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888poker God of the Arena PKO Series - Over $1M Guaranteed!

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Posted on 03 April 2020 by "T".

888poker is starting April off with a big bang thanks to the return of the God of the Arena PKO Series, featuring 33 events and a $200,000 GTD Main Event!

With the success of last year's God of the Arena Progressive Knockout (PKO) Series, 888poker brings you once again their lucrative PKO tournament this month of April!

God of the Arena PKO Series 2020

  • Duration: From April 5 to 12, 2020
  • Tournaments: 33
  • Highlight: $109 buy-in, $200,000 GTD Main Event on April 12, 2020
Highlights for the series include the $109 buy-in, $150K GTD Tune Up on Sunday, April 5 and the $55 buy-in, $100K GTD Warm Up on Sunday, April 12. Also taking place on the final day of the series is the much-awaited Main Event, which costs $109 to enter and boasts a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Three Buy-ins - Regular, Mini & Late
On each day of the series, there will be a starting "Daily Kickoff" event at 15:15. These tournaments cost $44 to enter and offer a $15K GTD. From there, every day offers a tournament with regular, mini and late variations of each.

For example, the Main Event takes place at 18:00 while 30 minutes later the $33 buy-in, $50K GTD Mini Main Event gets underway. Then at 19:00, the $5.50 buy-in, $15K GTD Micro Main Event closes out the evening.

Each variation offers a different buy-in, so there's a tournament for everybody.

PKO Tournaments

In a PKO tourney, each player has a bounty on their head. PKO tournaments are quite different from regular knockout tournaments because instead of being fixed, a player's bounty goes up even more as they progress in the event. Every time a player knocks out an opponent, they shall receive a portion (usually 50%) of that eliminated player's bounty. The other portion is added to their own, thereby increasing their bounty as well.
Therefore it creates a whole new way of winning cash that only requires a slightly different playing style.

Martin Jacobson of Team888 leaves aspiring players one helpful strategy tip, "Find a good balance between playing aggressively enough to accumulate bounties without being too loose."

888poker ambassador Chris Moorman said you should avoid this common mistake at the PKO tables, "The number one mistake I see people make in [a] PKO MTT is bounty hunting too hard with awful hands when it will ruin their stack if they lose."

God of the Arena PKO Series 2020 - Schedule

Keep in mind that most, if not all, of these events have satellites where you can get your seat for a fraction of the direct buy-in.

