From today, Party Poker is running added value satellites for its forthcoming KO Series plus offering an incentive to play KO Series Sit & Go Jackpot games.
Party Poker´s KO Series gets underway next Sunday (February 3rd) and, for the following two weeks, players will be competing for their share of $15 million in prize money over more than four hundred events divided into six buy-in categories. To help players qualify for higher buy-in events, Party Poker is hosting special “added value” satellites giving away more than $350,000 in KO Series entry tickets.
The added value satellites complement the existing satellite schedule and take place each day at 5:00pm and 9:00pm (all times GMT), except on Sundays when they will run at 3:00pm and 5:00pm. The number of added tickets varies according to the day of the week and the time of day – the most lucrative ones taking place during the peak hours of the weekend. For example, on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm there is an $11.00 buy-in added value satellite with fifty $109 KO Series tickets added to the prize pool.
How Added Value Satellites Differ from Regular Satellites
Although most Party Poker satellites offer a guaranteed number of tickets as prizes, the guarantee is calculated on the number of players likely to enter the satellite. So, if Party Poker thinks at least one hundred players will enter an $11.00 satellite, the site will guarantee ten $109 tickets as prizes. If more than one hundred players enter, the excess is allocated in further tickets or cash prizes.
With value-added satellites, Party Poker adds a fixed number of tickets to what would be generated by the buy-ins. For example, if two hundred players were to enter an $11.00 satellite with $109 tickets up for grabs, the buy-ins would generate twenty tickets and $20 in cash (for the player finishing in twenty-first place) as prizes. When fifty tickets are added to the prize pool, the top seventy players win.
The Added Value Satellite You Really Shouldn´t Miss
On Sunday February 17th Party Poker will be hosting a $55.00 buy-in added value satellite with fifty $530 tickets added to the prize pool. If you win one of the tickets, it will enable you to enter the $500,000 guaranteed KO Series Main Event later that day (don´t worry if the satellite overruns the start of the Main Event as it has nearly three hours of late registration).
If you don´t have $55.00 spare in your Party Poker account, the site is running feeder satellites around-the-clock starting at $5.50 and, if you pick the time to play a feeder satellite carefully (typically midweek, off-peak times), these can also represent added value due to being undersubscribed – i.e. they don´t attract as many entries as Party Poker thought they would when calculating the guarantee.
The KO Series Sit & Go Jackpot Promotion
In addition to the thousands of tickets being given away through the added value satellites, Party Poker is also running a KO Series Sit & Go Jackpot promotion with cash prizes and KO Series tickets up for grabs. The special three-handed, hyper-turbo games have a buy-in of $2.50 and award cash prizes of $5 or $10, or KO Series tickets ranging in value from $33 to $1,050.
As an incentive to players to take part in this promotion, Party Poker has stated that if you win a KO Series ticket via the Sit & Go Jackpot promotion, and you reach the final table of the tournament you use the ticket to enter, the site will double your payout. There are a few terms and conditions attached to this promotion, so make sure you read them first to avoid disappointment.
Going to be a Knockout Series, so Make Sure You Get Involved
With tournaments having up to six different buy-in levels, there is something in the KO Series to suit every bankroll. There is also a good range of formats from the very slow, deepstack games to the action packed hyper-turbo games. There are even some PL Omaha Progressive Knockout tournaments thrown in for good measure.
To get the maximum out of the series, it is a good idea to [isGeoAllowed room=”partypoker”]visit Party Poker[/isGeoAllowed][isNotGeoAllowed]visit Party Poker[/isNotGeoAllowed] before the series begins in order to build up a bank of tournament entry tickets. With the added value satellites and Sit & Go Jackpot games starting today, you have the opportunity to get ahead of the pack and take advantage of the KO Series promotions before everybody else finds out about them.