It's been 11 years since John Gale managed to take down the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which was still a World Poker Tour event back then. Gale defeated a field of 461players to take home the $890,600 first-place prize, and he managed to add a lot to that over his successful career in poker.
Gale won a World Series of Poker bracelet in both 2006 and 2015, the latter after a long hiatus away from the game. The Londoner has spoken openly about the struggles with his health, as he's battling both heart problems and a brain tumor.
Gale states the love for the game of poker as one of the reasons to keep going, and he's showing some of that again today. After making deep runs in other events across Europe this year it looks like he's got his eye set on taking down another big title, and he'll got as good of a chance as any player in this event.