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2014 WSOP Event #32 Joe Cada Doubles Up in 6-Max Championship

Joe Cada became only the second WSOP Main Event winner to subsequently win another bracelet – taking down the $10,000 6-Max Championship Event #32 for $670,041.

2014 WSOP Event #32 Joe Cada Doubles Up in 6-Max ChampionshipJoe Cada became only the second WSOP Main Event winner to subsequently win another bracelet – taking down the $10,000 6-Max Championship Event #32 for $670,041.

Event #32 of the 2014 WSOP – the $10,000 buy-in 6-Max NL Hold´em Championship – attracted a small but quality field of 264 entries. Players such as Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Ryan Riess, Justin Bonomo, Davidi Kitai, Michael Mizrachi, and Joseph Cheong all took a shot at winning this prestigious tournament, but all failed to make it into the money.

The 30-player bubble burst midway through Day 2, when Scott Clements (A K♣) rivered the K♠ to bust former Main Event Champion Greg Merson (Q♣ Q), and the field was whittled down to the final thirteen players by the start of Day 3. The six-handed final table was set when Dario Sammartino Turned a set of Tens to best Martin Jacobson´s flopped pair of Aces, by which Tim Joe Cada had risen to the top of the leaderboard.

# WSOP #32 – 6-Max NLHE Chips
1 Joe Cada 2,325,000
2 Max Silver 2,270,000
3 Erick Lindgren 1,370,000
4 JC Tran 700,000
5 Dario Sammartino 565,000
6 Jeremy Ausmus 510,000


Ausmus Shoots from Last to First

The final table got underway just at the start of Level 25 (blinds 15,000/30,000 – ante 5,000) with Jeremy Ausmus almost immediately doubling up against Joe Cada 9 9 > A♠ 9♠. Ausmus then eliminated Dario Sammartino in sixth place Q Q♣ > J♣ J before chipping up at the expense of Max Silver to be the first player to hit 3 million chips.

Max Silver recovered some of his chips when busting Erick Lindgren in fifth place K 4 > 10 9, but lost a substantial chunk of his chip stack to Joe Cada A♠ K > Q 8♠ after both players had hit the flop of 2 Q♣ K♣. Max Silver was eventually to finish in third spot – his paired 10♣ 6 falling to Joe Cada´s trip Eights – one hand after Jeremy Ausmus had eliminated JC Tran in fourth place J♠ J > A♣ Q.

Ausmus Leads into Heads-Up, but Cada Double Brings Him Double Glory

Jeremy Ausmus took a 4,880,000 -v- 3,060,000 chip advantage into the heads-up against Joe Cada, and throughout the next level the two players played relatively small-ball poker – Ausmus winning the only hand that went to showdown with King-high after Cada had made only slight inroads into Ausmus´ superior stack.

Level 28 (blinds 30,000/60,000 – ante 10,000) started in much the same fashion – Joe Cada slowly digging away at Jeremy Ausmus´ chip stack – until a massive double up by Joe Cada 8♣ 8♠ > A J gave him a 14:1 chip advantage over his opponent. Ausmus managed one double-up A 8 > 3♠ 3, but Joe Cada avoided getting into further confrontations until he had a suitable opening hand.

The final hand came in the forty-third hand of heads-up play – Joe Cada showing aggression for the first time in ages, and Jeremy Ausmus responding by shoving all-in. Cada made the call and the cards were on their backs:

Cada: Q Q♣}

Ausmus: J♠ J

The flop of 5♠ 2♠ 4 gave Ausmus the chance of a backdoor flush, but the board was not to be so obliging, and completed 7♠ and 6 to eliminate Ausmus – who has final tabled WSOP events in Las Vegas, Europe, Australia and New Orleans – and to make Joe Cada the second player to win a WSOP bracelet subsequent to Main Event victory after Carlos Mortensen.

# WSOP #32 – 6-Max NLHE Prize
1 Joe Cada $ 670,041
2 Jeremy Ausmus $ 414,104
3 Max Silver $ 273,646
4 JC Tran $ 185,971
5 Erick Lindgren $ 129,192
6 Dario Sammartino $ 91,670