[Application] Vegas Live Tournament Staking [sold out]

    • OleGunnar20
      OleGunnar20
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      Joined: 12.12.2010 Posts: 29
      I have read and accepted the staking rules. By posting in this thread, every member acknowledges the same.

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      Hey

      I am looking for stakers for a series of tournaments in Las Vegas in June. I am planning on playing five World Series events at the Rio and two of the deep-stack events at the Venetian. The scheduled events are:
      • 02/06/11 Venetian Deep Stack - $1600
      • 07/06/11 WSOP Event 12 - $1500
      • 09/06/11 Venetian Deep Stack - $1600
      • 11/06/11 WSOP Event 18 - $1500
      • 12/06/11 WSOP Event 20 - $1000
      • 15/06/11 WSOP Event 26 - $2500
      • 16/06/11 WSOP Event 28 - $1500

      The total package for seven events is $11,200. The deal would be 1.2:1 markup with 50% shares for myself so I'm selling the remaining 50%.

      I am mainly a live player so please let me know if you have any questions or comments and I am happy to provide evidence of identity and regular tournament updates etc. Also I am friends with GrafM who is a frequent contributor to this website and he will vouch for me. As evidence of skills and previous results:
      • I am currently playing a series of staked tournaments in Australia. I have played 5 events with total buy-ins of $4070. I have cashed 3 times including two final tables for total winnings of $16,782. The thread for this staking can be seen here.
      • I have a good knowledge of poker strategy (I am a scientist and have a PhD degree in mathematics)
      • Some of my tournament results from the past year can be seen at the Hendon Mob website. Cashes in the past year include:

      2011:
      - $8,030 Sydney Anzac Day Event, 3rd
      - $6,288 ANZPT Sydney - Main Event, 20th
      - $4,070 ANZPT Sydney - 6 Handed Shootout, 4th

      2010:
      - $20,000 NZ Poker Champs - South Island Champs, 1st
      - $8,500 NZ Poker Champs - Main Event, 7th
      - $7,000 NZ Masters - 6 Handed Champs, 1st
      - $4,460 ANZPT Sydney - Main Event, 33rd


      Status:

      1% = $112
      5% = $560
      10% = $1120
      20% = $2240

      ...

      Stakers:

      50% OleGunnar20
      30% MAE9690
      14% styx528
      5% GrafM
      1% Budspencer8
  • 13 replies
    • GrafM
      GrafM
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      Joined: 04.12.2007 Posts: 2,220
      5% bitch (again)! :rolleyes:
    • MAE9690
      MAE9690
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      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,073
      hey...i already have/had 10% of your australia action and i would like to take some % here too...
      i will take 35%...we can just work that out with the profits from australia and i ll send u the rest on stars (or ftp whatever you prefer)
      regards
      Michael
    • styx528
      styx528
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      Joined: 01.01.2008 Posts: 4,879
      I take whatever is left
    • OleGunnar20
      OleGunnar20
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      Joined: 12.12.2010 Posts: 29
      Thanks guys. The Vegas schedule is all sold out now. I've updated my original post with the stakers information.
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      Joined: 03.10.2007 Posts: 19,324
      Hey Olegunnar20 it's jackson, how's it going? :D
    • OleGunnar20
      OleGunnar20
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      Joined: 12.12.2010 Posts: 29
      Hey Jackson. I wondered if there were any Kiwis on this website. Are you or any of the other Auckland guys heading over to the Gold Coast ANZPT or Vegas this year? I'll see you there if you are.
    • OleGunnar20
      OleGunnar20
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      Joined: 12.12.2010 Posts: 29
      Hey. I'm in Vegas now and I played the first event on my schedule, the $1600 Venetian Deep Stack, on Thursday but I busted in level one. I will try to give some details of key/bust-out hands for these events for information and I would welcome any comments/suggestions.

