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 (: