Dive in to the partypoker Grand Prix KO Summer Series
As far as getting the most out of sports and pastimes is concerned, online poker is the ultimate year-round gift that keeps on giving. There are prolonged end-of-season breaks and frustrating withdrawal symptoms for poker fans. When Carole King penned the classic Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall over half a century ago, she was ahead of her years in describing the world of online poker, because whatever the season, as a poker player you’ve got a friend (see what we did there?) in the likes of partypoker, who never fail to deliver by serving up a veritable feast of tournaments to savour.
Their latest offering is the Grand Prix KO Summer Series - and it’s simply too good to miss, whether you’re a tournament veteran or looking to broaden your poker horizons. Running from August 11 to August 29, this sizzling summer series is guaranteed to provide a white-hot atmosphere to rival what has thus far been record-breaking weather for many.
And it’s not just edge-of-the-seat action that’s a sure thing from partypoker - the nosebleed level of the money up for grabs is a given, too, with guaranteed prize pools on offer as high as a very tasty $500,000.
Furthermore, partypoker’s everyman ethos shines through in the shape of bankroll-friendly buy-ins that range from $5.50 to $320, as well as ludicrously cheap satellites (see below). Each of the featured events has several Day 1 slots that enable the top 15% to battle through to Day 2 which, in turn, is enough to earn a prize for your efforts.
The accessibility of the partypoker Grand Prix KO Summer Series is highlighted by the curtain-raiser, a $3.30 Mini Opener to accompany the $33 Opener. The prize pools in these tantalising festival tasters are guaranteed at $15,000 and $75,000 respectively.
$500,000 Gtd Main Event
A nice touch of this Grand Prix KO Summer Edition is that it boasts two Main Events so that everyone has a chance of glory. Entrants in Event #05, the $109 buy-in $500,000 GTD Main Event, for example, will be looking to emulate Augusto Hagen of Argentina, who won a total of $51,356 when taking down the Winter edition. Running in tandem with this tournament, the $11 Mini Main Event (which, like the $109 buy-in version, has a single re-entry, 12-level late registration format) is hardly aptly named if the guaranteed prize pool is anything to go by - the great value $11 buy-in gives you a shot at a $100,000 prize pool!
And there’s more…
If your poker appetite isn’t already suitably whetted, there’s plenty more juicy action (and prize money) to stick your proverbial teeth into. This includes a $215 buy-in $200,000 Gtd 6-Max Championship and a $320 buy-in $250,000 Gtd 7-Max High Roller. The Super 50 and Super 5 events, meanwhile, with respective buy-ins of $55 and $5, are expected to once again prove very popular, not least because value-seekers can aim for a share of the $150,000 and $30,000 guaranteed payouts.
Grand Prix KO Summer Edition Schedule
|Aug 11-15||#01 Opener||$75,000||$33|
|Aug 11-15||#02 Mini Opener||$15,000||$3.30|
|Aug 11-18||#03 6-Max Championship||$200,000||$215|
|Aug 11-18||#04 Mini 6-Max Championship||$75,000||$22|
|Aug 11-29||#05 Main Event||$500,000||$109|
|Aug 11-29||#06 Mini Main Event||$100,000||$11|
|Aug 13-22||#07 7-Max High Roller||$250,000||$320|
|Aug 15-22||#08 Super 50||$150,000||$55|
|Aug 15-22||#09 Super 5||$30,000||$5.50|
|Aug 18-25||#10 7-Max Championship||$200,000||$215|
|Aug 19-25||#11 Mini 7-Max Championship||$75,000||$22|
|Aug 22-29||#12 6-Max High Roller||$200,000||$320|
|Aug 22-29||#13 Closer||$100,000||$33|
|Aug 23-29||#14 Mini Opener||$20,000||$3.30|
Poker for all: Satellites from $0.01
Pennies could literally be turned into life-changing sums in this Grand Prix KO Summer Edition, thanks to partypoker laying on countless satellites to big money events - whatever the size of your bankroll, your quest for poker fame and fortune could begin via the famous $0.01 buy-in centrolls! Many successful poker careers began via the cheap-as-chips satellite route, so there’s no excuse not to take advantage of such opportunities this time around.
So, there you have it… Some things are simply unmissable, and any poker fan from the would-be GOAT on the sofa decked out in baseball cap and shades to the veteran tournament grinder might well want to keep their diary free and dive into the much-anticipated action promised by partypoker’s Grand Prix KO Summer Series.
Have fun, and good luck at the tables!