The knockout action has recently returned to partypoker with the latest instalment of the KO Series with 53 events and running through February 7th. In the latest new release, partypoker’s head of poker room management Chris Donnachie said the following:
“It’s been more than a year since we last hosted a KO Series, so it’s great to have it back in the calendar again. The last couple of series we’ve run have included many flighted events, which got us thinking it’s time to mix in some good old single-day events in a series.”
The KO Series was specifically designed by partypoker to appeal to online poker players of all bankrolls. That is why the festival buy-ins range from $1.10 all the way up to $1,050. The festival also puts a lot of emphasis on the single-day tournaments, with these events running daily. The schedule includes 49 different one-day events with some guaranteeing as much as $100,000. The KO Series also features Main Events and Weekender tournaments. They have several starting flights, which maximize the amount of entries. In the following article we will provide you a brief overview of the KO Series main highlights.
JamminBenjamin Wins KO Series Weekender for $31,843
More than a dozen of players have claimed KO Series titles in the opening weekend of the festival. “JamminBenjamin” was one of the biggest winners, as he was able to take down the KO Series Weekender for $31,843. The KO Series #01-H Weekender had a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool and was able to collect 1,187 entries, which has increased the total prize pool all the way up to $237,400. The field was very competitive, as only 176 has made it past Day 1. Those that have made it through, were awarded a slice of the prize pool and the bounties they were able to collect.
Nine finalists of this tournament has secured payouts of over $3,000 each (including the bounties). “Dolitillei” was the first player to be eliminated from the final table. They were followed by “giu1iano” then by “mc.gabbabong99”, “EducateYourself,” and “Gn4si.” Fourth place went to “RieBei” together with a prize of over $10,000. “WrongAgain” was eliminated in third place for $11,810. The tournament continued in a heads-up format between “Scelevco” and “JamminBenjamin”. Both players were already able to secure over $15,000 in prize pool money. Eventually, “JamminBenjamin” was able to come out on top for the top prize of $15,234 together with $16,609 in bounties. “Scelevco” was awarded $15,209 from the main prize pool and an extra $2,906 in bounties.
Here are the KO Series #01-H: Weekender final table results:
“Schwerer Gustav” Takes Down the KO Series #07-HR: 8-Max
“Schwerer Gustav” took home $37,688 thanks to his victory at the KO Series #07-HR 8-Max. To achieve this victory, the future champion had to navigate their way through a field of 188 opponents. The total guaranteed prize pool has reached $188,000 throughout the event. Eight finalists of the tournament were guaranteed to win at least $3,992 (including the bounties). “Nonstoper” was the first player to be eliminated from the final table followed by “procop13”, “nofear444”, and “dududantas”. The latter was awarded $10,554. “C4ctu5” was awarded $11,148 for their fourth-place finish and “itsasecretuknow” was awarded $14,380 for their third-place finish.
The play continued in a heads-up format between “Schwerer Gustav” and “BolsoLIXO”. Each of them was guaranteed to wing at least $14,200. Eventually, “Schwerer Gustav” came out on top and received the top prize of $14,306 and additional $23,382 from the bounty prize.
Here are the KO Series #07-HR: 8-max final table results:
Matthew Staples Final Table Appearance
Team Online’s Matthew Staples was able to navigate his way through a field of 184 entries and join the KO Series #11-HR: 7-Max final table. However, he could not quite get the job done. This event has gathered a $100,000 prize pool. Half of it went towards the bounties and the remaining half was shared by the Top 34 finishers. All seven finalists were guaranteed at least four-figure prize with bounties included. “HyperX” was the first casualty at the final table. They were eliminated in seventh-place and awarded $2,949. Matthew Staples was the next one to follow. He was awarded $2,428 for his sixth-place finish.
Surprisingly, “Fylina1988” has managed to bank $6,290. To give you some perspective, only the champion and runner-up secured more money. That is because of 11 opponenets eliminated by “Fylina1988”, which produced a total of $3,621 in bounty awards. The play continued in a heads-up format after “Nonstoper” and “DuUknowFedowi” were eliminated. The duel was between “caseirao” and “WishALotEV”. The former was able to defeat their final table opponent and get a top prize of $7,922 and additional $13,425 in bounties.
