The Poker League features tens of thousands in cash prizes each year spread out over its various series. It is completely free, all you need in order to participate is to be an active Poker Club
member. You can also start a poker team
and compete with your friends.
Are team members allowed to help each other?
No, absolutely not.
Any form of collusion and chip dumping is strictly prohibited. The poker league events follow the same rules as all other tournaments at the poker rooms
where we hold them.
For your own sake, please note that all poker rooms have anti-collusion systems in place which analyze play patterns and cards to find cheaters.
We strongly recommend you not to try anything since you risk having your poker room accounts closed down not to mention your Poker Club account.
Can me and my wife/brother/roommate both play in the league?
No, to be fair to all players we only allow one event entry per household. If two people from the same household register for an event whoever registered last will have their registration cancelled and points returned to them.
How are the player scores calculated?
The scores are calculated according to a simple exponential formula. Each player gets a score based on their final position and the total number of entrants in each event, rounded off to the nearest non-decimal value.
Formula: Multiplier^(Entrants-Position+1) = Score.
Where the Multiplier is whatever number which raised by the number of entrants would equal the number of entrants.
For example in a league event with 500 entrants, the winner would get a score of 500, the runner-up a score of 494, the #250 finisher a score of 22 and the last place a score of 1.
How are the team scores calculated?
When a player competes in a league event and gets a score, the player can also get a team score.
For a player to get a team score he or she must obviously be a member of a team, and at least one other member of that team must have played in the same league event.
The team score each player gets is the same as the average score of all of the team members who played in the event.
The team rankings is based on that average, not on the total score of all members. There is therefor no advantage to have a lot of members except of course to increase the chance that someone reaches the final table.
How is the prize money for teams divided?
When a series is over the prizes for the players and teams with the highest total event scores are given out.
Each member of a team then gets a fair share of the team prize money depending on the number of events the player represented the team in, even if the player is no longer a member of the team.
This is to ensure that no player who gets kicked out of a team during a series has wasted his or her time representing the team.
How much does it cost to play in the poker league?
The Poker League is completely free to Poker Club members. There is however sometimes a buy-in where you have to use Club Points to register. This is to ensure that only active club members can play in the league.
Getting Club Points is free, all you need to do is to be active on the site.
What happens if I leave a team during a series?
If you leave a team before a series is finished then you are no longer considered to be representing that team in the league rankings for that series.
The team however still gets to keep the scores you made from the events you played in while you were a member.