American Jean-Robert F. Bellande deserves a thumbs-up for his accomplishments

Poker has in the past been a hot topic that has divided stakeholders into diametrical camps, critics and enthusiasts. For the skeptics, poker is no different from other gambling games that pose the threat of addiction among others.

On the other hand, enthusiasts tout poker as a lucrative avenue that does not discriminate players and is poised to confer earnings and recognition for the most determined players. The US until the events of the Black Friday in April 2011 was a poker player nurturing hub but continues to do so after the federal government mollified its rules for the game. There are many players who are American-based and have played excellently as to leave an indelible mark. Jean-Robert F. Bellande is among them and is a frequent player at the WSOP and other notable tournaments.

Bellande attained public exposure when he was playing at the World Series of Poker tournament where he placed 3rd o collect a prize of $210,900 in 2005. His distinction in poker is ascribable to his overtly aggressive table approach that he leans on in televised tournaments. On that year, he also ousted John Phan to clinch the grand prize at the Winnin’ o’ the Green Event where he took home $148,000. (more…)

Michael Newhouse is among Poker Greatest Players

In the 2014 World Series of Poker $10,000 NHLE, the final table could not lack a US player like in earlier events.

This year saw Michael Newhouse proceed to the ultimate stage. The US boasts an oasis of latent talent in the poker industry; this has been demonstrated by the excellent performance of players who have played in the major events.

This is not the only event Newhouse has played formidably well. However, he was cast to prominence as he became the pioneer player in the November Nine finalists to have a back-to-back World Series of Poker Main Event. Though awaited for exemplary performance, Newhouse finished ninth in the 2014 WSOP NHLE where he pocketed $730,725. (more…)

John Tabatabai journey from chess tours to poker tournaments.

John Tabatabai is a Welsh professional poker player lives in London, GB. He had born in (Lisvane) Cardiff, GB.

He did his schooling there since he took interest in playing poker. But at the initial he lost a lot but after that he took it seriously and gathered information about poker from books and online gaming. He is a law Graduate from University of Reading. He started his poker career in Sep, 2007 in WSOP Europe, London. He made the real breakout in his first attempt when he finished the final table at second and won the cash of $1,148,130. This was his best live cash. On Oct, 2007 he finished at 1st in, U.K. open IV, Maidstone.

John is known as a strategic aggressive poker player who played with strategies. And he proved his abilities in last few years at a variety of tournaments. On Feb, 2008 in All Africa poker tournament, Swaziland, he finished at first place with $148,925.  Then on April he visited EPT Grand finale, Monte Carlo where he finished at 24th place with $2,817. Then on June 2008, in Bellagio Weekly Tournaments in Las Vegas he finished at 9th place with $2,215. In the same time he visited 39th WSOP Las Vegas where he got 51st position for $11,681. Then on June 2009, in Aussie Millions poker Championship, Melbourne he finished the final table at first and won the first prize of $711,037.

On Sep, 2010 he again visited WSOP, Europe, and London and got 7th position for $26,716. On Feb 2011 he travelled to WPT, Venice where he finished at 14th position for $18,443. On Oct, 2012 he visited\ WSOP, Europe Cannes and he got the first prize of $37,574.John is also a well-known chess player signing in European and WPT chess Championship. He last played on Jan 2013, Belfair poker live London 2013, London where he again finished at first place for $38,288. His total live earning is $1,565,262 with 1440 POY points. He achieved 5th rank in Wales all time money list. Along with this john is focusing now-a-days on Belfair at WSOP.