Daniel "Jungleman" Cates Wins WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg ($500,000)
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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.
8 comments for "Daniel "Jungleman" Cates Wins WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg ($500,000)"
| bowie1984||17/02/2014 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.|
| Theapple||17/02/2014 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.
| Macubaas||17/02/2014 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 |
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.
| teddybears73||17/02/2014 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. |
| noonlion||17/02/2014 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.
| doubletop777||18/02/2014 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|
| godoy||30/04/2018 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 |
| ligador37||30/04/2018 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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