The 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event final table arrives at PokerGO with a clear standout performer in Joe Cada. The 2009 Main Event champ was the primary storyline coming into Day 7 and held true to the promise of his immense talent. Cada played great poker leading up to the July Nine and sits in sixth place out of nine.
A first is here in the Main Event as Cada is the only Main Event winner of the modern era to make another final table. The highest finish before Cada was Greg Raymer finishing in 25th in 2005 the year after winning.
Cada’s task over the next three days is to become the next Main Event champ to capture another title. The last Main Event winner to do so is the late Stu Ungar.
Cada also stands to win his second bracelet of 2018. To start the campaign, he won the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout. If Cada wins the Main Event, he also moves to first place in the WSOP Player of the Year race.
The road is not easy for Cada as plenty of obstacles and bigger stacks stand in the way.
Cada sits next to Michael Dyer, who stood as the chip leader for most of the day before being overtaken by Nicolas Manion in the last hand of the night. Calm under pressure, Cada should be using that steely nerve to his advantage against relatively inexperienced opponents.
John Cynn and Artem Metalidi pose interesting threats. The pair is at their first Main Event final table but not short on experience.
Cynn made Day 7 in 2016 but finished a disappointing 11th place. He has since rebounded with a spectacular performance in 2018.
Metalidi is not well known to the America audience but he is not shy about announcing his prospects for the final table.
Final table coverage is scheduled to start at 9:00 pm ET on PokerGO and airs simultaneously on ESPN until six players are reached. A full schedule of the PokerGO Main Event schedule can be found here. Find all World Series of Poker final tables from 2018 by subscribing to PokerGO today.
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