Day 1 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw 29 PKO tournaments, with no rake on the bounty element, take place an a cool $2,649,955 awarded to those lucky and skilful enough to navigate their way through to the money places of those events.
Twenty-nine champions were crowned and partypoker ambassador Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard narrowly missed out on glory in one of the $500,000 guaranteed Championship Events, although he was crowned a champion on Day 1.
The $10 Million Guaranteed KO Series So Far
Events played: 29
Events remaining: 197
Prize money awarded: $2,649,955
KO Series #03-HR: $500K Gtd Championship Event Smooth NL Hold’em
- Entrants: 447
- Buy-in: $1,050
- Prize pool: $500,000
- ITM: 56
“nolet20” walked away with more than $100,000 thanks to outlasting a field of 447 entrants in the KO Series #03-HR: $500K Gtd Championship Event Smooth NL Hold’em. The Canadian banked $51,104 for their victory plus an additional $54,449 in bounty payments.
Patrick Leonard missed out on winning this event by a narrow margin. Our ambassador finished in third-place to scoop $25,150 from the standard prize pool and $3,217 worth of bounties.
Patrick made up for this near miss later in the evening by taking down the KO Series #04-HR: $100K Gtd 6-Max Turbo for $13,042 and an additional $14,515 worth of bounties.
|3||Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard||$25,150||$3,217|
KO Series #03-H: $300K Gtd Smooth NL Hold’em
- Entrants: 1,516
- Buy-in: $215
- Prize pool: $312,296
- ITM: 200
KO Series #03-H: $300K Gtd Smooth NL Hold’em saw 200 players share $312,296 in prizes, including Team partypoker’s Day “daykotoviezy” Kotoviezy who finished in 169th for $242 and $238, and Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello (135th for $288 and $231 in bounties).
Claiming the lion’s share of the prize pool was the eventual champion “bfzhang” who secured $25,620 in prize money and $18,849 in bounty payments thanks to sending nine opponents to the rail on their way to emerging triumphant.
Shoutout to “jchristo88” who bust 17 opponents on their way to a seventh-place finish.
KO Series #02-HR: $500K Gtd Championship Event 6-Max NL Hold’em
- Entrants: 848
- Buy-in: $530
- Prize pool: $500,000
- ITM: 120
A trio of Team partypoker players cashed in KO Series #02-HR: $500K Gtd Championship Event 6-Max NL Hold’em. Roberto “WelshWizard” Romanello (88th for $748 plus $885 in bounties), Patrick “Patrick_Leonard” Leonard (84th for $762 and $951 in bounties) and Philipp “Phil_Gruissem” Gruissem (ninth for $4,993 and $590 in bounties) being those three players.
We must doff our cap to “WhoDatt.” Who demolished their way through this tournament, sending an astonishing 21 opponents to the rail on their way to victory thus claiming $40,357 worth of bounties to go with their $47,158 first-place prize.
What lies in store on Da 2 of the KO Series
Another 28 KO Series events shuffle up and deal on Day 2, Monday 4th June that have combined guaranteed prize pools worth $881,500. Buy-ins range from $1.10 up to $1,050 so there is a KO Series event for everyone, regardless of the size of their bankrolls.
The first set of KO Series events shuffle up and deal at 16:00 CET with a fresh set of events starting every two hours up to 00:00 CET. Some of the highlights of Day 2 include:
- KO Series #07-HR: $100K Gtd 6-Max Smooth at 18:00 CET costing $530 to enter
- KO Series #08-HR: $100K Gtd at 20:00 CET costing $1,050 to enter
- KO Series #10-H: $20K Gtd at 00:00 CET costing $109 to enter
Don’t forget to check out the new Power Series satellite tournaments as the tickets won via these can be used to buy into KO Series events!
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