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Daniel Cates’ biography

Daniel Cates
Daniel Cates (30 years)
USA
Male
11/14/1989
over $7 300 000
Offline prizes
exact amount is unknown
Online prizes
The best result:
$1 774 000 (2nd in €100 000 NLH Super High Roller at the EPT 2014 in Monte Carlo)
Main achievements:
one of the most popular high stakes players in online, 2 WPT titles, 1 EPT title, 2 Triton Poker titles, over $10 000 000 of profit in highstakes cash-games online
Can be found by nickname:
PokerStars: jungleman12
Full Tilt: jungleman12

Daniel Cates is an American poker professional and one of the best online players of our time, specializing in high stakes cash games.

The guy was born in Bowie, Maryland (USA). In this city, the future player spent his childhood as well. At school, Dan wasn't an excellent student and didn't spend much time on reading books, but when studied hard, he could easily get great marks. The young boy wasn't interested in sport, literature or politics, but he had a big passion for computer games (Command & Conquer).

At the same time, Daniel got involved into gambling, particularly into poker. First, he closely monitored professionals’ playing, and after some time, started to actively play with his friends in the kitchen. Cates’ parents did not like such a lifestyle of their son. They tried to prevent him from playing poker in every possible way and restrict access to everything that (on their opinion) was harmful to the boy. But Daniel had a completely different view of life.

17-year old man decided to play poker online, which was against the law. He managed to earn some money on Full Tilt but over time, his account with $400 on balance was frozen, until the guy turned 18. Luckily for Daniel, the money was kept on the account. Over the course of playing on Full Tilt and PokerStars, he has earned upward of $10 million.

Cates has become more recognizable in poker circles in 2009, when he had a duel against Isildur1. That time Dan lost more than half a million dollars to his opponent. But after some time, the guy was able to win more than a million, having accepted The Durrrr Challenge, which has not been completed so far.

His biggest live tournament cash is equal to $1 774 000 for taking runner-up in the €100 000 Super High Roller at the EPT 2014 in Monte Carlo. That day young Cates lost the final battle to another poker professional Daniel Colman.

In the same 2014, Daniel won the $100K WPT Alpha8 high roller in South Africa. For this victory he got $500 000 in prize money.

Even more money ($1 000 000) he earned in 2017 during the Triton High Roller Series in Paranaque City, Philippines. The Jungleman managed to finish third in Main Event with a HK$1 000 000 buy-in.

The player’s other big live tournament score is 10th place in the HK$2 100 000 Super High Roller Bowl in Macau in 2018. Daniel took home over $740 00.

Cates continues to achieve great results in poker. He maintains the status of one of the best online heads-up players in the world. In addition, the guy leads very active life. Thus, he has appeared in the scandalous video with half-naked girls from Russia.

Daniel Cates biography

Interesting facts about Daniel Cates:

  • The guy was obsessed with computer game Command & Conquer.
  • Dan first got acquainted with poker began at 15 years old. His parents were against such a hobby of their son.
  • Cates is the world champion in Bubble Trouble.
  • He worked in McDonald’s while studying at the University of Maryland. Later the boy used the earned money for depositing.
  • Daniel Cates is a friend of a millionaire Scott Palmer. They used to play poker with friends at home.
  • Jungleman is a frequent guest at the Bobby’s Room (famous cash game room) in the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
  • In May 2019, Dan got robbed late at night on his way home.

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Daniel Cates works on improving personal development skills
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Daniel Cates works on improving personal development skills
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Dan Cates announced possible ending of his poker career
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Dan Cates announced possible ending of his poker career
Dan Cates became one of the main persons of the recent scandal concerning the hosting. He is now pondering the end of his career, but scandal is not the reason of Dan's decision.
Dan Cates admitted his scam
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Dan Cates admitted his scam
Dan Cates confessed that he cheated and played from the account of another player, by deceiving the wealthy amateurs for big money...
Dan Cates was accused of poker scam
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Dan Cates was accused of poker scam
The other day, King of Instagram and fan of parties, Dan Bilzerian, blamed poker professional Dan Cates for being connected to the scandal that Bill Perkins described earlier on his Twitter account...
Dan Cates acknowledged Phil Galfond's superiority
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Dan Cates acknowledged Phil Galfond's superiority
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Daniel Cates fell asleep in the Bobby's Room at Christmas
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Daniel Cates fell asleep in the Bobby's Room at Christmas
Professional poker players don't stop playing even during the holidays. Thus, Dan Cates played at Bobby's Room on Christmas Eve.
Daniel Cates will play in a heads-up battle against Galfond with special conditions
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Daniel Cates will play in a heads-up battle against Galfond with special conditions
Phil Galfond has the third opponent in a heads-up battle. Daniel Cates agreed to the challenge from RIO Poker's owner.
Dan Cates struck a double blow to PartyPoker
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Dan Cates struck a double blow to PartyPoker
American professional managed to scoop two Partypoker events in one day ...
Video of cash games at Triton Poker SHR Montenegro 2019
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Video of cash games at Triton Poker SHR Montenegro 2019
Watch the game of famous high rollers, among which Timofey Kuznetsov, Nikita Bodyakovsky, Daniel Cates, Isaac Haxton and others...
Dan Cates hits a royal flush at running second board
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Dan Cates hits a royal flush at running second board
Daniel Cates was involved in the epic hand against Nikita Badziakouski. The high rollers asked run the board twice, and at the second run, Jungleman managed to collect a royal flush...
The parody of Dan Cates’ scandalous video
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The parody of Dan Cates’ scandalous video
Marly Cordeiro gave an advice concerning what to do after leaving Main Event and made the parody of Dan Cates’ scandalous video...