Confessions of a poker player with Dan Cates: “I want to be a tiger as they are ferocious and dangerous and exotic”

Dan Cates is known as the Jungleman of poker so we decided to find out why

What puts you on tilt?

Losing. I really can’t stand losing.

If you didn’t play poker….

Probably programming video games

Phil Hellmuth is…

Big time

What’s your biggest ever prop bet?

I once bet $500k that someone couldn’t get straight As. I ended up cancelling that bet.

Kiss, marry, kill 

Liv Boeree, because she’s really cute, I don’t know anyone well enough to marry them. I’d marry Phil Ivey, and then divorce him. I’d kill this guy that cost me $30k by outing me for playing too young at the Bellagio.

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought (excluding property)?

I bought a Lexus for $50k

First car?

Lexus ES300 98

What superhero power would you have and why?

Read minds obviously, I’m a poker player.

Describe yourself in three words?

Ambitious, smart and hard-working

Would you rather fight 50 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?

Depends on which context you fight them. I think the answer should be one horse-sized duck.

Five things you would take to a desert island?

My laptop. A girl. A piano. A machete. A BBQ.

What animal would you be and why?

I want to be a tiger. They are ferocious and dangerous and exotic. They are awesome.
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