Joe “The Kid” Cada Crushes WSOP Champion’s Curse, Wins 2nd Bracelet
Cada becomes first WSOPME Champ since Mortenson to bracelet.
It took a little time, but 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Cada has finally proved that he’s no one-pump chump. Cada broke a decade long curse of Main Event Champs who were unable to get back to the winner’s circle after winning the big one.
Not since Carlos “The Matador” Mortenson won a bracelet in 2003 has a Main Event Champion picked up a piece of WSOP hardware after winning the main. Many have come close, including Mortenson (who bubbled the final table of the Main Event in 2013), Jonathan Duhamel (who took 8th in the $50K Poker Players Championship in 2013) and even Cada himself who had to settle for runner up in a WSOP event in 2012. But there seemed to be a curse on the Main Event winners as if they’ve used their “one time” – forever. Until now.
Former Team Ivey Pro Greg Merson, in fact, was the only other Main Event winner to win 2 two bracelets in the past ten years, but he won his first before he won the Main Event.
Cada bested a stacked final table in Event #32, the $10K six-max, which included Jeremy Ausmus, Max Silver, JC Tran and Erick Lindgren for which he took home a massive $670K+ bankroll boost.
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