While a tweet or two may let fans into their favorite poker player’s heads, it is usually just for a brief moment thanks to a 140-character limit. Instagram has no such boundaries though and this week brought some pictures across our timeline that were all worth more than a thousand words.
Poker players live pretty amazing lives but we might envy Jean-Robert Bellande’s the most. From playing in some of the biggest games in the world, to rubbing elbows with Warren Buffett, to posing for a selfie with Pharrell at the Grammys, JRB does it all. This past week, he kicked it with Steve Aoki, who was performing at ARIA’s JEWEL Nightclub. Safe to say, broke living ain’t that bad.
A few players may have left Poker Night in America’s most recent stop closer to broke than rich but Doug Polk wasn’t one of them. Polk won a $57,000 pot of Phil Hellmuth and while Polk reviewed the entire hand on his YouTube channel; his smile, double thumbs up and Hellmuth’s less than pleased facial expression tell you everything you need to know…
Hellmuth might have taken some hits this weekend but the Poker Central Ambassador and GOAT posted a throwback to remind everyone that he has withstood the test of time. The Card Player Magazine cover from March, 2006 fittingly mentions Andy Beal vs. The Corporation, poker’s last great heads up battle before Dentale v. Hall came into play, and Hellmuth’s defending his NBC National Heads Up Championship win from 2005.
If we are envious of JRB’s life, the same can be said for Samantha Abernathy. Bambi has been around the world and back over the first few months of 2017. She started the year in Australia and has made a few stops since before settling in Mexico for the last half of March. All that travel might tire some out but Abernathy is just going to keep flipping her way around the globe.
I know the feeling.