Live Events 2
Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Seat 3: Dan Cates (1,260,000 in chips)

Dan Cates

The only final tablist without a WSOP gold bracelet to his name, the man known as "Jungleman" still has an impressive resume to fall back on.

Dan Cates, who cut his teeth playing in some of the highest nosebleed cash games on Full Tilt, famously accepted the "durrrr Challenge" from Tom "durrrr" Dwan, and was a regular in the $200/$400 NLH and $300/$600 PLO tables, routinely winning and losing six-figure pots before Black Friday came and ended the Full Tilt nosebleed games.

Cates only has one non-hold'em or Short Deck cash on his resume, but an 8-Game win at an EPT Prague event in 2015 shows that his chops don't solely reside in hold'em and Omaha. He also has shown a cavalier fearlessness in regards to money and has cashed in multiple tournaments at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, including a win in an HK $300,000 ($38,408 in USD) Hold'em/Short Deck mix tournament in May.

Cates comes to the final table as the short stack, with just 1,260,000 in chips to work with, meaning he'll need to rally the short stack again, as he did on Day 4, in order to earn his first WSOP bracelet.

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