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Dan Cates Reaches $10M In Profits Playing Online Poker

Poker Pro Is The Third Biggest Winner In History


This past weekend, Maryland native Dan “jungleman12” Cates passed the $10-million mark on Full Tilt Poker, which makes him the third biggest winner ever on the site.

This is according to data from tracking site HighstakesDB.

Cates trails just Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey. Antonius has roughly $11.3 million in winnings, while Ivey has around $14.7 million. Ivey had more than $19 million in online winnings before Full Tilt Poker shut down, and since coming back to the site under a different screen name Ivey has lost roughly $4.5 million. Could Cates eventually pass both of them?

Unlike Antonius and Ivey who have played online poker pots in the seven-figure range, Cates’ largest pot ever was $375,000 back in 2010—relatively small in comparison.

Cates had a huge win of around $670,000 between Saturday and Sunday, which put him over the milestone mark. Cates rarely goes on a downswing.

Here’s a look at his HSDB graph:

It took Cates roughly 370,000 hands to win $10 million on Full Tilt. The bulk of his profits on the software came before Black Friday. Cates had one of the largest sums stuck on the site when it went defunct. Cates was eventually re-united with his funds.

The hiatus didn’t slow down Cates’ momentum, as he essentially picked up right where he left off when he resumed grinding on the site in early 2013. He has won nearly $3 million during that time span and has proven to be one of the most consistent players of all-time.

The 24-year-old has around $650,000 in profits over at PokerStars.

Though Cate isn’t a tournament player, he has found the time to amass more than $3.1 million in MTT earnings. He recently finished fourth at a $100,000 high roller at Aria.



over 4 years ago

So Ivey's chart nosedives after black friday. Hmmmm.