Now Live WPT National MarrakeshCash Game Festival London

Play In The $9,000 PokerStars PokerNews Western European League Before It's Too Late

$9,000 Western European League

Action in the $9,000 PokerNews PokerStars Western European League is really starting to heat up!

For the first time during the $9,000 PokerNews PokerStars Western European League, a players has managed to take an almost 20 point lead on the leaderboard as Roops1986 has sky rocketed up the rankings thanks to using their wildcard to maximum effect.

Roops1986 used their wild card then went onto win in a well-timed move which saw a huge 42 points posted to their record. The rest of the league will now be chasing a huge 52 points.

$9,000 PokerNews PokerStars Western European League Leaderboard

PlacePlayerPoints
1stRoops198652
2ndcrazytuner36
3rdMammaatje34
4thMoneyman251131
5thbuxiboy27
6thPuffie126
7thxgambler8326
8thKarmaKingPS25
9thTijgerHaai25
10thjefrutten24

If you think it is too late to try and catch Roops1986, remember that they are sitting atop the leaderboard after playing only two league events. There are currently four events remaining, so make sure you start playing now!

Weekly $9,000 PokerNews PokerStars Western European League Tournaments

7: Nov. 23 at 2000 WET — $3+$0.3 NL Turbo ($100 added)
8: Nov. 30 at 2000 WET — $3+$0.3 PL 6-max ($100 added)
9: Dec. 7 at 2000 WET — $3+$0.3 NL Deep Stack Full Ring ($100 added)
10: Dec. 14 at 2000 WET — $3+$0.3 NL Heads-Up ($100 added)

Visit PokerStars

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

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

Follow the leaderboard standings!

While the league is coming to a close, 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 2000 WET and the top 18 finishers in that event will earn a share of the huge $10,000 league prize pool.

$9,000 PokerNews PokerStars Western European League Final Payout Structures

*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%

The best thing about the $9,000 PokerNews PokerStars Western European 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 $9,000 PokerNews PokerStars Western European 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 $9,000 PokerNews PokerStars Western European 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 UKPOKERNEWS and the bonus code STARS600 when signing-up to PokerStars through PokerNews.

Follow PokerNews on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news.

More Stories

Other Stories

What do you think?