Dan 'jungleman12' Cates Makes Multi Accounting Confession
The fall out surrounding Jose 'Girah' Macedo's online external super user scam continues to snowball after it was reported that high stakes phenomenon Dan 'jungleman12' Cates admitted to allegations of multi-accounting.
Cates, who was the biggest cash game winner on the virtual felt last year, said that he had played on several European accounts affiliated with Macedo and close friend Haseeb Qureshi in an interview at the weekend.
“Haseeb tried to salvage my reputation by taking the fall for me. In retrospect that worked out completely terrible, As far as me playing on [Macedo's] accounts, there must have been four sessions. Those were all me.”
It is believed that Qureshi lost his position as a leading coach on the CardRunners site last week after he also admitted to his role in multi-accounting. Macedo was dropped as a member of Lock Poker's Elite team ten days ago following a startling confession that he had defrauded players in a Skype strategy group of $30,000.
Cates' alleged involvement in the scandal is another blow for the reputation of online poker though the Maryland native is adamant he has not cheated on his PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker accounts. Cates has won several million dollars at the nosebleed stakes on those sites during the last 18 months.
The 21 year-old hit the headlines last month after an attempt to kick start his online career in Canada failed due to visa problems. Cates was then said to be moving to Portugal to live with Macedo and Qureshi. Those plans were shelved in the aftermath of the scandal.