Joe Cada Looking To Continue Hot Streak

Aug 3, 2018

By Sean Chaffin

Joe Cada

Fresh off winning two World Series of Poker bracelets and finishing fifth in the WSOP Main Event this summer, Joe Cada took a seat in Day 1a of WPT Choctaw. The winner of the 2009 WSOP Main Event, Cada has not played many WPT events but decided to head to Oklahoma after a few friends made the trip to Durant.

The 30-year-old from Macomb, Michigan, had a massive summer at the WSOP. He won the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout event for $226,218, took fifth in the WSOP Main Event for $2.15 million, and then also won the $1,500 Closer for $612,886. He now has four WSOP bracelets and more than $13.5 million in live tournament winnings.

“It’s been pretty sweet,” Cada said of his huge run. “It seemed like a lot of people were pulling for me and it’s been a fun run.”

Cada also helped his father, Jerry, play the WSOP Seniors event. Jerry was overcoming a stroke that had him in a coma for a month, and his son taught him to play cards. THe lesson provided him something to focus on as he continues to recover.

Early on in the day, Cada was in good spirits and continued to work his chip stack up a bit. The trip has been going well so far.

“I had a bunch of friends coming here and never been to Dallas, so I thought it would be fun,” Cada said. “And I’ve been running really hot lately.”

Cada may play a few more events in the future that his friends decide to play. If his huge summer continues, he might be looking at another deep tournament run coming at WPT Choctaw.

Sean Chaffin is a freelance writer in Crandall, Texas, and host of the True Gambling Stories podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @PokerTraditions.

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