Three years have passed since Joseph "Joe" Cada became the youngest player ever to win the Main Event at the 2009 World Series of Poker ($8.5 million). Cada wrote in his most recent blog post that he played a lot of poker after the title but that things changed a lot on Black Friday.
"Before Black Friday, I used to play online poker all the time. Some weeks I'd play for 80 hours. I'd just wake up[...] Read more » The Former World Champion's New Occupation - Running A Bar!
Joined: Oct '11
Age: 31 (M)
interesting to see what former world champs to with their winnings,especially to see something productive. I#m really curious what people like jerry Yang or other former champs do today. I know that peter eastgate lost a bunch of his money on sports betting and had a "poker Burnout",before he started a succesful comeback
Joined: Nov '11
Age: 30 (M)
Agree... it would be interesting if someone will post regularly posts about "after poker" life of poker champions... Maybe they do something with poker? Maybe charity? Or maybe they broke and sleep on the streets ?
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 36 (M)
I think he did well. Many others decided to change country, and that was probably the most radical decision among US online players. So, if he had a big prize that he could invest, why not turn it into something else he also likes and get the two things together. Things weren’t easy because there aren’t more charity poker licenses on his state, but he bought an old place and turned it like he dreamed, and now he has his name on the door of a place that generates him more money (even if it is at lower or slower rate), how nice can that be.
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
I will be there within the next few months I guarantee. Tht's right up the road from where I live here in Indiana. Actually less then a 2 hour drive so it's a must to go vist sometime soon. It's sad though, it took "Black Friday" to force people to chamnge something they love doing to pursue other ambitions. It's turned out good for Cada and some, but others, it was thier life. It was also a lot of others favorite pass time after work. I can only say one thing that comes to mind and I really hate being this way, but FK the DOJ and this U.S. dictatorship we're becoming.
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
well a smart decision- instead of gambling further with his money he decided to invest some of it- now he is getting a constant income, and if he wants to gamble he can safely do it from the profit his bar is making- this way he will never go broke: he would be playing with the money he can lose. good decision