Exclusive Heads-Up League - There can be only one!

The qualifier period is now over, but even if you are not among the lucky ones who have a place in the 1st or 2nd Division, there is still plenty to play for! 3rd division is played as a cup every Sunday at 19.30 CET until February 24, it is open to everyone and the points you win count towards a ranking for the entire period. In other words it is smart to play as many as possible if you are interested in winning a seat to the €1500 Norwegian Championship Heads Up event in Dublin!

Forget week-long tournaments, full ring games and Sit & Go's. The ultimate test of a poker player's skill happens in the heads-up arena. That's why we're giving you the chance to prove you're the country's best one-on-one player with the Norwegian Heads-Up League.

PokerStars has teamed up with PokerNorge.no - Norway’s best free poker training site - to bring you months of big-money heads-up action. There are five €1,500 packages to the 2013 Norwegian Poker Championship to be won, plus a stunning €1,900 winner’s package, which includes accommodation for the event in Dublin in March 2013.

Split across three divisions, with different buy-ins and prizes for each, the Norwegian Heads-Up League runs online from October 14-February 24. Once qualifiers have been decided and players are assigned a division, you can start earning points towards winning your prize package!

How to Play the Norwegian Heads-Up League

Before you can play qualifiers and start earning Norwegian Heads-Up League points, you’ll need to sign up for the PokerNorges Home Games club on PokerStars - Club ID: 589907. Invitation Code: pokernorge. Qualifiers to determine which league you play in will be held at the club once-a-week from October 14-December 16.

The winner of each qualifier gets to play in Division 1, while the runner ups are placed in Division 2.

If a player wins a place in Division 2 and later wins a place in Division 1, the player who finished 3rd in the qualifier in which the player won a seat in Division 2 will get his or her place in Division 2.

Everyone who wants can play Division 3 matches. You don’t need to play qualifiers to play in Division 3.

TournamentBuy-inDateTimeStructure
Qualifier $11 Sundays, October 14-December 16 19:30 CET 3,000 starting stack, 5 minute blinds
Division 3 $11 Sundays, January 6-February 24 19:30 CET 5,000 starting stack, 5 minute blinds
Division 2 $22 Sundays, January 6-February 24 Match 1: 20:00 CET
Match 2: 20:30 CET
5,000 starting stack, 5 minute blinds
Division 1 $33 Sundays, January 6-February 24 Match 1: 20:00 CET
Match 2: 20:30 CET
5,000 starting stack, 5 minute blinds

How to Earn Points

The division matches take place on Sundays between 6th of January and 24th og February. The players in Division 1 and 2 play two matches on Sundays, while the players of Division 3 play one.

Beat your heads-up opponents in the 1st and 2nd Division, and you’ll be awarded two points for every victory and one point if you get a free bye for a round. If you fail to turn up, you will be charged one point for not playing.

The 3rd Division games are played as cup every Sunday. Players are awarded points by standard Home Games rules, that count towards a ranking for the entire period.

After four weeks of Division-play, the four players with the fewest points in Division 1 will be relegated to Division 2, while the top four players in Division 2 will be promoted. Any points already accrued will be carried through to each new division.

Keep track of your Norwegian Heads-Up League score by following PokerNorge on Facebook, or head to PokerNorge.no.

The Prizes!

After the final heads-up battles finish on February 24, the winner and runner up of each division will be awarded with a package to the 2013 Norwegian Poker Championship.

  • Winner of Division 1: Norwegian Championship 2013 Heads Up seat
    + Accommodation March 17 – 23 2013.
  • Runner-up Division 1: Norwegian Championship 2013 Heads Up seat
  • Winner of Division 2: Norwegian Championship 2013 Heads Up seat
  • Runner-up Division 2: Norwegian Championship 2013 Heads Up seat
  • Winner of Division 3: Norwegian Championship 2013 Heads Up seat
  • Runner up Division 2: Norwegian Championship 2013 Heads Up seat

Please Note: This promotion is exclusive to players in Norway and only members of the PokerNorge Home Games club can participate. Members will need to register by Friday at 16:00 CET before each Sunday’s game in order to play. Prizes will be awarded according to standard heads-up tournament structure.

If you have any questions about the Norwegian Heads-Up League, or any other PokerStars promotion, contact support@pokerstars.com.

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