When it comes to Progressive Knockout tournaments (aka PKOs or Bounty Builders), there aren’t many players as accomplished as Norway’s Preben “prebz” Stokkan.
His love affair with PKOs started back in 2017 during the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) when he won his first title in a Thursday Thrill special edition for $160K plus $93K in bounties. He’s been hunting bounties ever since.
“I really enjoy the KOs!” Stokkan says as he gears up for a WCOOP Sunday session. “I probably like them more than freezeouts. They are less solved so I think the edge in them can be bigger. PKOs require more intuitive thinking regarding bet sizing and preflop strategy.”
It’s safe to say that in 2020 Stokkan has a pretty big edge.
"le kork," Carlo "Ravenswood13" van Ravenswoud and Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski have used up all of their shells. Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen and Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane are down to their final one each.
After a raise and a call, Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov potted out of the big blind to 72,500. That was the price three ways to . Makarov potted, the under-the-gun player folded and Joao "IneedMassari" Simao shoved on the button. Makarov called.
Simao was way in front with top set. The turn and river kept it that way.
"jokkee_apart" raised to 12K under the gun, "Aku1206" called on the button and "jedimaster82" potted to 52,000 in the small blind. jokkee_apart potted to 172,000, Aku1206 called, jedimaster82 shoved for 220K and the others called. jokkee_apart stuck the last 71K in on the flop.
Aku1206 turned two pair when the arrived and that was a winner after the river.