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Jan 27, 2011
veeRob veeRob
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Chipmeup Events / Event 91439: Foxwoods Resort & Casino - Foxwoods Mega Stack XIX - Main Event - NL Holdem

Forgot to mention that I'll be posting updates during the tournament to my Twitter account http://twitter.com/veeRob

 
Jan 27, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 91439: Foxwoods Resort & Casino - Foxwoods Mega Stack XIX - Main Event - NL Holdem

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Jan 22, 2011
veeRob veeRob
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

LOL @ Micon's made up story. That never happened, though I think about 1% of his story has some truth to it.

All of my investors have been paid at this point.

As much as I have disagreed with almost every word you have said, and you have treated me so poorly in all of this, I don't want you unhappy. You've finally bullied me into paying you off, under the condition that you remove the racist-titled thread from your message board, do not post anything on any of my CMU threads again, and do not text me threatening comments anymore. If I have your word on that, I will send you the money you think you're entitled to.

 
Jan 21, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

No longer responding to racists liars that are trying to run a smear campaign.

Any other investors that have anything left to discuss can contact me privately. Micon's actions have forced me to stop reading this wall.

 
Jan 21, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

LOL @ racist titled thread on your own personal website being the non-biased poll I asked for.

 
Jan 21, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

Still waiting for that poll you said you'd start.

 
Jan 21, 2011
veeRob veeRob
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

1) Correct, and then I followed up with a message that I have reached my maximum transfer for the day and will transfer you when it allows me to transfer more.

2) You can include the full message. "Extra special thanks to my stakers that are being patient with the bank's hold on my check. I would like to buy dinner or drinks for you guys when you make it to Vegas." I was referring to JediPoker and nbajam.

Full amount I owe to you coming. Full amount = $4,710.90.

Have a nice day.

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

Just got off the phone with my bank. They expect the funds to be released on Tuesday.

Only four of my eight investors have been paid, and I have paid in the order that I have received SSN's and have been able to get the funds available. You only sent me your SSN today, Micon, so you were not even eligible for payment until today. You are one of the top 3 investors in this stake, and the other top 2 are patiently waiting. I am attempting to borrow online funds to pay you since you seem to think waiting until the check clears is unreasonable.

You will be paid $4710.90 as the discussion in this thread clearly shows that you are alone in your thinking. You can choose not to invest in me in the future.

Feel free to contact Derek the floor manager at the Red Rock to confirm my $2k tip.

Have a nice day.

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

Extra special thanks to my stakers that are being patient with the bank's hold on my check. I would like to buy dinner or drinks for you guys when you make it to Vegas.

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
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News / News Article: veeRob wins the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event

Oh yeah, and that was THE Darvin Moon. I befriended him at Foxwoods late last year, and we hung out quite a bit during this event. He called to congratulate me after the event and said he was too stupid to figure out how the text. The guy is straight up hilarious.

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
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News / News Article: veeRob wins the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event

Thanks guys. Just found this thread or I would have commented sooner. Pretty amazing score for me considering that a $1k is on the larger side of my buyins, and this field size happened to be decently large.

I actually had Jen Harman at my day 1 starting table, and she got knocked out with set under set. She check raised the flop with top set and the guy called, and she shoved the turn when he hit his 2 outer. Pretty sick.

Had to personally eliminate two of my toughest opponents in the final 3 tables, Joe Tehan and Mandy Baker. Both are friends of mine, but I was very happy seeing them out of the tournament.

Can't recall getting my money in bad and sucking out. I got lucky in that when I had the best hand, it held up, and when someone made a move on me, I was able to find a call, and that my hand held up. It also didn't hurt that I got aces twice and kings twice throughout the tournament.

Anyway, just thought I'd share a few details about the tournament with you guys. Hope to bring some more scores to the ChipMeUp family. :)

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

Details rec'd, will drain what little I have in my online funds to send to you now.

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

And just so you're clear, I still need your social security number and address before I can send any funds.

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

I assured Brandon I would keep our conversation confidential. You're welcome to talk with him to get his opinion.

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

1) OK, I will do what I can to get you the funds online tomorrow. I still need your SSN and address for your 1099.

2) An admin and I emailed about it, and he decided to have a moderator post in the thread. I'd love to see a poll, so if you have a way of posting it with non-biased language, let's do it. My only concern is that there are more stakers than stakees, so that might skew the viewpoint.

