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How to Sell Summer Action Without 2+2 + My Package

by Katie Dozier |  Published: May 09, '12

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With 2+2 likely to be down until May 12th, many players are looking for other avenues to post their summer tournament packages. With the help of some of my twitter followers, I’ve accumulated a small list of the additional options available to players looking to spread the word:

• Telling friends and family that have previously staked you
• Twitter
• Facebook
• Blogs (perhaps including a guest post on a friend’s blog)
• Part Time Poker
• Chipmeup.com

Since my package was up on 2+2 for a few hours before the site was taken down, I’ve spread the word with Facebook, twitter, and have sold 63% (30% being mine). I’ve yet to utilize posting the package on my blog though, until now. ;)

Katie Dozier’s WSOP + VDS with Two Ladies Events

Hi, I’m Katie Dozier. I make SNG and MTT training videos for Poker Strategy and Drag The Bar. (If you’re curious, and want to get a feel for how I play, you can watch one of them for free here). I also coach for Team Moshman (my husband is Collin Moshman) and blog for Card Player. I co-authored “Pro Poker Strategy: The Top Skills,” and am one of the Grindettes. I’m also a moderator on 2+2.

Results:

I started out as a super turbo SNG grinder in 2008, and on FTP am ranked #1 for average profit in STs (5.01 – 15)

From those games, I transitioned a couple years ago to MTT SNGS + MTT.

Post Black Friday, I’ve been playing a lot of live cash in Vegas and some tourneys. Recently, I final tabled a $1k WPT prelim, and took 9th in a WSOPC 6-max. I played a limited number of events last year and cashed in the WSOP + VDS.

Investment Details:
I feel that I’m playing the best poker of my life, and for this package I have selected the 25 WSOP and VDSE events (including both ladies events) that should have the softest fields. I’m looking to sell 70% of myself (37% is currently still for sale).

Package:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj_umRT7hCr6dGRLR2hLTzlVNmlpMUtxbFRlQjdWVHc#gid=0

Payment: (Paypal/ Bank Transfer/ Cash)

1.2 for 1% $309
1.18 for 10% $3,044
1.17 for 20% $6037
*For online site transfer and rates for other payment options, or to buy a piece please email me: katherinehdozier@gmail.com

Miscellaneous:
Investors will receive zero equity in any additional non-prize pool revenue received as a direct or indirect result of playing this tournament (i.e. sponsorships, additional give-a-ways). I will not withhold taxes, however I will need a completed W-9 before paying out and will issue a 1099 at years end. Settlement will be done immediately upon the conclusion of the event.

Updates:
I will update regularly on Twitter @Katie_Dozier and Facebook.

References:
Collin Moshman (husband), Jamie Kerstetter, Pete Mavro, more upon request.

Katie “hotjenny314” Dozier is a lead coach for Team Moshman and one of the Grindettes. An accomplished super-turbo and MTT player, she makes videos for Drag The Bar and PokerStrategy . Dozier, co-authored Pro Poker Strategy: The Top Skills and The Superuser. She posts more frequent updates on Twitter.

 
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LisaJax
over 5 years ago

Let me try to understand this. You have total lifetime live tournament "winnings"(NOT net profit) of $10,000, and you're looking for some fools to sponsor you? Good luck with that, sweetie!

 
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Katie_Dozier
over 5 years ago

Usually I don't respond to nasty comments, but I just want to point out to any potential investors that this person's understanding of my winnings is wrong.

 
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popskull
over 5 years ago

How so? Nasty demeanor aside, the link you provided states exactly what LisaJax said in terms of your winnings. This isn't meant to be nasty, it's to give you a chance to maybe say more than "nah uh" in your defense.

 
 

kevko_2000
over 5 years ago

You Jelly LJ? lol

 
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adamvx
over 5 years ago

Though her comment may be rude, I dont think she is wrong. If you have $10,000 of lifetime "live" winnings, that isnt telling potential investors anything. What is the net profit? Or is that net profit? Your investors are going to be investing in you playing "live" games. Not online and without the assistence of a HUD device. You appear to be a good online player but havent posted enough solid "live" data to show me your a winning "live" player. IMO.

