Two Weeks of Turbos on PokerStars Start February 21

Two Weeks of Turbos on PokerStars Start February 21

This weekend, PokerStars wrapped its MicroMillions Marathon, four days of 117 tournaments at the micro-stakes level. Everyone knows what that means… It’s time to plan another tournament series!

PokerStars is ready with a series for those without a lot of time. It’s the Turbo Series, with fast structures for every tournament and a wide range of poker from which to choose.

Better than that, PokerStars will guarantee $25 million in prize pools over the course of 134 tournaments in 15 days. And it all kicks off on Sunday, February 21.

Turbo Series Details

Many players like turbo tournaments because they don’t have to commit as much time. Especially for recreational players, these fast structures fit into daily lives much easier.

The Turbo Series is a fan favorite for that reason. And this iteration will offer two weeks of action, from Sunday, February 21 through Sunday, March 7. The schedule boasts of 134 tournaments and more than $25 million in guarantees.

Buy-ins start at just $11 and soar all the way to $5,200. In fact, PokerStars broke down the buy-ins:

–$11 buy-ins = 15 events

–$22 buy-ins = 25 events

–$55 buy-ins = 28 events

–$109 buy-ins = 28 events

–$215 buy-ins = 18 events

–$530 buy-ins = 12 events

–$1,050 buy-ins = 6 events

–$5,200 buy-ins = 2 events

Of the entire schedule, the vast majority of the tournaments will be No Limit Hold’em, as per usual. However, there are 15 other variants in the lineup: five PLO events, three NLO Hi/Lo, two 8-Game events, a HORSE, and one each of 5-Card PLO, FL Omaha Hi/Lo, PLO Hi/Lo, and FLHE.

There will be satellites on PokerStars for all of them. In addition, PokerStars opened the daily Turbo Series Fast Track qualification track for Main Event seats, ones that starts as low as $1.

Turbo Series Highlights

Speaking of the Main Event, there will be two of them with different buy-ins on March 7:

–Event 127: $1,050 NLHE Main Event High ($2M GTD)

–Event 128: $55 NLHE Main Event Low ($1M GTD)

There will be several other events with hefty guarantees. The largest of them are:

–Event 3 on Feb 21: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max ($750K GTD)

–Event 64 on Feb 28: $1,050 NLHE PKO 8-Max ($1M GTD)

–Event 126 on Mar 7: $5,200 NLHE PKO 8-Max ($750K GTD)

Knowing that it doesn’t take a million dollars for a guarantee to be appealing, let’s look at some of the other substantial guarantees:

–Event 4 on Feb 21: $215 NLHE ($500K GTD)

–Event 5 on Feb 21: $109 PLO 6-Max Phase 2 ($250K GTD)

–Event 8 on Feb 21: $530 NLHE 6-Max Sunday Supersonic ($350K GTD)

–Event 13 on Feb 22: $109 NLHE PKO 6-Max Win the Button ($350K GTD)

–Event 21 on Feb 23: $55 NLHE 6-Max ($250K GTD)

–Event 23 on Feb 23: $530 NLHE PKO 8-Max ($350K GTD)

–Event 30 on Feb 24: $1,050 NLHE PKO 8-Max ($400K GTD)

–Event 37 on Feb 25: $215 NLHE PKO ($500K GTD)

–Event 40 on Feb 25: $530 NLHE 6-Max ($250K GTD)

–Event 53 on Feb 27: $109 NLHE PKO 8-Max ($300K GTD)

–Event 58 on Feb 27: $1,050 NLHE PKO 8-Max Daily Cooldown ($250K GTD)

–Event 62 on Feb 28: $215 NLHE 6-Max ($250K GTD)

–Event 65 on Feb 28: $11 NLHE Phase 2 ($500K GTD)

–Event 66 on Feb 28: $109 NLHE PKO ($500K GTD)

–Event 67 on Feb 28: $530 NLHE 8-Max ($300K GTD)

–Event 70 on Feb 28: $215 NLHE PKO 6-Max Sunday Supersonic ($400K GTD)

–Event 75 on Mar 1: $215 NLHE PKO ($300K GTD)

–Event 83 on Mar 2: $55 NLHE 8-Max ($250K GTD)

–Event 85 on Mar 2: $530 NLHE PKO 6-Max ($350K GTD)

–Event 92 on Mar 3: $1,050 NLHE PKO ($400K GTD)

–Event 99 on Mar 4: $109 NLHE PKO ($400K GTD)

–Event 102 on Mar 4: $530 NLHE 8-Max ($250K GTD)

–Event 120 on Mar 6: $1,050 NLHE PKO 8-Max Daily Cooldown ($250K GTD)

–Event 129 on Mar 7: $11 NLHE 8-Max Phase 2 ($500K GTD)

–Event 130 on Mar 7: $109 NLHE PKO 8-Max ($500K GTD)

–Event 132 on Mar 7: $215 NLHE 6-Max Sunday Supersonic ($275K GTD)

Note that the two bolded events above are the most affordable by far, with each requiring only $11 to vie for $500K guarantees.

For the full schedule, including start times, see this PokerStars blog page.


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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