Friday, 1 March 2013

WBCOOP 2013 - My best Pokerstars moment

Hi everyone! 

This post is an entry to the WBCOOP 2013. In order to qualify for the event, bloggers have to write a post about their best moment playing on PokerStars. So here is mine!

My best moment was when I made Supernova last year! It was in the early hours of December 30th. I was multitabling hyper-turbo satellites trying to get the remaining points before the year was over. When the congratulatory message popped up I didn't even know which one of my tournaments triggered it, but I was so happy I didn't care. I stopped opening tables and wrote a blog post before heading back home.

I believe it took some time to sink in cause even though I was feeling euphoric when I left the office, there was still too much adrenaline from the Supernova chase and the multitabling for me to be able to think calmly. Too excited to go to bed, I ignored the fact that it was 4 a.m. and decided to watch a movie. I chose “What happens in Vegas” (the title seemed appropriate for the occasion), grabbed chips and soda and snuggled up on the couch with a fluffy blanket.

Hardly paying any attention to the movie, I started thinking about all that had lead to that Supernova moment. At the beginning of 2012 I was working at the offices of a multinational company. I'd been there for half a year when somehow, my professional poker player boyfriend convinced me that I would be better off playing poker than doing something I didn't really enjoy. 

I started playing poker at Pokerstars towards the end of February 2012. At first I'd spent more time studying than actually playing. When playing, I'd open the some of the lowest games I could find. Soon, I returned to my boyfriend the $600 he lent me to make my first deposit (Pokerstars gives a 100% bonus so that's free $600 right there!). Then during the SCOOP my bankroll grew a lot more so I moved up at stakes. Unfortunately, both my confidence and bankroll got crushed. In June I decided to take some time off. Then in July, there were the Micro-Millions tournaments. I started winning again and with a new-found confidence I recovered some of the money I had lost. August was great, I got intensive coaching from my boyfriend and moved up in stakes again. This time it went better. During September there was the WCOOP, another great opportunity to make money. I didn't take full advantage of it though, cause I decided to take a week off and spend some time with my family – another advantage of having poker as an occupation: you can just go on vacation whenever you feel like it. In October I moved up at stakes again, playing games up to $74! Then early in December, I saw that I had 54k VPPs. What if I made Supernova? I made some calculations and realized that with a lot of work it was possible. During the second half of the month I found a ton of TCOOP satellites running so that helped me get more points faster. Not only I reached my goal, but I did so with a $20k monthly profit!

What a great finale for a life-changing year! Poker opened the door to a lot of new opportunities and a more comfortable lifestyle... And with a Pokerstars promotion always around the corner... WBCOOP? Let's play some poker!


  1. Hello,

    I took a look at the thread you created in the forum. Since this is my first time playing the WBCOOP series, I withhold expressing my opinion in public until the end of the event when I'll have a more complete view about it.

    I'll make an update post in the next days.

    Thank you for visiting my blog!


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