KO Series Day 8, the final day’s play, saw $2,642,504 paid out across 28 events, including a big chunk of change to Team partypoker’s Philipp “Phil_Gruissem” Gruissem who finished second in a $1,050 buy-in event before going on to lead the MILLIONS Online after Day 1A!

$10 Million KO Series So Far

  • Events played: 244
  • Event remaining: 0
  • Prize money awarded: $11,409,448

$10 Million KO Series Day 8 Recap

KO Series #38-HR: $300K Gtd [8-Max]

  • Buy-in: $530
  • Entries: 815
  • Prize pool: $417,687
  • Place paid: 104

The 815-strong crowd who turned out for the KO Series #38-HR: $300K Gtd [8-Max] event created a prize pool with $117,687 more than the advertised $300,000 guarantee meaning there were some huge scores enjoyed by those reaching the final table.

Nobody won more than “metallist535” who came out on top after a heads-up battle with “PhilMcIvey1”. The champion was awarded $36,369 for their first-place finish, an impressive haul boosted by the $35,374 worth of bounties they got their hands on. Our runner-up walked away with $131 worth of bounties in addition to their $25,876 second-place prize.

Everyone who finished sixth or above banked a five-figure cash, including fifth-place finisher Chris “Therealmoorm” Moorman who netted $8,313 prize money plus $2,091 from the bounty prize pool.

Place Player Prize Bounty Prize
1 metallist535 $36,369 $35,374
2 PhilMcIvey1 $25,876 $131
3 YumsYums $17,379 $5,241
4 ebisumaru87 $11,776 $5,916
5 Therealmoorm $8,313 $2,091
6 Astralncognita $5,990 $4,466
7 donkcallfold $4,278 $5,061
8 Swagg3r123 $2,974 $1,804

KO Series #38-H: $300K Gtd [8-Max]

  • Buy-in: $109
  • Entries: 3,059
  • Prize pool: $318,136
  • Place paid: 408

The aptly named “WWWpartyCOM” was the biggest winner in the KO Series #38-H: $300K Gtd [8-Max] after the triumphed over 3,058-opponents to be crowned a KO Series champion.

WWWpartyCOM won $24,001 for their first-place finish and $13,932 from the bounty prize pool after defeating “Hallgier72” heads-up for the title. The runner-up scooped $16,900 plus $4,952.

Regular high stakes grinder at partypoker, “Chelsea72”, was the event’s sixth-place finisher, a position worth $3,418 plus an additional $2,308 from the bounty prize pool.

Place Player Prize Bounty Prize
1 WWWpartyCOM $24,001 $13,932
2 Hallgeir72 $16,900 $4,952
3 StorasSushis $10,920 $2,871
4 yabetledadad $7,219 $2,660
5 RockyWins85 $5,001 $1,107
6 Chelsea72 $3,418 $2,308
7 Really_Bad_Reg $2,370 $1,069
8 yoloswagger1 $1,511 $970

KO Series #39-HR: $300K Gtd [Mix-Max Fast]

  • Buy-in: $1,050
  • Entries: 370
  • Prize pool: $377,400
  • Place paid: 48

Team partypoker’s Philipp “Phil_Gruissem” Gruissem almost became a KO Series champion but fell at the final hurdle in the KO Series #39-HR: $300K Gtd [Mix-Max Fast] event.

The six-handed final table was also the home to the Swedish superstar “Drulitooo” who eventually busted in third-place for a combined score in excess of $25,000. Drulitoo’s exit left Gruissem and “ATM_Mage” to lock horns heads-up for the title, a battle the latter went on to win.

This meant Gruissem won $27,380 plus an impressive $19,421 worth of bounties and ATM_Mage locked up $37,000 and $24,784 worth of bounties.

Gruissem rounded off the day by becoming the chip leader of MILLIONS Online after Day 1A and is now on course for a $2.5 million prize!

Place Player Prize Bounty Prize
1 ATM_Mage $37,000 $24,784
2 Phil_Gruissem $27,380 $19,421
3 Drulitooo $19,887 $5,374
4 Batdog666 $14,019 $6,142
5 MoNddLeR $10,175 $6,363
6 jizonhisniz $7,030 $2,145

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