Hi, i'm Oliver Gill Gaber, aka Talerric on Pokerstars and SwoopAE on Full Tilt. I'm a 27 year old professional poker player from Australia and I'm looking to sell around 50% of an Aussie Millions package of five prelims plus the Main Event. The remaining 50% will be held between myself and my online backer bigbluffzinc.
The main event will be full of Aussie live fish and satellite qualifiers and should get a field of between 600-800 players, so there should be significant value in the field. I have played the event three times before and in my opinion it is the softest 10k event in the world other than the WSOPME. Obviously the prelim events have a smaller buyin and will be full of casual live players and therefore should be amazing value for a player who beats upper midstakes MTTs online.
The first event in the package is on 21 Jan 2013 and the package concludes by 1 Feb 2013. All shares will need to be paid for before the first event for you to have action. All shares and refunds will be paid out upon completion of the final event in the package.
Structures for the events are in the link below. Prelim events allow for a single re-entry. If I bust a prelim event during the first 4-5 levels of an event when the stacks are relatively deep, I will re-enter, otherwise I will 1-barrel it. I will update twitter and/or this thread before my decision on whether to reenter an event if I bust before the re-entry period has finished. I will budget two re-entries between the four $1100 events, which will be refunded along with markup if I do not use them. The Main Event is not re-entry, and I will only use one bullet on the $1650 event.
Jan 21 Event 2, $1100 PLO
Jan 23 Event 4 $1100 HA
Jan 24 Event 5 $1100 6max NLHE
Jan 26 Event 7 $1650 Feature Bounty NLHE
Jan 27 Event 8 Aussie Millions Main Event Flight 1 $10600 (weekend flight so should get slightly more casual/businessmen types despite not overlapping with majors which Flight 2 does, plus this allows me to play Event 12)
Jan 28 Event 12 $1100 NLHE Mix Max
2x $1100 single re-entry into $1100 events if I bust early. Will be refunded if not used.
Total package 18850 AUD
1 USD = 0.961677 AUD according to xe.com = 19,601.17 USD
I will be selling @1.2 markup, = $235.21 USD per 1%. Min 0.1% so that low stakes players can have a rail for $23.52 if they want as most major live packages don't offer affordable shares to low stakes players. Will consider a slight discount for 10%+ shares.
I may also play the 2500 PLO and 2500 HORSE events if I bust the main event before they start, but that will be a separate package. If you'd like me to contact you in the event that I sell shares for them please let me know.
There are no taxes on poker winnings in Australia so you will receive all cashes/refunds in full via your choice of payout method. If you choose any payment method other than PokerStars transfer or cash in Melbourne (moneybookers, bankwire, paypal etc.) that is fine but you will cover any fees for the transaction.
My Poker Resume, Screennames and Graphs
I have over 200k net winnings online. My screennames are Talerric on Pokerstars, SwoopAE on Full Tilt and UB and Party, Mutaharass on 888 and Ongame
Approximately +125k on FTP, +90k stars, +30k or so across the other sites combined (although the UB winnings are from 06/07 so not sure if they're tracked). FTP scope graph is missing pre-late 2008 when they started tracking, OPR can confirm. In any case, here are some graphs.
Some live results include 3 Aussie Millions prelim event final tables in the past 3 years (1100 PLO and HORSE in 2010 and 1100 8Game in 2011) where I finished 4th, 5th and 5th respectively. I also have a ~15th place finish in the 1650 feature bounty event, 18th in a $1500 PLO event at the WSOP, a win in a $350 NLHE teams event and an assortment of final tables in random live tournaments in Australia. I've played the Aussie Millions main event three times, finishing ~85th, ~200th and ~120th respectively in ~700 player fields. I'm very comfortable in the structure and have run up a six figure chipstack all three times before the usual coolers etc.
Online results this year include third in the Big 162 last month for ~23k, winning the Sunday 50r for ~23k, third and fifth in the Sunday Second Chance for ~22k and ~15k and an approx. 30th place finish in the Sunday Million Anniversary for 7k the week it had 35000 odd runners. I've also won the Saturday 215 PLO and Sunday 215 HORSE among others non-NLHE events, plus plenty of smaller NLHE ones.
Some but not all of my live cashes are listed at the Hendon Mob under two pages due to my evidently confusing two word surname.
There are no taxes on poker winnings in Australia and all cashes and/or refunds will be paid in full upon completion of the package.
For verification that I have played a particular event, any investor is welcome to ask me to upload a picture of my entry (or re-entry) receipt for a tournament and I will do so immediately.
How to buy shares
At this stage i'm accepting reserves only. Please do not transfer me any money at this stage. Post your reserve in thread and i'll confirm it. As soon as I have sold enough action to confirm i'm playing (I need to sell a min of 35-40% or so) i'll confirm my participation in the events and send a round of PMs asking you to send transfers to pay for and confirm your shares.
Cash in Melbourne and Stars transfers are preferred methods of payment although i'm willing to accept Moneybookers, Bank Wire and Paypal as well if you are willing to cover any fees. Same deal with any cashes, you can collect the money in person or receive a stars transfer from me or I can pay you via paypal/bankwire/moneybookers although if it involves any fees, the fees will come out of your end if you wish to collect the funds via any method other than Pokerstars transfer or cash in Melbourne.
I've sold mid five figures worth of action on 2+2 and other forums over several packages and acted as escrow for a sportsbetting pool with a four figure prize pool and always paid out investors quickly and with no hassles.
For my action sold threads just search for any thread started by me on the selling shares live or online forums.
Some references for players who have bought my action and/or know me irl include Seb86, Mattraq1, LiveForever (my former backer), Cellarendorphin, Walchy, MaxKatz, bigbluffzinc (my current backer), as well as plenty of others. I'll direct a few of them to the thread to drop references.