Mac friendly poker room PokerStars recently announced that the $1 Million Turbo Takedown is one year old and to celebrate the occasion, the site “turbo charged” the prizes by giving away a brand new Porsche Cayman S to its winner. This was the 10th Porsche awarded to a player in PokerStars history and in the end, was won by bigjbecker.
The buy-in for this event was lowered from 5,000 FPPs to just 2,000 and attracted an enormous field of 30,000 runners. This means that 10,000 players cashed, which equates to a 33.3% in-the-money group of players, making it highly attractive to both novices and professionals alike.
Players could register directly with 2,000 FPPs into the $1 Million Turbo Takedown Main Event on May 31st by going into the PokerStars lobby and clicking on “Tourney,” then “Special,” and finding the event in the list. Alternatively, there were satellites for the Main Event that allowed a player to win the necessary 2,000 FPP buy-in. Some tournaments ran as low as 8 FPPs. Talk about value!
Satellite tournaments that brought players into the Main Event were as follows. Make sure to use this list for reference for June’s Turbo Takedown:
50 FPP Rebuy Hyper-Turbo
This tournament is not for people with heart conditions or unstable mental health. Players start with just 300 chips and levels go up every three minutes. An add-on of 500 chips is available at the 12-minute mark. The blinds start at 25/50 with a 10 ante and, after that, increase to 50/100 (20), 100/200 (40), and so on until there’s a winner.
400 FPP Turbo Satellite
A more traditional tournament, the blinds increase every five minutes, with all players starting with a stack of 1,500. For every 2,000 FPPs in the prize pool, one person is awarded an entry. There are no rebuys or add-ons in this tournament.
25 FPP Rebuy 2x-Turbo
This tournament isn’t as crazy at the first one listed, as players have five minute blinds and start with 2,000 in chips. There are unlimited rebuys (2,000 chips for 25 FPPs) until the first break is reached. One add-on is available (5,000 chips for 25 FPPs) during the first break.
300 FPP Turbo Satellite
This tournament has the identical structure in starting chips and blinds to the 400 FPP Turbo Satellite tournament and requires a smaller buy-in.
99 FPP Rebuy 2x-Turbo
This tournament has the same structure as the 25 rebuy FPP 2x-Turbo, but only has a 99 FPP buy-in.
Here’s a look at the final standings from the 30,000 player extravaganza. Don’t miss out on your chance to get in the action this month:
1. bigjbecker: $40,000 and a Porsche Cayman S
2. jabariwoki: $24,000
3. Luckyb555: $20,000
4. 1 REALDEAL 1: $16,000
5. mas_da_masta: $12,000
6. Aegis877: $8,000
7. tason1101: $6,000
8. pairsetboat: $5,000
9. rageniv: $4,000
Remember, Mac poker players can hit the virtual felts of the world’s largest online poker site by downloading the Mac-compatible software client from PokerStars. Congratulations to everyone who cashed in the May PokerStars Turbo Takedown.