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Action in the $10,000 PokerStars PokerNews League is really starting to heat up!

For the first time during the $10,000 PokerStars PokerNews League, a player has managed to take an almost 20 point lead on the leaderboard. "Kanabal18" has sky rocketed up the rankings after participating in just two events.

"Kanabal18" won league events in consecutive weeks, taking down 21 points in last week’s league event. That win comes a week after he used his wild card — a well-timed move, which added 42 points to his record. The rest of the league will now be chasing his lead of 63 points.

$10,000 PokerNews League Leaderboard


If you think it's too late to try and catch "Kanabal18," remember that his lead comes after playing only two league events. There are currently four events remaining, so make sure you start playing now!

Weekly $10,000 PokerNews League Tournaments

7: Nov. 23 at 2100 EDT (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Turbo ($100 added)
8: Nov. 30 at 2100 EDT (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 PL 6-max ($100 added)
9: Dec. 7 at 2100 EDT (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Deep Stack Full Ring ($100 added)
10: Dec. 14 at 2100 EDT (0200 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Heads-Up ($100 added)

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Team PokerStars Pros To Play In Your Leagues!

In what has turned out to be a fantastic turn of events, a number of Team PokerStars Pros have stepped forward and said they will play in their respective leagues with a $200 bounty on their heads! So not only will you be able to play poker with some of poker's most recognisable faces, you also stand the chance of claiming their $200 bounty and bragging rights that you sent a Team PokerStars Pro to the rail!

The pros we have lined up to play are as follows:

LeagueDateTeam PokerStars Pro
PokerNews.comDecember 21Vicky Coren
Western EuropeanDecember 21Fatima Moreira de Melo
NordicsDecember 21Theo Jorgensen
Central EuropeDecember 21Richard Toth
IberianDecember 18Ana Marquez
Eastern EuropeanDecember 21Maxim Lykov
BalticsDecember 21Marcin Horecki

For your chance to play with one of Team PokerStars Pros download PokerStars through PokerNews and get involved in our amazing value leagues!

Every point counts in the league and players receive one point just for participating, while it is the top 10 players who receive the most points. See below for a breakdown of how league points are awarded.

League Point Payout Structure

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Follow the leaderboard standings!

The league may be coming closer to an end, but it’s definitely not too late to start playing and this is mostly due to the wild card tournament.

The wild card tournaments gives players the opportunity to earn double points. This mean if you choose your wild card tournament wisely, then you could earn 42 points and storm the leaderboard very quickly!

If you post some good results over the next couple of weeks then you could find yourself as part of the top 27 players who will qualify for the PokerNews League Final.

The League Final will take place on Dec. 21 at 2100 EST (0200 GMT) and the top 18 finishers in that event will earn a share of the huge $10,000 league prize pool.

$10,000 League Final Payout Structures


The best thing about the $10,000 PokerStars PokerNews League is that it is open to players from all regions! All players need is a password which will be released on PokerNews 48 hours prior to each event.

In addition to the $10,000 PokerStars PokerNews League, there are also seven region-specific leagues which will also award huge cash to players thanks to PokerStars and PokerNews. The leagues are locked to players with accounts from the given region.

Players from these region-specific leagues also have the ability to take part in $10,000 PokerStars PokerNews League and the Australasian League, which is also open to all players.

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 would like to start playing the league but don’t yet have a PokerStars account, make sure to utilize the 100% up to $600 first-deposit bonus by using the marketing code "POKERNEWS.COM" and the bonus code "STARS600" when signing-up to PokerStars through PokerNews.

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