WINTER HEAT: Pennsyl-MANIA, Turbo Series Head to PokerStars PA; NJ Classic Debuts

December 11, 2020
WINTER HEAT: Pennsyl-MANIA, Turbo Series Head to PokerStars PA; NJ Classic Debuts

The holiday season just got better for Pennsylvania and New Jersey poker players. Along with gifts and good tidings, PokerStars players can welcome in some big events in December.

In Pennsylvania, that includes a third installment of the popular Pennsyl-MANIA tournament. The site is also launching a Turbo Week series on Dec. 13 guaranteeing $500,000 across 56 events.

New Jersey players will also enjoy a similar one-off tournament to heat up the holidays.

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Following two record-setting events earlier this year, Pennsyl-MANIA is back for its third edition. PA-MANIA III promises the biggest online poker prize pool for a single event the state has ever seen.

The $200 buy-in online poker extravaganza is set for Dec. 27 with a $500,000 guarantee. Players can get in the two-day event for even less however.

Satellites are running for as little as $5. Special depositor freerolls will also award $10,000 in tournament tickets.

PokerStars held the first PA-MANIA in May with “D-Low1527” topping a 2,026-entry field for $69,670. The tournament produced a $515,964 prize pool, an online record in Pennsylvania.

In the second edition in August, “SlotWinna777” topped a field of 2,025 entries for a prize of $44,642.

PokerStars Turbo Week offers fast-paced fun

OnThursday, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions in Pennsylvania. That includes the closing of casinos though Jan. 4.

Players looking for some real money poker action will now have to head to PokerStars in December. Considering that, the site’s new Turbo Week series offers players a chance at some action from home.

Ahead of PA-MANIA, players who love turbo and hyper turbo tournaments are in for a treat. PA Turbo Week runs Dec. 13-20 with an overall guarantee of $500,000 and buy-ins ranging from $5 to $1,000.

Players will find a wide variety of events including: Pot Limit Omaha, Badugi, Five Card Draw, Five-Card PLO, PLO Hi/Lo, progressive knockouts, high rollers, win the button, and more.

Players missing the money in any Turbo Week tournament don’t walk away completely empty handed. Those receive a ticket to a Second Chance Freeroll, where $1,500 in tournament tickets will be awarded.

The $200 Main Event highlights the series on Dec. 20 with a $60,000 guarantee. A few other highlights include:

  • $100 Turbo Sunday Special Second Chance (Event 5, Dec. 13) – $30,000 guaranteed
  • $50 Six-Max Turbo PKO, Battle Royale Second Chance (Event 13, Dec. 14) – $7,500 guaranteed
  • $20 Turbo Mini Super Tuesday (Event 20, Dec. 15) – $7,500 guaranteed
  • $1,000 Turbo High Roller (Event 23, Dec. 16) – $35,000 guaranteed
  • $5 Turbo Mini Wednesday Six-Max (Event 27, Dec. 16) – $2,000 guaranteed
  • $200 Turbo Thursday Thrill Second Chance PKO (Event 32, Dec. 17) – $15K Gtd
  • $20 Turbo Mini Main Event (Event 52, Dec. 20) – $10,000 guaranteed

Here’s a look at the complete schedule:

