Wednesday, 13 January 2010

In the beginning

Hey guys, I figured my first post should be an introduction about myself.

I'm a micro/small-stakes player on PokerStars who is well known mostly for playing over One Million hands at $2NL when I was building my bankroll. I started out with a $20 deposit and built up my bankroll playing micro-stakes SNGs and cash games on a smaller site before switching to PokerStars around three years ago.

I'm currently playing poker full time, slowly moving up in stakes to where I am right now ($25NL 6max/Full-Ring) and play under the screen name chipstar1 on PokerStars .

A few months ago PokerStars announced they were looking for 30 people to represent them as part of their new online team, It's a group of players who are well known in the poker community but who are known mainly for playing online rather than live. I wasn't very confident being picked, in fact I was certain I didn't stand a chance because it seemed like it was only open to the 6000 or so Supernova players and having played micro-stakes all year I wasn't supernova. A few weeks later I was contacted on the 2+2 forums asking me to fill out an application so I went ahead and filled it out. I didn't really expect anything from it, after all there were only 30 places from a possible 6000 and the way I saw it I had a 1 in 200 chance. I didn't hear anything back for a few months and when I read that around 17 had already been emailed their contracts I was pretty certain one of the remaining 13 wasn't going to be me. In early December I was sent the contract, I couldn't believe it, after the few months I'd had (losing both my Granddads and contracting swine flu) I'd finally been given good news. It was tough having to keep it a secret, stars wanted to announce all the team at once and I had to keep it to myself for 3 weeks.

It's been nearly a month now since the announcement and I've been busy playing and doing interviews, if I'm honest I haven't been playing as much as I'd have hoped due to a few major computer problems, it's serious enough that I haven't been able to play very much Full Ring because I'm getting a lot of lag.

This week I'm hoping to move up to $100NL, it's going to be tough but if i can get through the rest of the month at least breaking even it'll be a good start.

That's it for now, I'll update with my progress at $100NLwhen I get in a few hands.

Good luck at the tables (:


  1. You'll do good at the micro stakes. :)

  2. what perks do you recieve for being a member of team online?

  3. I'm not really allowed to talk about the details of the contract. It is out there if you search the forums tho.

  4. 100K per year i think. GJ chip star!!!!