Cada loses big on first hand

We may be here a while at the World Series of Poker. Chip leader Joseph Cada’s chip lead shrunk after just a few hands.

On the very first hand of heads-up no-limit hold’em poker at the Rio, Maryland logger Darvin Moon took a sizeable chunk of Cada’s chip stack. After several back and forth sizeable wagers with board showing a pair of kings, Cada’s pocket nines couldn’t hold up to Moon’s pocket queens.

The pot was worth 26.5 million to Moon, who started out with 58.85 million in tournament chips. A few hands later, Moon saw his stack grow to almost 94 million million. Cada, who started out with 135.95 million, had dropped down to 101.60 million.

The action has been fast furious in the first half hour inside the packed Penn & Teller Theater.

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