Partypoker Kicks Off KO Series with $10 million Guaranteed

Players around the world have the chance to be the knockout king when the partypoker KO Series debuts Feb. 2. The series runs through Feb. 16 and features $10 million in guaranteed prize money.

Knockout tournaments seem to have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Partypoker’s KO Series will feature 230 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $2,100.

A look at the partypoker KO Series schedule

Partypoker is offering players a bit more than traditional bounty tournaments. Instead, every tournament will be in the popular progressive knockout (PKO) format.

In a PKO, the winning player doesn’t get to keep all the bounty bonus he collects after eliminating an opponent. A portion (usually 50%) is added to his own bounty, and the player progressively becomes a bigger target.

The series will feature a host of game types to satisfy all poker tastes including:

  • 8-Max
  • 6-Max
  • Mix-Max 8-6
  • Mix-Max 6-4
  • Battle No Limit format
  • PLO – 6-Max and Big Ante

“The KO Series gives players a great chance to get off to a winning start in 2020 and is a series I always look forward to,” Team partypoker Kristen Bicknell said.

“The knockout style format means you win more money for every elimination you make, favoring an aggressive style of play.”

A chance to win some KO cash

Those looking for something a bit different may enjoy jumping in the PKO action. The tournaments offer some extra action with bonus bounty bucks on the line.

As part of the series, partypoker waives the fee on the bounty element of PKO tournament buy-ins. That means greater value for tournament players. 

In addition to its regular satellites, the site will also be offering special edition KO Series SPINS qualifiers. Players can earn a seat in the festival for a fraction of the price with a chance at some nice returns.

“I’m excited to play the upcoming KO Series, which provides something for everyone with lots of tournaments available in a range of buy-ins and different game types on offer,” Team partypoker’s Joao Simao said.

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