It can easily be said that some of the world’s best poker tournaments take place in the months leading up to springtime. That’s why the PokerStars platform is currently in the middle of its Turbo Series tournament, which was previously known as the Turbo Championship of Online Poker. While the appearance of this poker tournament is not specifically something novel for the time of year, there is a new location that it will be coming to soon.
Yes, New Jersey will get to experience the Turbo Series for the first time ever this year. The event begins on Thursday, February 22 and will then run for a total of 11 days after. It works as the PokerStars NJ site’s second big series of 2018 so far, showing that the platform is already off to a good start this year.
During the Series, players will be able to participate in both Turbo and Hyper-Turbo events. These will be spread across various formats and different game types to enjoy. In total, there will be 28 events, which together guarantee a prize pool of $271,000. To participate in the games, buy-ins range between $15 and $250.
When it comes to the Main Event, this one has a $100 buy-in and will run on Sunday, March 4. There will be a guarantee of $25,000 in winnings for the victor and it will also be an event with starting stacks of 50,000 chips and blind levels, each of which will last for six minutes. You’ll also find that daily satellites are also running via the PokerStars NJ website.
What Else to Expect from the Series and New Jersey’s Poker Scene
As well as the Main Event, the Turbo Series will provide participants with the chance to enter five non-hold’em events as well as three different Progressive Knockout offerings. There will also be two Zoom events, a single Win the Button event and finally, a single Re-Buy event.
Players are able to register for the New Jersey Turbo Series via the relevant PokerStars website client. Obviously, potential participants need to have an account at the site and have to be located within the borders of New Jersey.
The Turbo Series comes as one more championship event that the New Jersey PokerStars scene is getting involved in. Since launching, the platform has been running both NJSCOOP and NJCOOP events. Additionally, it was only last month that the Winter Series paid out over $325,000 in the space of eight days. This particular tournament has never been offered to players in New Jersey before though
It may be quite a saving grace, as the online casino income in the state is currently seeing a bit of a drop, meaning that any operators appear to be introducing more poker tournaments, potentially to make up for such. 888poker for example, is in the process of hosting its premier event known as the New Jersey Poker Classic. This 17-day tournament features 57 different events and has over $800,000 in guaranteed prize money.