Ship it to Joe Cada! Four times! Joe Cada became the second player at the 2018 WSOP to win multiple bracelets. Cada joined Shaun Deeb as the only player to win two bracelets this summer. During the opening weekend of the 2018 WSOP, Cada took down Event #3 $3,000 NL Shootout. Just this weekend, Cada final tabled the Main Event and missed out at a chance to make history by winning the Main Event a second time. Cada busted in fifth place... but his WSOP wasn't over. Cada jumped into The Closer and promptly binked it.
Cada made four final tables this summer and won two of them. He banked $3 million this summer and his total WSOP earnings passed $13 million.
Event #75 The Closer $1,500 NL - Final Results
Behold, it's The Closer! The suits at the WSOP wanted to give the poker people one last chance at some bling and a small mountain of cash. The last event of the 2018 WSOP is the One Drop, but the last affordable event running was The Closer. This two-day turbo-charged event sported 30-minute levels. Event #75 had multiple starting flights and ended up a popular affair with 3,210 players taking one final shot at a bracelet. First place paid out $612,886, which was a heck of a score for an initial investment $1,500.
The CLOSER was a two-day affair. Sorta like a TURBO DONKAMENT. Event #75 was the final $1,500 Donkament on the slate. The Closer was expected to be a hit... and this one was no joke. A total of 3,210 runners took a shot at the bracelet at a first-place booty worth $613K.
Allen Kessler made waves with a deep run and everyone left at the Rio was wonder if this would be the day the Chainsaw popped his cherry and finally won a bracelet? Chainsaw cashed 133 times in his career, but had yet to finally break through to the winner's circle.
Chainsaw's flirtation with a bracelet came to a drastic ending when he busted in 36th place.
Joe Cada turned heads once again. Within 48 hours after his bustout from the Main Event final table, Cada went deep in The Closer and final tabled another event. Cada had won his third bracelet earlier this summer and added a fifth-place finish in the Main. Cada's run good in ginormous fields propelled him to a final table and then some.
Sam Simmons bubbled off the final table in tenth place. The final table was set and it included Joe Cada, Eric Arifat, Josh Turner, Brayden Gazlay, Richard Cox, Jimmy Poper, Paawan Bansak, Richard Ali, and Jeff Tanouye.
No one at the table could stop 1) the accelerating blinds, and 2) Joe Cada.
Josh Turner, Brayden Gazlay, and Jimmy Poper were the first three out. With six to go, Cada was alive while Paawan Bansal amassed the big stack. Richard Cox hit the bricks in sixth place and Canada's Eric Afriat was knocked out in fifth place.
With four to go, Cada made his move. He doubled through Bansal and it was a whole new ballgame. Two players busted on consecutive hands when Richard Ali was picked off in fourth place by Cada and Jeff Tanouye busted in third place. That set the heads-up bout between Joe Cada and Paawan Bansal.
Cada led going into heads-up, which lasted only one hand. Cada turned a set of tens to knock out Bansal in second place. India's Bansal earned $378,765 for second place. Not too shabby for a consolation prize, eh?
Joe Cada banked $612,886 for winning The Closer. This bracelet marked his second bling of the summer and his fourth overall.
Cada kicked off the opening weekend with a bracelet win and bookended his series with a second win in the final weekend. He bought into The Closer moments after his elimination in the Main Event. Way to get back on that horse after you fall off.
Only the top 457 places paid out.
Notables who went deep and cashed in The Closer included... Mrtin Finger, Jonas Lauck, Tristan Wade, Leif Force, Aditya Agarawl, Ben Zamani, Porter Lambert, Elky, Johnny World, Andrew Borokos, Tyler Patterson, Rocco Palumbo, Allen Kessler, Jared Hamby, Martin Jacobson, Dan Shak, Longsheng Tan, Rep Porter, Scott Bohlman, Darren Rabinowitz, Lee Watkinson, Park Yu Cheung, Alexi Fluer, Louie Cohen, Jeff Gross, Joe Serock, Federico Butteroni, Thomas Boivin, Moshin Charania, Jesus Feruson, Josh Preger, Phil Hellmuth, David Baker, Farah Galfond, Nick Binger, Benny Glasser, Joe Cheong, Scott Davies, Ben Keeline, Scotty Nguyen, Phil Laak, Daniel Pauly, Javier Fernandez, Kristen Bicknell, Billy Berry, Esther Taylor-Brady, Alex Bolotin, Chris Moorman, Jamie Kerstetter, JC Tran, Allan Le, Barry Hutter, Matt Glantz Loni Harwood, Dan Heimiller, Matt Stout, Ping Lin, Brock Parker, Kevin Eyster, Jesse Martin, Larry Nance, Jesus Romero, Ian Steinman, Sylan Linde, Amnon Filippi, Todd Butts, Marvin Rettenmaier, Matt Salsberg, Vinny Lam, David Jackson, Molly Mossey, Shaun Deeb, Jim McCrink, James Romero, Kenny Hallaert, Chi Tang, Alex Fozen, Ryan Hughes, Dan Quach, Sarah Hale, Pete Chen, Brian Yoon, Jessica Fawley, Eli Elezra, Jesse Sylvia, Jason Wheeler, Brady Smith, Zack Smile, Nam Le, Dylan Wilkerson, Mark Mazza, Rich Zhu and Jane Glover.
2018 WSOP - Event #75 The Closer $1,500 NL (30-min Levels)
Prize Pool: $4,212,000
Final Table Results:
1. Joe Cada (USA) $612,886
2. Paawan Bansal (India) $378,765
3. Jeffrey Tanouye (USA) $278,774
4. Richard Ali (USA) $206,813
5. Eric Afriat (Canada) $154,660
6. Richard Cox (USA) $116,595
7. Jimmy Poper (USA) $88,615
8. Brayden Gazlay (USA) $67,904
9. Joshua Turner (USA) $52,465