re: Poker & Pokerstars VIP silver level. Worth having??
In response to OP's question. Profit >>> fpps. I started out chasing bonuses / VIP benefits in the beginning but I quickly came to realize that profit should come first and foremost. VIP benefits should be considered as secondary unless you are a heavy volume player at which point you should be much higher than silver star.
Originally Posted by CryingAmy
D'wilius- surely you're better off playing the $30k for 100fpp than using your fpps for cash?
Dont really earn more than 100 fpp per week, so makes more sense for me anyway...
Using fpps for tournaments takes time so you have to take that into consideration. If you can convert fpps directly into cash, that is 0 time invested whereas if you play in a tournament, you have to get back your normal ROI / hour played.
A couple suggestions for good ROI for fpps:
1. Monthly turbo takedown (at least the last two months): You can late register for an hour at which point it is pretty close to the bubble and you can pretty much fold into the money. I didn't actually just completely fold my way into the money but I think anyone who last minute late registered and just folded all of their hands could have gotten $50. This equates to $.025/fpp which is >> $.016/fpp, the highest achievable cash return (at SN level). This may change in the future because there were so few entrants this month for the turbo takedown meaning they may alter the format in the future. However, if they do, this is MAJOR free money in my opinion.
2. The 210fpp satellite: 6/20 people get a $11 tournament dollars (after unregistering). The entry is an equivalent rate of $.0157/fpp which is slightly less than $.016/fpp but the competition is so soft that I think that cashing 50% of the time is easily achievable which results in a high ROI for a relatively small amount of time invested.