3) I'm OK with letting everyone know that both wizzadd and johna8 have had 30% withheld so far. I am not OK with people posting my personal communications in a public forum. There is a difference, in my opinion. johna8 and I are discussing the problem like adults, while wizzadd has chosen a different route in communications with me. Bottom line is that my tax accountant, Russ Fox, who is highly respected in the poker industry, has told me that this 30% must be withheld.

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

Micon, I have been discussing with everyone privately and you are one of the only people who thinks that I should pay for the tip entirely and not have it reflected in the payouts.

- I have talked with Brandon Adams on the phone about all of this.
- I have talked with Russ Fox, a prominent poker tax accountant, on the phone about all of this.
- I have emailed with the admins of ChipMeUp about all of this.
- An admin has posted on this thread saying the tip should be deducted.
- I have discussed this with Matt Savage and he also feels the tip should be deducted.

Russ Fox is the one that told me that the foreign residents without tax treaties would need to have 30% withheld. He is looking into a way for this not to be the case, and if he finds a way I will HAPPILY release the 30% I've withheld thus far.

You do know I am in Los Angeles right now, so I obviously can't give you cash in Las Vegas. As it stands, I have a large check that is in limbo with the bank. I have $28k to pay out to my investors, and I just don't have $28k sitting around in cash/online funds to pay everyone. I withdrew $10k from the bank on Tuesday and was able to trade for online funds to pay four of my investors, starting with the smallest shares.

I'm honestly not trying to upset you, Micon. I wish I had the foresight for all of this and got $28k of the payout in cash, but it was late and that wasn't the first thing on my mind, I'm afraid. I apologize for that.

If you can accept online funds, I can ask around tomorrow and see if I can someone to loan me the online funds. If you want me to deposit it into your bank, I will do that when the check clears and I can get the cash, and as soon as can find some time to leave the Commerce (I am working 13 hour days, 7 days a week). If you'd like a check, I can mail that as soon as my check clears.

I'm really doing my best here to get everyone paid off as quickly as possible. I've never had a score of this size, I've never had to pay backers this much money, and I'm trying to handle everything while working 90+ hours a week.

Micon, you are my 2nd largest investor here. I want to make you happy. Both JediPoker and nbajam, my other 2 largest investors, are patiently waiting for my check to clear and will receive a check from me when that happens. I still need to get your social security number and mailing address, so please contact me with that info. Again, if you can accept online funds, I could possibly have that to you as soon as tomorrow.

I hope I covered everything. Please feel free to ask any questions you have. Have a good night, Micon.

 
Jan 20, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

I really don't appreciate you posting a private message here. That was really uncool.

But yes, my tax accountant has informed me that for certain countries, I have to pay the 30% withholding by April 15th, as I am acting as an agent. If you won money in America playing poker, the casino would be withholding the same 30% just the same.

 
Jan 19, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

I obviously agree with nbajam that the tip is part of the expense. I kept the price/value ratio low and didn't have to recoup any other expenses since I am local, so I didn't think it's unreasonable. I obviously don't want to make anyone upset, so I'll eat the tip on my own if that's what I have to do to make you all happy. Definitely not trying to pull an angle, but if I was an investor I honestly would have no problem with the tip removed from the payouts.

As far as the tax concerns go, I think we've reached a conclusion. I will pay out in full and collect SSN's and addresses for my future tax accountant to issue 1099's. I've spoken with everyone on PM about this and nobody seems to have serious issue with you. I'm working with everyone on a case-by-case basis on the best way to get everyone paid, whether it's a mailed check, an online transfer, or an in person cash transaction. I will make all of these transactions happen as fast as I can, but I'm not sure how long it will take for the check to clear.

I definitely think CMU should spell out some of these issues as it's definitely a grey area. In the future, I will make sure my ads spell out all of these details.

Most of the investors have been pretty happy on the ROI, so I appreciate you guys working with me to make all of these decisions. Congrats to all of us!

 
Jan 18, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

Can anyone confirm what Micon is saying about the norm on CMU? I consulted Aaron Bartley (Full Tilt red pro) and was told that the norm is for the tip to be taken out and that 30% withholding or social security for 1099 is the the norm, at least for a competing staking site. Don't want anyone upset, so we'll work it out either way. Just would like to know what is expected on this site.

