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The PokerNews $10,000 PokerStars League is Under Way

PokerStars League

Download PokerStars and start playing in the exclusive $10,000 PokerStars PokerNews League that features tournaments with weekly added prize pools and a league point leaderboard. Players will be playing toward a $10,000 final!

Last week, "RogerdelPK" won the first event of the $10,000 PokerStars PokerNews League, and is in the early lead on the league leaderboard.

Not only did "RogerdelPK" pocket some cash for the first-place finish, but he also received 20 league points (plus 1 participation point). He now has a good chance of finishing in the top 27 on the leaderboard and qualifying for the $10,000 PokerNews League Final that takes place on Dec. 21 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT).

$10,000 PokerNews League Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1stRogerdelPK21
2ndAJEI11
3rdMOES MOES8
4thplstrider7
5thlariam6
6thteteko075
7thneostars124
8thCechulina3
9thGodofwhiskey2
10thIvgvardV1

The $10,000 PokerNews League is open to players from all regions and the weekly league events are played every Wednesday at 2100 EDT (0200 BST).

The next event, a $4+0.40 pot-limit six-max tournament, will be played on Oct. 19 at 2100 EDT (0200 BST).

Weekly $10,000 PokerNews League Tournaments

2: Oct. 19 at 2100 EDT (0200 BST) — $2+$0.2 NL Turbo ($100 added)
3: Oct. 26 at 2100 EDT (0200 BST) — $4+$0.4 PL 6-max ($100 added)
4: Nov. 2 at 2100 EDT (0200 BST) — $5+$0.5 NL Deep Stack Full Ring ($150 added)
5: Nov. 9 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Heads-up ($100 added)
6: Nov. 16 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Full Ring ($100 added)
7: Nov. 23 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Turbo ($100 added)
8: Nov. 30 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 PL 6-max ($100 added)
9: Dec. 7 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Deep Stack Full Ring ($100 added)
10: Dec. 14 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Heads-Up ($100 added)

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The added cash prize pools are a great way to pad your bankroll, but the league points are what players will be gunning for. Even if you don't manage to finish in the top 10 each week, you'll still receive one bonus point just for participating in a league event and with nine events remaining, players are still able to accumulate nine points just for playing each week.

PlaceLeague Points
1st20
2nd16
3rd14
4th12
5th10
6th8
7th6
8th4
9th2
10th1

Follow the leaderboard standings!

The events in the $10,000 PokerNews League are open to everyone, but are password protected. The password will be released on PokerNews 48 hours before each event begins.

To further add to the action of the exciting format, players have the ability to choose one event as a wild card tournament, where they will earn double the amount of points. That means regardless of the outcome of the wild card event, players will receive at least two league points. Players must announce their wild card tournament on the dedicated forum thread prior to the start of the chosen event. Choose carefully because only one wild card means only once chance at double points!

When the weekly league events have finished, the top 27 players on the league leaderboad will advance to the PokerStars PokerNews League Final on Dec. 21 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT). The final will see a hefty $10,000 up for grabs and the top 18 places on will go home with a share of the prize pool for their gallant effort in the league.

PlacePrize
130%
220%
311.9%
48%
56.5%
65%
73.5%
82.6%
91.7%
101.2%
111.2%
121.2%
131.2%
141.2%
151.2%
161.2%
171.2%
181.2%

In addition to the $10,000 PokerNews League which is open to everyone, there will be seven additional region-specific leagues. The Australasian League is also open to all players, while each of the other leagues will be locked to specific countries and will feature the same payout structure as above, but with varying prize pools depending on the region.

Click on your country below to view all the details of your league and become the champion of your region!

Iberian League: The league features a $4,000 prize pool and is locked to players with accounts based in Portugal and Spain.

Western European League: The league features a $9,000 prize pool and is locked to players with accounts based in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, Austria and the Netherlands.

Central European League: The league features a $9,000 prize pool and is locked to players with accounts based in Solvenia, Balkans, Czech Republic and Hungary.

Eastern European League: The league features a $9,000 prize pool and is locked to players with accounts based in Romania, Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Poland and Ukraine.

Nordic League: The league features a $4,000 prize pool and is locked to players with accounts based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Baltic League: The league features a $9,000 prize pool and is locked to players based in Estonia, Israel, Turkey, Lithuania and Latvia.

Australasian League: The league features a $5,000 prize pool and is targeted at players with accounts based in Japan, Korea, China, India and Australia. (This league is also open to everyone.)

If you don’t already have an account but would like to play in one of our fantastic leagues, be sure to sign up to PokerStars through PokerNews and use our 100% up to $600 first-deposit bonus when using the marketing code "POKERNEWS.COM" and the bonus code "STARS600."

Now use your PokerStars account to start accumulating league points and become the PokerStars PokerNews League Champion!

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