Many poker players like PartyPoker because of its progressive knockout events. The Grand Prix KO Summer Edition is going on and various players have won huge prizes. The series comprises 14 PKO tournaments with different buy-ins and guarantees.
The $109 buy-in Main Event has a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The first two opening tournaments took place and some of their players are interested in participating in other events in the series.
Grand Prix KO Summer No. 1 Opener's Final Table Results
The $75,000 guaranteed Opener had a $33 buy-in and it attracted 2,345 entrants who competed in different flights. But, 358 players advanced to Day 2 and were eligible for a min-cash for each bounty they got.
Only two players among the nine that reached the final table went home with a three-figure score. Magnus Thomsen got the biggest portion in the $75,000 pot after beating Piotr Drgas in a heads-up match.
Players' Prize Standings
- Magnus Thomsen from Denmark- a $8,313 total prize including $3,741 bounties and a $4,572 prize
- Piotr Drgas from the United Kingdom- a $6,474 total prize comprising $1,912 bounties and a $4,562 prize
- Romain Champy from the United Kingdom- a $3,329 total prize including $392 bounties and a $2,937 prize
- Vedat Cekic from Germany- a $2,828 total prize comprising $898 bounties and a $1,930 prize
- Rui Gonclaves from Malta-a $1,435 total prize including $130 bounties and a $1,305 prize
- Yue Wang from Ireland- a $1,458 total prize comprising $467 bounties and a $991 prize
- Georgi Mitev from Bulgaria- a $1,142 total prize including $426 bounties and a $716 prize
- Andras Frederiksberg from Faroe Islands- a $946 total prize comprising $379 bounties and a $576 prize
- Eduardo Franke from Brazil-a $749 total prize including $307 bounties and a $442 prize
Grand Prix KO Summer No. 2 Opener's Final Table Results
Oleksii Kotliar won the $3.30 buy-in $15,000 guaranteed Mini Opener after beating 3,571 opponents. PartyPoker added about $5,000 to its initial prize pool to hit the guarantee.
Guillermo Chena and Kotliar were the only players who got four-figure prizes. The former took home $1,164 after losing heads-up action to the latter.
Players' Prize Standings
- Oleksii Kotliar from Ukraine- a $1,551 total prize including $430 bounties and a $1,121 prize
- Guillermo Chena from Argentina- a $1,164 total prize comprising $48 bounties and a $1,116 prize
- Bruno Pombo from Ireland-a $840 total prize including $125 bounties and a $715 prize
- Indy Maes from Belgium-a $513 total prize comprising $44 bounties and a $469 prize
- Premsyl Specil from Czech Republic-a $412 total prize including $96 bounties and a $316 prize
- Khachatur Chnavayan from Georgia- a $413 total prize comprising $179 bounties and a $234 prize
- Georgios Balasis from Greece-a $196 total prize including $26 bounties and a $170 total prize
- Thoir Denikaev from Uzbekistan-a $151 total prize comprising $15 bounties and a $136 prize
- Dmitry Semiryak from Ukraine-a $134 total prize including $29 bounties and a $105 prize
Grand Prix KO Summer Edition Main Event's Schedule
The $109 edition will have a prize pool of at least $500,000 while the $11 Mini Main Event will have a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Both the Mini Main Event and Main Event will have several Day 1 players who will run several times daily up to August 29.
Players in Day 1 will have 100,000 chips and play blinds from level 400/800/100a. But the blinds will constantly increase after eight minutes in the $109 Main Event while those in the $11 Mini Main Event will increase after every seven minutes. The top 15 percent of players will advance to Day 2, August 29 having a min-cash guarantee.
- No.5 Main Event $500,000 guaranteed with $109 buy-ins- 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 10:30 pm, 12:00 am BST
- No. 6 Mini Main Event $100,000 guaranteed with $11 buy-ins-12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 10:30 pm, 12:00 am BST