Monday, July 27, 2009

November 9 Spotlight - Joe Cada

Like many young aspiring poker pros, Joe Cada realized that college wasn't for him. The Shelby Township, Michigan native took the leap toward becoming a professional poker player shortly after beginning classes at Macomb Community College. And while most dropouts find the transition difficult, Cada's decision to leave school turned out to be the most lucrative of his young life. A short time later, he became a member of the 2009 World Series of Poker November Nine.

A cash game specialist, Cada took a stab at his first ever World Series of Poker this year after turning 21 last year. he cashed twice before the Main Event, taking 64th in Event #13 ($2,500 No Limit Hold'em) for $6,681, and then 17th in Event #34 ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em) for $21m533. Once among the chip leaders of Event #34, Cada was eliminated by the 2009 WPT Player of the Year, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier when Grospellier spiked a two-outer on the river against him.

Joe will enter the final table fifth in chips with just over 13 Million. He made a big move on Day 8, doubling his stack despite having his pocket aces cracked by the pocket tens of Jamie Robbins after all the chips went in pre-flop. That 3.5 million chip pot would have given Joe more ammunition to fire at his table mates, but it certainly didn't prevent him from attacking any more. Cada was easily the most active player at his table and even played back at Phil Ivey several times as the final table approached.

Joe is a risk taker, and will likely be one of the players to move quickly in this tournament. Hopefully, Joe can continue to move UP in chips. But one thing is for certain, Joe will see his share of the action.

1 comment:

rakeback said...

I think that Moon appears to be the next Jerry Yang. He doesnt seem to play particularly skillfully and has benefited from very timely hands. I know ESPN shows only certain hands, so there is the potential that they framed things in this way and he is a pretty decent player.