Have you ever wanted to know why Daniel “Jungleman” Cates was dubbed Jungleman in the first place?
Over in Instagram, Cates shares the story about his infamous moniker.
The real story is that when I first played poker, I was a lot different of a person. I was very unkempt, had longer hair, and seemed like a bizarre person. I think at some level that my opponents called me “jungleman” as kind of a way to mock me for these reasons.
That’s the précis, but if you click through on the Instagram and read the top comment, there’s a lot more:
If you are looking for more on Jungleman, check out this video from the World Series of Poker.
Cates is one of best high roller poker players in the world and will be headed to the £1,050,000 buy-in Triton Million: a Helping Hand for Charity tournament that will play host to some of the best poker players in the world.
The event is an invitational and will be held at London Hilton on Park Lane on August 1 to 3.