Progressive Knockout tournaments, or PKOs are action-packed tournaments where the more players you knock out, the more money you win! For every player you knock out you will win a cash prize, while your own bounty increases.
partypoker has removed the rake from the bounty element of Progressive Knockout (PKO) MTTs, meaning there is now even more money to be won for every player you knock out in these popular KO events. Because they don’t rake the bounty, all of the bounties are bigger, which means more money can be won by players. The prizepools for finishing in a placed position remain unchanged.
For example: $109 Progressive Knockout Multi Table Tournament ($109 PKO MTT)
Previously: $50 prizepool contribution, $50 KO contribution, $9 fee
Now: $50 prizepool contribution, $54 KO contribution, $5 fee
For ‘The Brawl’ tournaments this week:
- 50% of prize pool is paid out as normal
- 50% of prize pool is distributed across all players as “bounties”, so every player starts with the same bounty on their own head.
- When you KO a player, you bank 50% of their bounty, and the other 50% goes onto your own bounty, making your bounty bigger.
- If you win the tournament, you win 1st place prize pool, plus keep your own bounty.
Peter plays a £5.50 PKO tournament, of his entry £2.50 goes into the prize pool, £2.75 is the bounty on Peter’s head, £0.25 is the fee for entering the tournament.
Peter knocks out another player who also has a £2.75 bounty on his head, Peter banks $1.37, and Peter’s bounty increases to £4.13.
Peter gets knocked out by Dave – Dave banks £2.06 and Dave’s own bounty increases by the same amount.
By the end of the tournament, the bounties can be huge, in a 1000 entry £5.50 tournament, the bounties on the final 2 players will usually be in excess of £100 each, often much higher!