SNE Guide


Part 1: Is It Worth it Financially?

This multi-series of articles is an idea I’ve had mulling over in my mind for the past few months and is one that I think will be helpful to a (relatively) large audience. A lot of the concepts I will discuss are applicable to Supernova Elite (SNE) chasers in general and are not Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) specific, however there will be certain aspects on the guide specifically on PLO.

Part 2: Mental, Physical and Social Considerations

So hopefully by now you have established that it is indeed worthwhile for you to attempt Supernova Elite from a financial point of view – what else do you need to consider? The short answer: a lot. The slightly longer answer: at least these three things – is it worth it mentally? is it worth it physically? is it worth it socially? Now for the in-depth, really long answer(s):

Part 3: Having a Plan B

Part three of this guide will focus on having a contingency plan should your Supernova Elite goals go awry. Hope for the best but plan for the worst. While I hope that all of you aiming for Supernova Elite experience the thrill of seeing your VPP balance hit 7 figures it would be unwise for anyone to attempt SNE without a backup plan. What happens if after 4 months you can’t keep up the pace? What happens if you downswing and need to drop in stakes so much that you can no longer generate enough VPPs to get there? What if Stars changes the game you play in the middle of the year? What if, what if, what if?

Part 4: Increasing your Winrate

If you’ve made it this far into the guide then you’re serious about hitting Supernova Elite. Hopefully you’ve read the first three parts: Is it worth it financially?Social, Mental & Physical Considerations and Having a Plan B. So by now you should have established that it’s worth it for you to attempt to make SNE, you should have a backup plan in case things go awry and you should have an idea of the social, mental and physical challenges ahead. That’s all well and good but at the end of the day we’re here to make money — so how about we look at some ways to improve your bottom line and increase that winrate.

Part 5.1: In the trenches

I’ve thought for a long while now the direction in which I want to take this guide. I came to the conclusion that if you are this serious about making SNE – and you have read the first four parts of this guide and done the necessary calculations and taken everything into consideration that you should – that the best way to move forward would be to give you advice that will help your day to day grind.