As the winner of the 2009 WSOP Main Event, Joe Cada has already reached poker's pinnacle. Tonight, he is just looking to take another title and add a second gold bracelet to his trophy case.
After Paul Francoi Tedeschi opened for 20,000, Cada three-bet to 54,000, and watched as Max Ovseyevitz shipped his last 200,000 or so chips into the middle.
The young Frenchman asked for a count, and looked pained while analyzing his odds, but eventually he released with Cada still to act behind him.
The champ quickly made the call to put Ovseyevitz at risk, and with over , he was in prime position to add more chips to his vertically inclined stack.
The final board ran out , and Cada claimed the pot with his overpair to Ovseyevitz' underpair.
Meanwhile, Francoi Tedeschi could only shake his head, telling his rail in French that the painted flop would have hit him hard.
Cada noticed this exchange, and ruefully told the French pro "I'm glad you didn't ship it there."