John Gale (poker player)

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John Gale
Nickname(s) Gentleman
Residence Bushey, Hertfordshire
Born December 13, 1953 (1953-12-13) (age 61)
London, England
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 8
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
522nd, 2006
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 4
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 3

John Gale (born December 13, 1953 in London) is an English professional poker based in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

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.

At the 2006 WSOP, Gale won the pot limit hold 'em event when his K♣ 9♠ defeated Maros Lechman's A♠ 6♠ on a board of T♣ 9♦ 7♣ 5♠ 2♣ in the final hand. Gale won $374,849.

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,900,000.[1] His 8 cashes as the WSOP account for $652,220 of those winnings.[2]


  1. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results
  2. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings,

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