Here are the KO Series #11-HR: 7-Max final table results:
“WillofD93” Wins KO Series #14-H: Mix-Max for $12,613
There were a total of 339 entries at the High edition of the 14th event. The event had a $215 buy-in and was held in a Mix-Max format. The play took place on eight-handed tables for the first 18 levels of the event before switching to six-handed format. At the end, “WillofD93” has emerged as a winner. They were awarded a combined prize of $12,613. The entire event lasted for 7.5 hours. In order to achieve this victory, “WillofD93” had to defeat “HadendudesVC” in a heads-up format. “HadendudesVC” was awarded $6,178 for his second-place finish. However, third-place finisher “probirs777” took home a larger prize than the runner-up, thanks to their 11 elminations, which reeled in $2,592 worth of bounties.
Here are the KO Series #14-H: Mix-Max final table results:
KO Series Spins
Partypoker also currently offers the KO Series edition SPINS in addition to traditional satellite and tournament dollars satellites. These SPINS cost $10 to enter and can award either $20 in cash or KO Series tickets in value from $33 to $1,050. These games are held in the hyper-turbo format, which means that they are perfect for somebody who doesn’t want to grind for a long time.
|Multiplier||1st Prize||Frequency in 1M Games|
|3.3||$33 KO Series ticket||271,000|
|5.5||$55 KO Series ticket||60,000|
|10.9||$109 KO Series ticket||10,000|
|21.5||$215 KO Series ticket||4,000|
|32||$320 KO Series ticket||2,000|
|53||$530 KO Series ticket||400|
|105||$1,050 KO Series ticket||100|
Here is the schedule of the remaining KO Series events at partypoker:
|Mon 31 Jan||215||15||H||KO Series #31-H 7-Max : $25K Gtd||$25,000|
|Mon 31 Jan||22||2||M||KO Series #31-M 7-Max : $15K Gtd||$15,000|
|Mon 31 Jan||2.2||0.2||L||KO Series #31-L 7-Max : $2K Gtd||$2,000|
|Mon 31 Jan||530||30||HR||KO Series #32-HR Mix-Max : $100K Gtd||$100,000|
|Mon 31 Jan||109||9||H||KO Series #32-H Mix-Max : $75K Gtd||$75,000|
|Mon 31 Jan||11||1||M||KO Series #32-M Mix-Max : $30K Gtd||$30,000|
|Mon 31 Jan||1.1||0.1||L||KO Series #32-L Mix-Max : $2.5K Gtd||$2,500|
|Mon 31 Jan||320||20||H||KO Series #33-H 7-Max Turbo: $30K Gtd||$30,000|
|Mon 31 Jan||33||3||M||KO Series #33-M 7-Max Turbo: $20K Gtd||$20,000|
|Mon 31 Jan||3.3||0.3||L||KO Series #33-L 7-Max Turbo: $3K Gtd||$3,000|
|Tue 01 Feb||109||9||H||KO Series #34-H Mix-Max : $20K Gtd||$20,000|
|Tue 01 Feb||11||1||M||KO Series #34-M Mix-Max : $10K Gtd||$10,000|
|Tue 01 Feb||1.1||0.1||L||KO Series #34-L Mix-Max : $1K Gtd||$1,000|
|Tue 01 Feb||215||15||H||KO Series #35-H 6-Max : $75K Gtd||$75,000|
|Tue 01 Feb||22||2||M||KO Series #35-M 6-Max : $40K Gtd||$40,000|
|Tue 01 Feb||2.2||0.2||L||KO Series #35-L 6-Max : $5K Gtd||$5,000|
|Tue 01 Feb||55||5||M||KO Series #36-M 6-Max Turbo: $20K Gtd||$20,000|
|Tue 01 Feb||5.5||0.5||L||KO Series #36-L 6-Max Turbo: $5K Gtd||$5,000|
|Wed 02 Feb||215||15||H||KO Series #37-H 6-Max : $25K Gtd||$25,000|
|Wed 02 Feb||22||2||M||KO Series #37-M 6-Max : $15K Gtd||$15,000|
|Wed 02 Feb||2.2||0.2||L||KO Series #37-L 6-Max : $2K Gtd||$2,000|
|Wed 02 Feb||320||20||H||KO Series #38-H 7-Max : $75K Gtd||$75,000|
|Wed 02 Feb||33||3||M||KO Series #38-M 7-Max : $50K Gtd||$50,000|