KhalifaMAAN Takes Down McLaren Turbo Series Opener KO

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The inaugural McLaren Turbo Series got the green light over the weekend and almost a dozen events have already crowned their champions. “KhalifaMAAN” not only became a McLaren Turbo Series champion but secured the largest score of the opening events thanks to taking the chequered flag in the $100,000 guaranteed Opener KO tournament.

Event 01-H was the $55 buy-in Opener KO, which drew in a crowd of 1,795 over the course of several starting flights. That crowd meant an overlay of just over $10,000, adding even more value to the tournament.

With bounties included, nobody at the eight-handed final table won less than $1,422; that is the sum “ASAP JARDA” collected for their eighth-place finish. “jaimebtler557,” ($1,700), “IIII1G933,” ($1,876), and “JenCoolian” ($2,182) crashed out before the final laps of the Opener KO.

Fourth place and $3,756 went to “BlessMyGin” before “Byblood” span off and had to make do with a $5,257 score for their podium finish. The elimination of Byblood left “Craikster83” and “KhalifaMAAN” heads-up for the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool.

KhalifaMAAN came out on top of a thrilling one-on-one encounter and saw a total prize worth $12,297 hit their PartyPoker account, with $5,495 of that sum stemming from bounty payments. Craikster83’s bridesmaid finish came with a sizeable runner-up prize weighing in at $7,257.

McLaren Turbo Series #01-H Opener KO Final Table Results

  • Entrants: 1,795
  • Prize pool: $100,000
  • Places paid: 264
Place Player Bounties Prize Total prize
1 KhalifaMAAN $5,495 $6,802 $12,297
2 Craikster83 $467 $6,790 $7,257
3 Byblood $880 $4,377 $5,257
4 BlessMyGin $876 $2,880 $3,756
5 JenCoolian $230 $1,952 $2,182
6 IIII1G933 $215 $1,485 $1,700
7 jamiebutler557 $800 $1,076 $1,876
8 ASAP JARDA $568 $854 $1,422

Matthew Staples Falls Short in the $109 Deepstack

There was a near miss for Team PartyPoker’s Matthew “MatthewStaples” Staples in Event #07-H Deepstack, a $109 buy-in affair that saw 262 players buy in. The top six finishers banked a four-figure sum, “Mortara,” “Ludens,” “SugarDaddy25cm,” and “Fifuuuu” busted out with score worth $1,015 to $1,710.

Staples was heads-up with “Free BadBeats.” The Team partypoker was trying to claw his way back into contention when Free BadBeats min-raised on the button, Staples three-bet all in for 21.6 big blinds with , and Free BadBeats called with . The board ran , busting Staples in second place for $3,660 and leaving Free BadBeats to collect the $5,234 top payout.

McLaren Turbo Series #07-H: Deepstack Final Table Results

  • Entrants: 262
  • Prize pool: $300,000
  • Places paid: 47
Place Player Prize
1 Free BadBeats $5,234
2 Matt “MatthewStaples” Staples $3,660
3 Fifuuuu $2,534
4 SugarDaddy25cm $1,710
5 Ludens $1,250
6 Mortara $1,015
7 mrgammon1511 $838
8 HamsterTM $702
9 Varvar99 $591

McLaren Turbo Series Results So Far

We have to give a special mention to “Die Lokomotive” who has started the McLaren Turbo Series like a runaway train. They won the first Daily Sprint of the series and secured $2,446. They then triumphed in the $55 buy-in 7-Max Hyper PKO and scooped $3,394 with bounty payments included.

Event Buy-in Entrants Prize pool Champion Prize
Opening Freeroll $0 1,795 $5,000 Usain Fold $500 in tickets
#01-H Opener KO $55 1,795 $100,000 KhalifaMAAN $12,297
#01-M Opener KO $5.50 1,549 $15,000 ICMadness $1,719
#01-L Opener KO $0.55 780 $1,500 DuckyAces $200
#02 Daily Sprint $22 408 $15,000 Die Lokomotive $2,446
#03-H 7-Max Hyper PKO $109 123 $15,000 Hydracid $3,890
#03-M 7-Max Hyper PKO $22 315 $10,000 Pterodaktyl $1,445
#03-L 7-Max Hyper PKO $2.20 255 $1,000 rAs-i420 $153
Daily Freeroll $0 1,174 $500 Naispipol $215 in tickets
#04-H Mix Max $109 120 $15,000 KajmanekFCB88 $3,092
#04-M Mix Max $22 382 $10,000 skibidiveinau $1,635
#04-L Mix Max $5.50 392 $4,000 PombaCrzy $654
#05 Daily Sprint $33 409 $20,000 Jiminator $3,261
#06-M 6-Max Hyper $33 202 $10,000 monge_tibetano $1,526
#06-L 6-Max Hyper $3.30 214 $1,500 Lalahxx99 $267
#07-H Deepstack $109 262 $30,000 Free BadBeats $5,234
#07-M Deepstack $22 532 $15,000 FlopTurnFFS $2,393
#07-L Deepstack $2.20 375 $2,000 keidy8888 $327
#08-H 7-Max Hyper PKO $109 208 $30,000 MoneyTrees $5,389
#08-M 7-Max Hyper PKO $11 640 $10,000 vamotomauma $1,432
#08-L 7-Max Hyper PKO $2.20 402 $2,000 naston2388 $287
#10 Daily Sprint $109 336 $33,910 MementoVivere. $5,587
#11-H 7-Max Hyper PKO $55 440 $22,000 Die Lokomotive $3,394
#11-M 7-Max Hyper PKO $5.50 527 $4,000 G.Prestess $545
#11-L 7-Max Hyper PKO $0.55 202 $250 kkolion99 $44

McLaren Turbo Series Continues

There are another 11 McLaren Turbo Series tournaments taking place on July 25, giving you the chance to start the week with a win under your belt. One of those tournament, the $500 freeroll, starts at 18:00 BST and has $500 worth of series tickets up for grabs. Jump in now to make sure you do not miss out.

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