The $30 million guaranteed KO Series kicked off at partypoker on Sunday 8th September and what a fantastic opening day it was. A cool $5,101,918 was awarded across 26 action-packed events.
Several members of Team partypoker netted large scores. Day “daykotoviezy” Kotoviezy was the runner-up in the $215 KO Series #02-: $300K Gtd 8-Max for $24,018. Roberto “R_Romanello” Romanello was another second-place finisher, the Welshman finished as the bridesmaid in the $215 KO Series #01-H: $200K Gtd 8-Max for $17,747.
Jaime Staples of Team Online was the player who will remember Day 1 of KO series the most as he bagged his biggest-ever online prize.
- Events completed: 26
- Events remaining: 257
- Prize money awarded: $5,101,918
$30M Gtd KO Series Day 1 Recap
KO Series #03-HR: $750K Gtd 8-Max
- Buy-in: $2,100
- Entries: 339
- Prize pool: $750,000
- ITM: 48
Team Online’s Jaime “jaimestaples” Staples secured the largest online poker tournament cash of his career on Day 1 of KO Series. Staples was streaming his play on his popular Twitch channel and put together a deep run in the $2,100 KO Series #03-HR: $750K Gtd 8-Max event.
The Canadian was guaranteed at least $8,015 plus his bounty payments by the time the eight-handed final table was reached. This prize increased when “Doggidog” busted in eighth-place.
“PhatToad” was the next to fall, their seventh-place ext netting them $10,988 plus an impressive $15,782 worth of bounties. “NowNowNow” then busted in sixth-place for $15,815 plus $11,172 to ensure Staples would win his biggest online cash.
Then came a sick hand to send Staples to the rail. With blinds of 50,000/100,000/12,500a, “WorshipMe_7” moved all in from the button for 6,211,492. Staples called off his 2,716,076 stack from the small blind with and the big blind folded. WorshipMe_7 turned over and Staples looked set for a double-up. That was until the board ran to improve WorshipMe_7 to an unlikely straight, resigning Staples to a $21,31 prize boosted by $13,945 from the bounty prize pool.
Staples can take some comfort in the fact Worship_Me7 put his chips to good use, eventually winning the tournament for $60,371 and $69,154 worth of bounties.
WorshipMe_7 defeated “Nicky_Larson90” heads-up for the title after “DonDaLong” and “Bijzettafel” crashed out in fourth and third-place respectively.
KO Series #02-SHR: $750K Gtd 8-Max
- Buy-in: $5,200
- Entries: 154
- Prize pool: $785,400
- ITM: 20
There was another near miss for a Team partypoker member in the $5,200 buy-in KO Series #02-SHR: $750K Gtd 8-Max event. A field of 154 competed for a slice of $785,400 with more than $160,000 going to the champion.
Russian superstar Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov was going great guns and reached the final table. “OmarBingo” and “pinnaclepoker” both exited early on to leave six players in the hunt for the top prize.
Filatov ran out of steam and busted in sixth-place, turning his $5,200 investment into $19,556 from the main prize pool and $11,700 worth of bounty payments. Filatov has been in incredible form for the best part of a year and is one to watch for the rest of the KO Series.
This tournament was eventually taken down by “Jackychannn” who fought their way to victory. First place was worth $67,972 and this was bolstered by $94,412 worth of bounties for a combined $162,384, an incredible prize. Shout-out to runner-up “Greenstone25” whose second-place finish saw their partypoker account swell by $67,895 plus $5,037.
KO Series #03-H: $750K Gtd 8-Max
- Buy-in: $320
- Entries: 1,831
- Prize pool: $750,000
- ITM: 248
“Spalekstar” was the star of the show in the KO Series #03-H: $750K Gtd 8-Max event, turning $320 into more than $85,000 which is nothing short of amazing. The champion came out on top of a 1,831 strong field to walk away with the $60,822 top prize and $25,278 from the bounty prize pool for a combined haul weighing in at $86,100.
The second-place prize was not to be sniffed at either with “Mr.Anderson71” securing a $60,729 main prize pool prize and $11,205 worth of bounties. In fact, all but one player added five-figures to the bankrolls.
We have to give a mention to seventh-place finisher “Alexis72” who won $9,143 from the bounty prize pool in addition to their $8,922 prize. Only the champion and runner-up managed to send more players to the rail, showing playing aggressively in PKO events can yield superb rewards.
