Sunday, March 26, 2006

Getting Ready for the World Series of Poker!

Time to start gearing up for this years WSOP. This year I plan to take it to the next level and play in as many NL Multi Table Touraments as possible. The series starts on June 25th and the final event wont wrap up until mid-August. I've started a second blog at where I'll be giving live updates from the WSOP of various events. I'll chronicle my own journey on this blog.

I also have a special offer for friends and readers of this blog. I think I have a strong edge in any NL Tournament and stand to do well at this years WSOP, though to buy-in to every single event on my own would strain my bankroll. I am offering to sell a piece of myself at the WSOP for any single event you choose, or as a percentage of all of my play.

I will be playing in the following events this year:

27-Jun-06 No-Limit Hold'em $1,500.00
1-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em $2,000.00
4-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em $5,000.00
7-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em $2,500.00
8-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em w/re-buys $1,000.00
10-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em $1,000.00
14-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em $2,000.00
16-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout $2,000.00
18-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em $1,500.00
21-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em $2,000.00
23-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em w/re-buys $1,000.00
25-Jul-06 No-Limit Hold'em $1,500.00
28-Jul-06 No-Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship Event $10,000.00

Figuring $7,000 for each rebuy event that total comes to $45,000. I am putting $15,000 into the fund now, equally distributed amongst the events. The remaining $30,000 is up for grabs and any shortfall I will make up for myself. I am offering 70% of myself for each dollar that you put in. So for a given tournament, if the buy-in were $1,000 and I put in $400/40% and $600/60% were staked, I would receive 100% action on my $400/40% and my backers would receive 70% of the action on their $600/60% (70% of $600/60% = $420/42%). If that wasn't clear enough email me at and I can explain it better. 70/30 is a very standard staking structure used for one-shot tournament backing.

I have a formal contract written up that outlines the above in vivid detail. You can stake me for any amount in any tourney or tourneys or provide a blanket sum to be applied evenly to all tourneys. Send any payments to GigaFan on PokerStars, I have an arrangement worked out with PokerStars to buy into the events through them and will be forwarding any monies directly to them. I'll be posting the progress (anonymously unless requrested otherewise) here in telethon format for fun.

Thanks for reading, see you at the World Series of Poker!

Wild Bill