Joe Cada is no fluke. The 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champ captured his second career bracelet this summer, earning his spot among elite players with multiple bracelets. The Shelby Township pro took first in the $10K six-max no-limit hold’em event, defeating 263 runners to earn $670,041.
Cada was the youngest player to win the main event back in 2009 (21 years, 11 months) and has more than $10 million in career tournament winnings.
Another player who had a great series was Jason Johnson of Pontiac. He cashed 51st in the main for $152K. He also had two more final tables, taking seventh in the $1,500 Millionaire Maker for $211,394 and third in another $1,500 event for more than $204K.
Other standouts include Nick Kost of Okemos, who took the bracelet in the $1,500 Omaha/8 event for $283,275, and finished 10th in the $10K HORSE event ($40,363). Tony Gargano of Sterling Heights finished third in a $1,500 event ($166,384).
Lansing’s Dash Dudley was eighth in the $1K turbo for $23,093 and he had a 17th-place finish in a $1,500 event for $14,654.