Come Along for the Sweat!
You may notice a unique social media campaign with Faded Spade and YouStake on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Our Founder & CEO, Tom Wheaton is attempting to enter his first main tour World Poker Tour tournament during the WPT Bobby Baldwin Classic at the Aria this May!
YouStake is a marketplace that allows people to safely and securely invest in their favorite poker players. It's also a great platform for recreational poker players seeking tournament funding from their friends, family and network of peers.
Tom is transitioning his bank roll from poker cash games to poker tournaments. During the last 15 years, he has a fluctuating 4BB to 6BB hourly win rate in NL Holdem cash games. And we want our passionate customers, loyal business partners, established professional players, home game heroes, friends and family to join in on the experience. We can't do it without you!
He will be putting up $2,000 (or 20% of the buy-in) on his own. That means $8,000 (80% of the buy-in) is available for equity among as many people as it takes to raise the stakes.
You can invest as high of a percentage as you want - and as an example - it would take 80 people staking 1% of the buy-in ($100) to reach our goal. There is absolutely no markup as well and backers are fully refunded if the goal is not reached.
In preparation, Tom has focused on advanced tournament training through LearnWPT, and is receiving tournament consultation from proven professional players. With your support, Team Faded Spade will represent at the WPT Bobby Baldwin Classic! We expect the tournament to have a prize pool of over $1M and hope you join in on the fun and story!