PokerStars’ Turbo Series a Massive Success; $32M Paid Out
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- Big Winners
- Biggest Turbo Series Prize Winners
More than $32 million was paid out across 114 tournaments in the PokerStars Turbo Series that ran from Feb. 3-17, smashing the advertised combined guarantees of $25 million.
The biggest prize of the series weighed in at an incredible $322,429, the sum awarded to former European Poker Tour London champion Robin “robinho” Ylitalo of Sweden. Ylitalo topped a field of 2,343 entries in the $1,050 buy-in Main Event, scooping the gigantic prize after a heads-up deal with fellow Swede “jamaica_111” who netted $268,907.
"needdollarz" secured the second-largest prize of the series with bounties included in the prize money, when they were crowned champion of the $5,200 NLHE 8-Max PKO High Roller event, a result worth a massive $239,695.
Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo was another player who walked away with a Turbo Series title and a huge prize to pad his bankroll with. Bonomo came out on top of a 194-strong field in the $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller to add $192,427 to his lifetime winnings, defeating the talented Finn “elmerixx” heads-up for the title. Some of the biggest Turbo Series prizes are listed below:
Biggest Turbo Series Prize Winners
|Turbo Series 109: $1,050 NLHE Main Event||robinho||$322,429|
|Turbo Series 108: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max PKO High Roller||needdollarz||$239,695*|
|Turbo Series 54: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller||ZeeJustin||$192,427|
|Turbo Series 01: $215 NLHE PKO||FrCnnctn_1960||$144,652*|
|Turbo Series 24: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO||Lrslzk||$106,046*|
|Turbo Series 78: $1,050 NLHE PKO||PIUlimeira||$101,768*|
|Turbo Series 03: $530 NHE 6-Max Sunday Supersonic||disquesi!||$87,273|
|Turbo Series 18: $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO||den butler||$84,827*|
|Turbo Series 72: $530 NLHE 6-Max PKO||pampa27||$74,590*|
|Turbo Series 102: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO Daily Cooldown||AT11211||$72,425*|
|Turbo Series 57: $215 NLHE 6-Max PKO Sunday Supersonic||imluckbox||$69,975*|
|Turbo Series 33: $530 NLHE 6-Max||tinnoemulder||$69,288|
|Turbo Series 48: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO Daily Cooldown||Kobsteris||$65,972*|
|Turbo Series 02: $109 NLHE 8-Max||bajskorven87||$61,906|
|Turbo Series 56: $530 NLHE 8-Max||Il-Giuglia||$60,531|
|Turbo Series 39: $215 NLHE 6-Max PKO||Ninoo166||$59,258*|
|Turbo Series 93: $109 NLHE 8-Max PKO||NoTilit||$56,659*|
|Turbo Series 55: $109 NLHE PKO||Kiritio777||$56,110*|
|Turbo Series 30: $215 NLHE PKO||eggabf||$55,813*|
|Turbo Series 112: $215 NLHE 6-Max Sunday Supersonic||Bleron-Champ||$55,313|
|Turbo Series 26: $530 NLHE 6-Max Daily Supersonic||ugotblufd||$53,903|
|Turbo Series 80: $530 NLHE 6-Max Daily Supersonic||Fukuruku||$53,368|
|Turbo Series 111: $109 NLHE 8-Max PKO||Noveasalpedo||$53,342*|
|Turbo Series 63: $215 NLHE PKO||Sintoras||$52,639*|
|Turbo Series 100: $530 NLHE||alboss82||$51,527|
|Turbo Series 09: $109 NLHE 6-Max PKO Win the Button||Die Ventura||$50,101*|
*includes bounty payments
It was not only the high-stakes players who stole the show because low stakes players and satellite winners also enjoyed their fair share of success.
A total of 12 events were won by players who had secured their buy-in via Turbo Series satellites. One player, known as “atanas_1980”, won a $215 ticket to the opening Turbo Series event for $7.50 and went on to finish second in the event for a $71,000 score, this after winning $105,000 at the recent PokerStars Players Championship in The Bahamas.
Another rags to riches story was cast by “idzake” who won a $2.20 satellite ticket from a Stars Rewards chest, turned that into a $55 entry to the Turbo Series 65 and eventually made a deal when heads-up to turn that initial $2.20 investment into a cool $26,469.
Special mentions too to “Savva707” who turned $1.10 into $13,663 and to “timektime88” whose $1.85 satellite banked him a $20,160 score.
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