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    *** OFFICIAL *** Buy a Piece of Dan Druff in 2017 WSOP Thread (SOLD OUT)

    *** NOTE *** I am sold out for 2017. Thanks to all for your interest! ***

    It's time for the WSOP, and I have again decided to sell pieces of the events I am playing.

    Before we get started, here are a few things to consider:

    - I am doing this both to reduce variance and to give the PFA community a way to experience some of the excitement of the WSOP without actually attending. However, I would play all of these tournaments with or without any pieces being bought of me.

    - I am not promoting this as a great investment opportunity. It's not. It's simply a chance for you to be able to have fun rooting for a WSOP player you know (me), while being financially invested in his results.

    - The biggest advantage you get by buying pieces of me is that you know I am 100% reliable. There is zero chance you will get stiffed if I cash, and zero chance I will take your money and run and/or fake playing the events. In addition, as I don't drink or do drugs, you will be assured that I will be playing all of these events in a proper mental and physical state.

    - Another big advantage is that I will FREQUENTLY update my chip counts and other tournament info via my "chips" Twitter: http://twitter.com/DanDruffPoker .... so you'll feel like you're actually there.

    - This is a straight-up "buy a piece" deal. If you buy pieces of my events and lose, there is no "makeup". The money is gone forever.

    - If you finish with a net profit of $600 or more, I will need to send you tax forms. That will require me having your full name, address, and social security number. If you don't feel comfortable with that, I suggest you don't buy any pieces of me. Of course, I will keep all information in the strictest confidence, and will only ask for it if I need to issue you a tax form.

    Okay, now that I've gotten that stuff out of the way, let's get to the details...

    New for this year: As I am only selling one large buyin event ($10k Limit Holdem), I decided that this one event disproportionately affects my overall success or failure. It is maddening for investors to watch me do fairly well and cash a few times in the other events, only to fall into the negative thanks to a brick in the high-variance $10k Limit Holdem. Therefore, I will be selling TWO SEPARATE PACKAGES -- one with the $10k Limit Holdem only, and the other with everything else together.


    Here are the events for sale:

    Package #1
    6/12 Event #24 $1500 Limit Holdem
    6/13 Event #25 $1000 PLO
    6/16 Event #32 $1500 Mixed Omaha 8 (PLO8/O8/Big O)
    6/17 Event #33 $1500 NL Holdem*
    6/27 Event #53 $3000 Limit Holdem 6-Max
    6/30 Event #58 $1500 NL Holdem
    7/01 Event #60B $888 Crazy Eights NL Holdem 8-handed (will fire up to 2 bullets)*
    Package #2
    6/19 Event #38 $10,000 Limit Holdem
    These encompass all events I plan to play, with the exception of the Main Event -- the only one I'm NOT selling.

    (The asterisks indicate events I will miss if I make Day 2 of the previous event.)

    Both packages are being sold at 20% markup. I am no longer giving discounts for previous years' buyers.

    The total buyin for Package #1 is $11,776 (which includes TWO bullets on the $888 event).

    The total buyin for Package #2 is $10,000.

    I will be selling 80 shares of the above packages, at a rate of 20% markup. Each "share" gets you 0.5% of my TOTAL cashes for the above events.

    This means that each share of Package #1 is $70.66, and each share of Package #2 is $60. A share of both packages would be $130.66.

    You may only buy a maximum of 8 shares of me, meaning you will own a maximum of 4% of my action.
    This would be $1045.28 for both packages. I am doing this in order to give everyone a chance to buy pieces of me.

    Once I get to 80 shares sold (40%), I am closing it.

    If it seems there isn't enough interest to get me up to 40%, at that point I will open it up for people with 4% to buy more if they want.

    Also, the minimum you can buy is one share (0.5%) of BOTH packages ($130.66) or TWO shares (1%) of a single package ($120-$141.32). There are no exceptions to this. You CANNOT buy a single share of one package and nothing else.

    If I miss any events, or if I don't use the second bullet for the $888 event, you will get a FULL REFUND, INCLUDING MARKUP for those unplayed events.

    If I owe you money and you were waiting to use it to buy pieces of me, please PM me with the details (including the date of our last PM or e-mail discussing it), and I will look into it.

    I will be using the free site tastystakes.com to list/manage the pieces of the events I'm selling. However, this will NOT affect the way you pay me. You will be sending all payments to me directly. Tastystakes will simply be used for record-keeping. I will be posting the link to that shortly.

    I accept the following payments: Check, money order, cash-in-envelope (your risk in sending it, though), bitcoin, bank transfer (PM me for bank info), cash deposit into my bank (again, PM me for bank info). If you are mailing me a check/money order/cash, please PM me for the address. There are also "other methods" of payment I will accept. PM me for that information.

    Unless I know you really well, I can't "hold" pieces for you until I actually have your money in hand. It's first come, first served.

    Feel free to post any questions.

    Please do NOT clutter this thread with trolling, nonsense, or debates whether or not my markup is a good value. If you wish to make such commentary, feel free to start a different thread. This thread is only for direct discussion of people interested in buying WSOP pieces.

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    Some facts:

    - I have cashed in every single WSOP since I first entered in 2005. This includes several years where I played fewer than 10 events total.

    - I am the 11th biggest casher ALL TIME at Limit Holdem in WSOP history.

    - I have been the chip leader in Mid-Day-1 or later in the $1500 Limit Holdem for just about every single one of the past 7 WSOPs. Last year I was chip leader with 42 left, only to have a horrendous run of cards knock me out within 75 minutes of that.

    - While I have only cashed in 1 of the past 6 $5k/$10k Limit Holdem events, I've actually been quite competitive in it. I finished 5th in 2013, bubbled it in 2012 (19th), and was the mid-Day-1 second-chipleader last year.

    - While it's been awhile since I had a large NL event cash, I have come fairly close to some big hits, including 2015 where I was 3-outed on the river in a huge pot with 40 people left.

    - I have over a decade of experience playing at the WSOP, and have racked up over $734,000 worth of cashes (despite entering relatively few large buyin events). I have a very good feel for the format, the field, the player types, the length of play, the venue, etc.

    - It is very important to me to do my best at these events. I always show up well rested, and will only play when feeling healthy. Also, I don't NEED this money to enter the events, and you know 100% that I won't cheat you in any way. I have a stellar, 100% track record of honesty and integrity in the poker community in my 17 years as part of it.

    - I provide you with frequent, detailed updates of the action via my Twitter (which auto-post to this forum, as well). I also post recaps of each day (provided I make it semi-deep), as well as previews of Day 2s and beyond. When you follow my action, you feel like you're sitting right there with me.

    - The $10k Limit Holdem features a LOT of really good limit holdem players. Last year, I got a brutal starting table, featuring 7 other guys with limit holdem bracelets. I don't expect to get such a table again, but keep in mind that I'll be facing a lot of very talented competition. There ARE fish and semi-fish in the event. They do bust quickly, and from that point it's essentially a rungood contest between the good players.


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    The bottom line is that you will be doing this for ENTERTAINMENT. If you can't make it to the WSOP, and if you want to have a piece of a reliable, experienced player, who will update his progress very frequently, then this is a great spot for you.

    If you're looking for a highly +EV money making opportunity, then you should look elsewhere.

    Why am I selling pieces? Because I don't play tournaments often, and I like to soften the variance. I also enjoy knowing that members of this community are following along and have something to root for.

    Is the markup fair? I don't know. 20% is a typical markup from what I've seen for years by viewing others' deals. Some people offer lower markup, usually when they are broke and HAVE to sell pieces in order to play. Others are delusional and sell pieces at 30%-40% markup. I don't want to do that either, even if people would buy it at that rate. Again, this is being sold for entertainment, and not being promoted as a way for you to get rich.

    Post all questions in this thread.

    Do NOT post that you're "reserving" a piece, as that is meaningless. Nothing is reserved until I get your money.

    Do NOT start debates about markup rates or the events I've chosen to play. Those are both set in stone, and this thread is not for that purpose.

    Do NOT troll me or anyone else in this thread. Anyone doing so will have their messages deleted, and they will be banned from the thread permanently.

    Thanks, and I look forward to playing this year!

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    4 of each.

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    I'll buy the full 8 shares allowed.
    Can i also get 2 additional shares of the smaller buyin package for my gf? She will send you the funds herself once confirmed by paypal or venmo (not sure if you got this yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by handicapme View Post
    I'll buy the full 8 shares allowed.
    Can i also get 2 additional shares of the smaller buyin package for my gf? She will send you the funds herself once confirmed by paypal or venmo (not sure if you got this yet).
    Yes, your gf can have that other 1%. As I've heard her on radio before, I know she's real, and I know she listens.


