The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/9/21): Ronnie Bardah

By Bernard Lee
February 11, 2021

Ronnie Bardah

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews the 2012 WSOP bracelet Winner, Ronnie Bardah. Recently, at the 2021 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open which was held at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL, Bardah chopped three-way for the largest score of his career ($566,135). Surprisingly, the event had 1,573 entries, creating a prize pool of over $5 million! Bardah discusses how he started playing poker, his WSOP accomplishments, being on CBS’ Survivor and also playing under COVID restrictions at the WPT Main Event.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2012 WSOP bracelet winner, Ronnie Bardah.
1:39Doug Polk outlasts Daniel Negreanu in their heads-up battle, taking home $1.2 million over 25,000 hands.
2:49Chris Moneymaker parted ways with PokerStars, but signed with America’s Cardroom to become the face of ACR.
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6:20Bernard welcomes 2012 WSOP bracelet winner, Ronnie Bardah.
7:20Ronnie joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
8:15Ronnie discusses how he got started in poker.
10:53Ronnie talks about what his most special victory/score in the poker world.
13:54Ronnie gives some advice about limit hold’em and how it can even help your no-limit hold’em game.
19:43Ronnie recalls his time on CBS’ Survivor.
23:46Ronnie discusses his typical schedule during past summer WSOPs, depending on his length of stay in Las Vegas.
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28:16Bernard continues his interview with 2012 WSOP Bracelet Winner, Ronnie Bardah.
30:47Ronnie discusses the experience playing under COVID restrictions at the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open.
38:22Ronnie talks about the composition of the COVID world field in Florida and Las Vegas.
41:08Ronnie explains some specific issues that arose from the masks and plexiglass.
44:01Ronnie talks about how grateful he is for the largest score of his career.
47:42Ronnie remembers his trip to Asia prior to the COVID shutdown last year.
51:00Ronnie talks about his poker plans for the rest of this year prior to the summer.

Ronnie Bardah



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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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