Turbo Takedown back at PokerStars

No matter who you are, if you're a poker player, you're always looking for that big score. Everybody has different ways of finding it. Some players grind out their cash over a period of many years. Some players get it all in one big tournament.

PokerStars is now offering its players a chance to hit the big score in just a matter of hours.

After a successful trial in February, the PokerStars Turbo Takedown is returning as a permanent monthly fixture in the tournament schedule.

PokerStars players will only have to put up 5,000 Frequent Player Points for a shot at a first prize of $100,000 and a total prize pool of $1,000,000. If the last Turbo Takedown is any indication, it won’t take long to get to the money. Last time, the bubble burst less than two hours after the start of the tournament.

In February, top honors went to German PokerStars player mombasi, who won $200,000.

One interesting feeature of the Turbo Takedown is that it’s not all about the big win. It's also about making it a lot easier to win some real cash. PokerStars is paying out 4000 places and limiting the tournament to a maximum of 12,000 players. So, a minimum of one in every three players will cash.

The Turbo Takedown will take place on the last Sunday of every month at 14:30 ET, starting on May 25th. Satellites start from as little as 10 Frequent Player Points and are running around the clock.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Turbo Takedown