Head over to partypoker from July 18 if progressive knockout tournaments are your forte because that is the date the $2.2 million guaranteed Grand Prix KO series gets off the ground.
The Grand Prix KO series runs from July 18 through August 2 and features 16 action-packed PKO events for you to get your teeth well and truly into. Firing up the partypoker tournament lobby reveals buy-ins for the Grand Prix KO events start at only $5.50 and build up to $530, meaning there is an event for everyone.
partypoker has pushed the boat out when it comes to adding value to these tournaments because some juicy guaranteed prize pools are waiting for you. They range from $15,000 to $500,000 (there is a trio of $500K guaranteed events). Tot up all the prize pools, and you arrive at a cool $2.2 million.
Grand Prix Knockout Series Schedule
|Start Date||End Date||Event||Buy-in||Guarantee|
|Sun 18 Jul||Mon 26 Jul||#01 Mini 6-Max||$5.50||$50,000|
|Sun 18 Jul||Mon 26 Jul||#02 6-Max||$55||$250,000|
|Sun 18 Jul||Mon 26 Jul||#03 6-Max High Roller||$530||$500,000|
|Sun 18 Jul||Sun 18 Jul||#04 7-Max Turbo||$215||$50,000|
|Sun 18 Jul||Sun 18 Jul||#05 Mini 7-Max Turbo||$22||$20,000|
|Sun 25 Jul||Mon 2 Aug||#06 Mini Main Event||$11||$100,000|
|Sun 25 Jul||Mon 2 Aug||#07 Main Event||$109||$500,000|
|Sun 25 Jul||Sun 25 Jul||#08 7-Max Turbo||$215||$50,000|
|Sun 25 Jul||Sun 25 Jul||#09 Mini 7-Max Turbo||$22||$20,000|
|Mon 26 Jul||Mon 2 Aug||#10 High Roller||$530||$500,000|
|Mon 26 Jul||Mon 2 Aug||#11 Hyper||$320||$30,000|
|Mon 26 Jul||Mon 26 Jul||#12 Mini Hyper||$33||$15,000|
|Sun 1 Aug||Sun 1 Aug||#13 6-Max Turbo||$215||$50,000|
|Sun 1 Aug||Sun 1 Aug||#14 Mini 6-Max Turbo||$22||$20,000|
|Mon 2 Aug||Mon 2 Aug||#15 Hyper Finale||$320||$30,000|
|Mon 2 Aug||Mon 2 Aug||#16 Mini Hyper Finale||$33||$15,000|
July 18 sees the first five of the 16 scheduled events shuffle up and deal. Event #01 is the Grand Prix KO Mini 6-Max which only costs $5.50 to buy into yet features a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. There are dozens of Day 1s scheduled around the clock, making this tournament accessible to every partypoker player regardless of where in the world they reside.
You can play in as many Day 1s as you wish but can only take your largest stack through with you to the final day if you progress more than once. At $5.50 a pop and at least $50,000 waiting to be won, firing a few bullets is worthwhile.
Event #2 is the $55 buy-in edition of the 6-Max. It also has several flights running, which will help push the prize pool towards the chunky $250,000 guaranteed amount.
The other Grand Prix KO events on July 18 are the $530 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed High Roller, $215 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed 7-Max Turbo, and the $22 buy-in $20,000 guaranteed Mini 7-Max Turbo.
Value-Packed Main Events
While each of the 16 events looks amazing, two stand out in particular. The Mini Main Event is an $11 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed tournament that shuffles up and deals for the first time on July 25. That is the same date the $109 buy-in $500,000 guaranteed Grand Prix KO Main Event gets underway.
Expect plenty of satellites in the run-up to the bigger buy-in events, which give you the chance to turn a small investment into a potentially life-changing score.
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