World Series of Poker Finalist Nets $45,000 Online
Fresh from reaching the final table in this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, 21-year-old Joe Cada continued to run hot by bagging himself $45,000 on Full Tilt.
Cada, who will join the likes of Phil Ivey and British pro James Akenhead as part of the “November Nine” later this year, finished second in a $150 re-buy event on Tilt last Sunday, despite only returning home from Las Vegas two days earlier.
Having already notched up at least $1.2 million for making November’s televised final table, the money will come as small change to Cada, but the prestige attached to his runner-up finish will certainly further enhance his rapidly growing reputation.
Having returned home to Shelby Township, Michigan, and been welcomed by a hero’s reception, Cada didn’t let the rollercoaster ride of his Main Event journey throw his customary weekend routine out of synch and he was soon firing up the computer to play the big Sunday tournaments on Tilt.
“I planned on taking a little break from poker, but I always play on Sunday,” Cada explained following his cash. “I had to play and it just so happened I won a little bit of money this time.”
In addition to his latest cash, Cada also managed to rack up $28,214 for placing in two of the smaller events at this year’s World Series, but his attentions will now be turning to the potential $8,546,435 up for grabs when the Main Event resumes in November.
Certainly, if his sensational run of form continues, the young American could well ruffle a few feathers on his return to the Rio.