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Online Poker: The Winning Continues For Dan Cates

The Maryland Native Now Up Nearly $8 Million Lifetime On Full Tilt


Dan “jungleman12” Cates has quietly put together another huge year on the virtual felt.

Cates, who amassed nearly $7 million in profits before Full Tilt Poker shutdown in 2011, has returned to the software, after its reboot by PokerStars, by winning nearly $1 million.

He is now up just under $8 million lifetime on Full Tilt Poker, which makes him the fourth biggest winner of all-time there. He trails just Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Phil Galfond.

According to HighstakesDB, Cates’ jungleman12 screen name has logged about 270,000 hands lifetime since the fall of 2009. So, he has won about $30 per hand he has played.

Over at PokerStars, where Cates plays under the screen name “w00ki3z,” he has won about $550,000 over the years, after debuting there in late 2010.

While his PokerStars’ activity has featured the usual upswings and downswings associated with a career on the felt, Cates’ Full Tilt graph is almost inconceivable. He has had very few downswings. The graph, via HighstakesDB, is pictured below.

Cates obviously isn’t the only player having a solid 2013.

Other big winners through today include cottonseed1 ($3.5 million), Viktor “Isildur1” Blom ($3 million), Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn ($2.7 million), Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene ($1.9 million), Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius ($1.5 million), Tom “durrrr” Dwan ($1.5 million) and Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond ($1.4 million).

The big losers include samrostan ($3.5 million), Gus Hansen ($3.4 million), Phil “Polarizing” Ivey ($2.2 million), MalACEsia ($1.6 million), Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver ($1.2 million) and Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky ($1.2 million), who was last year’s biggest winner.



over 8 years ago

If an investor had a portfolio that charted like this....he would be investigated for insider trading real quick! That success rate seems pretty shady.
I just follow the guy because his arguments are fun on twitter...