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From zero to Supernova on Pokerstars

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...yeah really nothing to brag about, as i said before i challenged myself fo make supernova status on pokerstars as soon as possible on nl10 :) here it is how it went...

Hey guys,

My name is patrik and i am from slovakia, i consider myself just a simple grinder who playing on pokerstars nl10 at the moment..... i started with poker around 3 years ago on nl2, just for fun, 2 tables with a starting capital from a known poker page and after work while watching tv at the evening i started to "grind" :D yeah of course i lost the starting capital so i managed to get another 50USD to start again from another poker page... :) i was sooo pissed that i lost, so i told myself that if someone else can win at poker, so can i.... i bought a portable ebook and everyday as i travelled to work everyday(worked at capital city back then, took me around two hours to get there and two to get back) and i started to watch poker coaching videos... i found a great torrent page so i downloaded around 500giga these coaching videos (my favourite coach was hasenbraten from pokerstrategy and his nl25, nl50 videos)...

after a while i started to be breakeven and slighty winning and found out that few of poker rooms offer some deposit bonuses, so i did deposit 50usd to 4 of these rooms and cleared the bonuses, collected all the money so i had 600usd to clear one bigger bonus on pokerstars (in the meantime i played on another few rooms, lost and win some negligible amount of money, i will maybe write about that later :D ), so i deposited that and started grinding 4-8 tables 6max on nl2, nl5... dont know the exact date, but i know that i started to play every day after work on different account, because i wasnt eligible for first deposit bonus and until black friday i manage to grind up around 2300 USD with all bonuses... it was probably 6-8months or something like that...  that i got scared, withdras immediately all the money from pokerstars (it took around a week until it came to my account, was a reaaaaly long week lol)...

but after the money arrived, i did put back on pokerstars another 600 and started to play nl10.. after 6 months i managed to get more money from poker then i actually earned at my work (also the rakeback was earned differently, grinders dream back then lol) , so i decided to play only poker as main income.... this was two years ago, and since then i stayed on nl10, make som money to pay all my bills and with the rest i just use as travelled expenses and so on... was really lazy to move up on limits, money was "safe" on nl10, had a nice winrate so i didnt complain, and also played like 3-4 hours daily and that was it... 

last year i missed supernova for like 10 000 points, because i decided to withdraw and collect all my winnings and travelled almost all the december last year, and lost a motivation to play poker for a while :)

and this year, i think it was 3rd of january i got an email from pokerstars that they increase my table limit from 24 to 28 so i wondered how long could it take to get to supernova if i will grind everyday.... it was a nice motivation booster and since 5th of january i started to grind around 450-500vpps daily, in daily 3 sessions... my days was pretty the same, woke up around 10-11 am, went to gym, then something to eat, shower, coffe and started grinding for 2-3 hours, then 30-60minutes break and back to second and third daily session.. on the evening i went out with friends or just stayed at home and watched some tv series i downloaded from internet (i am huuuuge fan of tv shows lol).... played 28 tables, and tried to change my game every month a little, just to compare result, what is working the best for me etc.... the main goal was staying breakeven, i wasnt under money pressure, so played really relaxed and for fun... didnt concetrace much on game, watched tv while grinding, listened to radio etc... but also with bonuses (stellar awards and fpps)  i made some really nice money on the road.... 

i really really really like multitabling, i can write more that later, my setup, my hud, hotkeys and so on...
and here is the graph since the january this year until yesterday....

jan5th - jul19th

now my plans are stay one more month on nl10, i decided to withdraw all the winnings again and take my whole family to vacation for two weeks somewhere next see, and in this one month make a healthy bankroll for nl25 (80 buyins) and start grinding there from september and make another 100 000 vpps until december, on the road making a healthy bankroll for nl50 (100 buyins) and stard grinding there from january next year... lets see how it will go :)

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