In the past, PokerStars has offered a ton of tournament events and festivals. Some are popular, some are not so popular, and changes are made to provide the best gaming options for players. The old Turbo Championship of Online Poker has been revamped and is now known as the Turbo Series. PokerStars just revealed that the series is set to begin this Sunday with details of the schedule now for player viewing.
The Turbo Series is no small festival, offering players a total of 114th events through April 19th. The series will give away at least $25 million and on average, the guaranteed prize pools for events are six figures. The lowest buy-in is $11, which makes the series affordable for everyone. For players who want to try and earn a spot for less than that, PokerStars is offering several satellite options.
The events of the Turbo Festival will feature a turbo or hyper-turbo blind structure. Most of the events are No Limit Hold’em format but there are a few other variations like Limit Hold’em, 5 Card Omaha, No Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha and H.O.R.S.E. Tournaments will also feature PKO, Deep Stack and Zoom formats.
Two Main Events
On the final day of the Turbo Series, PokerStars will offer not one but two main events. The first will be a Turbo Series Main Event, offering $1 million in prize money with a $55 buy-in. The second Main Event has a $1,050 buy-in and will feature a $2 million prize pool.
These two options provide players of all bankrolls with a way to compete in a Main Event. The turnout of the festival should be quite large, especially for the Main Events. It is expected that the guarantees will be reached if not smashed due to player response.
On top of the Main Events, PokerStars is also offering a High Roller that will feature $750,000 in prize money. Players must pay a higher buy-in to compete, of $5,200.
The Turbo Series has snuck up on us and many players may not have heard about it yet. It kicks off this Sunday and features several days of gaming action. It will be interesting to see how large the turnout will be, especially considering that most poker players are at home due to the coronavirus. In most areas around the world, people are only going out when they have to, be it for groceries or for work.
Several poker rooms that offer gaming in the US and abroad have reported an increase in player traffic, which is most likely contributed to the stay at home order issued in many regions of the world.
We will stay tuned to the Turbo Series action at PokerStars and report on any big events, large turnouts or major prize pool changes. There series will certainly give players something fun to enjoy while trying to stay at home and keep a safe distance from others.