I think having some sort of target rather than just trying to make money here and there has had some positive effects on my poker play. It actually gives you some sense of achievement. Losing days in poker suck, but are of course inevitable. Whenever I had a losing day I can't help thinking "if I hadn't played at all today, but had done something else that isn't so much hard work, I would be better off." However at the end of each day, whether a winning, losing or break-even day, at least I know I have brought myself closer to my target of making Supernova Elite by the end of the year.
One bogus thing is that if I'd played the WSOP Main Event last year, and worn PokerStars attire, I'd be in about the same position VPP-wise as I am now having played my arse off for two and a half weeks. That 50,000 VPP credit might well have been worth the trip to Vegas, even without factoring in the hot
A nice little bonus this week as I made it on to the Battle of the Planets leaderboard. Essentially this requires you to either run-like-God for a period of 20-games, or run-like-God for a period of 100-games. With me playing so many SNGs this year, hopefully I will make a few cashes along the way which will be a nice addition to the effective rakeback I get through being Supernova. $500 for 3rd place in the Uranus Division low-orbit isn't too shabby :)
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