World Champs Duhamel and Cada Victorious at PCA

Joe Cada
Joe Cada recorded his biggest score since winning the 2009 WSOP Main Event.

In a period of just two days former world champions Jonathan Duhamel and Joe Cada have both won side events at the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

Duhamel’s victory came in the $5,000 No-Limit Holdem 8-max event two days ago while Cada notched a win in the $2,000 No-Limit event last night.

Both players pocketed six-figure prizes.

Duhamel Dominates $5k

2010 World Champion of Poker Jon Duhamel has had a tumultuous few weeks. Starting with the shocking home invasion and robbery he endured and continuing with a very lucrative week in the Bahamas at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

Most recently he beat out a field of 158 in the $5k side event to pocket $239,830,  just a few days after he finished fourth in the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller event for $313,600.

Duhamel faced a very talented final table on his way to victory including decorated tournament all-star Jason Mercier, current world champion of poker Pius Heinz, WSOP bracelet winner and respected online pro Kevin Stammen, rising Canadian star Owen Crowe and UK pro Laurence Houghton.

Duhamel defeated Canadian Edward Kim heads-up who received $134,100 for second.

Also cashing in this event in 14th and 15th, respectively, were American professionals Tom Marchese and Jason Koon.

Jonathan Duhamel
Duhamel's had an eventful month to say the very least.

Here are the full final table payouts for the 2012 $5k PCA 8-Max event:

  • 1. Jonathan Duhamel (Canada) $239,830
  • 2. Edward Kim (Canada) $134,100
  • 3. Jason Mercier (USA) $80,460
  • 4. Keven Stammen (USA) $57,470
  • 5. Pius Heinz (Germany) $45,980
  • 6. Owen Crowe (Canada) $38,320
  • 7. Laurence Houghton (UK) $30,650
  • 8. Kenny Hallaert (Belgium) $22,990

Cada Conquers $2k

2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada posted the biggest score since the $8.5 million payday that first put him on the poker map last night, overcoming a field of 348 to win Event 16, $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

Cada defeated fellow American Michael Telker to take the title and the $175,550 first-place prize.

Telker was featured on's Top 5 Poker Players to Watch in 2012 list just two weeks ago and kicks his year off with a $93,170 payday.

Also making the final table of that event was Shannon Shorr who finished fourth for $45,910 and former PokerStars sponsored player JC Alvarado who placed sixth and earned $29,710.

Cashing but falling short of the final nine were 2010 Canadian WSOP bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois, Team PokerStars Pro members Alex Kravchecnko and JP Kelly as well as boyfriend-girlfriend combo Bryn Kenney and Ana Marquez.

Here are the full final table payouts for the 2012 PCA $2k side event:

  • 1. Joe Cada (USA) $175,550
  • 2. Michael Telker (USA) $93,170
  • 3. Andre Moreira (Portugal) $59,410
  • 4. Shannon Shorr (USA) $45,910
  • 5. Jose Gomez (Spain) $36,460
  • 6. JC Alvarado (Mexico) $29,710
  • 7. Mayu Roca Uribe (Colombia)$22,950
  • 8. Pascal Lefrancois (Canada) $16,200
  • 9. Aadam Daya (Canada) $12,150
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