$30M Gtd KO Series Day 1 Results
|KO Series #01-H: $200K Gtd 8-Max||NewNameNewLuck||$27,976|
|KO Series #01-M: $100K Gtd 8-Max||reactoonz1||$15,675|
|KO Series #01-L: $20K Gtd 8-Max||Sofia28062017||$3,550|
|KO Series #01-Mi: $5K Gtd 8-Max||ELProfesor10||$611|
|KO Series #02-SHR: $750K Gtd 8-Max||Jackychannnn||$162,384|
|KO Series #02-HR: $500K Gtd 8-Max||iplaypoker||$83,861|
|KO Series #02-H: $300K Gtd 8-Max||BRAER_71RUS||$41,710|
|KO Series #02-M: $125K Gtd 8-Max||Koos Roekeloos||$10,840|
|KO Series #02-L: $20K Gtd 8-Max||Apasqualotto||$1,920|
|KO Series #03-HR: $750K Gtd 8-Max||WorshipMe_7||$129,525|
|KO Series #03-H: $750K Gtd 8-Max||Spalekstar||$86,100|
|KO Series #03-M: $200K Gtd 8-Max||RogerioFederer||$22,602|
|KO Series #03-L: $40K Gtd 8-Max||DaEtoZhestko||$4,311|
|KO Series #03-Mi: $5K Gtd 8-Max||DonCzonson||$586|
|KO Series #04-HR: $150K Gtd PLO 6-Max||Str8_2Jail||$52,543|
|KO Series #04-H: $75K Gtd PLO 6-Max||Meiko87||$19,348|
|KO Series #04-M: $30K Gtd PLO 6-Max||PocketPasi99||$5,320|
|KO Series #04-L: $5K Gtd PLO 6-Max||Vallaton||$1,162|
|KO Series #05-HR: $300K Gtd 8-Max Fast||dartazzzz||$58,393|
|KO Series #05-H: $150K Gtd 8-Max Fast||IRa1se||$20,535|
|KO Series #05-M: $75K Gtd 8-Max Fast||oslik||$8,635|
|KO Series #05-L: $10K Gtd 8-Max Fast||savvik0s99||$1,380|
|KO Series #06-HR: $150K Gtd Mix-Max 8-6 Turbo||Van_Vian_Van||$26,872|
|KO Series #06-H: $50K Gtd Mix-Max 8-6 Hyper||leo.major||$7,266|
|KO Series #06-M: $20K Gtd Mix-Max 8-6 Hyper||DrRoachHeadily||$60,000|
|KO Series #06-Mi: $5K Gtd Mix-Max 8-6 Hyper||Zdravstvuite||$689|
$30M Gtd KO Series Day 2 Schedule
Day 2 of the $30 million guaranteed KO Series kicks off at 18:00 CEST on Monday 9th September and sees 16 events with combined guarantees of $1,310,500.
Huge value awaits in the $320 buy-in KO Series #08-H: $200K Gtd 6-Max at 20:00 CEST. Win your way into this massive event by playing out $5 KO Series SPINS or via the many satellites that start at only $0.22. More details of those satellites can be found here.
|18:00||KO Series #07-HR: $200K Gtd 8-Max||$530|
|18:00||KO Series #07-H: $150K Gtd 8-Max||$109|
|18:00||KO Series #07-M: $50K Gtd 8-Max||$33|
|18:00||KO Series #07-L: $10K Gtd 8-Max||$5.50|
|20:00||KO Series #08-HR: $300K Gtd 6-Max||$1,050|
|20:00||KO Series #08-H: $200K Gtd 6-Max||$320|
|20:00||KO Series #08-M: $100K Gtd 6-Max||$55|
|20:00||KO Series #08-L: $25K Gtd 6-Max||$11|
|20:00||KO Series #08-Mi: $5K Gtd 6-Max||$2.20|
|20:30||KO Series #09-HR: $40K Gtd PLO 6-Max||$530|
|20:30||KO Series #09-H: $15K Gtd PLO 6-Max||$109|
|20:30||KO Series #09-L: $3K Gtd PLO 6-Max||$11|
|22:00||KO Series #10-HR: $100K Gtd PKO Battle Fast||$530|
|22:00||KO Series #10-H: $75K Gtd PKO Battle Fast||$109|
|22:00||KO Series #10-M: $30K Gtd PKO Battle Fast||$33|
|22:00||KO Series #10-L: $7.5K Gtd PKO Battle Fast||$5.50|
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