Joe Cada may not be a household word when it comes to poker, but he should be. After all, he won the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event and has continued to turn in positive results since — like finishing runner-up to Carter Phillips in 2012; two fourth place finishes in 2013; and now Cada has overcome a very strong final table in Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship to win his second gold bracelet and $670,041!
Joe Cada carved his own niche in history at the WSOP: Cada — since Carlos Mortensen — has become the most recent Main Event champion to win a bracelet after winning the main event. Joe Hachem did make it to heads-up play but lost to Dutch Boyd in 2006 in a $2,500 six-handed event. Cada is also the 10th previous bracelet winner to take home a win at the 2014 WSOP.
Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship started with 264 players who created a prizepool of $2,481,600. The three-day event came down to Joe Cada and fellow bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus as the last two with a chance at gold although 13 players started Day 3, including Layne Flack, Lee Markholt, Scott Clements, Hiren “Sunny” Patel, George Danzer, Kyle White, and Martin Jacobson who were knocked out before the final table started.
JC Tran and Erick Lindgren made the final table to make it four bracelet winners and two non-bracelet winners — Max Silver and Dario Sammartino — in the hunt for gold!
It all came to an end on Hand #112! Jeremy Ausmus min-raised to 120,000 from the button, Joe Cada raised to 300,000, and Ausmus moved all-in. Cada made the call.
Ausmus was in trouble but the flop gave him a backdoor flush draw. The hit the turn and Ausmus was drawing to two outs, but the on the river sent Joe Cada to the winner's circle.
Remko Rinkema talks to Joe about the win: