One of the most anticipated online poker tournament series in the industry is set to take place at PokerStars from January 22nd to February 1st. With 50 events and $15 million GTD, the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) is designed to suit fans of all poker games and formats, with a Main Event guaranteeing $2 million.
Members of the world’s largest online poker site can look forward to anywhere from four to six events every day of the online poker festival. The series kicks off with four events on Thursday, January 22nd. The first presents one of the best values, featuring a $27 buy-in NLHE 6-Max Turbo tournament with Re-Entry and $500k GTD. The 6-Max and Turbo combination is sure to result in hyper-speed action any grinder can truly appreciate.
Then on Saturday, Jan 24th, two events should draw a great deal of attention as the TCOOP features a $215 NHLE Turbo Zoom Poker tourney with $400k GTD, followed by a $215 NHLE Heads-Up event with $250k up for grabs. Thursday, Jan 29th, another high-profile event for Pot Limit Omaha fans will take place, paying $100,000 to the top performers in an $87 4-Max PLO tournament.
The hits keep on coming in the 2015 TCOOP with a $215 H.O.R.S.E. competition guaranteed at $50k and a $215 Super Knockout Heads-Up PLO, both slated for Saturday, Jan 31st. Then on Sunday, Feb 1st, not one, but two main events will play out in the 4th annual PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker. The first is a $320 8-Game Mix with $100k GTD, followed by the more traditional $700 TCOOP NLHE Main Event guaranteeing the largest prize of the series, $2,000,000.
Wrapping things up is the final event of the online poker series, aptly titled the Supersonic TCOOP Wrap-Up. This hyper-turbo tournament carries a $215 buy-in and promises a minimum prize pool of half a million dollars.
Team PokerStars Pros are already gearing up for the Turbo Championship of Online Poker, and will be out in full force to claim their share of the $15 million in guarantees. Pro poker players like Team PokerStars’ Mickey Peterson and Triple Crown winner Jake Cody particularly appreciate the speed at which each event in the ‘Turbo’ series generally concludes.
The TCOOP is “an awesome series because the tournaments are so quick and varied,” said Cody. “You don’t have to be up all night to win some huge money and the range of formats and game choices is so diverse.”
A fan of mobile poker, Peterson chimed in with similar sentiments, saying “I love how most of the events won’t take more than a couple of hours to complete and they are perfect to play on a tablet.” He continued by describing some of his other favorite elements of the Turbo Championship of Online Poker. “Turbo tournaments require a different set of skills compared to other tournament series…they also provide constant action.”
As is customary, PokerStars is running a throng of satellite competitions allowing members to qualify for any of the 50 events on the TCOOP schedule. Satellites can be entered for as little as 1 Frequent Player Point (FPP) or $0.11. See the full schedule of TCOOP Events and Qualifiers here.