2009 PokerStrategy TSL (Ladderstage)
The ladder part of the tournament started on the 21st of November 2009 and ended on the 13th of December the same year. The top 48 players made it through to the different stages of the qualifiers, depending on their finishing order. The #1 player on the ladder received a spot to face off against NonY, the 4th place finisher in the 2008 Razer TSL, in a Best of 5 series for a direct spot in the Round of 16. The loser of that match would be seeded into the Q3 stage, along with those players that finished in positions #2-#12 in the ladder. Players finishing in positions #13-#24 were seeded into the Q2 stage, while players in positions #25-#48 were placed in the Q1 stage.