Turbo Series Returns to PokerStars Starting February 3

Turbo Series Returns to PokerStars Starting February 3

PokerStars is known for its online poker tournament series, not to mention its live ones. Online, though, the operator can offer as many tournaments as players want to play, with as many different buy-ins, structures, and prize pool promises as they choose.

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is the largest of the PokerStars series held in the fall of each year, with the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) quite popular each year as well. But nothing quite compares to the speed and variety offered in the Turbo Series.

Now an annual event, the Turbo Series is back and set for early February, complete with more than 100 tournaments and a massive $25 million in prize pool guarantees.

Turbo Series 2019

The important details of the upcoming series are vital, so let’s get those out of the way first.

Dates:  February 3-17

Events:  114

Guarantees:  $25 million

The formats will switch between turbo and hyper-turbo, both interspersed throughout the series with variations of poker to please players of all stripes. Buy-ins will range from $11 to $5,200.

Through player feedback, improvements were made since last year’s series, including the addition of two more high-stakes events in the $5,200 buy-in range and more progressive knockout (PKO) tournaments. Start times of events were also improved per input.

While the full schedule has yet to be revealed – though it is expected in the coming week – the series finales are set in stone. There will be two of them, a $55 NLHE Main Event with $1 million guaranteed and a $1,050 NLHE Main Event with $2 million guaranteed, both starting at 14:30ET on February 17.

Qualifiers Running Now

No matter what bankroll a player may have, there will be qualifiers running for as low as $0.11 for many of the Turbo Series events. Turbo Series Spin & Gos will also award seats, and those buy-ins start as low as $2.50.

There are also daily satellites with seats added by PokerStars; the $7.50 Main Event satellites will add 20 of the $55 seats daily, and the $55 satellites will add a $1,050 Main Event ticket each day.

Turbo Series Challenges are another way to win this year by simply participating in the series. By playing any of the Turbo Series tournaments, players will be automatically entered into a challenge, which will be displayed via a special Challenges window. Click to find out what the challenge is, complete it, and win an entry into a special All-In Shootout, which will award $10K in tournament tickets. Challenges can also result in finding keys to a special chest holding up to $1,050 worth of tickets.



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 PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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