The Turbo Series, which took place from February 18 to March 4, replaced PokerStars’ long-running Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) and featured 74 events with buy-ins ranging from $11 to $5,200. Three events had prize pools exceeding $1 million, while PokerStars awarded three $30,000 Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), a $25,000 buy-in event taking place in the Bahamas in January 2019.
“We designed the Turbo Series to be inclusive of all players, with buy-ins ranging from $11 to $5,200, so everyone could have the chance to enjoy the fun and fast-paced events no matter their bankroll,” said PokerStars Director of Poker Innovation and Operations, Severin Rasset. “The series has proved to be a success with our players and we look forward to seeing how the Platinum Pass winners transfer their online skills to the live event tables in paradise next year.”**
PLATINUM PASS TO PARADISE
Both Twin Turbo Series Main Events, held on March 4, awarded a Platinum Pass to first place. Dutch poker player ‘PIPI tapis!’ took down the $55 Main Event, defeating 28,523 other entrants to win $143,852.83. Canadian player ‘L1VeYRdrEamS’ won the $1,050 Main Event, beating 2,710 entrants for $396,217.75 in just six hours and 23 minutes, earning around $1,000 per minute.
All players who participated in Turbo Series events qualified for the PSPC All-in Shootout on March 5. This was won by ‘TGM#21406’ from the United Kingdom, who defeated more than 18,000 players for a Platinum Pass.
PLENTY MORE PATHS TO PSPC
The next opportunity for players to win a Platinum Pass online is the PSPC Spinball Giveaway All-In Shootout on March 12. Upcoming PokerStars Live events will also award a Platinum Pass. These include:
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