Team GuppyKillers (TGK)
is back and better than ever, and we are looking for more horses and investors! We are still considering stakes for most games, formats, and limits, so if you would like to be staked just send us the application below and we’ll take a look asap. Also, we are still considering staking Americans, but we ask that only those who might consider relocating sooner rather than later apply.
Team Pros and Coaching
TGK is proud to announce the additions of nosebleed PLO player Harry “UgotaBanana” Kaczka
and Bluefire coach Brian “bfizz11” Fite
as our latest Team Pros! Bfizz is also playing for TGK and will be coaching our tournament players full time as well. On the cash side, coach Justin “coolrunnings” Cereste
has been and will continue coaching our NLHE grinders, as well as UgotaBanana providing input for our PLO horses. We plan to continue adding to our Team Pro and coaching roster, so follow along to see the next big name that gets on board with TGK!
What is Team GuppyKillers?
TGK represents one of the first “crowd investment”-like poker stables allowing both players and investors an opportunity to take investments in a central bankroll managed by TGK. TGK is a reformation of GuppyKillers stable which was run profitably for over a year.
TGK follows an aggressive marketing and branding philosophy to bring the stable and its players the highest profile possible, and spent over a year developing the backend, methodology, and computer systems used in the stable. The backend allows investors to track the performance of the stable in real time, seeing player performance the moment it is updated. The management team consists of winning poker players and former poker site managers with real world experience in marketing, legal, and business administration.
Investing in TGK
The TGK bankroll being funded entirely by investors means that one of the primary goals of management is to produce a high and consistent ROI for those investors. Since opening for business in the middle of February of this year, we have done exactly that and more, managing to finish each month in profit and beat our aggressive projections
. We plan to continue producing these kinds of results with even less variance as we keep adding more horses as our bankroll grows. If you are interested in making an investment in TGK and would like a prospectus or any other information regarding such, please send us a PM here (and don’t forget to follow forum policy post in this thread after doing so!) or contact us on our website at www.teamguppykillers.com
What we offer Horses
TGK is not only a poker stable, but an exclusive group of players who are dedicated to excelling in the field of poker. With aggressive branding and close ties with many poker sites, TGK represents a potential stepping stone to co-sponsorship by these and other sites. Members enjoy the benefits of being in a great group of like-minded people who enjoy both a social life in and outside of poker. In addition, we pride ourselves on offering one of the best playing environments available in the poker stable industry.
We believe in a positive, professional, and fun playing environment, and that TGK is just as much a team as it is a poker stable. We will have group Skype chats, exclusive forums on our website, team bonuses, group activities and events. We will also make ourselves available for anything our horses they may need, like reloads, rail calls, general support issues, or just a friendly chat.
As former horses, we realize the importance of creating a positive and team-orientated attitude, and will do our best to maintain a high level of morale throughout the stable. Bonuses for stellar performances and outstanding behavior are just some of the compensation awarded horses. All horses are also given a “bonus” investment stake into the stable each time they have a winning month, so they will actually have a financial stake in their teammates' success while building a passive income.
In some cases, we will even be willing to offer loans to cover real-life expenses if makeup gets large and money gets tight. All team members will also receive official TGK merchandise to denote their team affiliation at live events.
What we are looking for
Potential members must show a core competency in poker (or the talent to achieve such) and must demonstrate a passion and ability to excel in other areas of life. TGK does not merely seek a competent winning player; we seek people who bring to our team a winning attitude both on and off the poker table. It is also important that horses maintain contact with us and keep up a frequent and consistent level of play and volume.
How to apply for staking
If you would like to be a part of TGK, please send me the below information with “TGK STAKING APPLICATION” in the subject line via PM or email (both options available through 2+2, but PM is preferred). Also, as per forum rules, don't forget to reply to this thread with "PM sent" along with all of your poker site screen names after submitting an application.
-Real name, age, and location
-ALL sites played on and ALL screen names
-Playing history (specify total number of games/hands played online)
-Any references you may have in the poker community
-Links to Shark scope/OPR/etc (links to/screen shots of graphs and stats are suggested)
-Reason for seeking stake and how long do you want to be staked for
-Games/limits you would like to be staked for
-Any other relevant/useful information you would like to share
-Please try and make all of this reasonably concise while including all of the necessary information
Once we receive your application we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible, but with the volume of apps we expect to receive and the amount of time we are dedicating to our players please forgive us if it takes a while. If we somehow fail to get back to you please resend the application as it is also possible that we may accidentally overlook or lose track of some of them.
Contact Us and More Information
If you would like more information on TGK and what we are all about, would like to invest, or would just like to keep track of the stable’s progress, you can find us on Twitter @TeamGuppykiller
and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamGuppykillers
, or you can visit our website at www.teamguppykillers.com
. Also feel pre to post any questions you may have in this thread or send via PM and we will be happy to answer!
Thanks for your interest!