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Buying pieces of some of the best online poker players in the world as they chase down riches from PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is going to send somebody to Las Vegas with a chance to win hundreds of thousands of their own. Each month StakeKings.com offers a leaderboard that tracks how well those buying pieces do. They’ve stepped up big for May’s leaderboard to take full advantage of the heavier-than-usual online poker schedule. The top nine finishers this month will be entered into an online sit-n-go, streamed live on Twitch, that pays the ultimate winner a a $1,500 Mon
[caption width="640"] A little over one year after launching, StakeKings co-founder Tyler Hancock has seen the company grow to be a respected part of the poker community.[/caption] Buying and selling pieces of poker players has a long, storied history. While some of that history includes fantastic moments, like Joe Cada hugging his backer, Cliff Josephy, as the dealer dealt the river card sealing Cada’s 2009 WSOP Main Event victory, there’s also been horror stories of players overselling, taking a stake from a backer and then disappearing or flat out refusing to pay after a big score. O