UFC KO Poker Series: How things stand on Day 1

June 24, 2019inPoker

Monday marks the first day of results in the UFC KO Poker Series. So, what happened on Day 1?

  • tomakgchm leads the KO competition, tied with Marusia1980 with 36.
  • Lex Veldhuis leads Team Pros with 32 KOs
  • Spraggy survives opening day one relatively unscathed

The Team Pro KO KOntest

Three Twitch streaming PokerStars Ambassadors are competing in what we’re calling the UFC KO Series challenge.

It involves Fintan Hand, Lex Veldhsui and Ben Spragg and the player with the most KOs by the end of the series will win a genuine UFC replica belt and bragging rights (no cash value).

Perhaps of more interest is the $1,000 they’ll also collect for a freeroll among their Twitch community next week.

That’s all to come.

For now, the latest standings are below. We of course remain impartial for the duration of the competition.

Above the belt for Lex

How things look based on Total KOs:

Lex Veldhuis: 32

Fintan Hand: 18

Ben Spragg: 6

Belt high for Fintan

How things stand based on average KOs per event:

Fintan Hand: 6 per event

Lex Veldhuis: 4 per event

Ben Spragg: 2 per event

So close for Spraggy

Finally, how things stand if you remove Fintan Hand and Lex Veldhuis from the competition:

Ben Spragg

So something for all three to play for.

Day 1 of the UFC KO Poker Series is complete. Take part all week on PokerStars


Don’t forget that trip to UFC 241 we’re giving away

You might remember there’s a UFC 241 package to the winner of the overall KO contest. Each package is made up of flights, hotel and two tickets to Anaheim, California, for a night to remember this August.

Here’s how things stand.

UserID Country Entries KOs Cashed
tomakgchm PL 6 36 $5,801.72
Marusia1980 RU 9 36 $2,359.41
gfxed BE 5 33 $15,635.74
arre86 SE 5 32 $9,360.37
Ovidiush RO 3 28 $1,515.15
Disel59 RU 5 28 $831.00
FU_15 CA 12 27 $3,386.55
bal-bruno BR 4 27 $1,570.43
VistaDT23 MO 7 25 $449.90
CrescitEundo AT 4 24 $30,711.36
RoBnbIy Par9 UA 4 24 $374.94
upspokerbad GB 4 24 $334.89
Heloman1111 NO 6 24 $223.43
mrdeluca NL 1 24 $200.63

Remember there are two other opportunities to win a UFC 241 package. And you don’t have to top the KO table to win.

Score three KOs this week in UFC KO Series events and you’ll win entry into a special All-In Shootout next week. The winner will be on their way to Anaheim.

A third package will be given away in another All-In Shootout. This time for players who then go on to KO a further three opponents.

The UFC KO Series for Monday

Event 14: 11:00 (Regular) $22 PLO, $20K Gtd

Event 15: 12:30 (Regular) $530 NLHE [High Roller], $100K Gtd

Event 16: 13:00 (Regular) $11 NLHE, $100K Gtd

Event 17: 14:45 (Regular) $109 NLHE, $80K Gtd

Event 18: 15:30 (Regular) $22 NLHE, $100K Gtd

Event 19: 17:00 (Turbo) $1,050 NLHE [Turbo, Daily Cooldown SE], $100K Gtd

Event 20: 18:00 (Hyper) $55 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Total KO], $75K Gtd

Find more details on the UFC KO Poker Series homepage.

That makes another seven events, with $575,000 guaranteed. To say nothing of thousands of KOs.

So remember to keep on punching. And aim for Spraggy.


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