partypoker KO Series Returns With $10M of Guarantees
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February is a fantastic month if you’re a fan of progressive knockout tournaments because PokerStars has its Bounty Builder Series and partypoker is running its famous KO Series.
This latest edition of the partypoker KO Series runs from February 2-16 and brings with it 230 tournaments with combined guaranteed prize pools in excess of $10 million.
Each of those 230 tournaments is a progressive knockout (PKO) event, meaning players don’t have to reach the money places to see a return on their buy-in.
With more than 200 tournaments on the schedule and over $10m in guarantees — this is the best poker you can play in February.
$10M Gtd KO Series Key Information
Each of the 230 tournaments are split into different buy-in categories to give more players the chance of becoming a KO Series champion. You’ll find:
- High Roller
- Super High Roller
There are KO Series events to get your teeth into regardless of your bankroll and the budget you have set for your poker games in February.
There are several different formats to enjoy too. These include 8-Max, 6-Max, mix-Max 8-6, Mix-Max 6-4, Battle, and even Pot-Limit Omaha PKO tournaments.
Eight Main Events are scheduled throughout the fortnight of KO Series. Four 8-max no-limit hold’em and four PLO events are on the cards.
The Main Events have buy-ins from $2.20 up to $2,100 with guarantees ranging from $5,000 to a cool $500,000.
Every tournament is packed with value but four NLHE and four PLO events take place every day at 8:30 p.m. CET and 9:30 p.m. CET respectively that you cannot afford to miss.
Big KO Series Daily NLHE Events
Big KO Series Daily PLO Events
Poker coach Gareth James explains why your shoving ranges need to change in a bounty tournament.
What is a PKO Tournament?
PKOs are all the rage right now because they add a different dynamic to a typical cash tournament.
Half the buy-in goes into the main prize pool, which is awarded in a standard fashion. The other half is placed on the heads of each and every player in the PKO tournament.
Half of this bounty is added to your account instantly when you eliminate an opponent. The remaining 50% is added to your own bounty making you a more attractive target for your opponents.
Should you be the last player standing, you win the first-place prize and your own bounty, which is usually pretty substantial by this stage.
Are partypoker’s PKOs Different to Elsewhere?
In short, yes.
Most PKOs are the same wherever you play them online. partypoker has two major differences to set them apart from the opposition.
- First, partypoker does not charge any rake on the bounty element of the buy-in. This means their bounties are larger and the overall rake charged on the tournament is less.
- Second, the champion and second-place finisher receive a very similar payout; it is often only a few dollars difference. This leaves the heads-up players to battle it out for the large final bounties and stops significant numbers of the PKO tournaments ending in an ICM chop.
KO Series Satellites and SPINS
Satellites for KO Series are available right now from the bargain price of $1.10. You can also win tournament dollars from their respective satellites and use them for any KO Series, or any other partypoker tournament for that matter.
SPINS players can jump into KO Series edition SPINS, partypoker’s take on jackpot sit & go tournaments. These only cost $5.50 to enter and have a top prize of a $2,100 KO Series ticket.
|Multiplier||1st Place||Frequency in 1M Games|
|4.4||$22 KO Series ticket||100,000|
|11||$55 KO Series ticket||15,000|
|21.8||$109 KO Series ticket||5,000|
|64||$320 KO Series ticket||1,000|
|106||$530 KO Series ticket||500|
|210||$1,050 KO Series ticket||50|
|420||$2,100 KO Series ticket||20|
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