Former World Champion Joe Cada has started this year's WSOP in blistering form. The Team PokerStars Pro has made two final tables, both of which he finished fourth in for a combined $245,210 score. The most recent deep run came last night in Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $161,642, but that result could have been very different.
The 2009 WSOP champ was all-in when four-handed with A♦Q♥ against Athanasios Polychronopoulos' A♠J♥ to get back to an average stack, and to very much put him back in the hunt for his second WSOP bracelet. As it was, a jack hit the turn and it was Polychronopoulos' turn to win a second WSOP bracelet instead.
Cada wrote a blog just a few days ago about winning edges in poker, which you can read here. Sounds like he's been taking his own advice.
Fellow Team Pro Barry Greenstein finished in 11th, just outside of the big money for $29,980.