Progressive knockout poker tournaments are a fun and exciting version of the regular knockout tournaments. Unlike regular these knockout tournaments, in which the knockout bounty amount is fixed and does not change during the games, in one of these styles of knockout tournament, a player's bounty increases as they progress in the tournament. Each time a player knocks out another player, he or she receives a portion (usually 50%) of the eliminated player’s bounty to their bankroll and the other portion of the bounty is added to the bounty on their head, thereby increasing their own bounty.
For example, a progressive KO style of poker tournament with a buy-in of $11 could be broken down as follows: $5 allocated to the tournament’s pool, $5 allocated to KO bounty and $1 is tournament’s fee.
- When the game starts, the bounty on all players’ head is equal and worth $5.
- When player A eliminates player B – player A receives 50% of the KO bounty of player B ($2.50) to his balance and increases the bounty on his own head by the remaining 50% ($2.50).
- After the knockout, the knockout bounty on player A’s head is $7.50.
See you at the tables and good luck!