Joe Cada Outlasts Darvin Moon To Win World Series of Poker Main Event Title

Published on November 10th, 2009 12:34 pm EST

Joe Cada outlasted 6,493 other hopeful entrants to take down the 2009 World Series of Poker championship early Tuesday morning.

With his victory, Cada becomes the youngest player to ever win the World Series of Poker main event.

Despite entering heads-up play with a large chip deficit, Darvin Moon battled valiantly, actually taking over the chip lead for a short period of time before eventually giving it back for good.

The final hand of the tournament went down like this:

Cada had the button (and the chip lead) and raised to 3 million pre-flop.

Moon re-raised up to eight million, which led Cada to push all-in.

After a bit of deliberation, Moon made the call. The two players showed:

Moon - Qd Jd
Cada - 9c 9d

The board ran out:


Cada, with his pair of nines, had taken down poker's biggest prize after a long and drawn-out battle.

Moon, who had battled very hard, ended up walking away with a second place finish.

For his victory, Joe Cada received $8,547,042, as well as the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet. Moon ended up taking home $5,182,928 for his second place finish.

The final table ended up taking a grueling 364 hands to complete, which translated into approximately 24 hours of play.

With that, the 2009 World Series of Poker has finally come to an end, despite beginning over five months ago.

Here is how the final table finished out:

1. Joe Cada, $8,547,042
2. Darvin Moon, $5,182,928
3. Antoine Saout, $3,479,670
4. Eric Buchman, $2,502,890
5. Jeff Shulman, $1,953,452
6. Steven Begleiter, $1,587,160
7. Phil Ivey, $1,404,014
8. Kevin Schaffel, $1,300,231
9. James Akenhead, $1,263,602

Congratulations to Joe Cada on the victory.


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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