Sunday, April 5 at 15:15 -- $44 buy-in PKO Series #1 - $15,000 Daily Kickoff
Sunday, April 5 at 18:00 -- $109 buy-in PKO Series #2 - $150,000 Tune Up
Sunday, April 5 at 18:00 -- $22 buy-in PKO Series #3 - $40,000 Mini Tune Up
Sunday, April 5 at 20:00 -- $55 buy-in PKO Series #4 - $30,000 Late Tune Up
Monday, April 6 at 15:15 -- $44 buy-in PKO Series #5 - $15,000 Daily Kickoff
Monday, April 6 at 18:00 -- $55 buy-in PKO Series #6 - $30,000 8-Max
Monday, April 6 at 18:00 -- $8.80 buy-in PKO Series #7 - $10,000 Mini 8-Max
Monday, April 6 at 20:00 -- $22 buy-in PKO Series #8 - $10,000 Late 8-Max
Tuesday, April 7 at 15:15 -- $44 buy-in PKO Series #9 - $15,000 Daily Kickoff
Tuesday, April 7 at 18:00 -- $109 buy-in PKO Series #10 - $40,000 9-Max
Tuesday, April 7 at 18:00 -- $16.50 buy-in PKO Series #11 - $20,000 Mini 9-Max
Tuesday, April 7 at 20:00 -- $55buy-in PKO Series #12 - $20,000 Late 9-Max
Wednesday, April 8 at 15:15 -- $44 buy-in PKO Series #13 - $15,000 Daily Kickoff
Wednesday, April 8 at 18:00 -- $109 buy-in PKO Series #14 - $40,000 8-Max
Wednesday, April 8 at 18:00 -- $16.50 buy-in PKO Series #15 - $20,000 Mini 8-Max
Wednesday, April 8 at 20:00 -- $33 buy-in PKO Series #16 - $15,000 Late 8-Max
Thursday, April 9 at 15:15 -- $44 buy-in PKO Series #17 - $15,000 Daily Kickoff
Thursday, April 9 at 18:00 -- $109 buy-in PKO Series #18 - $40,000 9-Max
Thursday, April 9 at 18:00 -- $16.50 PKO Series #19 - $20,000 Mini 9-Max
Thursday, April 9 at 20:00 -- $33 buy-in PKO Series #20 - $15,000 Late 9-Max
Friday, April 10 at 15:15 -- $44 buy-in PKO Series #21 - $15,000 Daily Kickoff
Friday, April 10 at 18:00 -- $55 buy-in PKO Series #22 - $20,000 Freezeout
Friday, April 10 at 18:00 -- $16.50 buy-in PKO Series #23 - $15,000 Mini Freezeout
Friday, April 10 at 20:00 -- $33 buy-in PKO Series #24 - $10,000 Late Freezeout
Saturday, April 11 at 15:15 -- $44 buy-in PKO Series #25 - $15,000 Daily Kickoff
Saturday, April 11 at 18:00 -- $109 buy-in PKO Series #26 - $30,000 6-Max
Saturday, April 11 at 18:00 -- $16.50 buy-in PKO Series #27 - $20,000 Mini 6-Max
Saturday, April 11 at 20:00 -- $55 buy-in PKO Series #28 - $15,000 Late 6-Max
Sunday, April 12 at 15:15 -- $44 buy-in PKO Series #29 - $15,000 Daily Kickoff
Sunday, April 12 at 16:00 -- $55 buy-in PKO Series #30 - $100,000 Warm Up
Sunday, April 12 at 18:00 -- $109 buy-in PKO Series #31 - $200,000 Main Event
Sunday, April 12 at 18:30 -- $33 buy-in PKO Series #32 - $50,000 Mini Main Event
Sunday, April 12 at 19:00 -- $5.50 buy-in PKO Series #33 - $15,000 Micro Main Event

We hope you run like a God of the Arena in the upcoming series.

As always, you can satellite your way in for as little as 1 cent via their online step satellites and qualifiers!

See you at the tables!



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 antonis32113/04/2020 18:29:02 GMT
Lol maragatero , you have to be carefull when youc lick the play game buttons , or else such surprises might come unexpectely sometimes , really disturbing and annoyning , it might destroy your bankroll .

Sometimes I open the Sunday Million lobby , on Sundays , to see how many registered , are playing , the action on some tables etc . I always have the fear I will press accidentally the play/register button and start playing it , with 109$ minus from my bankroll !!

I also have this fear fro other tournament lobbies when I open tjem , but especially for SM , the fear cannot be copared , lol Smile

Ofcourse on Stars , also i other poker rooms , it will ask you twice before registering you in a tournament , sng , or other game , that's very nice , it is a protective tool to save you from unwanted registration , very nice !!!!

Be carefull another time !!!
 CALICUL14/04/2020 12:55:35 GMT
Until the next God of the Arena PKO Series we can play The Dragon, Galaxy, Big Fish etc ... I haven't done anything good for me this time and i think it's good if i watch a video lesson with 888 poker offered. I like the room and i want some money of course.
 maragatero14/04/2020 23:28:45 GMT
Yes antonis321, I will try to pay attention... It´s something that was happened to me in other times, when I played in Coral poker. But there was not fair a bit, because they don´t confirm your register into a tourney with any message. So you only knows the error whe the tourney was started. Here was 100% my fault. What a KO!
 CALICUL15/04/2020 14:28:15 GMT
Today i played in two satellites and even though i made a few chips, i could not get a ticket for big fish. Those tournaments went into clinical death and have to play what's most interesting. A dreadful boredom occurs when players are few and no more register.
 maragatero16/04/2020 00:29:22 GMT
Despite the bad surprise when I discover my error, I did not have such a bad time. I was nervous in the starting of tournament, but then I relaxed a bit and try to make an effort. Is a real bad feelling, because I couldn´t play there by technical definition. I had accumulated $ 50 of bankroll in the weeks of isolation, with the freerolls. So, I never should have spent $ 11 in a buy-in!
 antonis32116/04/2020 17:22:49 GMT
maragatero , it can happen to everyone , it has happenned to me , it will happen eventually one day again in the future . That's why almost always I am very carefull when I open lobbies of tournaments when the late registration is not over and I don't want to play them , but just watch some tables . If I want to play a sat for a tourney , almost always I open the table before the game starts , if possible not from the tournament lobby , but from the main lobby of the poker room SmileThat way , the risk is being minimised , almost to zero Smile

