Life could not be any better for Dan “jungleman12” Cates right now. Not only has he had a great start to the year by winning the WPT Johannesburg Aplha8 in February for a payout of $500k but he was also reunited with what has been suggested to be a massive amount of money that had been locked up in Full Tilt Poker for the past three years.
Now, just to put the icing on the cake he has been having a great year online too, with yesterday’s haul of $609k putting him more than $1.2 million in profit for the year so far.
Most of this year’s profit has come from the 2-7 Triple Draw tables, somewhat of a new favourite variation for Cates. Last night he was playing at the $2,000/$4,000 stakes tables against “PostFlopAction”. They went up against each other on two separate occasions with Cates banking $102k from the first and then $317k from the second.
It was not only heads up 2-7 Triple Draw that he was successful at last night though, as he also banked $220k whilst playing against the likes of Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, Gus Hansen and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom at the 6 max tables of the poker variation.
The day’s second highest earner was “Kagome Kagome” who also took home his profit of $339.9k at the 2-7 Triple Draw tables. The biggest losers from the 2-7 TD sessions were that of Galfond and Blom as they both lost more than $300k at the tables.
It was the TD tables that witnessed the largest pots of the day too with the biggest of them all being a $72k pot won by “samrostan” against Gus Hansen with the former hitting the nuts on his second draw.
Other impressive profits on the day went to both “Schoitl” and Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene after they nailed down scores of $108.3k and $89.5k respectively. It was a great day of action at the tables and there has been somewhat of resurgence of late as there have not been too many live tournaments recently.
We will see if this increase of action carries on today, though with the WPT Bay 101 and WPT National Venice both starting today, there might be a little less online action to look forward to.
1st) jungleman12 – (+$609.9k)
2nd) Kagome Kagome – (+$339.9k)
3rd) Schoitl – (+$108.3k)
4th) Bttech86 – (+$89.5k)