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Progressive Knockout tournaments


Reduced Rake on Progressive Knockout MTTs

After listening to our players, partypoker has eliminated the bounty element from all Progressive Knockout (PKO) MTTs. The buy-ins remain the same, meaning MTT tickets you may have already won can still be used for PKOs, but the bounties are bigger!Example $109 PKO MTT

Previously: $50 prizepool contribution, $50 KO contribution, $9 fee
Now: $50 prizepool contribution, $54 KO contribution, $5 fee

What are Progressive Knockout tournaments?

Progressive Knockout tournaments, or PKOs, are action-packed tourneys where you can win hundreds or even thousands of dollars at any moment! For every player you eliminate you’ll win a cash prize, plus your own bounty will increase, leading to a frantic finish where every hand can mean mega bucks.

How much do I win per knockout?

Every time you knock out a player, you’ll receive a portion of their bounty in cash. Players begin with a fixed starting bounty which increases for each player they successfully eliminate. The longer you stay in the tournament the higher the bounties become. By the end of the tournament, knocking a player out can mean winning hundreds or even thousands of dollars instantly!

What happens if a player is eliminated in a multi-way pot?

If more than one player is involved in a multi-way pot when another player is eliminated, the winner of the pot will scoop the bounty as long as they have the losing player covered. If the winning player has less chips than the eliminated player at the start of the hand then the player who wins the side pot against the eliminated player will win the bounty.

For example, Player 1 has 10,000 chips, Player 2 has 5,000 chips and Player 3 has 1,000 chips, and all three go all in pre-flop. Player 1 holds KK, Player 2 has QQ and Player 3 has AA, with the board changing nothing. In this example, Player 3 will win the main pot, but because they have less chips than Player 2, the bounty will go to Player 1 along with the side pot.

If two players have an identical hand in a multi-way pot where a player is eliminated, the bounty will be split evenly between them.

Where can I see each player’s bounty value?

Your opponents’ bounties will be displayed above their usernames next to a target sign. Remember, if you eliminate them you’ll receive some in cash and the rest will be added to your bounty.

To see your own bounty just hover the mouse over your username. Move the mouse away to hide the bounty for a clear view of your hole cards.

When will I receive the bounties I’ve won?

Immediately. As soon as you knock a player out, their bounty will be credited to your account in cash.

Are the top places still paid?

Yes! In addition to any winnings you pocket from knocking people out, you’ll also receive prize money just like any other tournament, so you can expect to receive a tidy sum if you finish in the top few spots.

If you win the tournament outright you’ll not only win your opponent’s bounty but your own as well, plus regular prize money and all the collective bounties you’ve accrued from knockouts, so there’s a huge payday for the winner of any Progressive KO tourney.

How do I start playing?

  1. Log in to your partypoker account
  2. Click on the ‘Tournaments’ tab
  3. Select ‘Knockout’ from the ‘Format’ menu
  4. Register to any Progressive KO tourney and you’re off!

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