Dec. 1301: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Series Kick-Off], $10K guaranteed$100$10,000
Dec. 1302: $20 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO], $6.5K guaranteed$20$6,500
Dec. 1303: $150 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $10K guaranteed$150$10,000
Dec. 1304: $75 PLO [6-Max, Turbo], $6K guaranteed$75$6,000
Dec. 1305: $100 NLHE [Turbo, Sunday Special 2nd Chance - Edition], $30K guaranteed$100$30,000
Dec. 1306: $20 NLHE [Turbo, Mini Sunday Special - Edition], $7.5K guaranteed$20$7,500
Dec. 1307: $50 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Turbo, PKO], $3.5K guaranteed$50$3,500
Dec. 1308: $50 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Sunday SuperSonic SE], $8.5K guaranteed$50$8,500
Dec. 1409: $50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Deepstack], $7.5K guaranteed$50$7,500
Dec. 1410: $300 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $15K guaranteed$300$15,000
Dec. 1411: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $8.5K guaranteed$100$8,500
Dec. 1412: $75 PLO8 [6-Max, Turbo], $3.5K guaranteed$75$3,500
Dec. 1413: $50 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, PKO, Battle Royale 2nd Chance - Edition], $7.5K guaranteed$50$7,500
Dec. 1414: $5 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, PKO, Mini Battle Royale - Edition], $2K guaranteed$5$2,000
Dec. 1415: $30 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Zoom], $3K guaranteed$30$3,000
Dec. 1516: $200 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Deepstack], $10K guaranteed$200$10,000
Dec. 1517: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $8.5K guaranteed$100$8,500
Dec. 1518: $75 HORSE [Turbo], $3.5K guaranteed$75$3,500
Dec. 1519: $200 NLHE [Turbo, Super Tuesday 2nd Chance - Edition], $15K guaranteed$200$15,000
Dec. 1520: $20 NLHE [Turbo, Mini Super Tuesday - Edition], $7.5K guaranteed$20$7,500
Dec. 1521: $50 NLHE [4-Max, Hyper-Turbo, PKO], $6K guaranteed$50$6,000
Dec. 1622: $50 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Deepstack], $7.5K guaranteed$50$7,500
Dec. 1623: $1,000 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, High Roller], $35K guaranteed$1,000$35,000
Dec. 1624: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $8.5K guaranteed$100$8,500
Dec. 1625: $75 NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo], $3.5K guaranteed$75$3,500
Dec. 1626: $50 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Wednesday 6-Max 2nd Chance - Edition], $7.5K guaranteed$50$7,500
Dec. 1627: $5 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Mini Wednesday 6-Max - Edition], $2K guaranteed$5$2,000
Dec. 1628: $20 NLHE [Heads-Up, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom], $2.5K guaranteed$20$2,500
Dec. 1729: $30 NLHE [Turbo, PKO, Deepstack], $7.5K guaranteed$30$7,500
Dec. 1730: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $8.5K guaranteed$100$8,500
Dec. 1731: $75 8-Game [Turbo], $3.5K guaranteed$75$3,500
Dec. 1732: $200 NLHE [Turbo, PKO, Thursday Thrill 2nd Chance - Edition], $15K guaranteed$200$15,000
Dec. 1733: $20 NLHE [Turbo, PKO, Mini Thrill - Edition], $7.5K guaranteed$20$7,500
Dec. 1734: $50 NLHE [4-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $5K guaranteed$50$5,000
Dec. 1835: $75 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Deepstack], $8.5K guaranteed$75$8,500
Dec. 1836: $300 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, PKO], $12.5K guaranteed$300$12,500
Dec. 1837: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $8.5K guaranteed$100$8,500
Dec. 1838: $75 NL 5-Card Draw [Turbo], $3K guaranteed$75$3,000
Dec. 1839: $50 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Fast Friday 2nd Chance], $7.5K guaranteed$50$7,500
Dec. 1840: $5 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Mini Fast Friday], $2K guaranteed$5$2,000
Dec. 1841: $30 NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Zoom], $3K guaranteed$30$3,000
Dec. 1942: $50 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, PKO, Deepstack], $10K guaranteed$50$10,000
Dec. 1943: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $8.5K guaranteed$100$8,500
Dec. 1944: $75 PL Badugi [Turbo], $3K guaranteed$75$3,000
Dec. 1945: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Saturday Speedway 2nd Chance], $7.5K guaranteed$50$3,000
Dec. 1946: $5 NLHE [Turbo, Mini Saturday Speedway], $2K guaranteed$5$2,000
Dec. 1947: $30 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, PKO], $3K guaranteed$30$3,000
Dec. 2048: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Deepstack], $20K guaranteed$100$20,000
Dec. 2049: $50 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Win The Button], $10K guaranteed$50$10,000
Dec. 2050: $75 PLO [6-Max, Turbo], $6.5K guaranteed$75$6,500
Dec. 2051: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Main Event], $60K guaranteed$200$60,000
Dec. 2052: $20 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Mini Main Event], $10K guaranteed$20$10,000
Dec. 2053: $50 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Turbo, PKO], $4K guaranteed$50$4,000
Dec. 2054: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $10K guaranteed$100$10,000
Dec. 2055: $75 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Sunday SuperSonic SE], $10K guaranteed$75$10,000
Dec. 2056: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, PKO, Series Wrap-Up], $10K guaranteed$100$10,000

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Garden State gets in the action too with PokerStars

PokerStars players in New Jersey aren’t left out of the holiday card-playing fun. The site is launching a new poker event on Dec. 27.

The $200 New Jersey Classic features a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Players can qualify for as little as $5 with satellites running throughout the month.

Additionally, simply depositing $30 or more can also earn entry into a depositor freeroll with $10,000 in given away.

December promises to be a nice action-filled month for PokerStars players in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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