Partypoker gets ready to knock out Pokerstars
The tournament grid of the May events is getting denser and overgrown with new elements: the record-breaking SCOOP-2019 from Pokerstars will have to withstand serious competition from Partypoker and KO Series.
Even the exact coincidence of the start date of the poker series from competing rooms transparently hints at the antagonism and confrontation between the Stars and the Party for each player (for every cent of the rake).
KO Series at Partypoker
The battles of the first tournament poker series in Omaha in the history of party poker have not yet died down, when it is being replaced by another pleasantness for MTT grinders. The series with a total guarantee of $ 30,000,000, although inferior to the prize money from Pokerstars for SCOOP-2019, has its own competitive advantages. The most discerning readers have already realized that this is a progressive knockout format that is gaining momentum. Absolutely all tournaments of the partypoker series will be dedicated to knockout. Everything is traditional - half of the buy-in to the prize pool, half is assigned to your head. Knocked out an opponent - received a guaranteed amount for his departure, but the sight on your back also becomes clearer and more attractive for each enemy who was eliminated by your efforts. Partypoker has traditionally studied the recent experience of Pokerstars in hosting the largest Sunday poker tournaments in the KO format and modified it for himself.
"KO Series" will start on May 12 and will run until May 26. Among the huge number of tournaments offered, more than 20 events stand out, available even for players of very low limits (the entry fee is only $ 2.2). Provides a series and high roller tournaments with a $ 5200 buy-in and a $ 1,000,000 guarantee. The main event of the Partypoker tournament series will be held on May 26, where everyone will have the opportunity to compete for the poker crown in a tournament with a $ 2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The schedule of the most expensive tournaments is attached below:
KO Spins - an alternative way to get into the KO Series
Following a long tradition, Partypoker has prudently launched separate spin and go tournaments, allowing you to qualify for the most expensive and major events of the series without having to fork out heavily, pouring in sky-high buy-ins. For only $ 5, the player can (with a good coincidence) win a ticket to the KO Series in spins, costing from $ 33 to $ 5200. Special spins are already available in the Partypoker client lobby and will remain so until the late registration of the Main Event on May 26th.
Both in Spins and directly during participation in the tournament series itself, you will absolutely need to correctly assess the potential of your starting hands and make informed decisions about the need to fold a hand or go all-in. SNG Wizard 3 has long been recognized as the best tool for developing an intuitive understanding of push-fold. For decades, this poker program has forged the best representatives of the CIS and MTT disciplines. For convenient multi-tabling (and without it, it will be extremely difficult to get through the spins), we recommend another poker software in the face of PartyCaption. It has a completely unlimited trial period of 30 days, although it will dispel your doubts about the advisability of purchasing it in the first 30 minutes of use.
Also, from the very beginning of the tournament it is very important to know who is playing at the table with you - hard-core tournament fighters who will not give you any extra chips or frivolous amateurs who are ready to give you their stack at the first opportunity. The services Sharkscope and Tournament Shark are the best suited for this - the mandatory attributes of any tournament player who expects not only to wait until the prizes, but also to win a really serious amount. And the series of books "Winning Poker Tournaments" will teach you the art of winning over opponents even in the most difficult and powerful tournaments.
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