Poker veterans are normally underestimated though their chances of winning high-profile poke tournaments are very high. Gabriel W. “Gabe” Kaplan plunged into the World Series of Poker back in 1978 and is among the most eminent poker gurus especially after winning the Amarillo Slim Super Bowl of Poker in 1980.
This conferred him one of the most humongous bracelets to be awarded in the history of World Series of Poker. However, in the following five years, his reputation was further cemented as he final tabled at the Super Bowl Main Events twice. He also plays in other equally significant events, including the World Poker Tour and Poker After Dark.
In 2004, he placed 3rd in the WPT NL Texas Hold’em where he raked in $250,000. He also emerged 2nd in the 2005 WSOP $5,000 limit hold’em tournament for $222,515. He sufficed prominently again in the 2007 NBC Poker After Dark sailing through to the Queens and Kings where he defeated Kristy Gazes in a heads-up battle encounter.
In the same year, he appeared at the World Series of Poker $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E tournament where he placed 9th where he netted $131,424 in the process. He was also the winner of the February 2008 Poker After Dark Cowboys week triumphing in a table that included Doyle Brunson, Andy Bloch, Chau Giang and Chris Ferguson. Nevertheless, Kaplan’s star at the Poker After Dark glistened with his win in 2010 in the Commentators Episode III which is the best comeback in the televised show’s history.
In 2009 hitherto, his overall live events were beyond $1,300,000 with his ten cashes at the World Series of Poker garnering over $507,659 for the total amount. Though playing only intermittently, his resume intimates he has made more profits than losses overall, this is an inspiration for those who have ingrained fear of dissipating their bankrolls.