During this summer have taken place one of the most anticipated celebrations for lovers of poker and motorsports. The McLaren Turbo Series of PartyPoker has offered a great variety of turbo multi-table tournaments to all fans of MTT poker competitions.
A total of 68 numbered events shaped the competition. Each one of them had a turbo and hyper turbo blind structure that gave a new rhythm to the game, offering frenetic games to all fans of multi-table poker competitions and inheriting from F1 the competitive vertiginousness.
A perfect competition for fans of turbo and hyper-turbo tournaments
A good part of the 68 events that made up the PartyPoker McLaren Turbo Series had three levels of entry, making any player, regardless of experience, could be part of the cast of players of this prestigious competitive poker series.
Entries started as low as $0.55 and could reach highs of up to $215. Dozens of players accompanied the player, vying for a seat at the table. Winning the ticket depended on a few cents, just as in Formula 1, the pass to the qualifying rounds was often decided by thousandths of a second.
Therefore, it was imperative not to get discouraged in case of being left at the gates. A new attempt could be enough to guarantee a place in one of the series’ multi-table tournaments.
The start of the McLaren Turbo Series of PartyPoker could not have been better: all players were welcome and their arrival was celebrated with a special Freeroll, open to all players who were part of PartyPoker, being able to use real money and get their entry for the McLaren Turbo Series in case of finishing in the cash positions.
And the top five finishers also got a McLaren goodie bag, with some of the most sought-after pieces of merchandising from the legendary automaker!
The first event of the series started shortly after the Welcome Freeroll took place. The inaugural tournament featured buy-ins of $0.55, $5.50 and $55 and guaranteed prizes of $1,500, $15,000 and $100,000.
Three main events and a special prize, the protagonists of the MCL Series
All PartyPoker players had the opportunity, during the McLaren Turbo Series, to play up to three main events: the Micro Main Event, the Mini Main Event and the Main Event itself.
The first featured a $10,000 guarantee for an investment of just over $3; the second offered, despite its “Mini” moniker, a guarantee of up to $100,000 with a buy-in of $22. The third, the highlight of the series, promised a reward of $300,000 for a $215 buy-in, plus the added incentive for the winner to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Brazil for two to attend the Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held at the Interlagos circuit in November.
All three PartyPoker MCL Turbo Series events featured the same blind structure. What does that translate to? It means that even micro-stakes players could enjoy the thrill of playing in a championship. The blinds are a turn, yes, but the MTT tournaments structures allowed enough leeway for even the least experienced players to play well in turbo games.
In the end, it was beny2021 who was the winner of the Main Event, who went on to break the limit of his total prize pool, surpassing $327,000. The nine finalists won prizes worth $3,400, including “catcher bluff”, the ninth-place finisher; “Matt Staples”, the eighth to finish with a history-making deep run; “FEODAZ”, who finished in P7 and managed to grab a higher overall prize than the qualifiers ahead of him, “Unbearable” and “Gauginho”, who placed sixth and fifth, respectively.
The key was that FEODAZ made 11 eliminations before going to the rail, earning a prize of more than $7,000 in total, to Unbearable’s $5,400 and Gauginho’s $6,600.
“Brute Forss” finished in fourth position, with a prize of over $14,000; “JustWinBBer” fell in podium position, with a reward of over $15,500, leaving “JohnDaly” and “beny2021” to battle it out for the last two places. In the end, it was the latter who was proclaimed champion of the Main Event, obtaining a reward of $45,500 ($24,985 of which came from the accumulated prize pool), to JohnDaly’s $21,508.
Meanwhile, “U_..-s_-.-” was the winner of the Mini Main Event, which created a prize pool of $103,753. Players like “Logovras” or “Luyla-lah” obtained prizes of several zeros, being two of the most outstanding of the whole event.