If you want a shot at a large lightning quick return for investing a little then join me in playing the partypoker Pokerfest Micro Turbo Series. From Friday May 23rd until Sunday 1st June there are 42 turbo tournaments with $115,000 in guaranteed prize pools. Buy-ins range from $1 to $50 with the $20 Main Event with $25,000 guaranteed taking place at 14.00 ET on Sunday 1st June.

I love mixing in turbo tournaments to my schedule and below are some tips from me that can help you get an edge on the competition. Remember, that whilst the action might be fast and furious the basic fundamental principles of poker remain exactly the same. Good luck, see you at the tables!

#1 Don’t Over Adjust

Many players over adjust to the quicker structure of turbos and are intent on trying to get chips as soon as possible. If you find players of this nature at your table be prepared to call them wider than you usually would as they’ll be shoving a weaker range of hands.

#2 Don’t Change Your ‘Default’

There’s no need to change your default approach to a poker tournament just because it’s a turbo. At all times your stack size and those of your opponent’s should dictate how you play, with the structure a secondary consideration. Whilst turbos will always play shallower than a deepstacked, slow structured event there is plenty of play to be had early on.

#3 Is The Average 20 big blinds or less? Watch out!

Once the average stack drops to 20 big blinds or less you need to be careful with the hands you open pre-flop. Most stacks will be perfect for three-bet shoving so you need to be careful that you’re not raising and folding to shoves too often as not only will you be burning a decent percentage of your stack but you may also be making a mathematical mistake by raising and then folding to a short stacks shoves.

#4 Check Your Range

The accepted wisdom is that once you get to 15 big blinds or less then simply open shoving your stack is usually preferable to min-raising, especially if antes are in play. However in turbos, everyone will have that stack so, especially once you get deep, min raising will usually achieve the exact same thing. This is because no one can really afford to call and see a flop this shallow so they’re playing shove or fold poker. So you can raise/call your good hands and raise/fold if you need to. Just be sure you’re playing the top of your range the same way as the bottom of your range.

#5 Independent Chip Model

ICM sure it’s not the most interesting of poker concepts but in turbos at final tables where the pay jumps really matter you need to be aware of how ICM should affect your decisions.

#6 Door Meet Ego….

Don’t be afraid to deal! Even if you think you have an edge on your opponent’s it’s hard to outplay your opponent’s if they’re all-in. The situation in poker can change very quickly. Check your ego at the door.

And there we have it! What did I miss, let me know in the comments below!

Turn as little as $1 into a share of $115,000!

Pokerfest: Micro Turbo Edition is a 10-day online poker series packed with 42 fast and furious tourneys and $115,000 in guaranteed prize pools. That’s 42 chances to win big cash prizes with micro buy-ins!

A huge choice of Turbo tournaments

Hold’em, Omaha, bounty tournaments, rebuys and more with buy-ins from just $1. Prize pools go as high as the $25,000 guaranteed Main Event on 1st June. Check the schedule here.

