Joe Cada finished runner-up in the WSOP 2019 event
The 70th event of the WSOP 2019 for $5 000 attracted 615 players. The prize pool was equal to $3 789 000, and the winner was supposed to get $758K and a gold bracelet.
Unfortunately, American poker professional Joe Cada was not able to take down the tournament. The player reached the final heads-up and was close to obtaining the trophy but his opponent turned out to be stronger.
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The American was opposed by the Portuguese punter Joao Vieira. The last ended the second game day being a chip leader and he kept the leading position till the end.
Joao happily gave an interview after winning the tournament. He told journalists that he had been developing his live reads for a long time and this helped him become the winner:
«I found a call based on all the hard work I have done over the past four years».
Joe Cada started heads-up as a chip leader, but soon began gradually losing his stack. In the final hand of the event, his A-Q could not beat Vieira’s K-J. Cada received $468 000 for the second place, and the Portuguese won his first WSOP bracelet.
WSOP 2019: $5K NLH 6-handed final table results
- Joao Vieira (Portugal) – $758 000
- Joe Cada (USA) – $468 400
- Jamie O'Connor (UK) – $317 900
- Pierre Calamusa (France) – $219 400
- Olivier Busquet (France) – $154 100
- Barry Hutter (USA) – $110 100