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Daniel 'jungleman12' Cates Hits $10 Million Mark on Full Tilt

People may say (and some do) different things about Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates concerning his antics at the table or social skills, but there is one thing that cannot be realistically disputed – Cates is very good at playing poker, and that is the only important thing.

Cates’ most recent achievement confirms this completely. After enjoying a very successful week on the high stakes tables at Full Tilt, ‘jungleman’ reached $10 million in profits at PokerStars’ sister site.

Marathon playing session

A big chunk of last week’s winnings came from No-Limit Hold’em heads-up encounters with a player known as ‘Denoking.’ Cates managed to come out some $600,000 richer, mostly at Denoking’s expense.

But that alone was still not enough to take him over the $10,000,000 threshold. That sum was reached during Saturday’s session that saw Cates play for 26 hours straight with only one short break, according to HighstakesDB. When all was said and done, his profit for the day capped at $677,000, although he lost some of that later during the night.

Cates’ new milestone confirmed that when it comes to online high stakes games, very few out there can measure up. Although he sits down with all the regulars, ‘Jungleman’ manages to constantly come out ahead and that tells a lot about his qualities as a player.

Profits near $2.7 million in 2014

This year alone, HighstakesDB has him up just shy of $2.7 million over the course of 66,000 hands. It seems Cates only plays when he decides the time is right and so far that has worked out really well for him.

History shows that Cates has played nearly 367K hands and apart from long periods of inactivity demonstrated by a flat line, his graph shows predominantly an upward trend. As of this moment, Cates is credited with $10.07 million in Full Tilt cash game winnings. If the past is any indication, that number will only continue to grow as his number of hands played increases.

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Ivan Potocki

Ivan is an aspiring journalist writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a degree in English Literature and a fiery work ethic, Ivan adds a dynamic and flexible element to the PokerUpdate writing staff.