Anyway , that ws a good series , now to the next one Smile 888 poker has always a nice series of games running , with very nice guarantee money . Ofcourse , there are the usual games and tournaments running every day every week , such as the BIG FISH tournaments , these days with bigger prizes and more value than before , very good and profitable choices Smile GL everyone Smile

 maragatero17/04/2020 12:16:21 GMT
Yes antonis321, I tried all the strategies. But sometimes, after months of be alert, a distracting moment maybe occur. And in a short time I losted my effort of week. At this tournament it buy for me the opportunity to confirm that fishes are in all the levels. I play there near of the end of late register, and I had some good moment when I was in the best ten places.
 antonis32117/04/2020 12:57:28 GMT
I also have such kind of '' distracting '' moments , rarelly , only if I am really tired and sleepy , shouldn't have started then games to play but did it unfortunatelly . Then everything is possible : Register by mistake in games I didn't want initially , more often register in games on purpose I cannot think calmly with clear mind because of tiredness and maybe tilt , thinking I can play more expensive games and then I lose big $$$$ , also I will surely shove aggressively a very long range of cards , even with 50 blinds on crrazy spots , lol .I have lost my bankroll sometimes like this ......

But normally , I am very carefull , I am extremelly tight and mindfull , so these mistakes don't happen when I not tired , stresses or sad Smile Also I try my best not to play tired or stressed , a rule vey important for me for 2 months now and it's ongoing Smile

