Just to show how quickly the years go by on the poker scene it has been five years since Joe Cada took down the World Series of Poker Main Event for $8,547,042. Yes staggeringly, five years!
Joe Cada who was actually signed up to be a PokerStars Team Pro once he had made the final table of that event has now released a recent blog over at PokerStarsBlog in which he talks about that win, his subsequent performances at the WSOP since then, how poker has changed since he won that event and a WSOP Academy Class he will be holding with other former winners Greg Raymer and Greg Merson.
“It’s hard to believe it has already been five years since I won the Main Event. Time really flies — it goes by so fast. The game has changed so much during that time, too. Back when I first started online, no one had any programs or these ways of crunching data, and it seemed like everyone was new and just learning the game together.”
With regards to his performances at the World Series of Poker he admits that the only time he did not do as well as expected was the year after his epic win.
“Really the only summer I didn’t do well at the WSOP was in 2010, the year after I won the Main Event. I didn’t adjust well enough to my new image and how people were playing against me after I won. It was hard to get away with certain things as I had before, such as playing an aggressive style”
He then goes on to talk about something that he has always wanted to do, which is teaching or coaching. He will have this opportunity this year at the World Series of Poker when he will be one of three former World Champions hosting the WSOP Academy.
“I feel like I’m a good teacher. I can explain my thoughts well and can communicate ideas in ways that are understandable. There are a lot of poker players who are better than me who aren’t necessarily great at explaining their thinking.”
Cada talks more in depth about each of these topics over at PokerStarsBlog, so you should check it out.