Joe Cada may have finished only at 5th place in the Main Event of this year's WSOP (for $2,150,000), but that's probably okay with him because after a few days, he has gotten his fourth career bracelet when he took down Event #75: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $612,886!
The final table has finally been set in the 2018 WSOP $10,000 Main Event World Championship. From a player field of 7,874 entries in total (the 2nd biggest field in the tournament's history), now there are only nine players left to battle it out for the championship gold bracelet and the first place prize money of a whopping $8.8 million.
A total of 7,874 players jumped into Event #65 $10,000 NLHE Main Event World Championship, and now only 109 players remain as Day 5 ended in a rather peculiar way. Day 5's chip stack hero is Houston resident Michael Dyer with 12,180,000.
Event #3 of the 2018 WSOP was bagged by Joseph "Joe" Cada, who outlasted a total of 363 entries, winning the prize money worth $226,218 plus a gold bracelet, thereby bringing his total WSOP bracelet count to 3.
Just about a month ago, PokerStars parted ways with Latin American players Humberto Brenes, Angel Guillen and Jose "Nacho" Barbero. Now, the world's largest poker site has cut ties with another three pros, including 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada, who has over 10 million in live tournament earnings.
In 2009, at the age of 21, Joe Cada became the youngest Main Event winner ever after besting a field of 6,494 players. Many doubted that Cada was a serious poker player after the big win, but he probably silenced some of the critics when he took down Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship this summer.
It took three days of play for a field of 345 players to be narrowed down to a winner in Event #34: Seven Card Stud ($1,500 buy-in). Eric Buchman, who's probably best known for his 4th place finish for $2.5m in the 2009 Main Event that was won by Joe Cada, received his second bracelet along with $118,785 in prize money for wining the tournament - less than 24 hours after the 2009 Main Event Champ Joe Cada won his second bracelet.
A big congratulations to Joe Cada, the winner of Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship. The 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion bested a field of 264 runners to win his second bracelet and $670,941 in prize money! Many people have doubted that Cada was a serious player, but this win has most probably silenced some of the critics!
Event #4: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed) On Monday, the fourth gold bracelet was awarded at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker. After 1,069 players entries and three days of play, John Beauprez had all the chips and received $324,764 and the coveted gold bracelet! The biggest name on the final table, as you can see in the results below, was the 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada, who finished in fourth place for $83k.
1 John Beauprez $324,764 2 Manig Loeser $200,698 3 Eric Blair $127,300 4 Joe Cada $83,558 5 Mike Mustafa $56,499 6 Keven Stammen $39,325
Cada's Poker and Sports Grill in Sterling Heights has been closed down temporary. The owners, Jerry Cada (Joe's father) and Patrick Bernhardt, voluntarily closed the place while an investigation into its liquor license is under way.
There's a lot of action at Atlantis Casino Resort in The Bahamas at the moment. Not only was the final table of the Super High Roller ($100k buy-in) played yesterday, but also Day 1A of the Main Event kicked off with 320 participants. 150 survived the day with Maxim Lobzhanidze, from Italy, out in front (248,900). Also heading to Day 2 are Team PokerStars Pros Ville Wahlbeck, Luca Pagano, George Danzer and Joe Cada.
Day 1B starts tonight and, according to PokerStars, a gigantic field is expected to show up. Let's hope that they are right about that! We will be back with another brief update tomorrow.
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 and play poker and that's really all I did. Then once Black Friday happened, I haven't played online since. It's a whole different life I've been living since Black Friday."
Carter Phillips is the name of the winner of Event #31: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em. Phillips topped a field of 2,811 players, the largest $1,5k NLHE event so far at the 2012 WSOP, and defeated the winner of the 2009 Main Event heads-up, Joe Cada.
This was Phillips' second WSOP bracelet after winning the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed event in 2010 for $482,774. This time he received amazing $664,130 - the second biggest tournament cash of his career after the EPT Barcelona main event win in 2009 that gave him $1,216,023!
Today it's finally time for the first day of PokerStars EPT London. The stop in London is one of the most prestigious stops on the European Poker Tour... and, as always, lots of big names will take part. Just to mention a few: Doyle Brunson, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Joe Cada and Boris Becker.
Apart from the main event, which will be played until Thursday next week, a High Roller event with £20,000 buy-in will be something to look forward to. We will keep you updated with the most interesting news on both the main event and the high roller event. Stay tuned!
Day 5 of the EPT San Remo Main Event is over. 24 players out of 987 are still in the game and all of them are guaranteed at least €25k each. Chip leader at the moment is Nicolas Yunis, from Chile, with a 2.281.000 stack, and in second place is Rupert Elder, from United Kingdom, with 1.894.000 chips.
The two most notable players in the remaining field of players are the Pokerstars pros Max Lykov from Russia (4th place with 1.722.000 chips) and the 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada from USA (5th place with 1.619.000 chips).
The final table will be played tomorrow (May 3rd). Let's hope that both Lykov and Cada will be on it! As soon as the final table kicks off, we will put up a link so you can watch it live. Stay tuned!
Day 1 a & b are now in the books and we're only hours away from Day 2. Team PokerStars Pro Ruben Visser, from Netherlands, leads the field with a 251,500 stack, and in second place is Nicolas Chority, a PokerStars qualifier, with 233,400 chips.
There are many familiar faces in the remaining player-field. However, three players (all of them Team PokerStars Pros) to keep an extra eye on during Day 2 are Viktor Ramadin in 5th place with 190,500, Vanessa Selbst in 13th place with 161,500, and Joe Cada in 23rd place with 135,500 chips.
Joe Cada, 22, wrote poker history last year when he became the youngest player ever to win the WSOP Main Event. For the win he received nothing less than $8.5 million, however, he only got to keep half of his winnings because he was staked by some friends.
According to many interviews with Joe Cada after the win, he has been very careful with the remaining part of the winnings and it also seems like he has tried to live an ordinary life, even though he's rich and famous. Sometimes, however, it doesn't seem enough to keep a very low profile, at least if we should believe what Joe Cada wrote on his Facebook a while ago.
Lots of players (many familiar faces) took part in EPT Main Event Day 1b. Unfortunately many notables went off the trail during the day. Just to mention a few, Eric Lindgren, Daniel Negreanu, Tony G, ElkY, Boris Becker, Pieter de Korver (last year's champ), Jason Mercier.
Of course a few notables made it to Day 2 as well. Joe Cada, Isabelle Mercier, Marcel Luske and Joe Hachem and a few more. But still - would have been nice if more notables made it through Day 1b.
Around 400 player will be returning to play Day 2 of the tournament today. Chip leader is Thiago Decano (264,2000) followed by Paul Berende (195,500) and Tommaso Briotti (175,400). A bit further down in the felt we can find a few big names. For example the PokerStars Pros Joe Cada (123,600) and Alex Gomes (122,800).
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