Poker Crowns New Champ, 21

Joe Cada beats Darvin Moon with pocket nines in Las Vegas
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2009 9:16 AM CST
Joe Cada poses for photos after winning the 2009 World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel & Casino Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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(Newser) – Earlier this year, Joe Cada couldn’t legally gamble in Las Vegas—but early this morning, the 21-year-old was crowned the youngest-ever winner of the World Series of Poker in Sin City. “It’s a dream come true,” Cada, who won $8.5 million, tells the Sun. Pocket nines won it for him; he put opponent Darvin Moon all in on a queen-jack hand. “He’s a great player,” says Moon, a logger whose Cinderella run ended with a $5.2 million consolation prize. “He outplayed me two hands.”