players check. Lyall tabled {10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Bellande mucked.

Hand #217: Lyall opened for 500,000 and Bellande called. Bellande check-called 560,000 on {Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and check-called another 750,000 on the {9-Hearts} turn. The {10-Hearts} river saw both players check and Bellande showed the winner with {8-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. Lyall flashed a queen before he mucked.

Dean Lyall gb 9,200,000 -815,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us 6,330,000 815,000

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Level:
34
Blinds:
120,000/240,000
Ante:
40,000

Hands #195-208: Not Much Movement; 20-Minute Break

Chad_Holloway • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #195: Dean Lyall raised the button to 420,000 and Jean-Robert Bellande called to see the {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}. Both players checked and then Bellande bet 300,000 on the {9-Diamonds} turn. Lyall called and the {5-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Both players checked the straight on board and chopped the pot.

Hand #196: Bellande raised to 400,000, Lyall called, and the flop came down {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades}. Lyall check-folded to a bet of 300,000.

Hand #197: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande folded.

Hand #198: Bellande raised to 400,000, Lyall called, and the flop came down {q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Lyall checked, Bellande bet 400,000, and Lyall called. The dealer then burned and turned the {4-Hearts} and both players checked to the {5-Spades}. Lyall bet 1.6 million and Bellande folded.

Hand #199: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande folded.

Hand #200: Bellande raised to 400,000 and Lyall moved all in. Bellande folded.

Hand #201: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande folded.

Hand #202: Bellande raised the button to 400,000 and Lyall called to see a {2-Spades}{j-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop. Lyall checked and then folded when Bellande bet 400,000.

Hand #203: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande called to see the {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop. Bellande check-folded to a bet of 215,000.

Hand #204: Bellande raised the button to 400K and Lyall called. The {8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{a-Hearts} flop saw Lyall check-fold to a bet of 200,000.

Hand #205: Lyall limped the button and Bellande exercised his option with a raise to 700,000. Lyall called it and the duo went to the {3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop. Bellande bet 500,000 and Lyall released.

Hand #206: Bellande raised to 400,000 and Lyall folded.

Hand #207: Lyall raised to 420,000, Bellande called, and the flop came down {6-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Both players checked and the {8-Spades} appeared on the turn. Bellande bet 300,000 and Lyall folded.

Hand #208: Bellande raised to 400,000, Lyall called, and the flop fell {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. Lyall checked, Bellande bet 400,000, and Lyall called to see the {3-Diamonds} turn. Lyall seized the initiative y leading out for 290,000 and Bellande snap-folded.

Dean Lyall gb 10,015,000 615,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us 5,515,000 -585,000

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Hands #184-194: Some Check-Raises

Webjoker • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #184: Jean-Robert Bellande raised to 400,000 and Dean Lyall called. Lyall check-called a bet of 500,000 on the {J-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop but check-folded to Bellande's 1.4 million second bullet on the {3-Spades} turn.

Hand #185: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande called. Bellande check-folded to a 300,000 bet on the {Q-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop.

Hand #186: Bellande limped in but folded as soon as Lyall made it 585,000 to go.

Hand #187: Lyall folded, giving Bellande a walk.

Hand #188: Bellande made it 400,000 to go and Lyall called. Lyall checked on {9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and called Bellande's 200,000 bet. Both players checked on the {6-Diamonds} turn and the {6-Hearts} completed the board. Lyall bet 420,000 and Bellande folded.

Hand #189: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande called. Bellande checked on {4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Lyall bet 215,000. Bellande check-raised to 800,000 and Lyall instantly let it go.

Hand #190: Bellande folded, pot to Lyall.

Hand #191: Lyall raised to 420,000 but his cards hit the muck as soon as Bellande made it 1.2 million.

Hand #192: Bellande opened for 400,000 and Lyall called. Lyall check-called 200,000 on {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{J-Spades} before both of them checked the {K-Diamonds} on the turn. The {Q-Hearts} completed the board and Lyall bet 850,000. Bellande folded.

Hand #193: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande called. Bellande checked on {3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Lyall answered with a bet of 215,000. Bellande check-raised to 800,000 and Lyall folded.

Hand #194: Bellande opened for 400,000 but folded to Lyall's 1.4 million three-bet.

Dean Lyall gb 9,400,000 -400,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us 6,100,000 400,000

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Hands #172-183: Dean Lyall Into the Lead

Chad_Holloway • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #172: Jean-Robert Bellande raised to 400,000 and Dean Lyall folded.

Hand #173: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande called to see a {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop. Bellande check-called a bet of 400,000 and then checked the {10-Spades} turn. Lyall bet 1.05 million and Bellande called. When the {4-Diamonds} completed the board on the river, Bellande checked and Lyall moved all in for 4.1 million.

"Oh man, what a river," Bellande said as he turned his hat backward. "Dirty. Dirty. Dirty. Dirty."

Bellande then let his hand go.

Hand #174: Bellande raised to 400,000 and Lyall folded.

Hand #175: Bellande received a walk.

Hand #176: Bellande raised to 400,000 and folded when Lyall three-bet to 1.35 million.

Hand #177: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande called to see the {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop. Bellande checked and folded when Lyall bet 215,000.

Hand #178: Belland raised to 400,000 and Lyall called. The flop came down {8-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Lyall checked to Bellande, who bet 600,000. Lyall called and the dealer burned and turned the {2-Hearts}. Both players checked and the {9-Clubs} completed the board on the river. Lyall bet 600,000 and Bellande paid it off. Lyall showed the {8-Spades}{7-Hearts} but it was no good as Bellande held the {9-Spades}{5-Hearts}.

Hand #179: Lyall made it 420,000 to go and Bellande called to see the {A-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} flop. Bellande checked, Lyall bet 235,000, and Bellande called. The latter then checked the {8-Hearts} turn and Lyall fired again, this time 425,000. That did the trick as Bellande folded.

Hand #180: Bellande raised to 400,000 and Lyall folded.

Hand #181: Lyall folded the button.

Hand #182: Bellande raised to 400,000, Lyall called, and the flop came out {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. Lyall check-called a bet of 400,000 and then checked the {K-Clubs} turn. Bellande fired again, this time 900,000, and Lyall called. When the {10-Diamonds} completed the board on the river, Lyall checked and Bellande did the same. Lyall tabled the {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and it was good as Bellande mucked.

Hand #183: Lyall raised to 420,000 and Bellande called. On the {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop, both players checked and the dealer put out the {9-Spades} on the turn. Bellande bet 500,000, Lyall called, and the {Q-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Bellande checked and folded when Lyall bet 850,000.

Dean Lyall gb 9,800,000 3,600,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us 5,700,000 -3,600,000

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