 
Jan 18, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

$158,755 for 1st place less $2,000 to tournament staff and dealers. Am dealing with taxes on a case by case basis, so please contact me to discuss. Thanks, all!



 
Jan 18, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

Yes, $158,755 was the 1st place payout. -$2k tip to tournament staff.

Still not exactly sure how to deal with taxes. From the opinions I'm getting around the poker community, I am told the "norm" is to withhold 30% for taxes or collect SSN's and issue 1099's at year's end, so you'd be responsible for taxes. The federal government definitely won't "take my word for it" that I sold off action without issuing 1099's from what I understand of tax law. Would appreciate it if each of you would privately message me and tell me which you would prefer.

 
Jan 17, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

Won the whole thing. :) Thanks for following everyone and special thanks to everyone who bought a share and believed in me.

I'm leaving town for work today and the banks are closed, so give me a few days to get everything in order. Need to consult about taxes, so I'll be in touch with everyone who has a piece soon. Sit tight.

Thanks again, everyone. It was a blast!

 
Jan 16, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

First day ended quite well. Finished with 199,900 chips, which is above average. We restart at 12pm.

If you followed my Twitter, you'll see I had a slow day until the end. Lost a few flips at the start, but then shoved my stack in many times until I was called and won a race. Then I had AQ>T7, and then AK>AT. Very pleased with how everything went.

Make sure to follow me tomorrow at http://twitter.com/veeRob -- I like our chances, guys!

 
Jan 16, 2011
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 90196: Red Rock Las Vegas - Heartland Poker Tour - Main Event - NL Holdem

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Jul 13, 2010
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 68481: WSOP - 2010 WSOP - Main Event

Blech... came into today with a shoving stack, didn't get anything for an hour, and finally shoved AK over an initial raise. He called with QQ, flopped a queen, and had me drawing dead by the turn. Would have been nice to win my first flip and ride my way through the money bubble. Sorry, guys. Hope you at least enjoyed the 3 day sweat.

 
Jul 13, 2010
veeRob veeRob
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News / News Article: garrettbeckman, veeRob, HhCMotU reach Day 4

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Jul 13, 2010
veeRob veeRob
74 posts
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Chipmeup Events / Event 68481: WSOP - 2010 WSOP - Main Event

Whew... tough day 3 for me. Nothing went right. Was down to 39k after 2 hours of play, but fought my way back up to 56,200 to end the day. Not super happy with that number, but the cards were just not flowing like the first two days. Tomorrow we will hit the money, and I will do my best to push my short stack through!

 
Jul 11, 2010
veeRob veeRob
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Chipmeup Events / Event 68481: WSOP - 2010 WSOP - Main Event

Day 2 went pretty well with one major hiccup. I had aces and doubled a guy up when he called my raise with 95 sooooted and hit trips on the flop. My stack did grow from 61k to 75k, so it wasn't all bad. Thanks for the support, ribbatori & everyone else!

 
Jul 10, 2010
veeRob veeRob
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Chipmeup Events / Event 68481: WSOP - 2010 WSOP - Main Event

Just got my table draw after a small mix-up with 18 people being seated at my table:

Seat 1 - William Smith - PLANO, TX, US - 14,000
Seat 2 - Stan Sinclair - DOUGLAS, GA, US - 66,525
Seat 3 - Emile Yazbeck - PARIS, FR - 95,200
Seat 4 - Yury Singh - ROCKVILLE, MD, US - 13,000
Seat 5 - Denis Ward - THUNDER BAY, ON, CA - 60,000
Seat 6 - Mike Sims - HENDERSON, NV, US - 63,700
Seat 7 - Kenny Tran - ARCADIA, CA, US - 80,425
Seat 8 - Rob Perelman - LAS VEGAS, NV, US - 61,325
Seat 9 - Dan Heimiller - LAS VEGAS, NV, US - 86,550

Not stoked about being between Kenny Tran and Dan Heimiller, but at least I've got position on the aggressive one.

 
Jul 9, 2010
veeRob veeRob
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Chipmeup Events / Event 68481: WSOP - 2010 WSOP - Main Event

The players from Tuesday and today come back on Saturday.