Are you ready to get a little rowdy? Want to finally get rewarded for your aggressiveness? Want to switch things up instead of your usual boring SNG? They you're in luck because the next four weeks will be all about Knock Outs! The latest promotion by PokerStars is Knock Out Poker, which you can play on either a mobile device or old-school desktop computer. These special tournaments split up the prize pool and you have two different ways to get a cut of the money. It definitely favors aggro players who pick off a lot of opponents early, yet dust off their stacks soon after. They will finally get rewarded by earning bounties for knocking out players, so you can earn money without actually cashing in the tournament. For more details, check out the KO home page.
Okay, you know the drill. Here's when I get lazy and cut&paste the press release from PokerStars because their PR department does such a kick ass job with writing concise press blasts!
POKERSTARS KNOCKOUT POKER... The tournament prize money will be split 50/50, with 50% going to the ‘normal' prize pool and the other 50% being awarded for ‘knockouts', with players winning a share every time they eliminate an opponent. The game will be quick, easy to pick up, and players will be able to win bounty prizes even if they don't win the overall tournament.
GAME FORMATS AVAILABLE... PokerStars Knockout Poker will initially be available in a variety of game formats, including:
- 24-player hyper-turbo SNG at $10 buy-in
- 6-player hyper-turbo SNG at $1.50, $3.50, and $7 buy-ins
- Scheduled MTTs will build upon PokerStars' already-extensive knockout tournament offering
- Game types and stake levels may be changed and expanded in response to player demand.
FIRST AND SECOND TIME DEPOSIT BONUS OFFERS... PokerStars will be promoting Knockout Poker actively to new players to help grow the game of poker. As part of this, PokerStars will offer enticing bonus offers for a player who makes their first and second deposits as part of this campaign. From April 22 to May 13, new players will be able to take advantage of this special deposit offer as such:
- A player who makes their first deposit for a minimum of $10 will receive over $10 in free PokerStars Knockout Poker tickets (7 x $1.50)
- A player who makes their second deposit for a minimum of $10 will also receive a further $10.50 in free PokerStars Knockout Poker tickets (7 x $1.50)
- Players will need to use the deposit bonus code ‘KO1' and ‘KO2' respectively.
In a recent poll, PokerStars wondered which pro would you like to knock out the most? Daniel Negreanu won hands down, but some interesting folks on the list like Hellmuth and Ivey, but other random people like Dan Bilzerian, Chris Moneymaker, Elky, and Liv Boeree. And then the Howard Lederer mention is hysterical because I think the most players would like to bust him from a tournament and then take him behind the shed afterwards!
Poll: Which player would you like to knock out the most?
- Daniel Negreanu 34%
- Phil Hellmuth 25%
- Phil Ivey 13%
- Chris Moneymaker 7%
- Dan Bilzerian 6%
- Liv Boeree 5%
- ElkY 4%
- Howard Lederer 3%
- Jason Somerville 2%
Watch the newest promo video and TV spot that will be featured in many European markets…