Dan Cates Surpasses $10M In Poker Profits

Dan Cates Surpasses $10M In Poker ProfitsIn 2013, Chris “moorman1” Moorman became the first player to surpass $10 million in online tournament winning, and since then the 28 year has further increased his tally to $11,444,377.
Likewise, winning $10 million from online cash games is no mean feat, either, but last weekend 24 year old Maryland native Dan “jungleman12” Cates became only the third player to ever cross that threshold behind Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius. As is the case with cash games, however, Dan Cates has since seen his profits slide slightly and according to highstakesdb.com he is currently showing $9,966,787 in winnings.
In total, it took Cates around 370,000 hands at Full Tilt Poker to reach the milestone amount, $7 million of which was won pre-Black Friday. After an almost 2 year hiatus, Cates subsequently returned to the site in March 2013 and has since won a further $3 million, including $670,000 last Saturday and Sunday which helped to finally push his profits over the $10 million mark.
In addition, Daniel Cates has notched up a further $647,367 in profits playing at PokerStars under the screen name “w00ki3z.”
Needless to say, Cates, who describes his childhood as “weird, a bit aloof and mostly spent alone” playing a “ton of video games,” has come a long way since dropping out of his Economics course at Maryland University to become a poker pro. Talking about his meteoric rise to poker fame, Cates had these words to say:
“I started playing online with the smallest stakes, five and ten dollar Sit and Gos. It took me only a week and a half before I started winning, and from that point on, I started moving up.. I finally had money in my bank account and immediately took a CardRunners subscription. Soon after that, I moved to heads up cash games because I realized how much money there was in there.”
As well as being one of the best cash game players on the planet, Dan Cates has also found some success on the live tournament circuit and since 2010 has amassed $3,191,841 in winnings. Impressively, the poker pro’s biggest score to date came only a few months back at the €100k EPT Monte Carlo Super High Roller, were he eventually finished runner-up to Daniel Colman for a €1,283,700 ($1,774,145) payday.

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