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."
Russ Fox, a tax consult based in Las Vegas, has in the past few years been calculating how much the WSOP Main Event finalists will get to keep after paying taxes. This year $10,028,396 of the $27,258,025 final table prize pool should be taxed. The biggest tax bite will be taken from the winner Gregory Merson...
By the end of this week we will send your questions to Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel and Vanessa Rousso, so it's high time to put down a few questions on a piece of paper. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get answers to your questions from 3 of the poker world's most interesting/best players.
Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, the 2004 WSOP Main Event champ, has been doing very well so far in PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. He ended up in 13th place in event #25 for $4,000 and made it all the way to the final table in event #27 where he got knocked out in 3rd place ($10,000). It will be interesting to see if any other big names will have as big success in 2010 WCOOP as Greg Raymer.