We crowned 16 more champions on Day 2 of the $30 million guaranteed KO Series and paid out another $1,507,656. There was another near-miss for a member of Team Online, this time Matt Staples came agonisingly close to claiming a title.

It was only yesterday that Matt’s brother Jaime Staples fell short of a victory. Jaime finished fifth in the KO Series #03-HR: $750K Gtd 8-Max for a career-best $35,276. It would have been more had it not been for Jaime’s king’s being cracked by ace-eight courtesy of an unlikely straight.

This score by Matt secured him his second-best online poker tournament prize. Let’s check out what he won.

  • Events completed: 42
  • Events remaining: 241
  • Prize money awarded: $6,609,574

$30M Gtd KO Series Day 2 Recap

KO Series #08-H: $200K Gtd 6-Max

  • Buy-in: $320
  • Entries: 868
  • Prize pool: $267,344
  • ITM: 120

The KO Series #08-H: $200K Gtd 6-Max event saw 868 players create a prize pool weighing in at $267,344 and Matt “MatthewStaples” Staples almost walked away with the lion’s share of that sum.

Half the prize pool was put on the heads of each entrant, with the remaining 50% being shared among the top 120 finishers.

By the time the final table was set, everyone was guaranteed $4,192 plus more than $1,200 worth of bounties. “FlipsMilionario” busted in sixth-place and scooped a combined $7,405 for their $320 investment.

Fifth-place and $8,714 went to “mostri” before “El_Cucuy” fell in fourth-place for $9,255 plus an additional bounty payment of $4,109. The penultimate elimination was that of “MoStack” in third-place, they walked away with $13,244 plus $1,244 worth of bounties.

Staples found himself heads-up with the aptly named “BountyBuilder”. With blinds of 175,000/350,000/43,500a, BountyBuilder opened to 1,225,000. Staples reacted with an all in bet of 10,992,732 holding . His opponent called with . The board ran to bust Staples in second-place for a $25,773 haul, leaving BountyBuilder to collect a total of $36,562.

Staples took the beat like a true champion, exclaiming BountyBuilder was a “sun runner” highlighting how well they ran in the tournament. Congratulations to everyone who banked some cash from this exciting event.

Place Player Prize Bounties
1 BountyBuilder $17,812 $18,750
2 MatthewStaples $17,786 $7,987
3 MoStack $13,244 $1,244
4 El_Cucuy $9,255 $4,109
5 mostri $6,132 $2,582
6 FlipsMilionario $4,192 $3,213

KO Series #08-HR: $300K Gtd 6-Max

  • Buy-in: $1,050
  • Entries: 294
  • Prize pool: $300,000
  • ITM: 36

KO Series #08-HR: $300K Gtd 6-Max, which had a buy-in of $1,050, awarded some big prizes. Some 294 players took to the partypoker felt and it was “TheRealRondo” who outlasted them all.

TheRealRondo got their hands on $59,076, made up of the $24,287 top prize and $34,789 from the bounty prize pool. It was “moooi” who was the tournament’s runner-up, a finish worth $24,257 for finishing second and $7,383 worth of bounties.

Earlier at the final table, “Brachiosaurus” lost their tournament life in sixth-place for $9,924 in total. “No_No_No” saying yes yes yes to the $15,189 they collected for a fifth-place exit. “Z.BeebleBrox” busted in fourth spot for $18,010 while “SonOfPunt” collected $20,766 after falling in third-place.

Place Player Prize Bounties
1 TheRealRondo $24,287 $34,789
2 moooi $24,257 $7,383
3 SonOfPunt $17,508 $3,258
4 Z.BeebleBrox $12,733 $5,277
5 No_No_No $8,754 $6,435
6 Brachiosaurus $6,366 $3,558

KO Series #09-H: $15K Gtd PLO 6-Max

  • Buy-in: $109
  • Entries: 246
  • Prize pool: $25,584
  • ITM: 30

“Meiko87” proved themselves to be one hell of a PLO player by taking down the KO Series #09-H: $15K Gtd PLO 6-Max event. This happened only one day after winning the KO Series #04-H: $75K Gtd PLO 6-Max for $19,348.

