Poker’s Bardah Confirms Survivor Entry

By Ben Hamill - September 16 2019

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Poker-pro and WSOP bracelet winner Ronnie Bardah is more than just a hoody and a pair of shades, and he’s out to prove it Survivor style. The main event casher-in has announced that he has officially gained entry into the 39th edition of the show. Bardah will be one of 20 participants gunning for the prize money in Survivor: Island of the Idols.

Bardah is of course not the first Poker-pro to star in the popular television series. Fellow Poker player Jean-Robert Bellande, who had lasted only 3 weeks before he was voted out and forced to return home from China, preceded him. It’s anyone’s guess how Bardah will perform. An eager hiker and kickboxer, Bardah will really have to show his steel if he is to have any hope of outlasting the gruelling challenges associated with the competition.

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There Were Others Too

Another Poker-pro to have starred in the show was Garrett Adelstein. Adelstein competed in the 28th edition of Survivor and sadly he too, managed to flop out early on. Its not necessarily that Poker’s own should be sticking to Poker. The competition is recognised as being of the toughest in the world being a combination of strenuous physical and enormous mental challenges.

But what with Bardah being willing to trade his Poker gear for a skimpy pair of swimming trunks and not much else, he probably already has what it takes to put on a proper display of courage and raw guts. He has, after all, managed to rack up more than just a couple of big-cash main event tournament prizes. And so at least we know that he has the mental faculty required in order to succeed in the popular competition.

A Win-Win Situation

The pro-Poker star currently holds a record of a different kind, after having finished 5 times in a row in the money in the WSOP Six-Max event, and from 2010 to 2014. This is by no standard a small or insignificant achievement and nobody has to date managed to successfully smash our Survivor-man’s record. Surely this counts for something on the tenacity front.

And tenacity is what Bardah will have to put on full display if he is to really kick it during the competition. Ultimately, come what may, at least now the world will be able to feast on more than just a hoody and sunglasses. Which really is a win in our books already.

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