Everything there is to know about the new Turbo Series

Not long ago we brought news of the new Turbo Series on PokerStars (and the need for a high Red Bull tolerance), coming up later this month. Well, now we have the details.

Replacing the old TCOOP format, the Turbo Series features the same Turbo events, the same variety of formats and buy-ins, and the same enormous prize pools you'd expect.

It starts on Sunday 18 February and runs through to Sunday 4 March, with 74 events, with buy-ins ranging from $11 to $5,200, with Event 1 a $109 hold'em contest with $500,000 in the prize pool guaranteed.

Across the two weeks of competition the Turbo Series will offer more than $15 million in guarantees with another $90,000 in added value thanks to the addition of Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas next January.

Those are worth $30,000 each, and will be awarded to the winners of the $55 and $1,050 Twin Turbo Main Events on March 4 at 14:00 ET.

Not only that, but anyone who plays a Turbo Series event will qualify for the PokerStars Players Championship Turbo Series All-in Shootout on March 5 at 15:00 ET, with a Platinum Pass up for grabs. It's not exactly a catchy tournament name, but you won't care if you wind up with a Platinum Pass in your back pocket.

"The Turbo Series is a great opportunity for players of all levels to play in a fun and fast-paced series that is guaranteed to be one of the most enjoyable events of the year," said PokerStars Director of Poker Innovation and Operations Severin Rasset.

Players will also be able to spin their way into the Turbo Series via $2.75 Spin & Go's with prizes right up to entry to the $1,050 Main Event and Spin & Go tickets will also be dropped on selected daily Hot Turbos.

Twenty seats will be added to the $55 Main Event via daily $2.20 satellites and there will also be Second Chance Freerolls for those who played in events but didn't cash.

That's a lot of ways to wins seats, to play, and to reach the PokerStars Players Championship. And all at Turbo speed.

To get details of all the Turbo Series events, how to qualify, and everything else Turbo related, check out the Turbo Series homepage.

Stephen Bartley
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