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Online Poker: Dan Cates Big Winner In March

Cates Wins More Than $900K Across All Sites


The month of March featured a lot of action at the high-stakes online poker tables on PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Some of the game’s best tangled in big-bet games, as well as in nosebleed limit variants, like the popular deuce-to-seven triple draw.

A pair of Maryland natives led the way in both the win and loss columns. Here’s a look at who was up and who was down, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.


Dan “jungleman12” Cates — $767,518
Crazy Elior — $308,172
SanIker — $204,842
Jens “Ingenious89” Kyllonen — $181,903
Dan “w00ki3z” Cates — $180,605
Doug “WCGRider” Polk — $146,732


Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond — $666,198
Phil “Polarizing” Ivey — $356,423
Ronny “ronnyr37617” Kaiser — $355,975
Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius — $299,686
Gus Hansen — $280,774
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom — -$167,011

Both Cates and Blom are up more than $1 million on the year, while Gus Hansen is down around $1.7 million. He was approaching $17 million in losses lifetime on Full Tilt.

March also marked the return of MalACEsia, an unknown account from Macau. MalACEsia was the catalyst for massive no-limit hold’em games last year. He took a long break after losing tons. Could historic no-limit hold’em games begin running again?

The largest pot on the month was a $240,000 monster between Galfond and Blom.



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