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CPPT VI - Golden Gates Casino

$600 No-Limit Hold'em


Day 1A Finishes With 55 Players

The Card Player Poker Tour has made its way to Black Hawk, Colorado for the inaugural stop at the Golden Gates Casino, and by all early indications, it’s already guaranteed to be a massive success. ...



by Kristen Bicknell |  Published: Nov 30, '12


Well the clock is ticking to close out 2012.  I swear, if I really had 'one wish' in the world, I wish I could pause time.  It really does seem to be my enemy.  I feel like I'm always late, always rushing, and there is never enough time.  I heard a quote the other day which I thought was quite wise... I can't remember the exact quote but it was something like this one:

"Time is valuable, and when it is gone, it is gone. Time is wealth, and unlike money, when it is gone, you cannot replace it" - Napoleon Hill.

There are many lessons to be learnt from this concept, but back to poker.  After all, I don't have time to to talk about the value of time.

So, did I achieve my November goals? Yes and no.

My goal was to earn 80,000 vpps.  I earned 70,000.

I'm not too worried about the extra 10,000 vpp added on to my December to do list.  Luckily, towards the end of the month I started to add in some 200NL tables, and have been on a massive heater for the last week.  I ended up having my most profitable month of year, which is especially nice since I've been playing so much.  Sometimes it's hard to play well when your putting in a lot of volume, but I'm pretty happy with my play overall. So, I plan to finish off the year playing about 50/50 100NL and 200NL. 100% 200NL when the games are good.  So I won't have to play nearly as many hands as I would if I was playing exclusively 100NL.

Currently, I'm sitting at 524,000 vpps. 76,000 vpps to go!

It's hard to tell how many hands I'll have to play exactly (because of the new vpp system), but I think it should be around 330,000. If so, that should be about 15,000 hands for 22 days of playing.

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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