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The Bernard Lee Poker Show 12-02: 2009 WSOP Main Event Champ Joe Cada, Part 2

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  • LISTEN: 2009 WSOP Main Event champ Joe Cada discusses his amazing 2018 WSOP on The Bernard Lee Poker Show.

The Bernard Lee Poker Show continues its 12th anniversary celebration! Bernard Lee concludes his two-part interview with Joe Cada, the four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner. Last week, Cada discussed his meteoric rise into the poker spotlight, when he won the 2009 WSOP Main Event.

This week, Cada will discuss the Michigan native's magical 2018 summer, in which he won two additional WSOP bracelets (making it four career WSOP bracelets) and also finishing fifth in the 2018 WSOP Main Event.

Show Time Stamps

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as the show continues its 12th anniversary celebration, with the same guest as last week, Joe Cada (Part 2).
2:26WSOP Circuit is wrapping up its 2018-19 season at Harrah’s New Orleans. After this series, the final results will be calculated, determined which players will compete in the 2019 Global Casino Championship. Also, Dan Lowery captured his ninth Circuit ring during one of the preliminary events.
3:49WSOP announced its 2019-2020 WSOP Circuit schedule, which includes 35 stops, big blind ante and 15% payout.
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7:29Bernard once again introduces Joe Cada, as he concludes his two-part interview with the 2009 WSOP main event champion and four-time WSOP bracelet winner.
8:16Joe Cada joins the show.
9:17Joe discusses how important it is to start the WSOP well, like he did last year. “I think getting off to a good start is such a huge momentum builder.”
10:06Joe acknowledges that 2018 WSOP Player of the Year did creep into this mind after winning his first WSOP bracelet (3rd overall) last summer. “Yeah, I think Player of the Year was on the back of my mind, but at the same time, I realize I don’t play enough events and I don’t play the mixed games. In all reality, it’s a real big long shot.”
10:42Joe calculated he played in about 20 tournaments during last year’s WSOP.
12:02Joe describes how to get out of a funk at the WSOP. “I will go play some cash games…Live cash games has always been my bread and butter and I’ve always had a good win rate playing cash.”
12:42Joe discusses trying to eat healthy during the WSOP. Also, getting adequate sleep as well during the summer.
14:25Joe discusses his rough initial start to the 2018 WSOP Main Event. “At the start, I just kept going down, down, down and all my friends kept going up and up…It was tough. Not easy and every day I was short.”
15:08Joe recalls a couple of hands that could have eliminated him from the 2018 WSOP Main Event.
17:58Joe describes the money bubble during the 2018 WSOP Main Event. “The whole tournament was a grind. I was really lucky to get there.”
19:08Joe remembers the attention he began to receive leading up to the final table of the WSOP Main Event. “I could definitely feel the buzz going around.”
20:20Joe analyzes a huge hand versus John Cynn, five-handed at the 2018 WSOP Main Event final table.
25:00Joe analyzes his elimination hand versus Tony Miles, five-handed at the 2018 WSOP Main Event final table.
28:06Joe admits it was sort of a sense of relief when he was knocked out in fifth place of 2018 WSOP Main Event. “There was no hard feelings in my heart.”
28:42Joe states he had fun playing the 2018 WSOP Main Event. “I enjoyed playing with all those guys…It was real fun. I was having a lot of success and everyone was a good sport.”
30:14Joe compares November Nine to current short break, but last year there was no break. “I think they should do two or three days so a lot of these family members and friends can get out there.”
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33:56Bernard continues his interview with Joe Cada.
34:55Joe reveals his thought process and decision-making on playing the WSOP Closer event, which he eventually won for his fourth WSOP bracelet.
36:54Joe discusses that players were surprised to see him playing The Closer since he had just finished fifth in the 2018 WSOP Main Event.
38:35Joe discusses how he would react if elected to the Poker Hall of Fame. “It would be almost an overwhelming accomplishment. I’m not striving for it. It’s not a major goal of mine. If it happens, it happens.”
39:45Joe is unsure of his future goals. “Continue to play online and be successful at this.”
40:46Joe discusses his future playing schedule. “I say that every year that I was going to play a bigger schedule.”
42:04Joe discusses his friendship and friendly rivalry with 2013 WSOP Main Event champion, Ryan Riess who is a fellow Michigan native.
44:26Joe describes his 2019 WSOP schedule, which is primarily no-limit hold’em.
46:10Joe discusses some of his friends including his close friend, Tony Gargano.
48:11Joe feels fortunate for his incredible run at 2018 WSOP. “It is surreal. I know the chances of it. It was lucky and fortunate. I know other players that deserve to have that success.”
50:03Joe discusses how to play in these monster-size field events such as The Big 50 or Colossus. “My biggest advice is don’t get down when you start losing chips."

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You can follow Joe Cada on Twitter, @Cada99.

The Bernard Lee Poker Show is now available on iTunes.

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