BetOnline King of the Ring PKO Series Underway
Have you played yet? Have you checked it out?
BetOnline and Sportsbetting.ag teamed up to run a diverse and exciting online poker tournament series called King of the Ring. All PKOs, all the time. And it kicked off this weekend…on Valentine’s Day. No worries if you missed the kickoff, though, as it runs through February 28
The series offers $1M in guarantees, along with buy-ins for every player, from $0.52 to $525. There are also leaderboards – one for the entire series and one each for Featherweight, Lightweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight buy-in categories.
Enough with the teasers; let’s get to the details.
The King of the Ring Tournament Series is one consisting of all progressive knockout online poker tournaments, best known as PKOs. These are events in which half of the buy-ins go into the prize pool and the other half become bounties. Each time you knock one player out of the tournament, you take half of their bounty. The other half goes to the bounty on your own head.
Some players get more aggressive, as every knockout means more cash.
In addition, the PKOs on BetOnline and Sportsbetting.ag take no rake on the bounty part of the buy-in.
This King of the Ring series is the biggest one to date, featuring $1M in guarantees over the course of the February 14-28 schedule. There are 107 tournaments in total, with six to 10 events each day.
You’ll ❤️ our ‘King of the Ring’ poker tournament series!
— SportsBetting.ag (@SportsBettingAG) February 14, 2021
King of the Ring Highlights
Every day of the series offers something for every level of player. Sundays, however, are always the biggest day of the tournament week. Check out this lineup for next Sunday, February 21:
–Event 49 at 12:30pm: $215 buy-in NLHE ($20K GTD)
–Event 50 at 1:30pm: $22 NLHE ($20K GTD)
–Event 51 at 1:45pm: $0.55 NLHE ($500 GTD)
–Event 52 at 2:15pm: $525 NLHE ($25K GTD)
–Event 53 at 3:30pm: $55 NLHE ($40K GTD)
–Event 54 at 4:30pm: $10.50 PLO-8 Hyper-Turbo ($500 GTD)
–Event 55 at 5:15pm: $109 NLHE ($25K GTD)
–Event 56 at 5:45pm: $1.05 NLHE Hyper-Turbo ($200 GTD)
–Event 57 at 6:30pm: $11 NLHE ($4K GTD)
–Event 58 at 7:30pm: $31.50 NLHE Turbo ($5K GTD)
All times listed above are Eastern.
Also, note that we call them events, but BetOnline calls them rounds. Players can find more details, such as the separated buy-in/KO amounts and the tournament fees listed on the official and complete tournament schedule.
For the last day of the series, there are eight tournaments, four of which will be Main Events, one for each division. That day’s lineup is as follows, with the Main Events highlighted:
–Event 100 at 1:00pm: $11 NLHE Lightweight Main Event ($20K GTD)
–Event 101 at 1:30pm: $55 NLHE Middleweight Main Event ($75K GTD)
–Event 102 at 2:00pm: $215 NLHE Heavyweight Main Event ($100K GTD)
–Event 103 at 3:00pm: $2.20 NLHE Featherweight Main Event ($4K GTD)
–Event 104 at 4:30pm: $525 NLHE ($25K GTD)
–Event 105 at 5:15pm: $55 PLO-8 ($5K GTD)
–Event 106 at 6:30pm: $104.50 PLO Hyper-Turbo ($5K GTD)
–Event 107 at 8:00pm: $21 NLHE Hyper-Turbo ($6K GTD)
The importance of the four divisions of the series is the leaderboard competitions for each. Not only will each division reward the top players, the four highest-ranking in each division will receive a ticket to a $2,500 freeroll set for Sunday, March 7. It will play out in a 4-max SNG format.
The Featherweight Leaderboard tracks players in tournament with buy-ins from $0 to $4.99. It will distribute $1K among the top 41 finishers in this way:
-1st place: $100 + entry to KOTR (King of the Ring) finale
-2nd place: $80
-3rd place: $75
-4th place: $70
-5th place: $65
-6th place: $60
-7th place: $55
-8th place: $45
-9th place: $40
-10th place: $35
-11th – 13th places: $25 each
-14th – 16th places: $20 each
-17th – 19th places: $17.50 each
-20th – 22nd places: $15 each
-23rd – 25th places: $12.50 each
-26th – 30th places: $10 each
-31st – 41st places: $5 each
The Lightweight Leaderboard is for players competing in tournaments with buy-ins from $5 to $19.99. Out of the $1,500 in cash available, players can win in this way:
-1st place: $150 + entry to KOTR (King of the Ring) finale
-2nd place: $120
-3rd place: $112.50
-4th place: $105
-5th place: $97.50
-6th place: $90
-7th place: $82.50
-8th place: $67.50
-9th place: $60
-10th place: $52.50
-11th – 13th places: $37.50 each
-14th – 16th places: $30 each
-17th – 19th places: $26.25 each
-20th – 22nd places: $22.50 each
-23rd – 25th places: $18.75 each
-26th – 30th places: $15 each
-31st – 41st places: $7.50 each
Next up, the Middleweight Leaderboard will offer $2K in cash for the top 12 finishers in the category of buy-ins from $20 to $99.99.
-1st place: $200 + entry to KOTR (King of the Ring) finale
-2nd place: $350
-3rd place: $300
-4th place: $250
-5th place: $200
-6th place: $150
-7th place: $130
-8th place: $115
-9th place: $95
-10th place: $80
-11th place: $70
-12th place: $60
The Heavyweight Leaderboard offers up $3K in prizes for the top 10 finishers in events that required $100 by-ins and higher.
-1st place: $300 + entry to KOTR (King of the Ring) finale
-2nd place: $500
-3rd place: $450
-4th place: $400
-5th place: $350
-6th place: $250
-7th place: $225
-8th place: $200
-9th place: $175
-10th place: $150
The final payouts of the King of the Ring finale will be:
-1st place: $1,000
-2nd place: $700
-3rd place: $400
-4th place: $400