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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 17 February 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 trophy and a 24k special edition pair of Monster headphones.

Besides Cates, Kinesh Pather received $275,000 for his runner-up finish and Jason Mercier took home $200,000 for finishing in third place. Jeff Gross, who was the chip leader for sometime with 4 remaining players, ended up as the bubble boy in 4th place.



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

 bowie198417/02/2014 11:22:15 GMT
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?
 Theapple17/02/2014 18:29:03 GMT
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.
 Macubaas17/02/2014 20:21:38 GMT
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.
 teddybears7317/02/2014 20:44:24 GMT
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.
 noonlion17/02/2014 21:38:52 GMT
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.
 doubletop77718/02/2014 09:46:03 GMT
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
 godoy30/04/2018 03:09:40 GMT
1/2 milhao kkkkkkk it will be true this kkkkk I think yes or it would be apemas the beginning of an insana sum of money to be ganahr more seen that this ja and fashion kkkk who knows someday I arrive at the 100in bayin shushushushsuhsus
 ligador3730/04/2018 04:25:36 GMT
It already seemed crazy to pay 100k for a prize of 1.7m (a few weeks ago I read a news here), more crazy I think this "tournament". Risk 100k in this case is not worth it for me. They must do it for the honor of winning some "poker championship".
Anyway, congratulations to the winner. The others should want to kill (I would be crying even to lose 100k XD).

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