KO Series Concludes By Crowing Main Event Champions
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The latest edition of the partypoker KO Series kicked off Christmas Day and concluded on January 19 with the crowning of the series’ three Main Event champions.
KO Series continues to prove extremely popular thanks to partypoker devising a schedule that has something for everyone. The KO Series Main Events came with three buy-in levels or $1,050, $109, and $11, and featured guaranteed prize pools worth $1 million, $300,000, and $50,000 respectively. All three smashed their guarantees.
KO Series #21 Main Event: $1M Gtd Final Table Results
The $1,050 buy-in KO Series Main Event drew in a crowd of 1,187 entrants who created a guarantee-busting prize pool worth $1,187,000. More than $144,000 of that impressive sum now belongs to “Kabuzzz”, the KO Series Main Event champion.
Kabuzzz sat down at the nine-handed final table as the tournament’s chip leader and they were the only player with chips in front of them when the curtain came down at the close of play. Their $144,062 haul was made up of $76,013 for finishing in first place and an additional $68,049 worth of bounty payments.
A significant chunk of that bounty prize came from busting “ThanksBro” heads-up before getting their hands on the substantial bounty on their own head. The runner-up, while obviously disappointed not to win such a prestigious event can’t be too upset to see their bankroll increase by a cool $93,748.
Everyone else at the final table won between $10,142 and $61,815 with the bounty element included, giving them a juicy enough bankroll to get involved in the ongoing WPT Montreal Online festival.
KO Series #21 Mini Main Event: $300K Gtd Final Table Results
An even larger field competed for the title of KO Series Mini Main Event champion. Some 3,823 players bought in for 4109 and generated a $382,300 prize pool.
Nobody at the final table walked away with less than $3,331 for their $109 investment. That sum went to eighth-place finisher “whyuslurpin”. “QST106_” busted in ninth but won slightly more than whyuslurpin, $3,924, thanks to accumulating more bounties. This is the beauty of a PKO tournament, you can rack up some serious bounty payments along the way to the final table.
The champion’s bounty weighed in at $13,908, which when added to the $21,892 first-place prize combines to make a $35,800 haul. “Scelevco” reeled in this princely sum after defeating “SentaaPua” when the tournament progressed to the heads-up stage. The runner-up did well for themselves and saw a $27,876 payment wing its way to their partypoker account.
KO Series #21 Micro Main Event: $50K Gtd Final Table Results
The KO Series Micro Main Event had $50,000 guaranteed but 5,687 entrants meant partypoker dished out $56,870. Almost a tenth of that sum, $5,141 to be exact, went to “somuchfun” when they topped a fiercely fought final table.
Those finishing in the top five places saw their $11 investment swell to a four-figure prize.
“LukeXRPaces” netted $1,107 after their exit in fifth place before “Rover1983” drove off with $1,367 for their efforts. “xBernardesx” saw their tournament end in a third-place finish worth $2,290 which left somuchfun and “UBRANONER” to fight it out one-on-one for the title and we already know how that battle panned out. UBRANONER scooped up a $3,807 consolation prize.
Attention Turns to the WPT Montreal Festival
The KO Series may be over for now but there is still so much going on at partypoker, especially if you’re a fan of multi-table tournaments.
First, there are the ever-popular Daily Legends tournaments. These run daily, as the name suggests, and are designed with players’ experience at their core. Late registration is reduced and there’s only one re-entry permitted in each tournament. Furthermore, they’re structured in such a way that they conclude at a reasonable time without ever compromising the average stack size when you’re deep in the tournament.
Also, the WPT Montreal Online festival started on January 17 with Day 1A of the $2 million guaranteed Main Event. Day 1B runs on January 24 and satellites feeding into it start at only $0.01!
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