Joe Cada Wins WSOP $10K NL Six Max (Event #32) For $670kJune 17, 2014 11:28 am
Joe Cada has become the first main event champion to win a second WSOP bracelet since 2001 champion Carlos Mortensen took down the $5k Limit Hold’em event in 2003. Cada also continues to be the youngest player ever to have won the Main Event having been just 21 when he topped a 6,494-player field to win poker’s most prestigious tournament prize.
At the scene of his latest victory, the 26 year old triumphed at Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship, after besting a small but talented field of 264 players to take home the first place prize of $670,401, and his second career WSOP bracelet. Following his remarkable win, which now boosts his tournament earnings to $10,296,581, Cada commented:
“There’s a lot of variance. There’s so many players in these tournaments..It’s tough to go deep. It’s tough to win. You need a lot of things to go right. It’s a great feeling.”
The $10k buy-in tournament created a prize pool worth $2,481,600 and amongst the notable players then cashing in at the event was Nick Shulman in 20th ($22,483), Jared Jafee in 20th ($22,483), Ashton Griffin in 16th ($28,414), Scott Clements in 11th ($36,975), and George Danzer in 9th ($49,061).
At the final table of six, Jeremy Ausmus (Q-Q) then eliminated Dario Sammartino (J-J) in 6th for $91,670, before Max Silver (K-4) took out a short-stacked Erick Lindgren (10-9) in 5th for $129,192. Next, Jeremy Ausmus (J-J) sent JC Tran (A-Q) to the rail in 4th ($185,971), and after Joe Cada (A-8) did likewise to Max Silver (10-6) in 3rd ($273,646) the heads-up phase of the competition got underway between Cada and Ausmus for the title.
As the final battle commenced, Ausmus held a 4.8m to 3m chip advantage but the balance was soon reversed after Cada won a massive pot holding 8-8 to Ausmus’A-J. Soon after Ausmus picked up J-J, but unfortunately for him Cada had been dealt Q-Q and so Jeremy Ausmus subsequently had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $414,104, while Joe Cada made a little piece of poker history at the Rio in Las Vegas.
Commenting on whether winning a second WSOP bracelet validates him as a player, Cada replied: “A lot of players know me and I’ve been playing poker forever now and I’ve been playing online before that and had a lot of good results online in both tournaments and cash games, so I don’t think it validates me, it just might everybody think I run a little better.”
Final Table Results:
1 Joe Cada – $670,041
2 Jeremy Ausmus – $414,104
3 Max Silver – $273,646
4 JC Tran – $185,971
5 Erick Lindgren – $129,192
6 Dario Sammartino – $91,670