A tournament with a faster-than-typical structure in which blinds and antes increase at a quicker rate than usual and levels are often of shorter duration. “Turbo” tournaments are especially popular online, and many live tournaments employ rapid, “turbo”-styled structures (especially for low buy-in events).

The World Series of Poker schedule currently features a couple of “turbo” events in which the blinds and antes increase similarly to regular events, but the levels each last 30 minutes (then 40 minutes) as opposed to the one-hour levels used in most non-turbo events.