Cada Wins It All!
After falling into an almost 3:1 chip deficit, Joe Cada grabbed control once again.
He made it 3 million preflop and Moon called.
The flopped rolled out T♣ 9♥ 5♦ and both players tapped the table.
The 10♦ would bring some fireworks, however, as Moon check-raised all-in after a 3 million chip bet from Cada.
Cada leaned back in his chair for a few minutes pondering a call that would be for his tournament life.
Suddenly and decisively, he laid it all on the line making that call.
Moon showed 8♠ 7♠ for the open-ender and Cada's J♥ 9♦ was ahead.
Moon would need a six or a jack to win the Main Event title, but it was not to be as the 3♥ river fell, handing Cada the double-up and the chip lead.
Following the hand, Cada was up to 108 million and Moon ground down to 86 million.
A few hands later, the two got into a preflop raising war that saw Cada push in with nines and Moon make the call for his tournament life with Q♦ J♦.
The flop came 8♣ 7♠ 2♣ and chants of "Joey" filled the theatre. The turn brought the K♥ and Cada needed to fade just one more card.
As the crowd murmured in anticipation, the river came the 7♣ and the Main Event title and $8.5 million was suddenly Cada's.
A roar of approval could be heard all the way to Freemont Street.
Darvin Moon will take home $5.1 million for his second-place finish, but the World Championship and all the glory that goes with it now belongs to Joe Cada.
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