Partypoker announces $10 million schedule for new KO Series. Series includes 3 events, each with prizepools of $1,000,000. Partypoker today announced full details for the forthcoming $10 million KO Series which will run from Sunday 25th February to Sunday 4th March.
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The schedule consists exclusively of progressive knockout tournaments with five different buy-in levels; High Roller, High, Medium, Low and Micro. Tournament buy-ins will range from $1.10 in the Micro category up to $5,200 for the Super High Roller Championship Event.
In Progressive Knockout tournaments everyone starts with a bounty on their head. When knocked out of the tournament, part of this bounty is awarded immediately to the winning player in the knockout hand and the other part is placed on the head of that same player (the player winning the bounty). This means that by the final stages of the tournament there are some huge bounties on the remaining players' heads.
The KO Series has 7 Championship events across the five different buy-in categories: Super High Roller, High, Medium, Low and Micro. These events have a combined prize pool of more than $3.6 million.
The KO Series schedule features a wide range of different structures – from smooth and slow events, right up to fast-paced turbos with blind levels of just six minutes. Nearly half the tournaments on offer are 6-Max events – 76 tournaments in all – with buy-ins between $1.10 and $530.
partypoker Ambassador Patrick Leonard said: “When we initially offered PKO tournaments I was generally against the format, I thought it took the “pureness” out of tournament poker, but because of the insane popularity I was forced to play because the prizepools were so big! To my pleasant surprise I loved them, people played way looser and there was a lot of action. They feel very fun to play and a proper designated KO series is the logical thing to do. I'm really excited for it and knocking my friends out with some pretty hands instead of strong ones!”