Ronnie Bardah won a World Series of Poker gold bracelet in 2012 when he took down the $2,500 Limit Hold'em — Six-Handed event for $182,088. Here in the Main Event this year, Bardah has already doubled his stack and will be eyeing a return to the money for another deep run.
Bardah started his double-up hand off by opening under the gun to 300 just before Level 1 came to a close. After two players called, 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada reraised to 1,200 from the hijack seat. Play folded back to Bardah, and he called. The next player called, then the third player reraised to 4,500. Cada folded, Bardah flatted, and the other player folded. This left heads-up action to the flop, which came down rainbow.
After Bardah checked the flop, his opponent fired in a bet of 5,000. Bardah check-raised to approximately 23,000 and was all in. His opponent called. Bardah rolled over and was beating his opponent's .
A on the turn and a on the river kept Bardah's kings in front, and he doubled up.
Bardah has had a lot of success in the WSOP Main Event over the past few years. He's cashed in 2010, 2011 and 2012, so hitting the money this year would be his fourth consecutive year doing so. The scores for each of those years were $317,161 (24th place), $27,103 (453rd place) and $21,707 (540th place), respectively.