As the money bubble approached in the the World Series of Poker Main Event, one of the prevalent storylines was that of Mr. Main Event, Ronnie Bardah, going for his 5th straight cash in the big dance.
At times, it looked pretty dicey, but as the money bubble burst – in pretty spectacular fashion – Bardah found himself both in the money and the lone holder of the record of consecutive cashes.
As we mentioned though, Bardah’s tournament life was on the line a couple of times before he was able to secure the cash. First up, he found half his stack at risk in the midst of a classic flip against that didn’t go his way. According to PokerNews, after that clash, Bardah was sitting on roughly 14bb’s.
Then Bardah put his stack, and the record, at risk pushing all-in with a medium Ace against a small pocket pair. PokerNews was again on hand to catch the actions as the board ran out in spectacular fashion, bringing outs on the flop, turn and eventually when the river brought an Ace – Bardah breathed a sigh of relief.
Finally, sitting comfortably, Bardah held on until after the bubble burst.
Bardah spoke with PokerNews’ Chad Holloway right after the drama of the money bubble unfolded.
While he did make the money, Bardah’s deep run would end on Day 4 as he went busto in 475th place for $25,756 and a place in WSOP history. Now the only question for Bardah is…can he do it again next year?
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