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.
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|
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|