Joe Cada is a professional poker player who was born in 1988 and comes from Michigan. He learned to play poker when he was a young boy and began playing online at the age of 16. Although he was not old enough to gamble and play poker in casinos in the United States, he found that at the age of 19 he could play in casinos in Canada so he would travel to Ontario to casinos there to play. He built up enough money this way to be able to enter some contests in Costa Rica and the Bahamas.
In 2009 at the age of 21 Cada was the youngest ever player to have won the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship Main Event at the World Series of Poker tournament. It was his first visit to the famous tournament and unbelievably he picked up his gold bracelet and prize money of over eight and a half million dollars. He has also won over half a million dollars in online tournaments so far. He had already been playing poker for 6 years online before becoming champion and in the weeks leading up to the WSOP in 2009 he was made a representative of Team PokerStars like other professional poker players such as Joe Hachem, Greg Raymer and Chris Moneymaker.
Cada’s tournament earnings so far total more than eight and a half million dollars and although he has only cashed three times at the World Series of Poker, most of his tournament winnings have come from these. His three cashes all came in the 2009 WSOP tournament.
Cad spends most of his time playing poker online and when not playing poker he likes to play indoor soccer with friends. And we are sure to see more great things from this fantastic young player who at the tender age of 22 already seems to have the world at his feet.