Well, time for another month of PSO fun. I really took some time off of the league last month just for a break from poker than anything else. It was consuming all my free time. I did manage to get 30 bucks so I won't complain about that. This month I am looking for nothing less than the top ten. With that said, if you are like me and want to get 50 bucks or more then there is something besides doing well in the league to worry about. You need 20 VPPs to become an active member and get a full payout from the league. If you actually have a bankroll to play around with then achieving this is not very difficult. If you are on a budget then the task becomes quite more challenging. I used to play in $1 sit-n-gos and double up tourneys to achieve my points. Not a bad way to go for anyone to get their points and maybe make a few bucks along the way. Last month since I was taking some time away from pokerstars I needed a quicker way to rack up those points. I decided to play two cash tables of .25/.50 fixed limit hold 'em. This allowed me to minimize my losses without worrying about all in calls. I also receive VPPs for every hand I was dealt, not just the ones I played. This allowed me to get my 20 VPPs in under an hour and a half. And by playing the way the PSO teaches, I also made about 9 dollars profit. If you are on a tighter budget, you can play in smaller stakes. Likely you will have to play longer though. If you have absolutely no budget to play with then you may need to place high in the league one month to get something to start with, even if it isn't the full payout. Or see if a friend can help you out. If they have confidence in your game, you may have found a way to impress your friend and get to active status. And most importantly, whatever your bankroll is, don't play outside of your means. Meaning if you have 5 dollars to play with, do not enter a 5 dollar tourney. Baby steps are the best way to make the next step in your online poker journey. Best of luck to all this month. I am playing around this first week and then I am all business! More to come later....
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