This is Miikka Anttonen aka Chuck Bass.
Past packages and my results:
I've sold 10 packages here previously, of which only three have been profitable, but the overall score is in the green. I've shipped over $100k to people for winnings in both online and live tournaments on different forums, including 50% of a $100k win this January. I'm also a frequent investor in the marketplace and have probably made over 100 transactions here with no problems.
Links to all of my 2+2 packages, I doubt anyone has anything negative to say about how I've managed things:
Live tournament track record, I've bought in for ~$110k, winnings add up to $222k:
I've played poker professionally since May 2008. I was a cash pro until I found MTTs in Dec 2009, I don't have any graphs and don't really know how much I made during that period. Basically I supported a pretty balla lifestyle but didn't save any, so I'm guesstimating I made something like 5k/month=$90k total during that time period. I played NLHU and 6-max from 0,25/0,50 to 2/4.
I'm taking my girlfriend to Barcelona and after she goes home I'm staying for the EPT. I've played in Barcelona three times before; The EPT once (cashed for 18k€), and EMOP twice (mincashed main and 500€ side). The games have always been really soft when I've been there. I understand some Spanish, so I can communicate with local players / will understand what they are saying if they are talking about my table image etc.
Please note that many of these events overlap, meaning that if I go deep in the Main or one of the sides I won't be playing all of the tournaments. This being the case I'll naturally refund with mark-up.
I forgot to say that I will tweet if the wireless on my phone works at the casino. If it for some reason doesn't work I'll just give daily updates here. I can't text tweet because it's not possible with Finnish mobile accounts for some stupid reason.
Everyone above is cool, 13% left. I'm still only taking reservations, so lnormajean, I'm sending it back to you now just for simplicity and that I won't end up double charging we both forget about it or something
Just wanted to inform people that there is a some kind of chance this might not happen, reason being that in the past couple of weeks I've hit a downer that I didn't believe to be even possible. I have a ton of money stuck on FTP, which I thought at first I'd probably get back but now it's starting to look more unlikely. I've dropped a huge amount of my entire net worth on games, a truck load on staking gone bad, and that combined with refurnishing my house costs that went through the roof may or may not leave me uncomfortable playing this package.
I'm definitely going anyway as I have flights and hotels already, but if I keep losing at this rate there's a chance I may at least not be able to play the main. I just wanted to give a heads-up in case people have limits how much they want to invest, so that they won't miss any other potential horses because of me. I'd say that the chances of me doing the package are still around 60% but I think that 40% is enough to post this.
Also if anyone wants to back off beforehands because of this that is of course more than fine, just let me know. I'll keep you updated.
No one's sent me money yet like I asked so that part is obviously clear.
So here's how it's going to be. I already posted in another mp thread about my recent financial setbacks. In a nutshell I had several large beats outside poker regarding staking, buying pieces, refurnishing my house, getting a massive and totally unexpected 5-fig tax bill, FTP, and then of course an online downswing.
As a result of this I've decided to become a horse myself and I'm now fully backed by Seabeast (at the time I sold this package, I was playing for myself).
We agreed that Seabeast would buy the remaining 40% of this package and it would be added to our stake roll (meaning I'd have 20% of myself technically). He offered to buy up to at least 50% if someone backs off.
Given the circumstances I'd also like to lower the mark-up a bit, I can't really explain it but it doesn't feel right to go for 1,21 when you've sold basically 100% of yourself. And yes I understand that mark-up and the % of you have of yourself don't even correlate. But somehow it just feels wrong, so I've decided to drop the mark-up of this entire package to 1,16.
I can assure you that being relatively short on life roll I'm going to be extremely motivated even not having a large piece of myself.
I fully understand if anyone wants to back off because of this, but if you do so I'd like to ask you to contact me asap so I can get the shares sold. If no one backs out, everyone gets to keep their shares but at a discounted price:
1% was: 129,50€
1% is now: 124,12€
And yes I understand that I'm costing myself a ton of money lowering the mark-up when I wouldn't most likely even have to, but this just feels like the right thing to do.
I'm gonna pm people about this in a few days and I'd also be happy to start collecting payments soon. If anyone who has a share sees this before I pm, can you please confirm itt that you're still taking the share. I think at 1.16 this is pretty exceptional value especially given that it's the spanish summer holiday season and this is gonna be a hella soft EPT.
hey guys just confirming that i'm gonna be backing chuck bass. i'm happy for you guys to keep your pieces or to cancel, mikka will be able to play the event either way, i don't think it changes anything that much. cheers