PokerNews readers who like their multi-table tournaments turb-charged could do much worse then strap themselves in and head to partypoker between July 22 and August 8 because those are the dates the inaugural McLaren Turbo Series take place.
The McLaren Turbo Series runs from July 22 and August 8, and features 68 numbered events, each with a turbo or hyper-turbo blind structure. There will be no time to rest on your laurels because the action will be fast and furious as players attempt to overtake one another in the chip counts as they fight it out for a place on the podium where the biggest prizes await.
Most of those 68 numbers McLaren Turbo Series events have up to three buy-in levels, making the series open and accessible to all. Buy-ins start from a mere $0.55 and top out at $215, with everything else in between. Of course, just like when McLaren competes at a Grand Prix, there are dozens of qualifiers for each of the events, so do not be put off some of the higher buy-in tournaments because you can win your way into them for pennies.
The McLaren Turbo Series’ green light shines brightly from 7:00 p.m. BST on July 22 with a special welcome freeroll. This freeroll is open to all real money partypoker customers, and pays out $5,000 worth of McLaren Turbo Series tickets to those finishing in the money places. In addition, the top five finishers capture a McLaren goodie bag stuffed to bursting with McLaren merchandise.
Event #1 of the McLaren Turbo Series wheelspins into action an hour after the freeroll begins, at 8:05 p.m. BST on July 22. The Opener KO comes with buy-ins of $0.55, $5.50, and $55, and guaranteed prize pools of $1,500, $15,000, and an impressive $100,000. The Opener features several Day 1s before each Day 2 zooms into action on July 24 at 9:05 p.m. BST.
Three McLaren Turbo Series Main Events Plus a Special Prize
Partypoker players have the chance to play in not one, not two, but three McLaren Turbo Series Main Events. The Micro Main Event features a $10,000 guarantee for a $3.30 investment, while the Mini Main Event is only mini in name because you get to play for a slice of a guaranteed $100,000 for a $22 buy-in. However, it is the $215 buy-in McLaren Turbo Series Main Event that has everyone excited, not only because partypoker promises to payout at least $300,000, but because the champion of the $215 Main Event receives an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Brazilian Grand Prix in November!
All three McLaren Turbo Series Main Events follow the same blind structure, so even micro-stakes players get to enjoy the thrill of playing in a championship-quality event. Of course, the blinds are turbocharged, but the structures are still fantastic and give plenty of room to maneuver.
DateTime (BST)EventBuy-in Sun 24 Jul8:00 p.m.#09-H: Main Event Day 1: $300K Gtd$215 8:00 p.m.#09-M: Mini Main Event Day 1: $100K Gtd$22 8:00 p.m.#09-L: Micro Main Event Day 1: $10K Gtd$3.30 Sun 31 Jul8:00 p.m.#09-H: Main Event Day 1: $300K Gtd$215 8:00 p.m.#09-M: Mini Main Event Day 1: $100K Gtd$22 8:00 p.m.#09-L: Micro Main Event Day 1: $10K Gtd$3.30 Sun 7 Aug8:00 p.m.#09-H: Main Event Day 1: $300K Gtd$215 8:00 p.m.#09-M: Mini Main Event Day 1: $100K Gtd$22 8:00 p.m.#09-L: Micro Main Event Day 1: $10K Gtd$3.30 Mon 8 Aug5:30 p.m.#09-H: Main Event Day 1: $300K Gtd$215 5:30 p.m.#09-M: Mini Main Event Day 1: $100K Gtd$22 5:30 p.m.#09-L: Micro Main Event Day 1: $10K Gtd$3.30 7:30 p.m.#09-H: Main Event Day 1: $300K Gtd$215 7:30 p.m.#09-M: Mini Main Event Day 1: $100K Gtd$22 7:30 p.m.#09-L: Micro Main Event Day 1: $10K Gtd$3.30 9:15 p.m.#09-H: Main Event Day 2: $300K Gtd 9:15 p.m.#09-M: Mini Main Event Day 2: $100K Gtd 9:15 p.m.#09-L: Micro Main Event Day 2: $10K Gtd
Take On Your Opponents in Daily Sprints and Action-Packed Weekenders
Just like race weekends are super exciting for Formula 1 fans, the McLaren Turbo Series comes alive as the week draws to a close thanks to the ever-popular Weekenders. The Weekenders have Day 1s on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with Day 2 also taking place on the Sunday.
July 29-31 edition of the Weekenders come with buy-ins of $1.10, $11, and $109. For that, you play for a share of a guaranteed $3,000, $30,000, and $125,000, respectively.
Rev your engines on the weekend of August 5-7 in $0.55, $5.50, and $55 editions of The Weekender, and race off with the lion’s share of $1,500, $15,000, and $100,000.
You may also want to check out the Daily Sprints that, as the name suggests, run daily throughout the series. The Daily Sprint finals come with buy-ins ranging from $11 to $109, and boast of guarantees of $10,000 to $30,000, but you can play your way into each daily final via a Day 1 running on the same day, which cost one-tenth of the finals’ buy-in.