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Capture the Flag -- Joe Cada

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Nov 27, 2009

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Joe Cada is a 21-year-old professional poker player who has his eyes set on beating Peter Eastgate’s record as the youngest World Series of Poker main-event winner, as he currently sits in fifth chip position going to the final table. But before Cada gained fame as a tournament player, he was making a living in cash games. Kristy Arnett: How old were you when you got your start playing cash games? Joe Cada: I started when I was 15; we played a little before the “Moneymaker boom,” but that’s when it started getting really popular around my school. We started playing at different friends’ houses. We’d play 25¢-50¢ and buy in for $25 or $50. I realized pretty quickly that there is a lot to the game, and I also had a bunch of friends who were older and played professionally at the time, so I’d ask them for advice. ...


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