Daniel Cates Breaks EPT Duck

Daniel Cates Breaks EPT Duck

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Although holding one of the most respectable résumés in poker, a win in any European Poker Tour (EPT) event had always eluded feisty competitor Daniel Cates…until now.

Sunday saw the American also known as ‘Jungleman’ finish top of an eleven-runner field to take down the €5,000 ($5,428) buy-in eight-game side event at the Hilton Hotel Prague for a €26,675 ($28,967) pay-day.

The Maryland native saw off the challenge of Germany's Tobias Hausen before taking down Russian Vladimir Troyanovskiy to claim his first EPT silverware.

The Czech Republic prize may be relative peanuts compared to the €1,283,700 ($1,393,212) Cates pocketed for finishing as the runner-up at last year's Grand Final in Monte Carlo but at least has now broken his duck when it comes to EPT events.

Tags: European Poker Tour, EPT, Grand Final, Daniel Cates, Monte Carlo, Tobias Hausen, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Hilton Hotel Prague