Big-money Knockout and Progressive Knockout tourneys!

The December Festival features a whole week of exciting Knockout and Progressive Knockout tournaments, with $5,000,000 in guarantees to be won. Play for your chance to win cash bounties and massive prize pools, and don’t miss the $500,000 guaranteed Main Event on December 14 - qualify for the Main Event for as little as $1!

Also, check out your personal Challenge Window in the PokerStars client or Mobile app to find exciting Knockout Week Challenges from December 8-14. Start your Challenges now for the chance to win extra prizes just by playing in Knockout Week tournaments.

What are Knockout Tournaments?

In Knockout tournaments, a cash bounty is placed on all players in the tournament, and every time you eliminate somebody, you win a cash prize. In Progressive Knockout tournaments, the excitement goes up a notch, because whenever you eliminate another player not only do you claim their cash bounty, but the bounty on your head increases.

You can find knockout tournaments in the lobby, marked with a black crosshair symbol. The progressive knockout tournaments are marked with a red crosshair symbol. Alternatively, type ‘knockout’ into the tournament filter to quickly find what you’re looking for!

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Knockout Week Schedule

$5M Knockout Week tournaments will run from December 8-14, at the times and dates listed below:

DayTournament VariantBuy-InGuarantee
Monday - December 8   
11:00 ET 6-Max Turbo - Super KO $55 $100,000
13:45 ET 9-Max Variable - PSKO $82 $125,000
15:15 ET 9-Max Ultra Stack - Turbo - Super KO $11 $75,000
16:45 ET 6-Max Regular - PSKO $109 $175,000
19:00 ET  9-Max Turbo - PSKO $27 $75,000
       
Tuesday - December 9   
11:00 ET 9-Max Variable - PSKO $55 $100,000
13:45 ET 9-Max Ultra Stack - Turbo - Super KO $82 $125,000
15:15 ET 6-Max Regular - PSKO $11 $75,000
16:45 ET 9-Max Turbo - PSKO $109 $175,000
19:00 ET  6-Max Turbo - Super KO $27 $75,000
       
Wednesday - December 10   
11:00 ET 9-Max Ultra Stack - Turbo - Super KO $55 $100,000
13:45 ET 6-Max Regular - PSKO $82 $125,000
15:15 ET 9-Max Turbo - PSKO $11 $75,000
16:45 ET 6-Max Turbo - Super KO $109 $175,000
19:00 ET  9-Max Variable - PSKO $27 $75,000
       
Thursday - December 11   
11:00 ET 6-Max Regular - PSKO $55 $100,000
13:45 ET 9-Max Turbo - PSKO $82 $125,000
15:15 ET 9-Max Variable - PSKO $11 $75,000
16:45 ET 9-Max Variable - PSKO $109 $175,000
19:00 ET  9-Max Ultra Stack - Turbo - Super KO $27 $75,000
       
Friday - December 12   
11:00 ET 9-Max Turbo - PSKO $55 $100,000
13:45 ET 6-Max Turbo - Super KO $82 $125,000
15:15 ET 9-Max Variable - PSKO $11 $75,000
16:45 ET 9-Max Ultra Stack - Turbo - Super KO $109 $175,000
19:00 ET  6-Max Regular - PSKO $27 $75,000
       
Saturday - December 13   
10:00 ET *Saturday Eliminator $27 $125,000
13:00 ET * Saturday Super KO (double GTD) $320 $500,000
15:15 ET 6-Max Turbo - Super KO $11 $100,000
16:45 ET 9-Max Variable - PSKO $109 $200,000
19:00 ET 6-Max Regular - PSKO $27 $100,000
       
Sunday - December 14   
11:00 ET 9-Max Variable - PSKO $55 $125,000
12:30 ET 6-Max Regular - PSKO Main Event $215 $500,000
13:45 ET *NLO8 PSKO (double GTD) $82 $60,000
15:15 ET 6-Max - Regular - PSKO $11 $100,000
15:15 ET *PLO PSKO (double GTD)  $82 $100,000
16:45 ET 9-Max Turbo - PSKO $109 $250,000
19:00 ET 9-Max Ultra Stack - Turbo - Super KO $27 $100,000

* These tournaments replace regular weekly knockout tournaments.

Please note that Knockout Week satellites and other Knockout tournaments outside of the Knockout Week schedule do not count towards completing the Knockout Week Challenges.

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