VPP Ring - Earn VIP Player Points in Ring Games and Win Cash

Play VPP Ring and Win Your Share of $50,000 in Cash!

Ring games are the true test of a poker player’s skill. Also known as cash games, this is poker in its purest form, and now players in Central & Eastern Europe can play ring games and cash in big time. With VPP Ring you have five weeks to earn as many VIP Player Points (VPPs) as you can while playing cash games, and the top 500 players will share a massive $50,000 prize pool!

How to Play VPP Ring

You must opt in to play VPP Ring. You can do this by registering for a dummy tournament in the PokerStars lobby, under the ‘Tourney’ and ‘Regional’ tabs. Registration runs April 11-May 1. Remember, this is a dummy tournament, so no actual poker game will be played.

You then have five weeks, April 18-May 22, to earn as many VPPs as you can. You earn VPPs every time you play a hand, and you can maximise the amount of VPPs you earn by following a few simple rules.

  • Play more
  • Play higher limits
  • Play action tables, like Limit games
  • Play more tables

You can also take a look at the VIP Club for a detailed explanation of how you earn VPPs.

 

Track your progress on the VPP Ring Rankings page, which displays the top 600 players, and will be updated four times a week.

 

If you haven’t played ring games at PokerStars before, this is the perfect way to start. You can buy in to games for as little as $0.80, and they are listed under the ‘Hold’em’, ‘Omaha’, ‘Stud’ and ‘Other Games’ tabs in the lobby.

VPP Ring Prizes

The first $40,000 of the prize pool will be shared by the top 500 players, according to the formula below.

Prize = Player VPP/Total top 500 VPP) x $40,000

Example 1

Player A earns 20,000 VPPs in ring games during VPP Ring. He finishes in position 55 in the standings at the end of the promotion. The top 500 ranked cash game players during the promotion earn 2,000,000 Cash Game VPPs in total.

Player A’s total prize = (20,000 / 2,000,000) * $40,000 = $400

Example 2

Player B earns 60,000 VPPs in ring games during VPP Ring. He finishes in position 5 in the standings at the end of the promotion. The top 500 ranked cash game players during the promotion earn 2,000,000 Cash Game VPPs in total.

Player B’s share of the main prizepool = (60,000 / 2,000,000) * $40,000 = $1,200

Player B also receives an extra share of $10,000 for finishing in the top 50 = $450

Player B’s total prize = $1,650

The remaining $10,000 is shared by the top 50 players as per the table below. These extra prizes will be added to each eligible player’s share of the $40,000 prize pool. All prizes will be paid into winner’s accounts within seven days of the end of the promo.

PlacePrizePlacePrizePlacePrizePlacePrizePlacePrize
1 $1,000 11 $290 21 $190 31 $95 41 $45
2 $800 12 $280 22 $180 32 $90 42 $40
3 $600 13 $270 23 $170 33 $85 43 $35
4 $500 14 $260 24 $160 34 $80 44 $30
5 $450 15 $250 25 $150 35 $75 45 $25
6 $400 16 $240 26 $140 36 $70 46 $20
7 $375 17 $230 27 $130 37 $65 47 $20
8 $350 18 $220 28 $120 38 $60 48 $20
9 $325 19 $210 29 $110 39 $55 49 $20
10 $300 20 $200 30 $100 40 $50 50 $20

If you have any questions about VPP Ring, contact support@pokerstars.com.

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