Jungleman12 tops 2010 high-stakes winners

jungleman12It was a rollercoaster year at the high-stakes tables on Full Tilt Poker in 2010 with various high-profile players experiencing huge swings. However, as 2009 was dominated by ‘Isildur1’, 2010 was dominated by another youngster – Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates.

The 21-year old Cardrunners instructor burst onto the scene and destroyed all who took a seat against him and he finished the year with a profit of $5.5million! On his way to topping the 2010 leaderboard, Cates had two seven-figure results in both August and May, only had one month where he won less than $100,000 and became the second player to accept Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwans ‘Durrrr Challenge’. Their challenge is still ongoing however Cates is currently in the lead and strong favourite to win the $1.5million side bet from Dwan when the match comes to a conclusion in 2011. Cates also had a popular poker student this year – Cristiano Ronaldo, who is rumoured to have been paying Cates $2,000 per hour for his coaching lessons.

His fellow Cardrunners instructor Andreas “skjervoy” Torbergson finished the year with profits of $3.7million and he was closely followed by Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan who finished the year with a profit of $3.6million. Meanwhile Phil Ivey continued being consistent and posted a yearly profit of $3million.

It was Brian Townsend who has the unfortunate honor of being top of the biggest losses leaderboard, finding himself dropping $2.5million at the Full Tilt Poker tables. He was closely followed by PowerPoker professional Ilari ‘Ziigmund’ Sahamies who finished the year with losses of $2million. They were followed by Gus Hansen who finished the year down $1.6million – however it could have been a lot worse for the Full Tilt Pro if he didn’t play as well as he did in the final two months of the year.

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