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  29-Jan-13, 15:24   #1
Quest to GoldStar 0 
jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
So, late last year I was talking about running for SuperNova on Stars this year.. Well, I'm not so sure about that now, but I will see as the year progresses, my goal atm is to get GoldStar for Jan and Feb and then hopefully build a big enough roll to start aiming for PlatinumStar from March onwards... Then around mid-year I can obviously make a decsion regarding chasing SuperNova.

Anyway- for now I need 500VPPs in the next 48hrs (end of Jan) to hit Gold Star - I believe I can do it, it will probably mean play around 500-1000 games though I think i the next couple days Shock

However - I am pretty determined - as one of the hardest things about leaving PKR was dropping my 30% Rakeback deal there.. Most months on PKR last years I raked from $500-$2,000 - so 30% of that back each month was always significant.

I believe - from what I've found online - that GoldStar on Stars is pretty similar to 30% RB, pretty close I think.

Hitting it in Feb shouldn't be an issue, as I'm only cutting close in Jan because I only started putting any real volume in half way through the month..



Anyway - I'll post back in here how I go - wish me luck hitting GoldStar by end of Jan 31st ! Will mean my vpp->fpp multiplier will be 2X instead of the 1.5X with Silver, which is a considerable difference. GoldStar Cash rewards are better too (as in you get more $ per FPP) - however - I'll probably wait until I hit Platinum, before I convert any FPP into $.



Anyone else chasing a VIP status for Jan ? Going for SN for 2013? ETC?

     
  29-Jan-13, 17:34   #2
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BeMyATMplz 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: Germany
Age: 23 (M)
Posts: 1854
Probably gonna chase for platin next month,missed SN by like 10K VPPs last year after having a 3 months break and then I just didnt manage to grind my ~150 games per day to stay on pace Sad
SN I'm not sure about for this year but probably not happening,I rather force on overall hourly rate joining the most profitable games rather than chasing rakeback.
Good thing is I found 9 man hyper turbos a few days ago,I always thought in hypers you could only have like 3-4% ROI even as an exceptionally good player,but I realized 6-8% is what a good reg has there. By 16-20 tabling continous I can get in like 60-70 games per hour,meaning about 70VPPs/hour grinding just $3.50s,which is only a few hours grind per day to get platin,and the true hourly rate is also pretty good (@ 6% ROI it'd be like $15,pre rakeback),I think in terms of hourly rate hyper turbos are probably the best game overall,as well in terms of VPPs if you have good grinding skills Smile

EDIT: Oh and Goldstar equals about 24% RB I think all rewards considered

     
  29-Jan-13, 17:56   #3
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RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
G'day mate

You can do it amigo. I have faith in you. I know you can do it just remember to keep playing your "A" game. I have found that when I am chasing a goal under a time constrant like this one sometimes my game loosens up as I want to play a few extra hands in order to get the extra Vpp/Fpp's for being in more hands and this has cost me cash in the past.
Learn from my mistake on this one and you will be fine. I know you will be able to do it next month for sure. Smile Thumbs Up
I wish you all the best of luck.

Ronin Cool

     
  29-Jan-13, 17:58   #4
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nipitiri3 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: Estonia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 614
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  29-Jan-13, 19:16   #5
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
Posted by BeMyATMplz:
\EDIT: Oh and Goldstar equals about 24% RB I think all rewards considered


Interesting, that's pretty close to 30% any way, I won't spend any FPPs until I hit Platinum anyhow, since the platinum cash bonuses are better value.

And yes - hypers are the s**t man ! Sure, edges/ROI is pretty small - but your hourly is relatively huge! You can just play sooo many tables, it's pretty easy to crack 100 SNGs in an hour, especially using TableNinja! Crazy stuff! Need to start using my HEM2 HUD I guess.


Update: 100VPPs to go, not sure if I'll play any more tonight, but I have no doubts I'll crack gold star now, which is good, Feb may be a difficult run to Platinum since it's only 28 days, but hopefully can get there!

BeMyATMplz: That totally sucks that you missed SN by only 10K ! Bah!


Thanks to you everyone else for the well wishes!
Thumbs Up

     
  29-Jan-13, 19:24   #6
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RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
G'day mate

I knew you could do it. Cool
Congratulations and GREAT job mate.
I wish you all the best as always. Thumbs Up

Be cool and good luck at the tables.

Ronin Cool

     
  29-Jan-13, 20:05   #7
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8638
Posted by jessthehuman:
Posted by BeMyATMplz:
\EDIT: Oh and Goldstar equals about 24% RB I think all rewards considered


Interesting, that's pretty close to 30%

the fact that u'r hitting gold for the 1st time means that it's actually worth even less than 24% RB...



good luck in your quest to supernova jess Thumbs Up

     
  29-Jan-13, 20:17   #8
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RoninHarper 

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
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Well that totally sucks out load dude.

Why do we even bother lol Smile

Ronin Cool

     
  4-Feb-13, 10:21   #9
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
Going to run for PlatinumStar this month, little bit tricky since stupid February comes up a bit short on the count (days). So far I've only got 622pts, which works out to ~155/day - which is 4354 for the month, I require 7500, so need to step it up a bit, but I think should be able to get there!

     
  4-Feb-13, 10:27   #10
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8638
keep it up, you can do it...just don't blow your roll while at it Thumbs Up

     
  4-Feb-13, 10:52   #11
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6441
Posted by pochui:
keep it up, you can do it...just don't blow your roll while at it Thumbs Up


I'd put it at 50:50 blowing my roll. Considering about 50% of the volume I put in I am completely wasted and usually between midnight and 6am.

     
  4-Feb-13, 11:01   #12
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Mysik86 

Joined: Nov '11
Location: Poland
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 773
Nice!

I haven't know, that some of BRM members are SuperNova or similar... So I'm proud of being part of this community Smile

GL jess - you can do it! Go Forest Tongue

     
  4-Feb-13, 16:20   #13
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Jibberish 

Joined: May '11
Location: Canada
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 979
is it easier gettin vpp/fpp from cash games or SnG i just got bronze edge in FT yesterday night after 2 days of playing but i much perfer the stars platform, no idea which one has better rakeback

Edited by Jibberish (Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 16:24 GMT)


     
  4-Feb-13, 18:18   #14
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mahdrof 

Joined: Nov '09
Location: Canada
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 2367
Posted by RoninHarper:
I have found that when I am chasing a goal under a time constrant like this one sometimes my game loosens up as I want to play a few extra hands in order to get the extra Vpp/Fpp's for being in more hands and this has cost me cash in the past.


Totally agree. I have less time to grind than most of you seem to have, but these days I couldn't care less about my level, and more importantly I don't have any cash goals either. In the past I would set $$ goals and when variance started to kick me in the head I would start playing above my roll, which can make for a really shitty feeling when you bust a roll that you have worked hard to build for a few weeks. GL Jess, you have proven yourself to be one of the most talented players here, and outspoken too! Tongue

     
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