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· Published 23.12.2021 · last updated 23.12.2021

Grand Prix KO Winter Edition is going to kick off on partypoker on December 25th this year, bringing a wide variety of unmissable events. This gives the players an excellent chance to begin their 2022 in a perfect style and even win the Main Event with a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The series is going to run from December 25th, 2021 all the way to January 17th, 2002. The schedule for this festival was recently released and features 14 different progressive knockout events. All of them are going to be two-day flighted tournaments by structure. There will be a nice buy-in range with $3.30 being the lowest one and $530 being the most expensive. This makes the Grand Prix KO Winter Edition affordable to many players of varying skill levels. There will also be quite a few satellites. 

The series is going to kick off with the Opener on the first day of this Christmas festival. This tournament is going to have a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool with a $33 buy-in. There will be starting flights running every day until the second and final day on January 3rd. Later that week, the 6-Max Championship is going to kick off as well, which will run from December 30th to January 6th. This event is going to feature a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool with a $215 buy-in. Read on for more highlights and the full Grand Prix KO Winter Edition schedule. 

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$500,000 Guaranteed Main Event

Partypoker will begin their 2022 with a $500,000 guaranteed Main Event, which will start off already on January 1st. For this reason, make sure you don’t go too far with your New Year’s celebrations. The Main Event is going to feature a $109 buy-in and an excellent prize pool worth fighting for. However, you can qualify for the Main Event for a much lower price through satellites. The Main Event satellite tree will start from just $0.01. Partypoker’s popular centrolls run every day. You will also have quite a few opportunities to enter the Main Event with 40 starting flights taking place across 17 days. The final starting flight is going to take place on January 17th, which is the same day as Day 2. 

Another highlight of the Grand Prix KO Winter Edition is The Super 50 event. This tournament will kick off on the same day the Opener concludes. The Super 50 is going to run from January 3rd and until January 10th. This event is going to feature a nice guarantee of $200,000 and will cost $55 to enter. 

Another high light of the Grand Prix KO WInter Edition is going to be the 7-Max High Roller, specifically designed for players that enjoy high stakes action. This tournament will kick off on December 31st and will go on until January 10th. It will feature a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool for a $530 buy-in. There will be another high roller event, which is the 6-Max High Roller with the same guarantee and buy-in. The 6-max event will run from January 10th until the final day of the series. 

The Grand Prix KO Winter Edition will conclude with the Closer event. It will take place during the final week of the festival and guarantees $150,000 for a $33 buy-in. 

Here is the entire list of the tournaments that will take place during the Grand Prix KO Winter Edition (dates only from day 2 are given, click here for the full schedule).

Date Time Event Buy-in Guarantee
03/01/2022 20:05 Opener Day 2 $30 + $3 $150,000
03/01/2022 20:05 Mini Opener Day 2 $3 + $0.3 $30,000
06/01/2022 20:05 6-Max Championship Day 2 $200 + $15 $200,000
06/01/2022 20:05 Mini 6-Max Championship Day 2 $20 + $2 $75,000
10/01/2022 20:05 7-Max High Roller Day 2 $500 + $30 $500,000
10/01/2022 20:05 Super 50 Day 2 $50 + $5 $200,000
10/01/2022 20:05 Super 5 Day 2 $5 + $0.5 $50,000
13/01/2022 20:05 7-Max Championship Day 2 $200 + $15 $200,000
13/01/2022 20:05 Mini 7-Max Championship Day 2 $20 + $2 $75,000
17/01/2022 20:05 Main Event Day 2 $100 + $9 $500,000
17/01/2022 20:05 Mini Main Event Day 2 $10 + $1 $100,000
17/01/2022 20:05 6-Max High Roller Day 2 $500 + $30 $500,000
17/01/2022 20:05 Closer Day 2 $30 + $3 $150,000
17/01/2022 20:05 Mini Closer Day 2 $3 + $0.3 $30,000

The Series Accessible to All

As you can see from the schedule above, there will be plenty of mini-tournaments besides the high roller events. You will be able to participate in these mini editions of the events for only a tenth of the main tournament buy-in. This gives everyone an opportunity to participate in a festival. Here is what Chris Donnachies, partypoker’s Head of Poker Room Management had to say: 

“The Christmas and New Year period is always a busy one for us here at partypoker, and the same can be said for our players, so we wanted to give our players a series which allows maximum flexibility during a time where poker doesn’t always take center stage.”

And here are the comments made by team partypoker’s Carl Froch:

“I’m looking forward to playing some poker over Christmas and the Winter Grand Prix is perfect for players of any level. I’m particularly looking forward to the Main Event, and there are plenty of opportunities to qualify for this for much less than $109. I hope to see lots of you at the tables.”

Grand Prix KO Winter Edition SPINS

Partypoker also offers an opportunity to win Grand Prix KO Series Winter Edition tickets through the special edition SPINS. This will especially appeal to the fans of jackpot sit & go tournaments at partypoker. These SPINS are already available in the partypoker lobby and cost $10 to enter. As a reward, you can win a mixture of cash and tournament tickets worth between $33 and $530. 

Multiplier 1st Prize Frequency in 1M Games
2 $20 cash 653,193
3.3 $33 GP KO Winter Edition ticket 249,807
5.5 $55 GP KO Winter Edition ticket 75,000
10.9 $109 GP KO Winter Edition ticket 20,000
32 $215 GP KO Winter Edition ticket 1,500
53 $530 GP KO Winter Edition ticket 500
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