Even professional poker players try to maximise their return on investment (ROI) by playing satellites to higher buy-in tournaments. That includes Team partypoker’s Louise “lou045” Butler who won a $530 KO Series ticket from a $44 buy-in satellite before going on to finish fifth in the target event.

We paid out another $2,010,158 across 14 events on Day 12 of the KO Series, here are the biggest wins and stories.

$30M Gtd KO Series: The Story So Far

Events completed: 178
Events remaining: 49
Total prize money awarded: $28,783,871

$30M Gtd KO Series Day 12 Recap

KO Series #44-HR: $100K Gtd 8-Max

Buy-in: $530
Entries: 191
Prize pool: $100,000
Places paid: 24

Team partypoker’s Louise “lou045” Butler turned her $44 satellite ticket into more than $4,500 by navigating her way to the final table of the $530 buy-in KO Series #44-HR: $100K Gtd 8-Max event.

Butler’s impressive run came to an end with a fifth place finish that saw her secure a $3,084 prize from the main prize pool plus an additional $1,427 from the bounty prize pool.

The eventual winner was the Austrian star known as “SchelampigaUhu”. The Austrian turned their $530 into more than $18,500 made up of the $8,459 first place prize and $10,110 worth of bounties, including that on the head of runner-up “Curvez” of Sweden who walked way with more than $12,500 for their second place finish.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 SchelampigaUhu Austria $8,459 $10,110
2 Curvez Sweden $8,449 $4,261
3 Babypolarbear Ukraine $6,168 $2,469
4 GettinDaize Costa Rica $4,413 $1,722
5 lou045 Ireland $3,084 $1,427
6 WASH_MY_WILLY Mexico $2,392 $1,616
7 WWWpartyC0M Canada $1,861 $1,673
8 AndrzejDuda Poland $1,462 $1,181

KO Series #42-HR: $500K Gtd 8-Max

Buy-in: $2,100
Entries: 232
Prize pool: $500,000
Places paid: 32

The biggest prize of the day went to Uruguay’s “mbtremendo” who took down the $2,100 buy-in KO Series #42-HR: $500K Gtd 8-Max event for more than $100,000. The Uruguayan banked the $41,337 top prize after defeating “savageplenty” of Bulgaria heads-up. Our champion boosted their top prize with $58,882 worth of bounty payments for a total score worth $100,219.

Nobody at the eight-handed final table won less than $10,500 thanks to the huge bounties involved. Our bounties are larger than most, as a rule, as we do not charge any rake on the bounty element of the buy-in; this also makes our overall rake lower and our PKO events better value.

Shout out to Brazil’s “n1ceFTW” who finished fourth for $21,772 plus $7,021 having already won a KO Series event.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 mbtremendo Uruguay $41,337 $58,882
2 StillTrying Brazil $41,285 $26,135
3 savageplenty Bulgaria $29,448 $9,909
4 n1ceFTW Brazil $21,772 $7,021
5 WASH_MY_WILLY Mexico $15,352 $8,235
6 BigPescado69 United Kingdom $11,723 $6,365
7 georgeza United Kingdom $8,653 $7,809
8 its_showtime Malta $6,420 $4,331

KO Series #42-H: $250K Gtd 8-Max

Buy-in: $320
Entries: 955
Prize pool: $294,140
Places paid: 120

The $250,000 advertised guarantee of the KO Series #42-H: $250K Gtd 8-Max event was smashed as 955 players bought in for $320 and created a $294,140 prize pool.

Argentina’s “Nemesis_25” was top dog in this event, coming out on top for a $19,715 first place prize and a $15,957 bounty payment. The Argentinian defeated “Fedex18” heads-up fr the title, resigning the runner-up to $19,686 plus $3,408 from the bounty prize pool.

