WSOP winner to appear on Survivor
Ronnie Bardah will be on the 39th season of the reality game show
Ronnie Bardah may not be as active in poker as he once was, but the WSOP bracelet winner still makes an appearance from time to time. He’s now going to make an appearance in a completely different kind of tournament and has announced that he will appear on the next season of Survivor, set to be broadcast on September 25.
Bardah posted about his Survivor participation on Twitter this week, stating, “Yes!, the rumors are indeed true. I’m happy to announce that I will be on season 39 of [Survivor:] Island of the Idols! Premiering on Sept 25th! Let the games begin.”
This is the 39th season of Survivor and this one marks a return to Fiji for the contestants.
Survivor: Island of the Idols was filmed on the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji and the Massachusetts poker player is just the latest in a string of poker figures to participate. Before him, Jean-Robert Bellande, Anna Khait and Garrett Adelstein have appeared, with Bellande making the deepest run in 2007. He was ultimately voted out in eighth place.
The 32-year-old Bardah grew up, when he came of age, playing the tables at Foxwoods. He found mild success at the tables and took down the WSOP Main Event in 2012 for his only bracelet and a cool $192,000 in cash. In addition to that purse, he has racked up over $1.1 million over the years, following his first tournament cash in 2004 at the World Poker Finals. He is still the only player to cash in five consecutive WSOP Main Events, a record he earned for his performances from 2010 to 2014.