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Dan Cates issues Prague Poker Festival Challenge

by Jeremy Olson on October 27, 2011

It seems like ages ago when Tom “Durrrr” Dwan was playing his Million Dollar Challenges with Patrik Antonius and Dan “Jungleman12″ Cates. Unfortunately, neither challenge has finished, and it looks like we’ll now be sitting on Tom Dwan over Antonius (up $2 million), and Dan Cates over Dwan (up $1.25 million).

In any case, Cates is still looking for challengers, and he recently issued an open challenge for the Prague Poker Festival, which takes place on December 6th. The specifics of the challenge are that Cates will play anybody in heads-up €200/€400 Hold’em, and the minimum buy-in for this cash game is €100,000.

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It’s also worth mentioning that ThePokerFarm.com will be streaming the matche(s) complete with hole cards (on delay) so that other people will be able to watch. Cates spoke about this highly-interesting challenge by telling PokerFarm, “As someone who loves the game, I think the poker world deserves to know who the best poker player on the planet is. I’m confident that it’s me. If anyone has the nerve to take me on, let them come to Prague in December and sit down across from me at the table.”

What many people may want to know about the Prague Poker Festival Challenge is whether it’s a shot at Tom Dwan since he was never willing to sit down with Cates and finish their long-term match. However, Cates quickly dispelled these rumors by saying, “This is not about the past. I don’t run away from something once I start it. And there is no person alive who I will refuse this offer to play me.”


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    Please tell JUNGLE MAN “idiot” that it’s called BOBBY’s room . You know that place in Belligio which he will never go for some strange reason…hee hee Why wont he play 2,000/4,000 a hand with Gus Hansen, Abe Mosseri, doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey or Patrick? You know all the regulars who REALLY play high stakes. Cates is a complete joke and BTW, No player is interested to fly across the world to do anything with him. He is thinking this would be great PR for him.Thanks