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WPN OSS PKO Series: $25 Million GTD May 9 - 24

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The Winning Poker Network, including America’s Cardroom and Black Chip Poker, is set to run its next Online Super Series PKO, beginning on Sunday, May 9. The series features a total of $25 million in guaranteed prizes. The action will run until Monday, May 24 and will feature a variety of game types, but all tourneys will be Progressive Knockout events.

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A Diverse Schedule and Wide Range of Games

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The series takes place over 2 weeks, and it will feature more than 200 wonderful, action-packed events. The first day of the series, Sunday, May 9, will see The Venom PKO - $5,000,000 GTD Day 1D take place, which is not properly a part of any of the other large events from the series but rather its own standalone event. However, Day 2 of the Kick-off Main Event *PKO $500,000 GTD will take place on the same day, starting at 3:05 p.m. ET, and there are a couple of starting flights for this event taking place earlier that day also.

No Limit Hold'em predominates in the lineup, as is only to be expected, but there are a collection of PLO, PLO8, and 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo contests also provided.

About the PKO format

Unlike previous instances of the OSS series, this one contains only PKO, or “Progressive Knockout” tournaments. These are a variation on bounty tournaments wherein a portion of the buyin is dedicated toward placing a bounty on the head of each participant, which is paid to whoever knocks that player out of the tournament.

With PKOs, the person who eliminates a player from the tournament only receives half of the bounty payment. The other half is added to the bounty on the victor of the knockout hand. Thus, as the event progresses and the chip leaders begin knocking their rivals out left and right, the amount of their own bounties can reach truly enviable proportions.

Interesting Events


With hundreds of tournaments on the OSS PKO roster, it's virtually impossible for any single individual to enter them all. Therefore, you will have to look carefully in the poker lobby and select those that interest you the most. Nevertheless, there are a few major events that you may wish to keep your eye on.

Multi-Flight #1

The $2,500,000 GTD Multi-Flight #1, designated Event #137, features a set of 16 Flights running from May 8 to 23. Day 2 will then occur on Monday, May 24 at 1:05 p.m. ET with 15-minute Blinds and 9 hours of play. If a Day 3 is needed, this will take place on the following day.

You can enter the first Flight of this tournament on Saturday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m. ET for $600 + $30. Yet, if you wish to wait awhile, then you will have multiple opportunities to join, concluding with the final Flight before Day 2 on Sunday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Remaining players are then combined into Day 2 on Monday, May 24 at 1:05 p.m. Day 3, should it be necessary, will occur on Tuesday, May 25 at 3:05 p.m. ET.

Main Event #1

Main Event #1, #63 on the schedule, begins with Day 1 on Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET. A buy-in fee of $600 + $30 must be paid to participate. Day 1 survivors (12% of the field) will be consolidated into Day 2, on Monday, May 17 at 3:05 p.m. ET, and the MTT will play to its conclusion.

Main Event #2

The second Main Event in the series is the $500,000 GTD option. To be more specific with this, it will start on Sunday, May 23 at noon ET, and it costs $50 + $5 to register for it. The Main Event #2 is designated as event #126L on the schedule, and it's a single-day event.

Additional Multi-Flight Tourneys

Two more Multi-Flight tournaments have been included in this PKO Series as well, allowing you to select from multiple first flights. These also run from May 8 to 23, and Day 2 for both of them takes place on Monday, May 24 at 1:05 p.m. ET. Event #138 features a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000 and is priced at $200 + $15. Event #139 has a $250,000 GTD prize pool, and it will set you back just $15 + $1.50.

Sign Up to Americas Cardroom for Additional Funds

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In order to register for the OSS PKO series and claim a piece of the $25 million at stake, you need to have an account at one of the WPN sites. We heartily recommend Americas Cardroom, which will welcome you, for a limited time, with a 100% up to $2,000 bonus upon your first deposit. Actually, through the use of our Americas Cardroom promo code PRB10FREE, you can get a complimentary $10 added to your balance with no deposit required. Read our Americas Cardroom review to learn more.

There are several other rooms on the Winning Poker Network besides ACR. If you're interested in an alternate site, then you can read our reviews of BlackChip Poker, True Poker, and Ya Poker (non-US).

Previous Online Super Series Details

YearDates# of EventsGuaranteesType
2021Feb. 7 - March 14250$13 millionOSS Cub3d
2020Nov. 22 - Dec. 6166$2.5 millionMOSS
2020Aug. 3 - 30268$15 millionOSS Cub3d
2020June 14 - 28150$15 millionOSS
2020March 18 - April 6171$12 millionOSS XL
2020Feb. 9 - March 8220$13 millionOSS Cub3d
2019Nov. 20 - Dec. 15151$12 millionOSS
2019July 21 - Aug. 18169$13 million+OSS Cub3d
2019Feb. 10 - March 10169$8 million+OSS Cub3d
2018Oct. 3 - Nov. 1482$3.5 million+OSS