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    When is deadline for decisions and/or payment? I am interested but the sizing of my piece will depend on the timing.

    Thanks.

     
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      HoodedN: gotta pick up a couple extra days at the courier service eh Larry? On your bike

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    put me down for 2 of each. I will ship you the funds later today if that's ok.

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    @HoodedN

    You are the only retard who still thinks I am Larry. It's getting old, you're just kind of becoming the guy who belts out other peoples' exhausted jokes, or... you are legitimately slow, in which case, I apologize.

    The reason I ask is because the timing of the deadline will determine if I want to invest a couple hundred or over a thousand. Capiche?

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    Sorry misread and thought you meant 8 shares total, not of each.

    Regardless I'll take 4 shares in each one.

    $522.64 sent.
    Last edited by simpdog; 04-04-2017 at 07:22 AM.

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    One of each per favor... money sent

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    Updated 5/17/2017 at 5:20pm

    SOLD OUT!!!

    Current pieces bought (each share listed below represents 0.5% ownership of my action):

    Package #1:
    Willing2Die 3
    simpdog 4
    Daly 1
    handicapme 8
    handicapme's girlfriend 2
    belly buster 2
    Pooh 4
    442xx 1
    Dicepops 2
    GambleBotsChafedPenis 1
    mulhs82 1
    mdj1980 2
    system.out.println 4
    snowtracks 1
    DutchDoDo 1
    tradershky 4
    Vintage_One 4
    1marley1 2
    john stamos 2
    NorCalSports 2
    PAINLESSWON 4
    khalwat 8
    CarlB 8
    Tellafriend 8
    Malibu Elyse 1
    P4Pres 1

    Package #2
    simpdog 4
    Daly 1
    handicapme 8
    handicapme's girlfriend 2
    belly buster 2
    Pooh 4
    442xx 1
    Dicepops 2
    GamblebotsChafedPenis 1
    mulhs82 1
    JoeD 2
    mdj1980 2
    system.out.println 4
    snowtracks 1
    DutchDodo 1
    tradershky 4
    Vintage_One 4
    1marley1 1
    john stamos 2
    PAINLESSWON 2
    CarlB 8
    khalwat 8
    J.A. 8
    Tellafriend 8
    Kevin Quinn 1
    P4Pres 1

    Remember, you can have up to 8 shares of EACH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Current pieces bought (each share listed below represents 0.5% ownership of my action):

    Package #1:
    Willing2Die 3
    simpdog 4
    Daly 1

    Package #2
    simpdog 4
    Daly 1

    Remember, you can have up to 8 shares of EACH.

    Will be updating this post as I receive more.
    Again, I hate to ask but is there a deadline to buy a piece, aside from the eventual start of the events?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GringoStar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Current pieces bought (each share listed below represents 0.5% ownership of my action):

    Package #1:
    Willing2Die 3
    simpdog 4
    Daly 1

    Package #2
    simpdog 4
    Daly 1

    Remember, you can have up to 8 shares of EACH.

    Will be updating this post as I receive more.
    Again, I hate to ask but is there a deadline to buy a piece, aside from the eventual start of the events?
    No deadline, but once it's sold out, you are shut out.

    If it's not sold out when it gets about 2 weeks out, I will start allowing people to buy bigger pieces, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GringoStar View Post

    Again, I hate to ask but is there a deadline to buy a piece, aside from the eventual start of the events?
    No deadline, but once it's sold out, you are shut out.

    If it's not sold out when it gets about 2 weeks out, I will start allowing people to buy bigger pieces, too.
    Makes sense - appreciated.

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    I'll take the full 8 shares allowed. I can send on paypal.

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    I'll take 2 shares 1% in both which should be $261.32
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    BTW JACKDANIELS is the first one banned from the thread. He is accusing me of being "duped by a middle aged man who dresses like John Cena"
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    Updated the list

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    Package 2, two shares please.

    Can mail you a check since paypal appears to not be an option(?)

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    Hi Druff,
    Please put me down for one share 130.66 Just sent. gl gl gl 2nd gold bracelet coming

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    One of each please.

    GL

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