VPP Challenge II

Win big by playing your favorite tournaments and ring games!

Listen up, ring game fans and tournament lovers. Take part in VPP Challenge II - the biggest regional promotion of the year - and win a share of $40,000 by playing earning VIP Player Points (VPPs) in your favourite real money games this December!

$40,000 will be awarded across two exclusive leagues for players in the Netherlands - one ring game, and one tournament based. Both leagues will have a $20,000 prize pool, with $15,000 awarded to the top 250 players, and $5,000 reserved for the top 25 players in each respective league.

The top three ranked players overall will also share more than $1,000 in Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) tickets. Plus, finish among the top nine players in the Ring Game League and you’ll qualify for a special cash game against original VPP Challenge winner, Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis, with up to $1,500 to be won!

Will you beat last edition’s winners: ‘Quadchrazs’ (451,887 Tournament VPPs) or ‘L. Veldhuis’ (123,790 Ring Game VPPs)? Check out the Rankings page to see the latest Ring Game and Tournament Leader Boards. Need help boosting you VPP ranking? Play Zoom ring games and tourneys, multi-table or play higher limits to VPP even faster.

How to take part in the VPP Challenge II

The VPP Challenge II is split into two leagues, both running from December 1-31. To climb the Ring Game and/or the Tournament League you must first register for a non-playable ‘dummy’ tournament from November 22-December 8. The dummy tourney will be displayed under ‘Tourney’ > ‘Regional’ in the PokerStars lobby, and will be labelled ‘VPP Challenge Opt-in Tournament’.

250 players in each league will be awarded cash prizes, based upon the number they have earned individually. An additional $5,000 will then be shared among the top 25 finishers in each league according to the table below.

1 $1,000
2 $600
3 $400
4-5 $250
6-10 $200
11-15 $150
16-20 $100
21-25 $50

How your Individual Prize will be Calculated

If the total number of Ring Game/Tournament VPPs earned by the top 250 players is 1,000,000 VPPs, and you earn 5,000 VPPs, your winnings are calculated is as follows:

(Player VPP/Total VPPs of top 250) x $15,000 = Your prize
(5,000 VPPs/1,000,000 VPPs) x $15,000 = $75”

Win TCOOP Tickets and Take on Lex Veldhuis

In addition to all these great prizes, the top three ranked players overall will receive a free tournament ticket for our next TCOOP series (scheduled for January, 2014). Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1 1 x free TCOOP ticket worth $700
2 1 x free TCOOP ticket worth $320
3 1 x free TCOOP ticket worth $215

The prizes don’t stop there, though. Finish among the top nine players in the Ring Game League, and as well as winning your share of $5,000 in additional prizes, you’ll also get free entry to a special $300 buy-in challenge with Lex. There you’ll get to chat with the Team PokerStars Pro and win up to $1,500 in extra cash.

Please Note: Only VPPs earned at tournament tables count towards the Tournament League, while those VPPs earned at ring game tables count towards the Ring Game League. This promotion and all rewards are exclusive to players in the Netherlands who opt-in for the scheduled dummy tournament. The dummy tourney will be displayed under ‘Tourney’ > ‘Regional’ and will be labelled ‘VPP Challenge Opt-in Tournament’. Cash prizes for each league will be issued on January 3. The Rankings page will display the top 600 VPP scores, accurate to within 48 hours. By opting into the dummy tournament, you approve for your VPP score and UserID to be displayed on the Ranking page.

If you have any questions about the VPP Challenge II, contact support@pokerstars.com.

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