Your Path to

Live MTT Success

Your Path to Live MTT Success

We’re excited to introduce ProPath, a new approach to live MTT backing. Imagine the best parts of markup and makeup coming together to make your poker journey awesome. Get ready for big chances in tournaments, amazing coaching, lots of support, and no hassle.

Here’s what makes ProPath different and how it works.

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Bonus-based Profits

At the heart of ProPath lies the innovative bonus structure. Under ProPath, you will receive a portion of profit, after coaching, upon the completion of 100 entries or a “bonus cycle”.

The bonus cycles eliminates the adversarial nature of markup and lets us truly support your journey and invest in your success.


We go beyond financial backing; it’s about YOU and YOUR GAME – for every dollar of action we purchase and that you play, you’ll receive 3% CNCPoker credits. CNC has some of today’s best players and coaches from live and online doing group sessions – along with affordable 1on1 sessions with coaches focused on identifying the areas YOU need to work on most.

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Achieve Your Ambitions

Apply to access top-notch coaching, easy funding, and all the support required to thrive and excel in live poker tournaments.

Bonus Cycles Explained

To earn your bonus, all you need to do is play 100 entries in the next 18 months. This time frame gives you ample chances to finish the cycle while keeping any losses in check. Big wins can easily offset any setbacks, so no worries about makeup troubles.

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Life can be unpredictable. That’s why ProPath offers the chance to leave early and get a bonus that matches your progress. If you’ve played 60% of your entries, you’ll receive 60% of your bonus.

Even if you haven’t made a profit after 100 entries, you can decide to stick to the same bonus cycle. Swapping the 1st entry with the 101st (and so on) until you hit profits or begin a new cycle.

Your Choice, Your Goals

Your dreams and goals matter. With ProPath, there’s no obligation to sell us any entries. You have the freedom to make decisions that align with your circumstances.

ProPath is meant for the long haul, but we know life changes and priorities can change. If you decide to end the bonus cycle before reaching 100 entries, you’ll still get a portion of the bonus that matches your progress.

Financial Flexibility

You’ve got the option to offer us even 100% of a tournament – just remember that you wouldn’t receive your share of the tournament until the end of the bonus cycle.

For a tournament to be counted as one of your 100 entries, at least 25% of its action must be offered to Standard Backing (we can choose to take less).

Hello, my name is Rob, and I am currently staked by Standard Backing to play live MTTS. They have now given me a great opportunity to play a high volume of live tournaments. They have an amazing team that is extremely supportive! They provide you with all the tools necessary to succeed, such as one-on-one coaching, and quick and easy access to staking funds. If you desire to play at a higher level, you can grow with them and continue to move up in stakes as you improve and gain confidence. If you’re an online grinder, or a live poker player and you’re considering being staked you have to do yourself a huge favor and talk with Standard Backing ASAP so you can become a part of this awesome team!

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How ProPath selection process works

Taking advantage of ProPath Poker Staking starts with an application.

Apply Online

The ProPath starts with just one click. Start the process right now with our fast and easy online application by clicking the button below.

You're In

Our team reviews your application and stats. If approved, we’ll have you fill out an additional questionnaire, and do an evaluation session to determine if you are ready.

Enjoy Staking

Once we sign a contract you'll be welcomed to the team and equipped to step up your game.

ProPath in Practice

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We’d make an offer at no markup: "We'll take 50% of entries = $2k"


You'd agree to take the offer (or reject it). Once accepted we'd get you the funds to play. If you reject the offer then we'll have no claim on the entries and you can fund the event in any way you want.


You'll owe us 50% of any cashes obtained in the $1k Main Event. You need to return any funds within 7 days of the event completion. If you don't have positive results, you don't owe us anything.

Bonus cycle

Upon completing the 100 entries needed for the bonus cycle. We'll pay you the bonus amount based on this formula: (Profit - coaching expenses) x Bonus %

Complete The Bonus Cycle!

We profit together! After you complete 100 entries the bonus is paid on any profit, after coaching.

The Math - ProPath Model

Example for a $1,000 Tournament under a 25% Bonus / 3% Coaching deal

You only want to spend $250 on the tournament, in this situation you’d sell us 75% of the tournament and get 43.75% of the equity:

25% (from ProPath Bonus) x 75% (equity sold to us) = 18.75% (your equity)
25% (equity from $250 you put up)

= 43.75% (your total equity) + $22.50 in coaching

The Leader in Live Poker Staking

Experience what live staking is supposed to be like – backed by the industry’s leading poker staker.


A Reliable Partner

It’s not easy to find enough money to play the games you want on the short notice that you sometimes need. This means more stress with stakers, less trips, and less winning. With ProPath you can trust that we have your back with reliable staking funds and the resources you need.


Flexible Contracts

We offer flexible contracts for live MTT staking, and you’re NOT required to sell us any action.  You sign a contract that allows you to offer us action at any point and, if we’re interested in the action you’re looking to sell, we will provide you with an offer in 24 hours or less. If you accept our offer, you’ll receive funds to play. 



We eliminate the hassle of having to chase down buyers for action sold, and keeping track of countless small pieces when cashing. There is no more tedious “hassle factor” in your poker career, as our team will work with you directly to make sure you know exactly where you stand and to make the process as quick and painless as possible.

“Having worked with SB for aprox 14 years I can say it’s been a pleasure dealing with a backer that fully understands the ups + downs of Poker. SB does it’s best to quantify a player’s strengths + weaknesses which has been very helpful for me. I could take my own action but prefer working with SB as it alleviates the stress of having 100% of Myself. It also allows me more freedom to buy action in others.”

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$100 Referral Bonus
Waiting for You

Do you know a poker player who could benefit from working with Standard Backing? Refer them to apply to Standard Backing and receive a cash bonus as a thank you!

How to Refer a Friend:

  1. Refer a Friend
    Use the form to let someone know about the benefits that come with a Standard Backing partnership.
  2. They Apply Online
    They apply to Standard Backing with our fast and easy application.
  3. You Get $100
    If we start working with your referral, we will send you $100 to thank you for spreading the word!

A New Horizon Beckons

ProPath provides a model that elevates the player experience, nurtures growth, and redefines the dynamics between players and backers. Welcome to ProPath – a new era of poker backing awaits!