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Capture the Flag - Daniel ‘Jungleman12’ Cates

Capture the Flag - Daniel ‘Jungleman12’ Cates

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Oct 15, 2010

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Even though Daniel “Jungleman12” Cates isn’t old enough to play in a casino, he is one of the most feared cash-game players in the world. Cates, who is taking at least a semester off from the University of Maryland, started playing micro-stakes games online only a few years ago. In his brief poker career, he has graduated to nosebleed stakes at just 20 years of age. Cates, who was given the nickname “Jungleman” because of his crazy style in live cash games when he first started playing poker, has recently begun playing in the second installment of the “Durrrr Challenge.” Tom “durrrr” Dwan offered Cates the opportunity in late July, and it didn’t take long before the two online regulars started dueling at $200-$400 no-limit hold’em. Through just 6,820 hands, Cates was up $692,400. In preparation for the 50,000-hand match, Cates said that he has done meditation and tried to ...


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