Yesterday, I earned my one millionth VPP at PokerStars.
If I managed to do that in a calender year, I’d be Supernova Elite. But no, unfortunately it took me about six years to get here. So…congrats? I’m not really sure if this is a brag. On one hand I can say that reaching this milestone is a testament to not only my ability to support myself as a professional poker player, but my overall work ethic. On the other hand, well…
- In comparison to other grinders, it’s not that many VPPs as several earn 1,000,000+ annually
- To earn 1,000,000 VPPs I had to pay $180,000 in rake
- I don’t get any sort of prize
At 5 million lifetime VPPs, PokerStars gives the recipient a customized Tag Heuer watch at a Live Event, one that presumably Stars has bought them into. So a high stakes live event and a baller watch? Sweet.
What do you get at 1 million lifetime VPPs?
That pretty much sums it up.
I do get the option of having some lame icon (PokerStars refers to it as a “badge”) to the right of my username that tells my table-mates I’m responsible for nearly a quarter million of PokerStars’ profit. Here’s what it looks like.
Clearly, I feel that there should be some sort of monetary reward for reaching this ‘milestone’ but I suppose that little badge will have to do for now. No choice but to start making a run at 5 million VPPs and at my current pace I should get there by Christmas. Of 2037.