Two league events are coming up - the last two - in the $10,000 PokerNews League at PokerStars. The League Leaderboard is still open for all takers with "Kanabal18" still in the lead and "AJEI" has managed to shoot up the leaderboard and is just a few points behind first place.
"AJEI" picked up 21 points for taking down the $3+$0.30 turbo event in last week's league event; plus "AJEI" also took home the big slice of the free added prize pool.
$10,000 PokerNews League Leaderboard
Before you shake your head in dismay over all the points that "Kanabal18" has - 64 to be exact - those were earned after playing in just three league events. You have two events left to see what you can do. Take the challenge!
|9:||Dec. 7 at 21:00 EST (02:00 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Deep Stack Full Ring ($100 added)|
|10:||Dec. 14 at 21:00 EST (02:00 GMT) — $3+$0.3 NL Heads-Up ($100 added)|
Unfortunately PokerStars has made the decision to remove their team of pros from the competition. The following is the original arrangement that was made and it is now changed - there will be NO pros playing this league with a bounty on their head. PokerWorks apologizes but unfortunately it is out of our control.
Expect to have a great time at the tables when your league finds a Team PokerStars Pro jamming it up at the felt with you. Playing and chatting with a Team Pro is always fun and exciting but busting them is even better. Each has a $200 bounty on their head and the bragging rights are the icing on the cake.
The list of Pros and the league they are playing in:
|League||Date||Team PokerStars Pro|
|PokerNews.com||December 21||Vicky Coren|
|Western European||December 21||Fatima Moreira de Melo|
|Nordics||December 21||Theo Jorgensen|
|Central Europe||December 21||Richard Toth|
|Iberian||December 18||Ana Marquez|
|Eastern European||December 21||Maxim Lykov|
|Baltics||December 21||Marcin Horecki|
Don't hesitate, the leagues are profitable and a great poker playing experience. Each player receives one point just for playing in a league event with the top 10 players receiving the most points. The league points are awarded as follows:
Another reason it's not too late to start playing is the Wild Card tournament that awards players double points. You could earn 42 points - if you play your cards right (pun intended) - and chose one of the two league events wisely. Just go to PokerWorks Face Book page and scroll the posts for the League event. Leave your player ID name and the league event of your choice in a comment.
You can easily find yourself in the top 27 players and be playing in the PokerNews League Final that takes place on December 21st at 21:00 EST (02:00 GMT) where the top 18 finishers earn a share of the gigantic $10,000 league prize pool.
$10,000 League Final Payout Structures
The $10,000 PokerStars PokerNews League is open to all players from all regions. The only playing requirement is a password that is released on PokerWorks 48 hours before each event begins. Check PokerWorks' Tournament page for passwords.
There are seven region-specific leagues in addition to the $10,000 PokerStars PokerNews League that award cash to players.
Leagues are locked to players with accounts from each given region. The prize pools vary depending on the region. The Australasian League is open to all players, along with the $10,000 PokerNews League but each of the other leagues is locked to specific countries. Keep in mind there are varying prize pools dependent on the region. Players from each region can play in three PokerNews leagues and some players have the opportunity to cash in on $24,000 of added FREE prize pools! See the following:
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 Slovenia, 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.)
Set up your PokerStars account...just follow our link and use our marketing code "POKERWORKS" when registering and our bonus code STARS600 when depositing to receive 100% up to $600. Start playing and start earning points to enter the race to become the PokerStars PokerNews League Champion!
Don't forget that you have options to play in the Global $10k league as well as the Australasia league. Start playing!
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