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Joe Cada Employs a Survival Strategy and Some Good Luck to Become the Youngest World Series of Poker Champion of All Time

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 10, 2011


There were 6,494 players who entered the $10,000 World Series of Poker main event in 2009. The prize pool topped $61 million, and the champion would walk away with $8,546,435. The players in the November Nine that year gave the poker world quite the final table to look forward to that autumn. Phil Ivey had made the final nine, as had Card Player COO Jeff Shulman and London-based professional James Akenhead. The anticipation for the final table increased thanks to the WSOP Europe main event, which featured two November Nine finalists in Akenhead and Frenchman Antoine Saout. What’s more, Barry Shulman — November Niner Jeff Shulman’s father and Card Player publisher — won the WSOP Europe main event that October, which further increased the buzz surrounding his son. Few eyes were focused on Joe Cada, the youngest player at the table, who entered the final table in fifth chip-position with ...

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