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.
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.
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!
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