21 years old and already a successful online pro, Joe Cada has a chance at becoming the youngest Main Event winner this weekend in Las Vegas.
He's got 13,215,000, good for fifth in chips, and with blinds of 120k/240k when the November Nine return he'll have a bit of room to maneuver.
Cada has stacked over half a million dollars in tournament earnings but describes himself as a cash game player.
His biggest MTT result was almost $150,000 courtesy of taking down the $750k guarantee on Full Tilt.
By all accounts Cada is a competitive but laid back person. He plays soccer and brings the same level of competition to the poker table.
He's said that school didn't hold his attention, and that he attended mainly to placate his mom. If his moderate success in the poker before the Main Event didn't do the trick, the millions of dollars he's going to take home this weekend might.
Cada was signed to the ever-growing ranks of Team PokerStars Pro and has been at a few majors wearing the Stars patch. The Main Event and two other cashes this past WSOP, however, still form the totality of his live resume.
We managed to catch Joe for a few minutes back when first made the November Nine, so take a sec and check out the video below.
If you're a Joe Cada fan you can follow his final table progress by checking out our Live WSOP Main Event coverage. We'll be in Las Vegas so you don't have to be. (I mean, why would anyone want to go to Vegas? ;)
Update: Joe Cada has won the 2009 WSOP Main Event and become the youngest WSOP champ in history!
See a full recap of the heads-up match and Cada's first thoughts about becoming the WSOP champion here.
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