Aged 21, Joe Cada became, this Tuesday, November 10 at the Rio casino in Las Vegas, the youngest player in history to win the Main Event of the World Series Of Online Casino Malaysia by winning heads up against the lumberjack of 54 year old Darvin Moon. The previous year, 22-year-old Dane Peter Eastgate broke the record for youngest WSOP world champion held by Phil Hellmuth for 19 years.
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After 87 hands and almost 4 hours of play, this young native of Detroit, whose father is unemployed and whose mother is employed in a casino, pockets, in addition to the title and the bracelet, the tidy sum of 8.5 million of dollars. His unfortunate opponent, Darvin Moon, receives a nice consolation prize of $5.2 million.
Joe Cada’s experience will have finally prevailed. His aggressive play, combined with a good dose of luck on a few decisive hands (poker always needs it), allowed him to qualify at the final table for the head-to-head against the eight other opponents who were between other Phil Ivey and Frenchman Antoine Saout. The latter finished third eliminated by… Joe Cada.
If it was a pair of nines that assured him victory, it was ironically also a pair of 9s that put Joe Cada in trouble at the start of this heads-up. At the start of the final, Joseph Cada is Chipleader with 136,925,000 chips against 58,875,000 chips for Darvin Moon.
An expensive new one…
Joe Cada will gradually see his chips disappear thanks to some very nice and audacious moves from his opponent Darvin Moon, who will regain the chip lead after just 15 minutes of play.
After Cada raised for 3.5 million from the big blind, Moon was quick to call to show a King-3-2 flop. Cada followed with a bet of the same amount, while Moon raised to 10 million to show an Ace on the turn. Moon bet 10 million and Cada called to bring a pairing king on the board on the river, both players checking, It was Moon who won this hand with pocket queens against Cada’s pocket 9s.
Following numerous preflop raises to 3 million for Joe Cada, Darvin Moon reraised to 8 million, re-raised all-in by Cada. Moon called and returned a good Queen Jack of diamonds, while Cada showed pocket nines. The flop 8-2-7 falls without changing anything and the madman continues for Cada supported by hysterical supporters all dressed in yellow to illustrate the color of Michigan. Joe Cada will win the hand.