Until it was scrapped, the PokerStars Supernova Elite programme was the most lucrative VIP scheme found anywhere in the online poker world. Those who played enough poker to reach the dizzy heights of Supernova Elite were estimated to receive between $102,700 and $135,800 from the scheme alone, before their online poker winnings were taken into account.
To get there, players had to earn 1 million VPPs in a calendar year, but the grind was worth it due to the huge financial rewards bestowed on the top tier of the PokerStars VIP scheme. When the value of frequent player points and freeroll entries were taking into consideration, Supernova Elite players were collecting upwards of $135,000.
Since Supernova Elite was removed from the PokerStars VIP programme, the highest level is Supernova, which can still be extremely rewarding and awards the equivalent of between 28% and 30% rakeback to players achieving this status.
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