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  30-Jun-11, 17:34   #1
Silly staking offer 0 
Mudadzija 

Joined: May '10
Location: Serbia
Age: 41 (M)
Posts: 128
I got an offer yesterday. A guy stated that he will stake a totally unknown player, even if he played playmoney poker only. He claims he will give the person 50 $ and observe him for two weeks (free coaching included), and if all goes well, there will be a five hundred dollar staking contract for the fortunate player.
The whole thing happened on a site for freelancing jobs, where I sometimes get some translations every now and then.
And the really curious thing is this guy mentions some salary, no matter if you win or lose. Madness!
The only reason I am posting here is that it sounds so professional, serious. I heard of some sweatshop players who play TAG 10 hours a day for someone who stakes them, low limit, getting some peanut money.
Imo, there can be no serious staking without at least 50 k tracked hands and large ROI.

     
  30-Jun-11, 17:38   #2
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dozn01 

Joined: Sep '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 5000
nice deal snap they hand off take it Blink

     
  30-Jun-11, 17:54   #3
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 6668
It's too good to be true actually, i mean there might be a glitch somewhere in the process, since there are many serious staking offers out there, i wonder why you would like to jump on this fishy offer if you ask me Confused

Maybe they ask you a copy of your ID adna signature and after couple of months you'll find out that he maked a huge loan in your name and you need to pay it after that Thumbs Down

The world is full of scammers nowadays, but this offer sounds way too good to be true if you ask me, i'm almost 100% sure that something is not right about this offer so you better say FOLD to this one Blink
Good luck at the tables!

     
  30-Jun-11, 17:57   #4
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dozn01 

Joined: Sep '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 5000
well you know what they say if it too good to be true it usally is,
if you wanna be staked try the staking sites theres plenty there which are good ,
i wish you good luck in what you do and see yousoon for more posts Smile

     
  30-Jun-11, 18:29   #5
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Mudadzija 

Joined: May '10
Location: Serbia
Age: 41 (M)
Posts: 128
Thanks, dozn.
I really don't try to get staked, hate to admit it but I'm not so successful at this game. I mean, my chart is positive, but far from something spectacular and worth staking.
Just wanted to share an interesting event, thought it might be entertaining .
And Macubas, yes it is FOLD, like 72os.

     
  30-Jun-11, 19:20   #6
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SuperNoob 

Joined: May '09
Location: India
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 4873
agree with above comments its most likely a scam, some 6 yr old trying to have a laugh because offer sounds too fishy and the people interested in staking know where to find good players.

     
  1-Jul-11, 15:09   #7
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awood88 
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 1885
if you can play poker well enough to coach someone and are prepared to risk high amounts of money why wouldn't you just play poker yourself. Surely the only benefit of staking other players would be if the players were better than you.

As for things being too good to be true, some would say that about bankrollmob. sometimes you need a little faith. but in this case probably not worth the risk.

     
  9-Jul-11, 18:14   #8
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Mudadzija 

Joined: May '10
Location: Serbia
Age: 41 (M)
Posts: 128
Posted by awood88:
if you can play poker well enough to coach someone and are prepared to risk high amounts of money why wouldn't you just play poker yourself. Surely the only benefit of staking other players would be if the players were better than you.

Definitely no way someone would stake weaker player unless they need some manpower to run a scam of some sort. I found it amusing to discuss about it. I can't play anyway, my poor little bankroll is stuck at absolute poker.

     
  9-Jul-11, 20:35   #9
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 42 (F)
Posts: 13884
It doesnt seem to be legit.
Like some members stated above it looks like a scam.
And as ive said before with online activities you never can be sure.
Be careful when you are giving away your personal data Smile
jl and i hope you get your money from Absolute
Cool

     
  9-Jul-11, 23:33   #10
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scl1975 

Joined: Mar '08
Location: Australia
Age: 44 (M)
Posts: 1158
dont believe it,he take all your details and screw you over.there a sucker born every day.you can add to that pile.be realy carefull.dont say we didint warn you.is he from nigeria by chance....

     
  10-Jul-11, 07:33   #11
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xxxYUMIxxx 
Joined: Sep '09
Location: Singapore
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 263
yeah rather u play within your own budget and build a decent bankroll....staking on cash games just eventually do not work out.

     
  10-Jul-11, 11:52   #12
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BeMyATMplz 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Germany
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 1859
I dont think it's scam.
If the player is a beginner with little knowledge about poker then you can coach them much easier cause they don't play a really set strategy already.
If the player has played for years already and expirienced,then it's not as easy to get them to significantly change their style than someone who doesn't know what's right or wrong.
So basicly you can teach them to play like you.

EDIT:
These staking/coaching deals aren't rare at all btw.

     
  10-Jul-11, 16:01   #13
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Arithmajik 

Joined: Feb '11
Location: Canada
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 1647
Weird,definitely don't know where to stand on this one. A professional appearance though ddefinitely doesn't rule out a scam. The goal is to make them believable. I'd say query them for more info and if they want a lot of personal info say no way. With a bit of grinding and some gift offers you could be staking yourself at $500 in no time. Good luck.

     
  10-Jul-11, 21:01   #14
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 42 (F)
Posts: 13884
To be honest till the moment i saw this post i never knew there are that kind of deals Smile
I did a google search and there i found a few of those deals.
So you can do as Arith said

     
  11-Jul-11, 14:43   #15
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tormulainen 

Joined: Dec '07
Location: Finland
Age: 65 (M)
Posts: 329
I wouldn't trust these kind of offers. You'll never know that are these kind of offers real. It sounds really good but you'll never know that is it really that good.

     
  11-Jul-11, 21:19   #16
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vip7vip7vip 
Joined: Jan '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 167
And the really curious thing is this guy mentions some salary, no matter if you win or lose. Madness!

I like this

     
  14-Jul-11, 12:35   #17
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Mudadzija 

Joined: May '10
Location: Serbia
Age: 41 (M)
Posts: 128
Posted by scl1975:
dont believe it,he take all your details and screw you over.there a sucker born every day.you can add to that pile.be realy carefull.dont say we didint warn you.is he from nigeria by chance....

I don't believe it. It is kinda fun to see how far he is willing to go. He is from UK, btw.

     
  16-Jul-11, 14:37   #18
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TUNGUSKANO 

Joined: Jul '11
Location: Brazil
Age: 35 (M)
Posts: 130
What the people do this days.
An offer like that is so good for anyone misinformated.
If I need money I just work for it. Dollar Dollar Dollar

     
  16-Jul-11, 15:10   #19
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kraemer 

Joined: Sep '07
Location: Germany
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 137
Isnt that just the same principle like here on BRM
Or did You have to show 50K hands to get a no deposit bonus
So if he asks you to join a room as his referral it could well be a real offer.

Apply for it and see what exactly he wants from you .
If You dont trust him do not give out personal details.

If You approach it carefully you've got nothing to loose

     
  16-Jul-11, 15:58   #20
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Mudadzija 

Joined: May '10
Location: Serbia
Age: 41 (M)
Posts: 128
Posted by kraemer:
Isnt that just the same principle like here on BRM
Or did You have to show 50K hands to get a no deposit bonus
So if he asks you to join a room as his referral it could well be a real offer.

Apply for it and see what exactly he wants from you .
If You dont trust him do not give out personal details.

If You approach it carefully you've got nothing to loose


Yup, that is exactly what I did. He asked for my details, I gave him only general ones, address and phone number. Actually, I gave him my mother in law's address and phone. And some crappy mail full of spam. He said he'll contact me, that was a week ago.
I believe bankrollmob and similar sites offer free bankroll as an advertising solution, not
staking.

     
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