Day Event # Tournament Name Buy-in Guarantee Time ET
Fri 23 May 1 Pokerfest #1 – $1,000 6Max Turbo [Rebuys + Add-on] $1 $1,000 13:30
2 Pokerfest #2 – $1,500 Turbo $5 $1,500 15:00
3 Pokerfest #3 – $1,000 PLO Turbo $2 $1,000 17:00
4 Pokerfest #4 – $1,000 Turbo Triple Chance [2 x Rebuys ONLY] $1 $1,000 19:00
Sat 24 May 5 Pokerfest #5 – $1,000 Ante Up Turbo $2 $1,000 08:00
6 Pokerfest #6 – $1,000 PLO Turbo Bounty $5 $1,000 13:00
7 Pokerfest #7 – $500 Heads Up Turbo $1 $500 14:00
8 Pokerfest #8 – $1,000 6Max Turbo $2 $1,000 17:00
9 Pokerfest #9 – $2,000 Turbo Bounty $5 $2,000 19:00
Sun 25 May 10 Pokerfest #10 – $2,500 Turbo Triple Chance [2 x Rebuys ONLY] $2 $2,500 08:00
11 Pokerfest #11 – $3,000 Turbo $5 $3,000 11:45
Mega Sat Qualifier to Pokerfest Event 13 Turbo Mega Satellite – 50 Seats Gtd $5 $2,500 13:00
12 Pokerfest #12 – $1,500 PLO Turbo [Rebuys + Add-on] $1 $1,500 13:30
13 Pokerfest #13 – $15,000 High Roller Turbo $50 $15,000 16:45
14 Pokerfest #14 – $1,000 6Max Turbo $2 $1,000 18:00
Mon 26 May 15 Pokerfest #15 – $500 FLH Turbo $2 $500 13:30
16 Pokerfest #16 – $2,000 Hyper Turbo [Rebuys + Add-on] $1 $2,000 15:00
17 Pokerfest #17 – $1,000 Heads Up Turbo $5 $1,000 16:00
Tue 27 May 18 Pokerfest #18 – $1,000 6Max Turbo $2 $1,000 14:30
19 Pokerfest #19 – $1,250 PLO8 6Max Turbo $5 $1,250 15:00
20 Pokerfest #20 – $1,000 Turbo [Rebuys + Add-on] $1 $1,000 17:00
Wed 28 May 21 Pokerfest #21 – $1,000 Turbo Super Bounty $2 $1,000 13:30
22 Pokerfest #22 – $4,000 Turbo [Rebuys + Add-on] $2 $4,000 15:00
23 Pokerfest #23 – $1,500 6Max Turbo $5 $1,500 17:00
Thu 29 May 24 Pokerfest #24 – $1,000 PLO Turbo [2 x Rebuys + Add-on] $1 $1,000 13:30
25 Pokerfest #25 – $1,500 Turbo Super Bounty $2 $1,500 15:00
26 Pokerfest #26 – $1,000 FLH Turbo $5 $1,000 17:00
Fri 30 May 27 Pokerfest #27 – $750 FLH 6Max Turbo $2 $750 13:30
28 Pokerfest #28 – $3,000 Turbo [Rebuys + Add-on] $5 $3,000 15:00
29 Pokerfest #29 – $1,000 Heads-Up Turbo $2 $1,000 17:00
30 Pokerfest #30 – $1,000 Turbo Ante Up $5 $1,000 19:00
Sat 31 May 31 Pokerfest #31 – $1,000 Turbo $2 $1,000 08:00
32 Pokerfest #32 – $1,000 PLO Turbo [Rebuys + Add-on] $1 $1,000 13:00
33 Pokerfest #33 – $500 7Stud Turbo $2 $500 14:00
34 Pokerfest #34 – $2,000 Turbo Super Bounty $5 $2,000 17:00
35 Pokerfest #35 – $1,000 Turbo Double Chance [1 x Rebuy ONLY] $1 $1,000 19:00
Sun 01 Jun 36 Pokerfest #36 – $2,000 Turbo Bounty $5 $2,000 04:00
37 Pokerfest #37 – $3,000 6Max Turbo [Rebuys + Add-on] $2 $3,000 08:00
Mega Sat Qualifier to Main Event Turbo Mega Satellite – 200 Seats Gtd $5 $4,000 11:00
38 Pokerfest #38 – $5,000 Turbo [2 x Rebuy + Add-on] $5 $5,000 11:45
Mega Sat Qualifier to Pokerfest Event 41 Turbo Mega Satellite – 100 Seats Gtd $1 $500 13:00
39 Pokerfest #39 – $25,000 Main Event Turbo $20 $25,000 14:00
40 Pokerfest #40 – $1,000 PLO8 Turbo $2 $1,000 15:30
41 Pokerfest #41 – $10,000 Turbo [Rebuys + Add-on] $5 $10,000 16:45
42 Pokerfest #42 – $1,000 6Max Hyper Turbo $2 $1,000 18:00

Mega Satellites

Play these super-sized qualifiers which pay out up to 200 seats in the biggest Pokerfest tournaments. Check the schedule here.

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