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High-Stakes Online Poker: Dan Cates Wins $1.1 Million In Seven Days

Poker Pro Now Up Around $9.6 Million Lifetime


Massive limit deuce-to-seven triple draw games have been running on Full Tilt Poker recently, resulting in some big wins for well-known poker pros.

Dan “jungleman12” Cates has benefited the most, adding tons to his already solid upswing. Over the past seven days on Full Tilt, he’s up $1.1 million. This month he’s up $1.6 million.

His leads the high-stakes online poker world with nearly $2 million in earnings on 2014.

Cates is now in the black $9.3 million lifetime on Full Tilt Poker. Over at PokerStars, he’s up around $370,000. He has played around 475,000 high-stakes hands between the two sites.

The Maryland native, who plays over in Europe these days thanks to U.S. poker restrictions, was recently united with millions locked up in his Full Tilt Poker account. He received an ACH deposit from the government in the amount of what was in his account when the site shutdown in 2011. Cates had the most stuck out of any of the victims of old Full Tilt.

The other big winner in the $1,000-$2,000 limit deuce-to-seven triple draw games has been kagome kagome, a high-stakes pro from Germany. He won around $920,000.

On the flop side, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom dropped $1.2 million over this past week. Russian Alex “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn managed to lose $783,000 during the span.

Blom had once been in the black more than $2 million in 2014, but now he’s in the hole around $175,000. He’s down $1.8 million lifetime on Full Tilt.

The big draw games saw the return of Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, who hadn’t played at all this year until March rolled around. He is down around $185,000 this month.

Gus Hansen had been on a solid upswing this month, but the past few week or so hasn’t been too great for him. He’s back to approaching $16 million in losses lifetime on the software.

Figures via HighstakesDB. Image via PartyPoker.