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John Gale

John Gale
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Total winnings
$ 3,317,712
First place Finishes


John Gale was born in London, England back in 1953. Poker hasn’t always been in the forefront for Gale. He’s just recently began making big splashes in the tournament world.

In 2005, Gale’s first big splash came when he won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for nearly $900,000. That same year, Gale took to the WSOP felt and cashed four times. One of those finishes was a second-place finish to Brian Wilson in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em event for more than $200,000. Also of note in 2005, Gale placed second in an event at the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas for over $250,000.

In the beginning months of 2006, Gale ran deep in the L.A. Poker Classic where he finished twelfth for nearly $75,000. A few months later, he came in third I the World Pro-Am Challenge for $200,000 behind Gavin Smith and Scott Gardner. In the same month as that finish, Gale took down one of the Bellagio’s weekly tournaments for over $60,000.

All of that was leading up to the WSOP. Gale was able to win his first gold bracelet when he won the $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em event. Along with the bracelet came just under $375,000 in prize money. John also cashed in the Main Event that year.

To keep up his great tournament success, Gale placed third in the Borgata Winter Open WPT event for $443,096 in 2007. He also cashed twice more in the WSOP that year for small scores. In 2008, Gale won an event at the Bellagio Cup IV. This win netted him over $200,000. He also had another win in a preliminary event at the Borgata Poker Open that year.

John Gale is known and respected as a great gentleman both at and away from the table. He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet in poker. A relative newcomer to tournament poker, Gale has over $3.2 million in career tournament earnings.

Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€5,300 Main Event80th€11,820
2011 EPT London
Main Event40th£13,000
Face to Face Festival
£ 100 No Limit Hold'em4th£900
2010 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour -Grand Final
£ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event15th£5,175
Face to Face Festival
£ 150 No Limit Hold'em4th£319
Face to Face Festival
£ 150 No Limit Hold'em6th
WSOP Circuit - Caesars Palace
$ 500 No Limit Hold'em20th$1,101
6th Annual Festa Al Lago Classic
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em3rd$53,865
2008 Borgata Poker Open - WPT
$ 400 No Limit Hold'em1st$55,293
Bellagio Cup IV
$ 15,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT11th$64,640
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$205,500
Bellagio Weekly Tournaments - Jun 2008
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em3rd$66,220
2008 Borgata Winter Open - WPT
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em16th$3,840
2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 1,000 Evening Event - No Limit Hold'em6th$4,320
Bellagio Cup III
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em5th$15,405
2007 World Series of Poker
$ 2,500 H.O.R.S.E18th$7,974
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em78th$5,851
Fifth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em17th$9,205
2007 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 500 No Limit Hold'em15th$3,285
2007 Borgata Winter Open - WPT
$ 9,700 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em3rd$443,096
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em15th$9,075
Fifth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em14th$11,920
Poker Million V
Heat 86th UK Poker Open
Heat 65th
Southend September Freezeout
£ 200 No Limit Hold'em7th£1,010
World Pro-Am Challenge
No Limit Hold'em3rd$200,000
Bellagio Weekly Tournaments - Jul 2006
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$61,015
2006 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 No Limit Texas Hold'em - World Championship Event522nd$22,266
$ 2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em1st$374,849
British Poker Open 2006
Heat 55th
Mini March Festival
£ 200 No Limit Hold'em6th£720
EPT French Open
€ 500 No Limit Hold'em6th€6,470
2006 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 9,600 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em12th$73,075
2006 Borgata Winter Open - WPT
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em29th$4,118 Poker Global Poker Challenge
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout9th$5,000
Bellagio Weekly Tournaments - Dec 2005
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$39,480
$ 500 No Limit Hold'em1st$25,840
Fourth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 15,000 Main Event - No Limit Hold'em77th$24,150
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em2nd$252,325
Bellagio Festa Al Lago IV
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em13th$5,140
The Grosvenor World Masters
£ 250 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo3rd£4,680
Fahrenheit Festival
£ 50 No Limit Hold'em7th£300
Barcelona Open 2005
€ 500 No Limit Hold'em3rd€19,800
The European Poker Championships
£ 300 No Limit Hold'em11th£350
£ 200 Pot Limit Hold'em17th£400
£ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em7th£5,070
2005 Legends of Poker
$ 300 No Limit Hold'em21st$1,495
2005 World Series of Poker
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em18th$8,335
$ 10,000 Pot Limit Omaha11th$21,715
$ 5,000 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em42nd$6,790
$ 5,000 Pot Limit Hold'em2nd$204,440
British Poker Open 2005
Heat 112nd
The French Open
€ 2,000 EPT Tournament - No Limit Hold'em20th€2,790
2005 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 7,800 WPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em1st$890,600
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