Posting this for 'Boone' (Toppokerstaking on skype)
Name: Gabriel Munteanu
Screen name: GamblingLust
City: Cluj Napoca
Gabriel Munteanu has stolen $600 of make up from me
Gabriel Munteanu applied to be staked by me for spin and goes.
I had a couple of red flags at the start of my deal with Gabriel, Gabriel claimed he was a coach for Pocarr staking and that he had decided to leave the stake, when I went to a Pocarr rep I was then told Gabriel had no history whatsoever as a coach and had in fact been dropped by for lack of volume and study rather than quitting. Here are the chats to show that:
Boone: well he said he was a coach for u guys
Boone: but i cudnt see him listed
Boone: and is he still coaching?
Grant Dorey: That is wrong. He is not a coach for us and never was a coach for us.
Boone: mmm ok thanks for this imformation very strange he would claim that
Boone: i spoke to your reference
Gabriel Munteanu: ok ?
Boone: he is saying some things that contradict u
Gabriel Munteanu: like ?
Boone: well firstly he firstly he said that they cut u not that u left and secondly he said u are not a coach and never have been
Gabriel Munteanu: They right but also wrong , I did some 1-3 peer sessions for coaching and did very well , and the coaching part was more of a start for me as I was going to do this with my friend andreiuc. the fact they cut me was pretty bad because I did had some isues for 2 weeks and this wasn't in their interest, I explayed but seemed this wasn't enough. I did put the volume requirements but seems it wasn't enough. But besides this there weren't any other problems. I more surely the thing came up as I requested a raise in limits .
Gabriel Munteanu: i'm not a diferent person than the one you have talked to several times and you took a look at my mindset of game and personal life and my goals in life. but this thing is a slap in the face to speak the thruth and althought its embaresing and would close doors in the face would give me selfrespect because in the end the only one i'm lying is me.
Gabriel Munteanu: the only things i lied were things to put me in a better image, not money scammer or other things.
He then owned up to the lie and claimed he did it to try and get a better deal from me. I decided since he did not actually scam Pocaar and owned up to the lie, although only after I found out about it for myself, I would give him a chance. This turned out to be a huge mistake. Almost straight away he was complaining about things, constantly whining on about how bad he ran even he had hardly put in any volume. He never once met the agreed upon volume and yet constantly asked me about moving up stakes. Then after one month he came to me saying that he was broke and needed money for rent even though he had clearly told me at the start of the deal he had a good money cushion and would not get into spots like this. His solution to him being broke: move him up stakes so he can have a chance to make more money, even though at this point he was in mu, had made a grand total of zero profit splits and was not putting in the volume we had agreed upon. This lead to us having over an hour long Skype call in which I tried to give him advice on spending and living cheaper. Unfortunately, as was always the case with Gabriel, it fell upon deaf ears. Gabriel is just extremely stubborn, he refuses to accept his is ever wrong which makes him very difficult to coach and to work with. The guy has very unrealistic ideas about his own ability and talks like he is some crusher one minute but then the next he is telling me how he runs bad all the time and can´t win. The guy was dropped from Pocarr, complains endlessly about bad beats, and puts in very little volume, but in his own mind he seems to see himself as a top level player. I tried very hard to get through to him but his ego just seemed to get worse and worse along with his volume.
After not grinding for over a week and coming to me with a bunch of excuses once again he then messages me saying he wants to move up stakes despite having played about 4.5k spins since the deal began over 2 month ago when the agreed upon minimum volume was 5000 spins per month. In addition he had previously told me was having financial issues and was possibly going to have to get a job and grind part time. Combine this with his poor mindset and lack of results it seemed ridiculous he would even bring up going up in stakes at this stage. Even after all this I still took the time to once again write out a long message explaining what he can do to move up very clearly. He then messages me a few hours later saying he does not think I am being fair etc. As this was now about the 5th time having this conversation with him and given that he is making very little effort with the stake on top of everything else. I told him if he thinks he can get a better deal elsewhere he may buy out. I gave him two simple options: 1. buy out of the deal for a percent of the agreed upon profit requirement 2. Stop whining and honor the deal. After this he went on another rant blaming me for his failures under the deal at which point I decided he is clearly not someone I can trust and requested he send back all the money in his account minus 100usd which he can use for bankroll, with the plan to just reload him whenever he busts. He responded to my request to send the money back to me further ranting calling me paranoid, calling my ethics into question and insulting me. After his initial refusal to do as aasked and after I threatened to post about him scamming me he sent the money back. At this point, he told me he would have to get a job and we agreed that since he was already doing very badly and not meeting the agreed upon volume requirement that the best option would be for him to not grind but rather pay back the make up from his wages. I told him I would be happy to give him a reasonable amount of time to fix repayment. Initially Gabriel offered to send back all the mu at the end of March. I told him I would prefer him to make payments sooner than that and we agreed he would make small monthly payments, iirc 20$ a month. When it came time for him to pay up he came out with a bunch of excuses once again and I received nothing. History repeated itself the next month. I came to Gabriel this month to ask about him making some repayments, He replied to me asking to be staked again to play 2.5$ 180 mans. I explained patiently to him that since he had not grinded or studied for several months, had lied to me multiple times, had made no effort to meet repayments, and had been telling me he had no money, to the point where he couldn't even afford to send me 10$ to show he even intended to make things right, I would not be in any hurry to send him more money to spew off. I also inquired how exactly he could support himself while playing poker again full time for me and yet he couldn't use that money to repay me instead he said ''thats my problems''. From the conversation I gathered he had either lost or quit his job and had no money to support himself (always hard to tell with Gabriel since he constantly lies about things) and simply wanted me to send him more money to either try to gamble with or just plain steal from me. He had no plan or answer as to what he will do if he didn't make profit and so it is ludicrous he would expect me to send him more under those circumstances. I requested once again Gabriel repay at least one third of what he owes but he once again refused and I told him I now feel I have no choice but to post.
Gabriel Munteanu is a scammer and a thief. He is very hard to work with due to his arrogance, unrealistic attitude, lack of volume, constant whining, dishonestly, stubbornness and absolute refusal to take responsibility for his own actions. He has payed back none of the mu so far and continues to come out with excuses not to send back the owed money and has not honored the agreed upon terms of the contract. At this point it seems unlikely I will ever see the money again but at least I can warn others about Gabriel. I will update if he ever repays.
He owes me $600 in make up.