The $15 million guaranteed KO Series continued on February 5th with another 28 events that awarded a mind-boggling $1,102,420 across them, taking the total prize money paid out to $4,604,256.

It was a Finnish grinder who secured the largest payout on KO Series Day 3, taking home more than $31,000 and the title of KO Series champion. Let’s discover who that big winner was.

KO Series Story So Far

  • Events completed: 85
  • Events remaining: 352
  • Prize money awarded: $4,604,256

KO Series Day 3 Recap

KO Series #13-HR: $100K Gtd 8-Max Fast

  • Buy-in: $1,050
  • Entrants: 145
  • Prize pool: $147,900
  • Places paid: 20

A field of 145 players battled to finish in the top 20 of the KO Series #13-HR: $100K Gtd 8-Max Fast event so they could get their hands on the lion’s share of the $147,900 prize pool, picking up bounty payments along the way.

By the time the eight-handed final table was set, nobody would walk away with less than $2,325 from the main prize pool, and at least $1,625 worth of bounties to boot.

Only two players collected more bounties than the eventual champion. “Paulnew07” of Malta got their hands on $5,923 from the bounty prize pool in addition to their $9,303 third-place prize.

Runner-up “JimyTransaction” of Costa Rica was the other big bounty winner, scooping $7,056 worth of scalps in addition to their $12,785 second-place prize.

The champion was Finland’s “rdcrsnn” who walked away with the $12,800 top prize plus a cool $18,236 worth of bounties, a figure so high thanks to them securing their own bounty by being the last player standing. $31,036 for a few hours playing poker is not bad work if you can get it.

Place Player Country Prize Bounty prize
1 rdcrsnn Finland $12,800 $18,236
2 JimyTransaction Costa Rica $12,785 $7,056
3 Paul07new Malta $9,303 $5,923
4 Partyyycular Mexico $6,590 $2,161
5 Graftekkel Ireland $4,651 $3,152
6 slayerv1fan United Kingdom $3,682 $4,647
7 Maddonaa Croatia $2,930 $1,820
8 stu8ornCnt United Kingdom $2,325 $1,625

KO Series #12-HR: $100K Gtd 8-Max

  • Buy-in: $530
  • Entrants: 301
  • Prize pool: $154,262
  • Places paid: 40

The KO Series #12-HR: $100K Gtd 8-Max event saw a heads-up battle between two players who appear to have left their fingers on their keyboards too long when creating their usernames!

Second-place eventually went to “Beeeeetelgeuse” from Denmark, a finish worth $11,280 plus $2,723 from the bounty prize pool. The Dane lost to Dutch player “SHHHHHHHHHH77” (that’s 10x H) in the final battle of the tournament to lock up an $11,835 first-place prize that was boosted by $19,285 from the bounty prize pool.

Place Player Country Prize Bounty prize
1 SHHHHHHHHHH77 Netherlands $11,835 $19,285
2 Beeeeetelgeuse Denmark $11,820 $2,723
3 ALLYOURLOOT Canada $8,295 $1,935
4 blackaces93 Poland $6,037 $4,544
5 SanityWaterline Ukraine $4,271 $3,043
6 whresmymind Brazil $3,203 $1,427
7 cliffaltolusso United Kingdom $2,258 $787
8 Barsukeen Lithuania $1,642 $1,328

KO Series #12-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max

  • Buy-in: $109
  • Entrants: 1,211
  • Prize pool: $125,944
  • Places paid: 152

After “SHHHHHHHHHH77” took down the KO Series #12-HR: $100K Gtd 8-Max event, another Dutch player was crowned a KO Series champion in the KO Series #12-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max tournament.

“ElPatron90” outlasted a field of 1,211 players in the $109 buy-in event to secure an $8,149 first-place prize plus $9,726 worth of bounties, including that previously on the head of Poland’s “ginger_master” who finished second for $8,137 and $2,702 worth of scalps.

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Place Player Country Prize Bounty prize
1 ElPatron90 Netherlands $8,149 $9,726
2 ginger_master Poland $8,137 $2,702
3 PicassoToo United Kingdom $5,346 $1,449
4 elysport87 Canada $3,577 $1,196
5 DIDIER_TAPIS Hungary $2,536 $855
6 Love_DTD Poland $1,788 $739
7 ExploitedurMOM Canada $1,254 $685
8 Keyla1003 Colombia $841 $546

KO Series Day 4 Schedule

Another 27 KO Series events are scheduled for Day 4 and they have combined guaranteed prize pools worth $702,500. With the exception of the PLO PKO events, all of today’s KO Series events are Mix-Max, meaning the start eight-handed before switching to six-handed later in the tournament.

Check out the table below to see which events you can get involved in today.

Time (CET) Tournament Buy-in
17:00 KO Series #16-H: $50K Gtd Mix-Max $215
17:00 KO Series #16-M: $40K Gtd Mix-Max $55
17:00 KO Series #16-M: $30K Gtd Mix-Max $22
17:00 KO Series #16-L: $10K Gtd Mix-Max $5.50
17:00 KO Series #16-Mi: $3K Gtd Mix-Max $2.20
19:00 KO Series #17-HR: $100K Gtd Mix-Max $530
19:00 KO Series #17-H: $100K Gtd Mix-Max $109
19:00 KO Series #17-M: $50K Gtd Mix-Max $33
19:00 KO Series #17-L: $30K Gtd Mix-Max $11
19:00 KO Series #17-Mi: $10K Gtd Mix-Max $3.30
19:30 KO Series #17A-H: $15K Gtd 6-Max PLO PKO $109
19:30 KO Series #17A-M: $5K Gtd 6-Max PLO PKO $33
19:30 KO Series #17A-L: $3K Gtd 6-Max PLO PKO $11
19:30 KO Series #17A-Mi: $1.5K Gtd 6-Max PLO PKO $3.30
21:00 KO Series #18-HR: $50K Gtd Mix-Max Fast $1,050
21:00 KO Series #18-H: $40K Gtd Mix-Max Fast $109
21:00 KO Series #18-M: $30K Gtd Mix-Max Fast $33
21:00 KO Series #18-L: $20K Gtd Mix-Max Fast $11
21:00 KO Series #18-Mi: $5K Gtd Mix-Max Fast $3.30
23:00 KO Series #19-H: $30K Gtd Mix-Max Turbo $109
23:00 KO Series #19-M: $20K Gtd Mix-Max Turbo $33
23:00 KO Series #19-L: $10K Gtd Mix-Max Turbo $11
23:00 KO Series #19-Mi: $3K Gtd Mix-Max Turbo $3.30
01:00 KO Series #20-H: $20K Gtd Mix-Max Hyper $109
01:00 KO Series #20-M: $15K Gtd Mix-Max Hyper $33
01:00 KO Series #20–L: $10K Gtd Mix-Max Hyper $11
01:00 KO Series #20-Mi: $2K Gtd Mix-Max Hyper $3.30

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