This latest victory saw Meiko87 become our first double winner of the series and came with a combined prize weighing in at $5,597. Meiko87 defeated “ddccc” heads-up for their second title in as many days, the runner-up having to settle for $2,904.

The first casualty of the final table was “safehands73” who scooped $557 plus $320 from the bounty prize pool. They were joined on the rail by “u23hs88” and “luckyriver23” who padded their partypoker bankrolls with scores of $1,154 and $1,453 respectively.

Third-place went to “GarryGoodcalson” who won $1,535 from the main prize pool and $580 worth of bounty payments.

Place Player Prize Bounties
1 Meiko87 $2,161 $3,436
2 ddccc $2,159 $745
3 GarryGoodvalson $1,535 $580
4 luckyriver23 $1,122 $331
5 ut23hs88 $836 $318
6 safehands73 $557 $320

$30M Gtd KO Series Day 2 Results

Event Champion Total prize
KO Series #07-HR: $200K Gtd 8-Max Lavrentiy11116 $35,416
KO Series #07-H: $150K Gtd 8-Max honig_im_haar $19,269
KO Series #07-M: $50K Gtd 8-Max HumbleAsPuck $8,220
KO Series #07-L: $10K Gtd 8-Max Lypsilon $1,586
KO Series #08-HR: $300K Gtd 6-Max TheRealRondo $59,076
KO Series #08-H: $200K Gtd 6-Max BountyBuilder $36,562
KO Series #08-M: $100K Gtd 6-Max Siewas1 $12,314
KO Series #08-L: $25K Gtd 6-Max NoHudNoMoney $2,439
KO Series #08-Mi: $5K Gtd 6-Max Eses55 $542
KO Series #09-HR: $400K Gtd PLO 6-Max SonOfDad $16,255
KO Series #09-H: $15K Gtd PLO 6-Max Meiko87 $5,624
KO Series #09-L: $3K Gtd PLO 6-Max JeanRoberts53s $837
KO Series #10-HR: $100K Gtd PKO Battle Fast El_Cucuy $23,293
KO Series #10-H: $75K Gtd PKO Battle Fast m0rd1sc0 $11,942
KO Series #10-M: $30K Gtd PKO Battle Fast FiNAL BOSS $5,359
KO Series #10-L: $7.5K Gtd PKO Battle Fast svereri $1,013

$30M Gtd KO Series Day 3 Schedule

Day 3 of the $30 million guaranteed KO Series kicks off at 18:00 CEST on Tuesday 10th September. Eighteen events with combined guarantees of $1,977,500 await.

Huge value awaits in the $320 buy-in KO Series #12-H: $250K Gtd 8-Max at 20:00 CEST. Win your way into this massive event by playing out $5 KO Series SPINS or via the many satellites that start at only $0.22. Find more details of those satellites here.

Time (CET) Event Buy-in
18:00 KO Series #11-HR: $250K Gtd 6-Max $530
18:00 KO Series #11-H: $2000K Gtd 6-Max $109
18:00 KO Series #11-M: $50K Gtd 6-Max $33
18:00 KO Series #11-L: $10K Gtd 6-Max $5.50
20:00 KO Series #12-HR: $500K Gtd 8-Max $2,100
20:00 KO Series #12-H: $250K Gtd 8-Max $320
20:00 KO Series #12-M: $100K Gtd 8-Max $55
20:00 KO Series #12-L: $25K Gtd 8-Max $11
20:00 KO Series #12-Mi: $5K Gtd 8-Max $2.20
20:30 KO Series #13-HR: $75K Gtd PLO 6-Max $1,050
20:30 KO Series #13-H: $40K Gtd PLO 6-Max $215
20:30 KO Series #13-M: $10K Gtd PLO 6-Max $33
20:30 KO Series #13-L: $2.5K Gtd PLO 6-Max $5.50
22:00 KO Series #14-HR: $200K Gtd 8-Max Fast $530
22:00 KO Series #14-H: $100K Gtd 8-Max Fast $109
22:00 KO Series #14-M: $50K Gtd 8-Max Fast $33
22:00 KO Series #14-L: $10K Gtd 8-Max Fast $5.50
00:00 KO Series #15-HR: $100K Gtd 8-Max Turbo $530

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