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Two-Time World Series Of Poker Bracelet Winner John Gale Passes Away

The 65-Year-Old British Poker Pro Had Suffered From A Brain Tumor Between 2012-2015, Unknown If It Contributed To Death


Two-time World Series of Poker bracelet John Gale passed away Tuesday, according to a tweet from Sky Poker’s Tony Kendall.

The 65-year-old British poker pro earned just shy of $3.9 million in live tournaments throughout his career, including bracelet wins at the 2006 and 2015 World Series of Poker. He also won the 2005 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event for $890,000.

Gale was known for his polite demeanor at the table and earned the nickname “Gentleman John” from it. In 2012, Gale was diagnosed with a brain tumor and went through several different treatments before doctors recommended brain surgery in 2015.

Shortly after receiving a clean bill of health, he traveled to Las Vegas and won his second bracelet in the $1,000 no-limit hold’em turbo event. He had missed the previous three summers at the Rio because of those health problems.

Gale gave an emotional interview to Card Player TV at the ceremony for his second bracelet.

Gale is survived by his wife Shirley and his four children.

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