      The starting stack was 20k with 50/100 blinds. I started well and built up to around 24k before losing a flip with AK v 77 against a short stack which left me with around 16k. In my bust-out hand, UTG raised to 250, the button called and I called in the SB with 33. The flop was 9T3 rainbow. I check, the original raiser bet 300 and the button raised to 800. The UTG player seemed weak but I didn't want to call and give him a cheap card to hit a gutshot with hands like KJ/KQ. So I raised to 2300 and the button called. Turn was 4h which was a second heart on the board. With lots of draws out there I made a pot sized bet of 5800 and the button instantly shoved all-in for an extra 8k. The way he acted when he reluctantly called the flop made me think he was on a draw and didn't have a bigger set which meant I was still ahead. I called and he showed QhJh for a straight and flush draw and he hit his flush on the river to knock me out.

      Next event on the schedule is the WSOP Event 12 on Tuesday.
    • GrafM
      GrafM
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      Joined: 04.12.2007 Posts: 2,220
      For Christ's sake please run better! :baby:
    • OleGunnar20
      OleGunnar20
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      Joined: 12.12.2010 Posts: 29
      I played Event 12 of the WSOP yesterday and busted in level 7. I lost most my chips early in level 1 when some genius American 4-bet shoved pre-flop with A9o in a spot where he had no fold equity. I was in good shape with pocket tens but then the flop was 997.

      I built back up to starting stack and then got all-in five times with the best hand (with a better Ace) and split the pot every single time! I had AK vs AQ, AK vs AJ (twice), AQ v AT and AQ vs A8. On the positive side, at least I'm not losing with these hands as much anymore! I busted with TT v JT - Jack on the flop.

      Next event is the Venetian deep stack tournament tomorrow.
    • OleGunnar20
      OleGunnar20
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      Joined: 12.12.2010 Posts: 29
      I played the $1600 Venetian tournament today but unfortunately the cards just aren't falling my way at the moment. The starting stack was 20k and I was going well in Level 6 with 35k (average stack was 28k) but then I busted in a big pot which, if I'd won, would have made me one of the chip leaders. I was all-in on the flop with JJ against an aggressive player who called a large 3-bet shove for 90% of his stack with 45o on a board of 346. The 2 hit on the turn to complete his straight and knock me out.

      Next up is the $1500 WSOP Event 18 on Saturday.
    • OleGunnar20
      OleGunnar20
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      Joined: 12.12.2010 Posts: 29
      I played the $1500 WSOP Event 18 yesterday and had my best run in Vegas so far until I busted with another cooler at the end of the day. I had above average chips for the whole of the day and with 20% of the field remaining I had 30k. Then in level 10 I was involved in a 60k pot (average stack was 24k) when all-in pre flop with pocket kings against AJ. An ace hit on the turn.

      In today's $1000 WSOP Event 20 I never really got going and was knocked out in level 3. I busted when behind with 88 v 99 so I don't even have a bad beat story to tell!

      I don't have enough US dollars to buy into the $2500 event on Wednesday as I can't withdraw my money from PokerStars and I have a withdrawal limit when using my debit card in the ATM. Therefore I am going to have to cut this event from my schedule and I will return the stakers amount for this. I will still play Event 28 on Thursday.
    • OleGunnar20
      OleGunnar20
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      Joined: 12.12.2010 Posts: 29
      I played the final tournament on the schedule, $1500 WSOP Event 28, yesterday and finally made it through to day 2 today. There were 349 players left out of 2500 starters by the end of the day. The top 270 get paid and I am shortish stack with 24k (average is 32k).
    • OleGunnar20
      OleGunnar20
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      Joined: 12.12.2010 Posts: 29
      I ended up min cashing the final World Series event. I finished 199th out of 2500 for $3037. That's the end of the Vegas schedule now which ended up being frustrating and disappointing. I got my chips in ahead in lots of good spots during the trip and lost every time, but I guess that's poker. I am on my way back to NZ at the moment so I will work out how much I owe to the stakers in the next few days. Thanks for the staking.