PokerStars and PokerNews have come together to offer you an exclusive poker league where PokerNews players will fight it out for cash prizes, league points and those all-important bragging rights.
The PokerStars PokerNews League
Catering to PokerNews players, the PokerStars league features a plethora of added value to go along with the engaging format. The series begins with ten weekly league events, in various formats of poker, that take place every Wednesday at 2100 EDT (0200 BST).
Not only will the winners of each league event take home cash prizes, but they will also accumulate league points toward making their way to the PokerNews League Final on Dec. 21.
Weekly $10,000 PokerNews League Tournaments
|1: Oct. 12 at 2100 EDT (0200 BST) — $3+$0.3 NL Full Ring ($100 added)|
|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)|
Even though the added cash prize pool will entice players to load up PokerStars each week, it is the league points that every player will be gunning for. Not only will the weekly tournaments award league points depending on where players finish, but one bonus point will be given out for just participating in each tournament. That means players can accumulate 10 points, just for playing every week.
The events in the $10,000 PokerNews League are open to everyone, but are password protected. The password is released on PokerNews 48 hours before each event begins.
To add to the excitement, players also have the ability to choose one event where they can earn double the amount of league points. Players must decide on their wild card tournament and announce it on the dedicated forum thread prior to the start of the chosen event. Choose carefully, because you only get one chance at double points!
After the ten weekly tournaments are over, the top 27 players on the league leaderboard will advance to the PokerStars PokerNews League Final on Dec. 21 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT). The final will see $10,000 up for grabs, with the top 18 places going home with a cash prize for their time.
In addition to the $10,000 PokerNews League, there will be seven additional region-specific leagues. Each league 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!
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.
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