WPT Global KO Series Main Events Overlay by $40,000

04 Mar 2024
Jonathan Raab 04 Mar 2024
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  • WPT Global's KO Series Concludes with Overlays in both main events
  • $22 Mini Main Event Misses $75,000 guarantee by $13,000
  • $220 Main Event Misses $250,000 guarantee by $27,200
  • 100% of MTT rake returned in March
KO Series Main Event and Mini Main Event Overlay
The first series dedicated to bounty tournaments has now concluded at WPT Global. The KO Series was a short online festival which ran for just eight days, with $2m in prize pool guarantees, including $250,000 assured for its $220 main event and $75,000 for the lower priced $22 mini main event. 

As highlighted last Friday on PokerWired’s weekend Overlay Alert, these phase tournaments had an extremely high likelihood of overlaying and both did indeed miss their guarantees by a considerable amount. The total overlay from both main events waas $40,100.

Saturday’s Mini Main Event had been underperforming in its starting days and despite a surge of interest in the last few phase 1s, participation fell short by in the region of 650 players, producing an overlay of circa $13,000. In total the event had 3,100 entries but required 3,750 to meet its $75,000 guarantee. Of the 532 players who made it to the second phase, 470 made the prize money.

The KO Series Main Event had a $220 buy-in and a $250,000 guarantee, which required 1,250 players to be met. The remaining weekend starting days of this event also saw an increase in participation, however it was not enough to get the headline event over the ‘noverlay’ line. With 1,114 entries across all the starting days, the event missed its guarantee by $27,200. While this is a bigger overlay than the Mini Main Even experienced, it represented an overlay of 11%, which was not as big as the 17% overlay of the junior tournament.

Results of other tournaments on the festival schedule are not yet known, but several other tournaments also fell short of their prize pool guarantees.

Daily Escalator Schedule

The two KO Series Main Events produced a combined overlay of $40,200 and while value hunters may now be sad that the series is over, there’s still plenty of value to be found on the site, as many regular tournaments and live event satellites on WPT Global are posting overlays on a regular basis. They even have three daily ‘escalator’ tournaments that almost always miss their guarantees and if they do make it, they increase the guarantee by 10% from then on.

Start TimeBuy-InTournamentGuarantee When Promo Started (July 2023)Current Guarantee (February 2024)
2pm (UK) Daily$55Lucky Escalator PKO$5,000$18,150
8pm (UK) Daily$22Daily Escalator Turbo$2,000$5,000
12.30am (UK) Daily$110Nightly Escalator PKO$5,000$20,000
9pm (UK) Sundays$110Sunday Slam$50,000$66,550
9.10pm (UK) Sundays$330Grand Slam$20,000$40,000
9.20pm (UK) Sundays$11Mini Slam$8,888$10,000

MTT Rake Returned in March on WPT Global

And value hunters will also be pleased to know that there is a great offer from WPT Global running throughout March, which eliminates mtt rake entirely. All multi-table tournament rake collected in March will be returned to players via three big money freerolls that will be held soon after the end of the month. Players can gain entry by playing a minimum number of tournaments on the site. Last week we published full details of this offer and how to participate

If you want to experience 100% rakeback on MTTs in March, you’ll need a WPT Global account. If you haven’t yet got one and you live in en eligible country, you will also receive a matched first deposit bonus of up to $1,200.

follow these steps to quickly and easily get started:

  1. Use the links on this page to visit the official WPT Global website
  2. Download the WPT Global app to your computer or mobile device
  3. If you are registering for the first time, use WPT Global promo code NEWBONUS to get the poker room's biggest available bonus.
  4. Make your first deposit and get your welcome bonus.
  5. Play MTTS and claim you seats in $600,000 worth of freerolls.

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