Partypoker US Network is ringing in 2022 with some online poker tournament action. Players in New Jersey, Michigan, and Pennsylvania can celebrate with a New Year Knockout Series.
“New Year Knockout Weekend helps end this year and ring in the new one with a celebration of one of the most entertaining formats in poker,” BetMGM director of poker Luke Staudenmaier said.
Each state hosts its own independent New Year Knockout Series. Here’s a look at the partypoker online poker skins in each state hosting events:
- New Jersey – partypoker, BetMGM, Borgata Poker
- Pennsylvania – BetMGM, Borgata Poker
- Michigan – BetMGM
Party like it’s 2022
The party runs Dec. 29 to Jan. 2 with all events in the popular progressive knockout (PKO) format. In a PKO tournament, when a player is knocked out, only part of his bounty goes to his opponent.
The other portion is placed on the winning player’s head. The more a player eliminates other players, the more that player’s own bounty is valued. These tournaments make for some interesting dynamics later in a tournament as bounties escalate.
The series includes six events with identical buy-ins and events in all three states but the guarantees will differ. Buy-ins are available for players of all bankroll sizes and range from $20.22 to $1,060.
The largest Knockout Series event is set for Jan. 2 and will carry a $75,000 guaranteed prize pool in New Jersey. Pennsylvania and Michigan will host the same event but with a $50,000 guarantee.
Here’s a look at the six events in the series:
- $320 PKO Eight-Max (Event 1, Dec. 29) – $150 bounty
- $55 PKO Eight-Max (Event 2, Dec. 30) – $25 bounty
- $109 Turbo PKO Six-Max (Event 3, Dec. 31) – $50 bounty
- $20.22 Mini PKO Eight-Max (Event 4, Jan. 1) – $10 bounty
- $1,060 Mega PKO Eight-Max (Event 5, Jan. 2) – $500 bounty
- $215 PKO Eight-Max (Event 6, Jan. 2) – $100 bounty
Partypoker will offer a slew of tournament qualifiers and satellites for the main events in each state. Players can jump in a qualifier starting as low as $2.
Weekly PKO action at partypoker US
For players that can’t get enough of the PKO fun, partypoker also runs some weekly events. During the Knockout Series, the Thursday weekly guaranteed PKO tournament will continue in all three states.
PA and MI offer a $10,000 guarantee and $7,500 in New Jersey. Here’s a quick look at that tournament:
- Start time: 8 pm
- Buy-in: $320
- Bounties: $150
- Starting chips: 75,000
- Late registration: re-entries allowed until the end of Level 15