 
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dsgnr4hire
over 5 years ago

remember moon, yang, moneymaker, staszko, dannenmann, suharto (just to name a few)? i wonder if any of these guys have "posted enough solid live data" before they found themselves at the main event final table.

 
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LisaJax
over 5 years ago

Not to be too critical, but it you also check out Katie's online hourly rate, it appears her hourly wage is somewhat comparable to a WalMart greeter.

 
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1Acehigh
over 5 years ago

GL Katie, you're a grinder and I know you will do well. Very good video BTW. GLGL!!!

 
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Katie_Dozier
over 5 years ago

Thank you :)

 
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clunker
over 5 years ago

Why would any one want the headache of backing some one you don't know. A friend maybe as long as they have proven themselves to be honest and up standing. But a total stranger who you know nothing about in todays poker community. All the people you mention dsgnr4hire won sats. or were backed by friends not total strangers who knew nothing about them or their integrity.I am not saying this person is dishonest just if you have the money to waste enter yourself in a tourney.

 
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dsgnr4hire
over 5 years ago

the point i was trying to make was that anyone (regardless of past performances) can run good at wsop and win. you don't have to have a solid record.

 
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bparmalee
over 5 years ago

GL Katie @ the WSOP. Clunker I think there are a fair amount of people that back other players merely for the sweat. I have only ever met one guy that backs players... what I would consider to be.. full time that has netted a profit. It seems to be a way for people that have money to let it ride and feel apart of something and some players view it as almost a duty since they are putting money back into the game. I chalk up backing people with loans to other players... it just seems to be part of poker culture. I have even "loaned" (also known as setting money on fire) a few small buy ins to players I had some love for at my local casino. It wasn't a great financial investment but at some point you just want to make a sad guy happy.

 
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Katie_Dozier
over 5 years ago

Thanks for the GL :)

 
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clunker
over 5 years ago

I understand bparmalee what you are saying. You back or loan money to people you have a know history with. If you have a relationship and a history with a person ok but why take a chance of ending with a Jaime Gold headache or backing some one who sells more then 100% of themselves. Like I said waste the money on your self not a total stranger who you donot know. If I want to make a sad guy happy I find a homeless hungry guy and buy them a meal I feel much better doing that then fronting money to a person [no matter how nice they may be] who is going to spend some where in the area of 50k on poker tournaments this summer. This is just the way I feel about this .

 
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clunker
over 5 years ago

And my point dsgnr4hire is if I have the money I could be the 1 running hot plus I also get the rush of playing.

 
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bparmalee
over 5 years ago

I understand what you're saying. There just seems to be people that enjoy following their "horses" and saying "We are winning!!" when someone they are backing is doing well. I personally would never...ever back anyone in a cash game because I have seen backed players "go south" and misreport how much they are ahead via text. I think in a tourney it's a safer bet because you can verify all results and no deal should be made without the backers approval. The Jamie Gold saga did at least show that the casino does take people sharing action seriously. (As a side note I will say I've played a few times with Jamie Gold and found him to extremely honorable at the poker table... almost to a fault). Even a better idea we should all get together and back Clunker in the 1k event... it could be like a forum scholarship. If you're in Vegas and can get the other 800 I'm in for 200 Clunker... just set it up via Chipmeup... I am dead serious.

 
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bparmalee
over 5 years ago

Ok... strike chipmeup..... they don't allow US users......

 
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clunker
over 5 years ago

Thanks for the offer bparmalee but you would be better served spending the money on your self or a friend. As far as Gold is concerned I did not mean that he was not honest or a nice guy just that what happened with him was not a good thing. Again thank you for the offer.

 
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LisaJax
over 5 years ago

I_P_Freely.
Are you implying that Katie can't afford a few WSOP buy-ins on her own? Shame on you! She just wants to share her good fortunes with her many fans and followers. Her bankroll is SOLID, I'm sure.

 
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JamieAnn
over 4 years ago

Katie! Just wanted to respond and say congrats on a very successful summer. Also enjoying your new blog where you tell Collin what's up. ;)

<3

 
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