John Gale

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:40

John Gale

A poker biography of John Gale.

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Name - John Gale

Born - Bushey, England, United Kingdom

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If you see an orange and green Tic Tac and a pack of red Marlboro on the poker table, then you will know that John Gale is present. This poker player is known for his gentleman character, but he seems to change when money is the subject of conversation. He becomes a beast in beating his opponents regardless of their number and in sweeping the big pot of winnings off the table.

Indeed, Gale is an animal when it comes to bagging the jackpots. One perfect example is when he won the 2005 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure where he brought home $890,000. The event happened on January 5 to 12, 2005 at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Originally starting out with satellite games at $7,800 buy-in, Gale joined the other 461 players from around the globe. But later on, Gale finally made them all---including some famous poker celebs, such as Allen Cunningham, Evelyn Ng, Chris McIntyre, Howard Bush, and Terry Winfield, go home in tears by winning first place. But during the said tourney, Alex Balandin who won second place with $484,000, Mikael Westerlund in third place with $306,000, Patrick Hocking in fourth place with $207,000, and (Miami) John Cernuto in fifth place with $155,800 went home smiling, too.

In just two years, Gale proved that he was a poker champion, for he was able to earn more than $2,200,000. How he does his game is not a secret because people can see him play in the famous World Poker Tour, World Series of Poker, or other poker events. On the other hand, how he acquired such a poker skill is certainly interesting to know. Gale started playing cards when he was a kid but did not pursue a gambling career; instead, he became a management consultant to support his financial needs and, soon, his family.

Later on, Gale became enthusiastic again with poker through satellite tourneys in spite of the disagreement of his wife, who was not fond of gambling. But Gale was earning more with poker compared to being a prestigious management consultant -- a realization and a reason that his wife finally accepted her husband's passion for gambling. Gale earned so much from the industry, thanks to his 'uncontrollable' and incredible wins like in the 2005 36th Annual World Series of Poker Pot-Limit Hold'em Event where he won 2nd place, the 2005 Five Diamond World Poker Classic IV No-Limit Hold'em where he was in the 2nd place, the 2006 LA Poker Classic No-Limit Hold'em Championship where he finished in 12th place, and the 2006 37th Annual World Series of Poker Pot-Limit Hold'em Event where he was in the 1st place.

Because of his status, Gale is recognized by millions all over the globe. Even John Gale's countrymen from Bushey, Hertfordshire in England, where he was born on December 13, 1953, hailed him as a poker champion since he began playing in the middle of 2004. However, when not busy in his poker career, Gale chooses to spend his time being fascinated and looking after horses. So if there is no sign of this poker champ in the poker table exchanging bluffs with other players, simply look for him in a horse ranch.