Joe Cada warns 2013 WSOP Champ Ryan Riess about trusting People

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2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess and 2009 ME winner Joe Cada have quite a bit in common. First off, they're both from Michigan and were very young when they won the prestigious tournament. These two poker pros also collected around the same amount of money, with Riess earning $8,361,570 and Cada receiving $8,546,435.

So it's only natural that Cada might offer up some advice to Riess, as he did through the Detroit News recently. When discussing the large amount of money Riess won, Cada said, "He’s gonna be overwhelmed a lot with a lot of people coming to him, pulling him in different directions," Cada said.

"You gotta be really careful who you trust. A lot of people are looking to steal, or steer you in the wrong direction. Choose your friends wisely and listen to the people you’re listening to very carefully."

These are definitely some words that Riess should heed because he's only 23 years old and, judging from his rail, seems to have a large number of friends. It was only a few months ago that he was grinding in $1/$2 No-Limit Hold'em games, so the money will be a big jump for him.

As for Cada, he told the Detroit News that he's been doing pretty well in online poker ever since the big Main Event victory. He actually purchased a condo in Canada so he could continue playing at the biggest online poker sites.

Some of the other purchases that Cada has made with his Main Event winnings include a big house in Metro Detroit and a couple of WaveRunners. But other than this, the young poker pro has remained pretty grounded with his expenditures. 

"I have the same clothes I wore in high school,” he joked. “I’m not really too big of a materialistic guy. My house is probably bigger than I need, but it’s one of those things where it’s an investment, too.”