In a recent interview, Daniel "jungleman12" Cates, 21, tells the story about the tough time 3 years ago when he had to work at McDonalds to finance his poker and how he turned around the negative trend and became one of the world's best poker players. Cates also reveals 2 players he's afraid of playing No Limit Hold'em against.
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Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 41 (M)
"I think that Isildur1 and Scott Palmer (a.k.a. URnotINdanger2) are the two best players in general right now." --This is what makes this man so good at poker, knowing he is not the best. Cates Is by far my favirit player, and from now on every time I say "ill go large on that" I will think im talking to some one with potential, one day I hope to crush him tho.
He is good as hell, but I don't know why I don't like him very much But it's also good interview for new players to read - poker is not quick way to become rich. You have to put a lot of work to be a winning player and twice as much to climb up the stakes. If you think you don't need to learn anymore it just means, that you'll be broken soon.
I am not even aware of Daniel Cates, but i remmeber reading about isildur1 the other year so must have read something about him, sounds like he has done extremely well for himself long may it continue.
Joined: Feb '08
Age: 49 (M)
Know your strenght is a must if you want to be succesfull at whatever. He clearly does and its paying off. He is a very good player and i also someday would like to play and hopefully crush him 2011 has indeed been good to him and i hope he"ll play his 'angstgegners' again soon.
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 29 (M)
You can always improve your game, whatever you say about that. Even if you follow the statistics 100%, you'll still miss the "feeling" of the right hand to play and that feeling can always get improved
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 32 (M)
I must admit Daniel "jungleman12" Cates it's a very good player indeed but i personally don't like him at all as personality. On all of his interviews he is always reffering only to how many money he won, how many money he lost, etc. I'm sure he also like the poker game but i'm almost 100% sure that poker for him is firstly a way to make money and the second come the beauty of the poker game. Again, i might be wrong but this is what i think about his view over poker. I also agree that he is one of the players that strictly respects the bankroll management. It's pretty amazing to see that after each session he is on profit. I mean he def takes a good margin of loss but also a margin of profit, i saw that he always stops playing after he is 70k - 100k up for the day. I'm glad he admits Isildur1 and Scott Palmer are one of the best heads up players.
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 51 (M)
It is interesting to hear someone as good as Daniel Jungleman12 Cates list off the names of other players he fears. The man is an absolute destroyer and it is hard to believe that he would fear anyone. Knowing your limits in anything is very important.
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 32 (M)
You are right, he is a top poker player. To be honest i don't personally believe that he actually he fears to play against a specific player. If you ask me that line was more a induced response by the reporter in order to have a good flashlight sentence to post as the title of the article/interview. One more interesting thing about Jungleman12 is that he is one of the few top poker players, here i'm reffering to names like Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey, Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond or Viktor "Isildur1" Blom that actually use a HUD when playing poker. I actually saw videos of Phil Ivey and Phil Galsond while playing ans i was sure they didn't use a HUD. Daniel "jungleman12" Cates uses HEM and PEM for plo games.