Every year, players flock to Las Vegas to play at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), one of the largest poker events in the world. Over the years, countless players have proven themselves of the live felts by clinching the prestigious WSOP gold bracelets. As players get better in their game, there are those that have won multiple WSOP bracelets. Joe Cada is perhaps one of the most well-known faces.
Coming to poker, one could say that Joe Cada was destined for it. Hailing from a family that loved card games, Cada was introduced to poker at a very young age. While he could not play at live poker events, he played most of his games online on platforms namely PartyPoker and PokerStars. He initially began with the alias ‘jcada99’ and was even eventually nicknamed ‘The Kid.’
As of today, Joe Cada currently holds four WSOP bracelets that he won between 2009 to 2018. Incredibly, his first WSOP bracelet came when he shipped the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event for a whopping $8,547,044 in 2009. At 21 and 11 months, he was the youngest poker player in WSOP history to clinch the prestigious title. During the final table of the WSOP Main Event, Cada outlasted poker greats like Phil Ivey and Jeff Shulman to emerge victorious. He also finished in the money three other times at WSOP 2009. A little before his WSOP victory, Cada also signed up with well-known poker platform PokerStars in a $1 million contract.
While he experienced his fair share of success on the live felts, Cada is primarily an online player and amassed over $500,000 in online winnings even before his first WSOP win. In the weeks following his WSOP win, Cada made many television appearances on shows including Late Show with David Letterman, CNN, CBS News, Scott Van Pelt Show, among many others.
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In WSOP 2014, five years after shipping his first bracelet, Cada would go on to win his second WSOP bracelet at the $10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold’em six-handed event. He then added $670,041 to his bankroll after this win. Later, in WSOP 2018, Cada ended up clinching his third and fourth WSOP bracelets at the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout and $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em The Closer. He won $226,218 and $612,886 in these events respectively.
All the stats in this article are updated as of 19th April 2022!
According to the Hendon Mob, Cada has earned over $14,281,056 in total live earnings and ranks 55th in the all-time money list. In an interview with Time, Cada made an observation on the legality of poker, “I support the right to play poker online. Poker isn’t gambling. It’s a hobby, an activity, a game. It’s not about luck—it’s about logic, decision-making and math. We all should be able to play poker on the Web if we want to, and I believe that making it illegal strips us of our rights. This is an important issue, and hopefully, we’ll see it resolved soon.”
Undoubtedly, it can be asserted that Cada’s winning streak shall continue for years to come. If you liked this article, make sure you continue reading Gutshot Magazine. Follow us on our social handles Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Telegram.
Donna Amo was a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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