Online poker players in New Jersey can get in the ring this week and knock someone out. The partypoker US Network’s PKO Series is set for Feb. 21-28 with more than $250,000 guaranteed.
The schedule include eight progressive knockout (PKO) bounty tournaments. Event buy-ins range from $109 to $535. Players can also jump into the action by playing daily satellites that start at just $5.
What is a PKO tournament?
PKOs are a special type of bounty tournament. When a player eliminates an opponent, that player cashes in 50% of the opponent’s bounty. Those funds go directly into the winning player’s own account.
The other half of that opponent’s bounty is added to the bounty on the winning player’s head. Every knockout the player wins, the larger the price becomes on his own head.
Players like PKO events because of the extra bonus each time they take a player’s stack later in the tournament.
“My favorite online tournaments are bounty tournaments generally,” New Jersey poker player Richard Waldman says. “I like the idea of taking out a couple players early and knowing I am now freerolling the rest of the tournament.”
Some partypoker PKO Series highlights
Players looking to get in the knockout action have plenty of fun tournaments to check out. The $535 PKO Eight-Max main event caps the series on Feb. 28 with a $100,000 guarantee.
All eight events will feature No Limit Hold’em. The first event in the series is also sponsored by LearnWPT, the official training site of the World Poker Tour. The tournament comes with a little extra incentive.
Players can participate on any of the three sites. Here’s a look a the complete series:
|Date||MTCT Name||Buy In||Bounty||Time|
|Feb. 21||#1: LearnWPT $40K GTD PKO 6MAX BOUNTY||$215||$100||5:00 PM|
|Feb. 22||#2: $15K GTD PKO 8MAX BOUNTY||$109||$50||8:00 PM|
|Feb. 23||#3: $20K GTD PKO 8MAX BOUNTY||$215||$100||8:00 PM|
|Feb. 24||#4: $15K GTD PKO 8MAX 40 STACK BOUNTY||$109||$50||8:00 PM|
|Feb. 25||#5: $15K GTD PKO 6MAX BOUNTY||$109||$50||8:00 PM|
|Feb. 26||#6: $20K GTD PKO 8MAX BOUNTY||$215||$100||8:00 PM|
|Feb. 27||#7: $30K GTD PKO 6MAX BOUNTY||$320||$150||8:00 PM|
|Feb. 28||#8: $100K GTD PKO 8MAX BOUNTY||$535||$250||5:00 PM|
Plenty of promotions during series including a reward for the knockout king
As an extra incentive to play in the series, partypoker is offering something extra. The player with the most knockouts receives a $1,060 ticket to play in a $100,000 guaranteed event on March 28. Each knockout will be worth 1 point for each player.
Players can find other daily promotions and other tournaments during the series. This includes one of the most popular tournaments daily in New Jersey.
Partypoker’s $10,000 guaranteed tournament generates a consistent nightly field. The event is one of the longest running $10,000 guaranteed in the Garden State. Here’s a quick look at that event:
- Buy-in: $109
- Starting chips: 50,000
- Late registration: re-entries allowed until end of Level 15
- Start time: 7 pm (ET)
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