The 2017 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker wraps up this weekend with the flagship event of the series, the SCOOP Main Event. Many poker players and fans might find themselves unable to play for a myriad of reasons, but they can still find themselves in action. Some of the world’s top online poker players are selling SCOOP Main Event packages on StakeKings.com including Jeff Gross, Doug Polk and former #1-ranked player, Chris ‘Gettin Daize’ Oliver.
StakeKings, as the name suggests, is a staking site that allows fans and investors anywhere in the world to buy a percentage of action from some of the best poker players in the world. StakeKings only works with a select group of players and those wanting to sell have to pass a thorough vetting process before being approved and all payments are handled by StakeKings.
Some fans, such as New Jersey’s Ethan Brandenburg, have managed to find success by investing small sums in players on the site. Brandenburg recently told PocketFives that buying pieces was a fun way to have a sweat. He was one of the fortunate few who had a piece of Charlie Carrel in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller.
“It was fun to be able to sweat a tournament of that size for an amount that fits within my bankroll,” said Brandenburg of Carrel’s runner-up finish. “I have had many solid scores on this site for someone who could never be playing these high-stakes tournaments without their platform that offers fixed markup bidding.”
Looking through the StakeKings marketplace there are a number of options available for people looking to get in on the SCOOP Main Event, with pieces going for as little as $1.
SCOOP Event #55 (High): $10,300 Main Event
One of the most high-profile players in the world right now, Doug Polk is one of a handful of players selling action to the $10,300 buy-in SCOOP Main Event via the auction method. The top 100 bids for 0.1% pieces will have a piece of Polk’s first and second bullet, both of which will be streamed on Twitch.
Others selling pieces for the SCOOP High Main Event include 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Super High Roller winner ‘bencb‘, Oliver, Gross, Magnus Martin and Thomas Lutz. Pieces of Oliver, who has been ranked #1 in the world twice in his career, are available for as little as $5.
SCOOP Event #55 (Medium): $1,050 Main Event
A few months ago, Bryan ‘bparis’ Paris became just the second player to hit $10 million in lifetime online poker tournament earnings and now anybody can buy a piece of him in the SCOOP Main Event (Medium). He is also using the auction method, with 0.5% pieces up for grabs. As an added bonus, Paris will be streaming his play in the event on Twitch to give everybody sweating him an up-close way to sweat the action.
Three players, Martin, Lutz and Oliver, each have two packages posted for this event, the first bullet plus a second. Daníel Már, Benjamin Barrows and Matt Vengrin also have packages available for this event.
SCOOP Event #55 (Low): $109 Main Event
While SCOOP Event #55 (Low) is the lowest buy-in SCOOP Main Event at $109, that doesn’t mean fans and investors can’t buy a piece for a potentially massive score. Barrows, Lutz, are Martin are each selling two separate packages for the event, with pieces available for as little as $1. Már also has a package available, selling pieces of a single bullet for as low as $3.