Pidun rarely plays tournaments but when he does, he tends to do well. He takes a week’s holiday every year to play EPT Berlin – and always goes deep. Two years ago he bubbled the final to finish ninth for €45,000 and last season he came 17th for €20,000, which are his two best live results to date. He also competes in tournaments at Casino Bad Oeynhausen near his home.
Most of the time though, Daniel-Gai is busy running a cell phone parts company with his brother Thomer, as well as spending time with his family. Thomer also plays poker and back in 2009 the pair found themselves on the same final table in a €200 Bad Oeynhausen tourney – Thomer finished second and Daniel-Gai fourth.