King of the Jungle: Cates Wins $333k

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Tom Dwan is now a distant second in earnings to Dan "jungleman12" Cates

Dan “jungleman12” Cates is starting to look unbeatable on Full Tilt as he posted another $333k win last night.

Cates recorded over 3,000 hands of $100/$200 Heads-Up PLO against Arbianight and absolutely dominated, raking in several pots worth nearly $100k each.

Thanks to last night’s victory, Cates has now made $4.89 million in 2010, which makes him by far the biggest winner of the year.

Cates has been remarkably consistent this year and never once dipped into the red.

Considering the jungleman12 account only appeared on Full Tilt in late 2009, Cates has one of the most impressive graphs ever, essentially going from $0 to $4.8 million in the span of 11 months.

It seems one of the only ways Cates could possibly relinquish his title as the biggest winner of 2010 is if he started playing miserably in the durrrr Challenge 2 but even that seems unlikely as he’s dominated Tom Dwan thus far.

Former 2 Months, 2 Million star Dani “Anksky451” Stern made a rare appearance on the high stakes tables last night winning a total of $196k.

Stern has barely played high stakes this year but is now sitting on a decent $235k profit in 2010.

Arbianight was easily the biggest loser last night going $337k in the hole but was joined by IReadYrSoul who dropped $144k.

Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies also found time to lose another $102k. Sahamies current downswing is threatening to become his worst on record as he’s now down over $1.36 million for the year.

Meanwhile Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey were once again absent from the high stakes online games but there appears to be a good reason for that. Tournament director Matt Savage claims the pair are playing high stakes games in China right now with millions of dollars being won and lost.

Here’s a look at the biggest hand on Full Tilt last night. For more information check our online poker stats section.


It's a jungle out there.

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