Uncle Ron: The Luckiest Person in Poker?
With his recent track record of success, players should be lining up to hang with Uncle Ron before next month's Poker Masters series. (Photo: Poker Central)

Uncle Ron: The Luckiest Person in Poker?

A Poker Central investigation

Posted August 28, 2017 by Will O’Connor
With his recent track record of success, players should be lining up to hang with Uncle Ron before next month's Poker Masters series. (Photo: Poker Central)

You’ve seen him on Twitter, YouTube, and more but who is Uncle Ron?

He is the man selling PokerGO subscriptions door to door in Kansas. He is the man who walked the halls of the World Series of Poker with a pet watermelon. He is the man who threw, dodged, bowled, danced, raced, hooped and ate his way through the Super High Roller Bowl. He is poker’s biggest fan and poker’s favorite rail bird. But, what if I told you that Uncle Ron was more than that though? What if I told you…

Uncle Ron is the luckiest person in poker.

Over the last few weeks, Poker Central has been dropping Uncle Ron themed videos from this year’s Super High Roller Bowl and while each are hilariously ridiculous in and of themselves, collectively they tell a simple story. If you (insert verb from above) with Uncle Ron, you will win lots of money playing poker.

Exhibit A: Uncle Ron and Doug Polk hold their own rake throwing competition. A week later, Doug Polk won the $111,111 buy-in High Roller for One Drop for $3.7 million and his third-career World Series of Poker bracelet.

Exhibit B: Uncle Ron dodges, ducks, dips, dives and dodges his way through a game of dodgeball with Nick Schulman. Towards the end of the summer, Nick Schulman won the $50,000 Super High Roller at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open for $440,000.

Exhibit C: Uncle Ron raced a wheelchair bound Liv Boeree down the ARIA hallways. Last week, Liv Boeree won the Poker After Dark “Voices Carry” finale for $150,000 and all the bragging rights.

Exhibit D: Uncle Ron and Phil Hellmuth played a modified game of H-O-R-S-E. A few weeks later, Hellmuth’s beloved Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and last week, Hellmuth added the “King of the Hill” Championship Belt to an already packed trophy case.

Exhibit E: Uncle Ron and Matt Berkey fed each other PB&J sandwiches. In the weeks since, Berkey has finished 2nd in the $1,111 Little One for One Drop at the WSOP for $240,000, 3rd in the $5,250 buy-in SHRPO Championship for $341,618, and won the first Poker After Dark $25,000 sit and go for $150,000.

As you all know, men lie, women lie but the numbers do not and collectively, players that have hung with Uncle Ron have won over $5 million since the Super High Roller Bowl.

So take your Podcast run good, your lucky melons, and your lucky card protectors and throw them like Doug Polk threw those rakes. We rest our case, Uncle Ron is the luckiest person in poker and if players were smart, they’ll be lining up for him before next month’s Poker Masters series begins on September 13.