Dan Cates Tops 2014 Winner List With $3.43m In Earnings

Dan Cates Tops 2014 Winner List With $3.43m In EarningsDan “jungleman12” Cates has officially become 2014’s biggest online cash game earner after a hugely successful year in which he won a total of $3,437,039 across Full Tilt Poker ($2,805,751), and PokerStars ($631,288). Despite Cates’ final tally for 2014 being quite a bit lower than the $6,190,599 won by Germany’s Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker in 2013, the 25-year-old has succeeded in pushing up his online poker lifetime earnings to $11.43 million, placing him in 3rd place overall behind Phil Ivey ($19,242,744) and Patrik Antonius. Here’s how the top five players finished in 2014:
Dan Cates: $3,437,039
punting-peddler: $2,572,989
Patrik Antonius: $1,683,538
Isaac Haxton: $1,541,060
Doug Polk: $1,077,969
Dan Cates achievements in 2014 include surpassing $10 million in online cash earnings on Full Tilt Poker, and being involved in a huge $197,819 pot playing PLO $300/$600 mixed against Gus Hansen. Talking of which here are last year’s biggest online losers:
Gus Hansen: -$5,864,263
PhilIvey:   -$2,372,298
Viktor Blom: -$1,698,911
Elior Sion: -$1,222,910
Phil Galfond: -$1,092,098
Without a doubt, Gus Hansen’s massive losses in 2014 grabbed more than its fair share of headlines, as poker enthusiasts felt like they were watching a train wreck in motion, especially as the Danish pro’s lifetime losses fast started approaching the $20 million mark. In the end not only did Hansen, 40, lose -$20,737,007 he also lost his sponsorship deal with Full Tilt Poker, together with the 3rd biggest loser last year, Viktor Blom. Lamenting his nightmare online poker results, Gus Hansen admitted to using no tracking software or table selection, and stated: ”
“..it seems like I should. I don’t know much about Holdem Manager and Poker Tracker, but it looks like I should learn more.. You just have to be better than the others at your table. Of course, people have been getting better and better. This is not 2003 anymore, and it sure isn’t 1995.”
It sure ain’t, even Phil Ivey managed to finish the 2nd biggest loser of 2014 with -$2,372,298 in losses, which combined with the $2,441,773 he lost in 2013 means he is now down $5,066,411 since Full Tilt Poker’s relaunch.

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