OT: WSOP and Michigan *Spoiler Alert*

Submitted by jokenjin on November 9th, 2009 at 3:57 PM

I am an avid poker fan and player (although avid does not equal good). I've been a fan of the WSOP for awhile now and follow it every year - not just the TV coverage, but the other events and thanks to ESPN360.com, you can watch some of the final tables to their entirety (around 6-7 hour long gaming sessions).

Anyways, I'm reading a blog about the final table and they're talking about how the players are making their entrance. One person who has caught my attention is Joe Cada. Why? Because of this:

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Joe Cada was in typical form, surrounded by his friends and family wearing University of Michigan gear with "The Kid" on it.
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This quote is taken from ESPN's main poker blog. I think it's kind of cool to have that kind of visibility, even though we aren't sponsoring him or anything.

Now for the spoiler - he is officially the chip leader and will convene for heads up play tonight (no idea when the actual taping is) against Darvin Moon (the old chip leader) and hopefully he'll still be wearing some Michigan gear.

I am always up for more Michigan publicity.

Comments

Smitty D

November 9th, 2009 at 4:03 PM ^

me and joe went to the indiana game together. he is laid back kid does not act like he is a millionair, I still can't believe the kid i played poker with when he was 16 might become the world champ, and that me and him went to the only freaking big ten game michigan won this year

MaizeNBlu628

November 9th, 2009 at 4:14 PM ^

so he was there at the IND game huh? and since hes obviously one of the luckiest (and skilled of course, but to get to the final table you do need quite a bit of luck)...we better bring him back for the OSU game as our lucky charm!!

Undefeated dre…

November 9th, 2009 at 4:14 PM ^

He is, alas, a "Wal-Mart Wolverine", attending Macomb Community College before dropping out to play poker. So expect Sparty bashing if he comes through tonight.

I was rooting for Moon until he sucked out to beat Ivey. Nobody sucks out to beat Ivey! Let's go Joe!

Magnus

November 9th, 2009 at 4:17 PM ^

I played in a tourney with Darvin Moon one time, so I'm kind of rooting for him. I didn't talk to him or anything, but I just thought it was cool.

I'll root for Cada to take second place, though.

kdhoffma

November 9th, 2009 at 5:52 PM ^

a live webcast of the final table the other night while I was up late doing some work. Man, Cada got some luck the other night. Was all the way down to about $2 million chips and fought all the way back. Probably should have been knocked out in 6th or 7th when he went all in on pocket 3's... Shulman called with pocket jacks... but Cada flopped a set to win. Damn lucky, and I guess it happened again later in the night. I'll be rooting for him tonight, seems like a good kid.