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Daniel "Jungleman" Cates Wins WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg ($500,000)

Tags: Alpha8, daniel cates, High Roller, jason mercier, jungleman, World Poker Tour, WPT Johannesburg
Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 by "T".
In case you missed it: World Poker Tour Alpha8 Johannesburg ($100,000 buy-in) kicked off last Friday and saw 10 entries (9 players + 1 rebuy by Antonio Esfandiari). On Saturday, the final 7 players return for the second day of play and, after several hours of thrilling poker, Daniel "Jungleman" Cates ended up as the last man standing for $500,000 in prize money along with the prestigious Alpha8 tr[...]   Read more » Daniel "Jungleman" Cates Wins WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg ($500,000)

  17-Feb-14, 11:22   #1
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Joined: Apr '12
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9 entries and the bubble bursted on the fourth. This sure didnt worth the time and effort they put into it. Not even a hand worth mentioning in the article. The story in this rather that the 'local hero' finished second, I guess he might played super tight but what da hell do I know, right? Anyways good luck for all of them surviving South Africa and its prestigious sights unmugged, thats probably good news too.
Who knows?

  17-Feb-14, 18:29   #2

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massive, massive tourney. They need more tourneys of this kind, with 5-9 people participating, where winner gets a crown nr 29187. Soon enough they will run out of names for all those supposedly, world champion, crowns.

its about time they start to number their crowns, instead of names.

"Hey my name is theapple, and i won a poker world championship tourney, also got a crown nr 21.149 that comes with it. Im a real poker world champ, no other participant was able to get close to me. All 3 of them were way behind and now the world of poker knows how awesome poker player theapple is."

at least they all get to say they have reached the final table.

  17-Feb-14, 20:21   #3
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Location: Romania
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Of course that 500k is a sick prize but those headphones look awesome and i'm sure that being 24k are pretty expensive too Smile

I heard that some regs had second thoughts about participating at this event due security reasons but i guess all was in advantage of Cates.

  17-Feb-14, 20:44   #4
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ah,good to see the "jungleman" winning something as i think he is a very good player and a nice bloke as well from what i've seen on tv.

  17-Feb-14, 21:38   #5

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Location: United Kingdom
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An expensive sit and go is what this equates to.

And that Cates guy I'm sure was involved in some highly suspect dealings at one point I can't remember exactly what for.

Seems like a huge build up to a small tourney - not sure this is going to hold peoples interest really.

  18-Feb-14, 09:46   #6
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 6621
Many congratulations to Daniel Jungleman Cates on winning this very elite Tournament. He has been around a long time now and he has always played in the biggest cash games so he must be a great player

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