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…
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
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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