Category Staking

  1. How do you get staked in online poker?

      There are some poker forums where you can sell action for a single or few tournaments.  We’ll focus on long-term staking at Pocarr for this article. The first step is to apply.  What we will want to see is a clear focus on a specific game format.  Along with this; volume, positive results, high […]

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  2. How much does a poker coach cost?

      Like most things, quality and demand determine cost.  The best poker players in the world often cost $500+ per hour for a 1-on-1 coaching session.  Mid-stakes poker coaches are typically in the $50-$200/hr range.  Low-stakes poker coaches come in below $50/hr.   Because these prices are often a major hurdle, there are many poker training […]

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  3. What is makeup in poker staking?

      Makeup is the accumulated losses by a poker player that must be repaid before any profit is split with a staker/backer. A standard 50/50 deal with makeup means that the staker and player will both ultimately end up with a 50/50 split of profit.  Any losses accumulate and are called makeup.  This is repaid […]

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  4. How do you get staked for poker tournaments?

    The first step of course is playing poker tournaments and gaining experience. It is unlikely anyone will want to stake you in anything with no experience. There are a few ways to go about getting staked.   Sell action for a single tournament.  You may choose to sell the entire thing with the backer putting up […]

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  5. How do poker players invest?

      Poker players mostly invest like normal people.  The main difference is that a professional poker player may also invest in themselves in the form of a bankroll.   Pocarr provides financial backing to poker players so that they don’t have any financial risk.  Some players prefer to use their own money and keep 100% of […]

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  6. What is a stake in poker?

      A stake is the name for the financial backing a poker player receives.  If you receive money to play a poker tournament, you have received a stake. Poker players often look to off-load risk by selling action in poker tournaments, and offer their action to investors. At Pocarr we provide a stake to over […]

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  7. How does poker backing work?

      Poker backing, also known as poker staking, has two common ways it works:  A player sells pieces for a tournament.  He/she may want to play a $1,000 tournament and decide they only want to risk $500 on this particular tournament.  They can then sell 50% of the action to a buyer, and that person […]

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  8. What is a backer in poker?

      A backer is the person or company that provides money to someone to play poker.  A backer is synonymous with ‘staker’ and is usually used in the context of someone giving money to a profitable poker player in exchange for a percentage of any profits. Backing arrangements can be strictly financial or can include […]

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  9. Do professional poker players use their own money?

      This question depends largely on the game format, stakes being played, and player goals.  It’s easier to bankroll yourself for cash games as they have less swings than tournaments.  Likewise, if you are happy with the stakes you are playing and have no desire to move up, it will be easier to play with […]

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  10. What is a poker stable?

      A stable is normally defined as a building or place for keeping horses. Of course, farm animals don’t play poker. In the poker world, when someone(s) stakes 5+ people, that is considered a poker stable. Funny enough, players in these poker stables are commonly referred to as horses! Some poker stables offer solely financial […]

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  11. What does it mean to stake someone?

      To stake someone is to financially back them.  In poker, you provide the money to the player to play with in exchange for a percentage of profits. By giving up a percentage of future profits, the player benefits by not risking their own money. By taking on that financial risk, the investor hopes to […]

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  12. How do you get staked in poker?

      Poker stables typically specialize in one game type. For example- cash games, PLO, Hyper SNGs, Spins, MTTs, etc. There are stables like Pocarr for long-term MTT staking, and there are markets where you can sell action to one or a few tournaments.  We only know what our requirements are for getting staked, so we’ll […]

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  13. Is poker staking profitable?

      Poker staking can be profitable, but like most things there are no guarantees. Communication is one key to success, making sure all parties are always on the same page. There are many variables to consider when analyzing this question.  How long is the stake for?  How good is the player?  What is the cut […]

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  14. What is staking in poker?

      Staking, also known as backing, is the act of one party providing financial backing to another party in exchange for a percentage of profits. Example: Jon wants to play a live $1,000 poker tournament but does not want to put $1,000 of his own money at risk.  He can choose to sell 50% of […]

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