Sunday, 21 February 2010

My Decision

Hey guys,

As you may have noticed from my comment my last post I've decided against going for SNE this year, I've only just moved upto $100NL and I feel playing an extra 100k hands per month will be a mistake. I'm going to use the extra time to improve my game and have more of a social life instead.

In general I'm pretty pleased how $100NL has gone so far, I've been studying poker more than playing so haven't put in alot of volume but I've managed a 5.5BB/100 winrate over my first 9k hands and I'm comfortable multi tabling. It's been a slow start and I'm not going to be getting in the 80k hands I set as my goal at the start of the month but I'm happy that I'm winning at these stakes and will be putting in alot more hours in March.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Should I go for Supernova Elite ?

So lately I've been trying to decide on whether or not to go for SNE this year.

A little about what SNE is for those who may not know....

PokerStars have a rakeback system which is based on points instead of direct rakeback, the more you play the higher your status becomes and the more points you earn.

There are six VIP levels you can attain, the higher being SNE, they are...

, SilverStar, GoldStar, PlatinumStar, Supernova and Supernova Elite.

Getting to SNE would be worth in excess of $110k which would be a pretty awesome achievement for me, the downside is of course is that really tough to attain one million VPPS in a year and seeing as I'd be starting the chase 2 months behind it would be even tougher, after all there are only a couple of hundred players out of the millions of players on pokerstars who managed to achieve this last year and at $100NL fullring maybe only a handful, it is after all around 3.5m hands at $100NL.

So thats the decision I've got to make, should I go for SNE?

More info on SNE can be found here