John Gale (poker player)
|Born||December 13, 1953 (age 61)
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|European Poker Tour|
Gale is a relative newcomer to poker, having only begun playing Texas hold 'em in mid-2004. He first made a name for himself by qualifying for the World Poker Tour (WPT) 2005 PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure tournament in The Bahamas in an online satellite tournament. He went on to win the first place prize of $890,600, outlasting a 461 player field in his first major live tournament.
Upon returning to his management consultant job he found less of an interest in day-to-day activities and sold the business to concentrate on poker full-time.
Gale finished in the money on the European Poker Tour the next month, and finished in the money four times during the 2005 World Series of Poker, including a second-place finish to Brian Wilson in the $5,000 pot limit hold 'em event. He also made it through to day 2 of the $10,000 no limit hold 'em main event.