The dragon, the inferno series coming , the big fish tourneys , the galaxy freeorlls , many other big guarantee tournaments or satellites with many good guaranted tickets . For tournaments , 888 poker has always sth very good to show , so as every player to choose the games he likes most , which he has an edge for , and start winning $$$$$ Smile
 maragatero18/04/2020 13:36:41 GMT
Yes, tired, sleepy...or without glassses! hahaha! And yes, when this error happen, you feel defested since the starting and makes all kind of no sense moves. I played there about two hours, knocked out two players (that reduces my lost) and had some very good moments (are fishes also in $11 buy-in), but ever feeling out of place. The own mind may be a powerful enemy!
 CALICUL18/04/2020 16:59:27 GMT
Yesterday i played three hours in a $ 5.50 tournament and after two hours and 45 minutes i had the 32 k stack. Interesting is that the game starts at 30k. Basically i only won 2 k and that's how it happens in this kind of tournament. It's pretty hard.
 maragatero19/04/2020 23:14:37 GMT
Tell us more CALICUL. Was a Knock Out tournament of this promotion? Had you knock ot anyone? If it is a PKO Series, the late register was finished in two hours and a half (I think), so you might be near the ITM. Tell us how did you finish... In that tourney, I had two coolers that makes me cry. First (when I was in the top of my playing) AJs versus AQo, and in the end TT against QQ
 CALICUL20/04/2020 18:18:13 GMT
It was a pokerstars tournament with over 8,000 players. I didn't win too much, just a $ 60-80 profit on a $ 1.10 game. It wasn't a huge win but i would have liked to won more money. The poker room software was not so happy with me to make a huge profit.
 maragatero21/04/2020 01:36:35 GMT
I don´t understand my friend. First, why you told us about a tournament of $ 5,50 when it is not a PKO Series, and is not a 888poker´s promotion in this space? And, second, how your $ 5,50 tourney became in $ 1,10 game? You are a magician of transforming of the tournament!!! I have to give to you one of my freeroll in 888poker to transformer it in a Million Sunday of PokerStars!!
 CALICUL21/04/2020 18:59:29 GMT
I said that i played in several KO tournaments in the past and there i eliminated 17 players. It was a knockout tournament not PKO. I can't say anything here if i don't remember well. I don't want to lie and that's the way it is for me. Anyway i really like these games.
 maragatero22/04/2020 15:22:07 GMT
Well, 17 villains killed is a good record CALICUL. And that was the way that you can win $ 60-$80 in a tournament without arriving to the ITM. But you told that you was playing "yesterday" three hours in a $ 5,50 tournament, and then you won in the past $60-80 in a $ 1,10 tourney wich you can´t remember well. Follow you into your temporal continuous is very hard!
 CALICUL22/04/2020 18:56:58 GMT
That tournament was in pokerstars several years ago and 888 poker is another place where i play. I really liked it, when i played in the past, but now i do not have much patience or concentration to play 6, 7 hours or more. It's time to try shorter games.
 dule-vu22/04/2020 19:54:53 GMT
maragatero seems that you are only blind here and that you dont see how he can lie,how he change every post,even if you write to him what a hell are you writing and what he say in last post!ofcourse in next one he will tell that you didnt understand him,that he didnt mean that,that it was "several years ago" and so on!but ok,go on,read his post and believe that this is truth!
 maragatero23/04/2020 16:37:26 GMT
Oh dule-vu, I leave that job to you. I do not believe that BRM resists more than one punisher, that considers the mistakes and weaknesses of others as a sin that must have a sentence. I feel more comfortable in the role of a friend who wants to understand the other's game and play with him. I think it has to do with the different capacities of each one...
 CALICUL23/04/2020 19:18:51 GMT
Maragatero, my friend, i would love to play in the next God of the Arena PKO Series. At least a game and see how beautiful the big tournaments feel. Satellites are heavy but you may succeed with some skills and luck. I will let you know if i achieve anything qualification in a good game.
 maragatero24/04/2020 21:36:07 GMT
I wish you do it and have a good success CALICUL. This is a good tournament and, if you don´t make a big error like me, it´s not expensive to make some money, at least with some knock outs. I found there a lot of wek players that, if I didn´t feel in a wrong place, surely I would make a good difference. Really, fishes are in all the levels!
 CALICUL25/04/2020 09:35:38 GMT
You have a chance to do some stack with fish players, but most of time main enemy is the poker room software. I would like to have a major success in online Hold'em and a nice win. That is the main reason for which i try to play many satellites, so that one day i can win good $.
 maragatero25/04/2020 22:31:37 GMT
Yes CALICUL it´s a common desire, but play satellites is a speciality where you have to have a very good bankroll. That´s the reason for what I don´t play sats with any buy-in more of a nano level (cents) or directly freerolls. As I said in another thread, you need 200 buy-in minimum to make a good managed of bankroll
 CALICUL26/04/2020 13:22:28 GMT
I don't play satellites for major tournaments but for $ 11, $ 22, $ 33 i can play very easy. I don't have a big bankroll now. I only have 96 dollars but i'm protective of him. I don't play like a savage and that's because i don't like to lose.
 maragatero28/04/2020 01:53:50 GMT
Well, I can shut this thread (my participation in it). I starting to chat here telling the case o my unlucky buy-in of $ 11, and all that it makes to me. But yesterday, the good 888poker gaves to me a chance to compensate my old error, because I arrive in 3 rd place in a $ 200 freeroll, so I cover the difference between the buy-in and the kock outs that I makes.
 CALICUL28/04/2020 13:41:05 GMT
Congratulations on your result and good luck in continuation with your tournaments. You have to take part in promotions and other series with qualification tournaments, because in one day you can hit a good sum of money. Good luck.

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