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500K VPP: Half Way There

by Kristen Bicknell |  Published: Jul 31, '11

It's been a long time since I have actually wrote about my SNE chase this year. I really don't have a spare second to talk about the past but I will sum it up with some stats. The year so far:

Hands Played: 1,521,439
Table Winnings: -$4,244
Rakeback (bonus $) earned: $53,000

So I begin August with 500k VPP, and I need 500k more before Dec 31. Although I am quite a bit behind pace, I feel OK since I really just need to average 100k vpp per month. I'm going to plan things out assuming that I will just play 100nl for the rest of the year. I cannot explain how 'comfy' I am there. The only issue is the hours I need to play there.

This is just a rough plan for now, but this is what I am thinking the rest of the year is going to look like.

VPPs and hands per month (aprox.)

August: 111,000 VPPs (390,000 hands)
September: 85,000 VPPs (300,000 hands)
October: 111,000 VPPs (390,000 hands)
November: 111,000 VPPs (390,000 hands)
December: 82,000 VPPs (285,000 hands)

Yikes! The low volume in Sept is because I am going on an Alaskan cruise for a week, and then December I plan not to play too much because of Christmas and travelling. This is going to be quite the grind, but that's what SNE is all about.

This month, I'll need to average 12,500 hands per day (31 days!), aprox 8 hours a day. I will be taking some days off, and hopefully put in 20k hand days at least once a week to even it all out.

Stepping away from my computer now, I have lots of computer time ahead of me...

Goodluck at the tables,
Work hard, Play hard.

Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell, is a professional poker player, known for achieving Supernova Elite Status on PokerStars. In 2013, she won the ladies event at the World Series of Poker, earning her first career bracelet. Kristen is also a part of the Ultimate Grinders team.

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