Day 5 of the $10 million guaranteed KO Series saw another 28 champions crowned and $941,652 of prize money awarded to those finishing in the money places. This takes the total events played up to 141 and a cool $6,417,730 of prize money distributed.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the fifth day’s action.
The $10 Million Guaranteed KO Series So Far
Events played: 141
Events remaining: 85
Prize money awarded: $6,417,730
KO Series #23-HR: $200K Gtd 6-Max Smooth Freezeout
- Buy-in: $1,050
- Prize pool: $200,000
- ITM: 24
“LoSientoGrace” was the biggest winner on day 5 thanks to winning the KO Series #23-HR: $200K Gtd 6-Max Smooth Freezeout event for almost $50,000.
Some 193 entrants took part in the $200,000 guaranteed event with only 24 of those starters receiving any prize money for their substantial efforts. The six players who reached the final table locked up $3,985 plus four-figures worth of bounty cashes.
The UK’s “proudflop” was busy sending opponents to the rail throughout the tournament and claimed 15 bounties for himself, 15 in total. This meant when proudflop bust in second-place, he collected $12,183 worth of bounties and $15,942 from the main prize pool.
The champion walked away with $24,816 from the prize pool and $24,013 from the bounty prize pool.
KO Series #23-H: $100K Gtd 6-Max Smooth Freezeout
- Entrants: 470
- Buy-in: $215
- Prize pool: $100,000
- ITM: 60
The KO Series #23-H: $100K Gtd 6-Max Smooth Freezeout event attracted a field of 470 entrants who were all outlasted by “bfzhang” who walked away with the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool, more than $20,000.
Bfzhang claimed 17 bounties on their way to victory; those bounties were worth $10,788. Their bounty prize was more substantial than the $9,734 bfzhang won for finishing on top f the pile, going to show if you run hot during PKO events you can win a lot of money just from the bounty prize pools.
The closest anyone got to bfzhang, in terms of bounties, was third-placed “HOUYHNHNM_” who eliminated nine opponents.
KO Series #22-HR: $100K Gtd 6-Max Freezeout
- Entrants: 192
- Buy-in: $530
- Prize pool: $100,000
- ITM: 24
The KO Series #22-HR: $100K Gtd 6-Max Freezeout event ended in a heads-up deal that saw the final duo scoop almost $38,000 of the $100,000 prize pool.
It was “febolinha” who was crowned the tournament’s champion and banked a cool $10,288 plus $5,824 from the bounty prize pool, while runner-up “blackaces93” enjoyed a $10,000 payday plus collected $11,582 worth of bounties.
Blackaces93 sent nine opponents packing in the tournament, which was the highest total.
*reflects a heads-up deal
What lies in store on Day 6 of the KO Series?
Another 28 KO Series events shuffle up between 16:00 CET and 00:00 CET on Friday 8th June with total combined guarantees worth $831,500 to play for. There’s a nice blend of eight-handed and six-handed events with standard and smooth blind structures and buy-ins range from only $1.10 up to $1,050.
Some of the highlights of Day 5 include:
- KO Series #27-HR: $100K Gtd 6-Max Smooth costing $530 to enter at 18:00 CET
- KO Series #28-HR: $100K Gtd costing $1,050 to enter at 20:00 CET
- KO Series #29-H: $50K Gtd Smooth Turbo costing $530 to enter at 22:00 CET
The $25,000 Leaderboards are in full swing and it is still “NHONHOj6” who is in pole position having bust an incredible 253 opponents in the events they have played. “RagVoen” is in second-place with 229 scalps with “SoloisticChain” the only other player with more than 200 knockouts.
Check out the current KO Series Leaderboard rankings here.
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