Joe Cada is the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion and joins Bernard Lee in his latest installment of “The Hijack Seat” right here on Poker News Daily. Cada, before he won the biggest tournament in the world, was an online Heads-Up cash game specialist for three year prior. He had gone through a few terrible runs before blazing a trail to the Final Table and the November Nine. At that fateful Final Table he faced the likes of Phil Ivey and Darvin Moon, and was able to recover from having less than just 1% of the chips at the table to go the distance and win poker’s most prestigious title.
Cada is a Michigan native and grew up playing soccer with his entire family. Sports was a big part of his life until he was 16 when he “got lazy and started playing poker full time” from his home online. He continues to play live tournament events and online cash games at PokerStars, where he is a featured sponsored pro.
In this episode of “The Hijack Seat”, Bernard Lee talks to Cada about being the reigning champion and the pressure that goes with the title. They also discuss poker and how things have gone this year, as well as Cada being asked the trademark four questions from the Hijack Seat. During that part we learn what Cada’s favorite hand is, what game he likes most outside of No Limit Texas Hold’em and a player he thinks will make a huge jump in the near future in the world of poker.
Bernard Lee is a special correspondant for Poker News Daily and can also be heard on the airwaves in the New England area on his poker radio show. He is also seen on ESPN’s web poker news show “The Inside Deal” and is the official spokesperson for Foxwoods Casino.