Joseph Cada Basic Info:
Joseph Cada is from Michigan and at 21 years old, is the youngest ever winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event. He won $8.55 million for his 1st-place finish. The previous youngest winner was 2008 WSOP champion Peter Eastgate, who was 22 when he won.
Joseph Cada's winning hand:
The final hand came when Joe Cada showed a pair of nines after 2nd-place finisher Darvin Moon called his all-in wager with a suited queen-jack. Moon didn't get any help from the flop, turn, or river and the nines held up, making Cada the winner.
Joe Cada on winning:
"I ran really well and I never really thought this was possible. It was one of those dreams and I'm thankful it came true."
Joseph Cada's Poker Experience:
Despite his youth, Cada has already played in some 16 WSOP events and boasted nearly $500,000 in poker winnings before the Main Event. Before the WSOP, he typically played $10/$20 heads-up games online.
Joseph Cada Trivia:
His hobbies include playing sports and spending time on the water.