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The Quest for Supernova Elite

Some things to consider

by Matt Lessinger |  Published: Jun 25, 2010


The PokerStars VIP Club is arguably the most well-known online frequent-player program. There are six levels you can reach, the highest of which is Supernova Elite (SNE). You must earn 1 million VIP player points (VPPs) in a calendar year to achieve that rare status, which requires an insane amount of play, by anyone’s standards. However, the payback is quite significant. When you total all of the incentives upon reaching SNE status, as well as the rewards earned along the way, you most likely are looking at between $110,000 and $125,000. According to PokerStars, in 2007, the year that SNE was introduced, only 39 players managed to achieve it. In 2008, that number increased to 140, and in 2009, it jumped to 209. So now we are almost at the halfway point of 2010, and there undoubtedly are hundreds (if not thousands) of players who are trying to reach that ...

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