It was a tough final table with two of Sweden’s top players making their way to it. “Algorhytm” fell in eighth place for a combined prize worth more than $5,200 and KO Series champion “HellmuthTheGr8” busted in fourth place for $8,839 plus $896 worth of bounties.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties
1 Nemesis_25 Argentina $19,715 $15,957
2 Fedex18 United Kingdom $19,686 $3,408
3 Durdyyy Russia $13,117 $943
4 HellmuthTheGr8 Sweden $8,839 $896
5 Sponix92 United Kingdom $6,235 $7,260
6 SupermanTY22 United Kingdom $4,467 $3,398
7 flipeta94 Brazil $3,157 $5,570
8 Algorhytm Sweden $2,194 $3,150

$30M Gtd KO Series Day 12 Results

Event Champion Prize Bounties
KO Series #41-HR: $250K Gtd 8-Max ACHSO8000 $18,761 $22,115
KO Series #41-H: $00K Gtd 8-Max PorcaMizeria $13,081 $8,329
KO Series #41-M: $50K Gtd 8-Max Nikitos2308 $4,598 $5,365
KO Series #41-L: $10K Gtd 8-Max AALIMANIAA $706 $452
KO Series #42-HR: $500K Gtd 8-Max mbtremendo $41,337 $58,882
KO Series #42-H: $250K Gtd 8-Max Nemesis_25 $19,715 $15,957
KO Series #42-M: $100K Gtd 8-Max diorama86 $7,960 $4,893
KO Series #42-L: $30K Gtd 8-Max Vseslavec $1,803 $1,677
KO Series #42-Mi: $5K Gtd 8-Max TRCamargo $387 $222
KO Series #43-HR: $200K Gtd 8-Max Fast PokeyB_RedBaron $17,170 $25,967
KO Series #43-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max Fast AndreshhParty94 $7,388 $8,459
KO Series #43-M: $50K Gtd 8-Max Fast P4SSm3ThEB00ty $3,624 $3,502
KO Series #43-L: $10K Gtd 8-Max Fast Seteporcento $722 $416
KO Series #44-HR: $100K Gtd 8-Max Turbo SchelampigaUhu $8,459 $10,110

$30M Gtd KO Series Day 13 Schedule

The $30M Gtd KO Series Day 12 sees another 13 events, all on six-handed tables, take place that have combined guarantees weighing in at a massive $955,000. Check out the full Day 12 schedule below:

Time (CEST) Event Buy-in
18:00 KO Series #45-HR: $150K Gtd 6-Max $530
18:00 KO Series #45-H: $100K Gtd 6-Max $109
18:00 KO Series #45-M: $50K Gtd 6-Max $33
18:00 KO Series #45-L: $10K Gtd 6-Max $5.50
20:00 KO Series #46-HR: $200K Gtd 6-Max $2,100
20:00 KO Series #46-H: $150K Gtd 6-Max $320
20:00 KO Series #46-M: $75K Gtd 6-Max $55
20:00 KO Series #46-L: $30K Gtd 6-Max $11
20:00 KO Series #46-Mi: $5K Gtd 6-Max $2.20
22:00 KO Series #47-HR: $100K Gtd 6-Max Fast $1,050
22:00 KO Series #47-H: $75K Gtd 6-Max Fast $109
22:00 KO Series #47-M: $40K Gtd 6-Max Fast $33
22:00 KO Series #47-L: $10K Gtd 6-Max Fast $5.50

Reload Your Account and Grab a KO Series Ticket

For a limited time only, you can grab a KO Series satellite ticket when you reload your account using the following bons codes:

  • KOSERIES11 – Deposit $10 and receive a KO Series Phase Feeder ticket worth $11
  • KOSERIES22 – Deposit $20 and receive a KO Series satellite ticket worth $22
  • KOSERIES44 – Deposit $40 and receive a KO Series satellite ticket worth $44

KO Series SPINS

You can also SPINS your way to KO Series tickets in addition to playing in our KO Series satellites. These three-handed hyper-structured tournaments only cost $5 to buy into and pay out $10 or $20 in cash for the lower prize pool multipliers before gifting KO Series tickets worth between $33 and $5,200.

Multiplier Frequency in 1M Games 1st Place Prize
2 799,408 $10
4 159,011 $20
6.6 25,000 $33 KO Series ticket
11 10,000 $55 KO Series ticket
21.8 5,000 $109 KO Series ticket
64 1,000 $320 KO Series ticket
106 500 $530 KO Series ticket
210 50 $1,050 KO Series ticket
420 30 $2,100 KO Series ticket
1,040 1 $5,200 KO Series ticket

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