Dan Cates Up $1.5 Million in Triple Draw in Two Weeks


Dan “jungleman12” Cates (pictured) has been crushing the 2-7 Triple Draw tables online lately, having racked up more than $1.5 million in profits during the last two weeks, according to HighStakesDB.

His latest domination came on Monday night on Full Tilt Pokeragainst some of the best players in the business. During a one-hour stretch in the wee hours of the morning, Cates booked a $161,000 win in a heads-up match against Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn. A bit later, after 4:00am, the two were back at it, with Cates winning another $42,000 from his opponent.

Jungleman didn’t take a break in between those two sessions, though, instead getting into a 2-7 Triple Draw game against several beasts of online poker: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Gus Hansen, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, “samrostan”, and Kostritsyn. Heads-up or short-handed, it didn’t matter; Cates won $125,000 in that game.

All told, Cates won $387,800 on Monday, doubling the total of the day’s next biggest winner, Germany’s Sven Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker.

Cates has had one heck of a 2014 so far. He started out making almost $200,000 in the first week of the new year and, by the end of January had climbed to about $230,000. His profit totals crept up slightly throughout February before dipping back down to around the $220,000-mark at the end of the month.

March has been phenomenal, as noted earlier. Looking at data provided by HighStakesDB, we can see that Cates has had just two losing days this month, relatively insignificant ones at that. In the meantime, he has had a couple of phenomenal winning days, including Monday. The other was Saturday, March 8, when he won over $613,000.

In March, Cates has won a shade under $1.5 million at the online cash game tables. For the year, he is up about $1.75 million. That slots him as the second most profitable online poker player this year on HighStakesDB, as Ben Bttech86 Tollerene (pictured) is in the top spot right now with 2014 profits of nearly $2 million.

Those are the only two players who have exceeded $1 million in earnings. The next player on the list is “WCGRider”, who has won $680,000 this year. Then again, “WCGRider” has done that in 6,891 hands, compared to 26,100 for Tollerene and 23,635 for Cates.

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