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You may be familiar with PokerStars’ World Series of Online Poker, but January is the time for the equally as exciting Turbo Championship of Online Poker. Offering up $15,000,000 in prize money this year, the championship is set to take place January 21st to 31st with a schedule filled to the brim with fast-paced tourneys and unique events to suit everyone’s pocket and playing style. Let us tell you all about it!

It’s no secret that every year, PokerStars runs three championships worthy of every online poker player’s attention. The first that happens in January is the Turbo Championship of Online Poker – notoriously quick, lucrative and very exciting, this championship will be the fifth one and it will offer up the largest prize pool yet. How does $15 million sound like? We can assure you that you won’t find a championship of similar scope anywhere else this time of year. And it’s the perfect time to get back into the game after spending hours upon hours having festive diners with family.

After keeping things rather secretive, PokerStars has just released the schedule of this great event and we can tell you right now that it’s going to be excessive in every sense. The schedule details 50 events, plus the main event that’s got a guaranteed prize pool of $2,000,000 ($300,000 guaranteed as top prize) and will take place on January 31st.

pokerstarsWant to know how to get in on the action? Well, the TCOOP satellites start at a silly $0.11 (or you can also use 1 StarsCoin) and they are running right now, so don’t wait much longer to guarantee yourself a seat at one of the high-speed and high-reward games. And it doesn’t matter if you play Hold’em, Omaha, Horse or other types of online poker – there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Oh, you can also buy into the events directly starting at $7.50 to a sizeable $700 for the main event and even $2,100 for the $1,000,000 guarantee event that’s not only turbo, but high-roller too.

So what’s so different about the TCOOP that the other coops don’t offer? Well, we like to think that the fast pace and the minimal time commitment caters directly to recreational players, part of a much larger move by PokerStars to shift their attention towards those who play online poker just for fun. Furthermore, there will be progressive super-knockout tourneys, in which three quarters of the total buy-in goes to the prize pool, turbo tourneys, ultra-deep ones, add-on events and more.

Yet if all of that doesn’t sound like your type of championship, then you can easily sit it out and jump on the action during the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) or the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) that will happen later in the year. Rest assured, there will be plenty of events going on at PokerStars all year round to keep both recreational and professional players happy.

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