Joe Cada

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Joseph Cada (born November 18, 1987) is an American professional poker player from Shelby Charter Township, Michigan, best known as the winner of the Main Event at the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

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Joe Cada
Joe Cada after winning the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Nickname(s)jcada99 (online alias), The Kid
ResidenceShelby Charter Township, Michigan
Born (1987-11-18) November 18, 1987 (age 35)
World Series of Poker
Final table(s)9
Money finish(es)35
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 2009
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)1
Information accurate as of 2018-07-16.

By winning the 6,494-entrant Main Event at the age of 21, Cada surpassed Peter Eastgate as the youngest champion ever. Cada had two previous WSOP in the money finishes, both in 2009. Cada had been a regular online poker player for several years prior to winning the live WSOP event. He is primarily an online poker player, with more than $500,000 in online tournament winnings at present.[1] As of October 2016, his total live tournament winnings exceed $10,460,000.[2] Cada became a representative of Team PokerStars in 2009 in the weeks prior to becoming World Champion. On June 18, 2012, he lost heads up in the 2,811-entrant $1,500 No Limit Texas hold 'em event at the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Cada is from a family of card enthusiasts, although his parents disapproved of his chosen profession. His agent dubbed him "The Kid" (although this is already Stu Ungar's nickname),[3] and he has also taken on the role as a statesman of the profession in the media and political circles, where he is a proponent of legalization of gambling.