KO Series returns to partypoker over the festive period and brings with it 23 numbered events between December 25 and January 19. Each of the KO Series tournaments is played in a Progressive Knockout (PKO) format meaning you win cash prizes for each and every opponent you send to the showers in addition to paying out the top finishers.
There’s a KO Series for players of all bankroll sizes with buy-ins starting as low as $2.20 and increasing up to $2,100. As you’d expect, there are plenty of satellites to go at if you want to win your way into KO Series events, plus you can buy in using tournament dollars, or bag yourself some tickets via the KO Series edition SPINS.
KO Series SPINS Payouts
|Multiplier||1st Place Prize||Frequency in 1M Games|
|3.3||$33 KO Series Ticket||240,755|
|5.5||$55 KO Series Ticket||123,391|
|10.9||$109 KO Series Ticket||3,000|
|32||$320 KO Series Ticket||500|
|53||$530 KO Series Ticket||250|
|105||$1,050 KO Series Ticket||100|
|210||$2,100 KO Series Ticket||50|
The KO Series edition SPINS only cost $10 to enter yet award KO Series tickets worth up to $2,100. These three-handed hyper-turbo sit & go tournaments are a winner-takes-all tournament that are complete in a matter of minutes.
You’ll mostly be playing for a prize pool of $20 cash, which you can use to buy into many of the KO Series events direct. Hit the larger multipliers, however, and you’ll get your hands on KO Series tickets worth $33, $55, $109, $320, $530, $1,050, and even $2,100!
It’s possible to play KO Series SPINS on your computer or compatible mobile device.
Opening Weekend’s Action
The KO Series schedule is bustling with action and crammed full of value. We love how partypoker puts its players’ experience first by reducing late registration, limiting re-entries, and devising a blind structure that results in a respectable finishing time without compromising the average stack size. Even the $2.20 buy-in events have a structure and format that wouldn’t look out of place in an event cost 50-100 times as much.
Don’t eat too much turkey on Christmas Day because that’s when the first KO Series event shuffles up and deal. You’ll want your wits about you if you plan to compete in the KO Series #1 – Christmas Opener tournaments. These come with buy-ins of $2.20, $22, and $215, and feature guaranteed prize pools worth $7,500, $50,000, and $250,000 respectively.
Each of the Christmas Openers has a trio of starting flights that conclude when only 15% of the field remain. Survivors from these flights return for Day 2 at 8:05 p.m. GMT on December 27 to conclude the tournament.
There is also the One Shot, Mini One Shot, and Micro One Shot on the first weekend of KO Series. These command $1,111, $111, and $11 buy-ins, but you get to play for a slice of $300,000, $200,000, and $40,000 respectively.
|Fri 25 Dec||7:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Christmas Opener Day 1A: $250K Gtd||$215|
|7:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Mini Christmas Opener Day 1A: $50K Gtd||$222|
|7:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Micro Christmas Opener Day 1A: $7.5K Gtd||$2.20|
|Sat 26 Dec||7:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Christmas Opener Day 1B: $250K Gtd||$215|
|7:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Mini Christmas Opener Day 1B: $50K Gtd||$22|
|7:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Micro Christmas Opener Day 1B: $7.5K Gtd||$2.20|
|Sun 27 Dec||4:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Christmas Opener Day 1C: $250K Gtd||$215|
|4:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Mini Christmas Opener Day 1C: $50K Gtd||$22|
|4:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Micro Christmas Opener Day 1C: $7.5K Gtd||$2.20|
|Fri 25 Dec||7:05 p.m.||KO Series #2 – One Shot: $300K Gtd||$1,111|
|7:05 p.m.||KO Series #KO Series #2 – Mini One Shot: $200K Gtd||$111|
|7:05 p.m.||KO Series #2 Micro one Shot: $40K Gtd||$11|
|8:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Christmas Opener Day 2: $250K Gtd|
|8:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Mini Christmas Opener Day 2: $50K Gtd|
|8:05 p.m.||KO Series #1 – Micro Christmas Opener Day 2: $7.5K Gtd|
Other KO Series Highlights
It’s difficult to select individual tournaments that stand out from the crowd because the KO Series schedule is superb. That said, you really need to get involved in the New Year Countdown events on December 31 and the New Year Kick Off tournaments on January 1. There will likely be many players feeling sorry for themselves after over indulging on New Year’s Eve making these tournaments must-play events.
The trio of KO Series Main Events shuffle up for the first time on January with Day 1A of the $1,050 buy-in $1 million guaranteed, $109 buy-in $300,000 guaranteed, and $11 buy-in $50,000 guaranteed Day 1As commencing.
Day 1B of the Mains takes place on January 17, Day 2 on January 18, and the final table on January 19 under the watchful eye of the partypoker Twitch commentators.
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