One of the biggest knockout tournament series is entering its final days following a successful start and with several major events still on the schedule. Following a two-year hiatus, 888poker brought back its Knockout Games Series , an online poker festival fully dedicated to the knockout tournament formats, including the increasingly popular progressive knockouts.
The operator should be quite pleased with the turnout and results so far, as the series got off to a hot start with a number of events already in the books.
The Series kicked off with a $109 buy-in PKO opening tournament, which guaranteed $125,000 in payouts. The event drew 955 unique players who made a total of 267 rebuys among them, which meant the tournament broke the guaranteed prize pool with a bit of the rake going back to the players.
Two other smaller events launched on the same day, featuring $16.50 and $44 buy-ins, both comfortably beating their guarantees and attracting big crowds of PKO format lovers.
The Series went into its second day with several 8-handed PKO tournaments all attracting hundreds of players, with the $11 buy-in Event #5 being the biggest of the day, featuring 777 unique entries.
Day 3 was dedicated to the Super Knockout format, with another three events played out with great success. The tournaments drew in more than the expected crowds and broke all the guarantees.
Six additional PKO tournaments ran over the following days, with buy-ins ranging from $16.50 to $109, and tens of thousands of dollars paid out in prizes and bounties.
The event that highlighted the Series so far was Event #22, the $150,000 Tune-Up PKO, which featured a $160 buy-in, a massive prize pool, and something extra on top. While the eventual winner won over $10,000 in prize money plus just as much in bounty money, it was a whole different type of win that marked this tournament.
The lucky player who managed to eliminate 888poker ambassador Chris Eubank Jr, who eventually busted out in 97th place, received a $13,000 WSOP package, allowing them to play this year’s Main Event in Las Vegas and pay for his travel and accommodations on […]
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