The Million

The Million

Written by abarone

Topics: Poker, Uncategorized

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.


2 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. guilherme franciulli says:

    CONGRAATS SR! u deserved man.. it really shows ur work ethic (:

  2. belthazorrrr says:

    Do you think we will be in touch in 2037?

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