Cates is aiming for his third Players Championship victory.
Dan Cates has a shot at making history by becoming the first player to win three straight Poker Players Championships.
One of the players that will attract a lot of interest at the next WSOP is Dan “Jungleman” Cates, who will attempt a historic achievement.
The Poker Players Championship, touted as one of the most alluring tournaments of the year, kicks off at the end of May and might provide the bracelet to the same player for the third year in a row.
Cates recently said he is ready to travel to defend his championship in one of the most sought competitions, proving he is one of the finest players today despite his irreverent style and colorful presentations.
“I want to return to defend my PPC championship and win a third bracelet. I plan on competing in further WSOP events and cash games, and I may even take a trip to Los Angeles.”
If he wins, he’ll join Michael Mizrachi as the only players to ever win this event three times in a row. Nevertheless, Mizrachi wasn’t the first to win three times overall, since he did it in 2010, 2012, and 2018.
“I believe that destiny is on my side. After all, someone has to take the initiative! “.
Many people have strong feelings for or against Jungleman, but no one can deny that he is one of the finest professionals in the game right now. He has won over US$12 million in live tournaments and regularly competes in High Roller events like the Triton Series and the PokerGo Tour.
On top of that, the American is well aware that he must always work to become better and that he must adjust his approach to the game accordingly whether it is to be broadcast or if it is part of a major tournament.
“How I get ready for each game varies. Tournaments and high-stakes cash games need top-notch equipment, whereas watching games on TV requires nothing more than a big set of balls and some practiced trash talk “He summed up his thoughts in his response to Pokerstake.