My favorite tournament is Progressive KO. What about your's?
My also is progressive KO but with 6 maximum people at the table and minimum is 5000 chips stack. This is the best format I think for this kind of game. Before I liked also KO sit and goes with 18-24 max in Poker Stars with short stack.
The Progressive Knockout format is the best thing BY FAR to ever happen to tournament poker.
It's just too bad that it's pretty much an online-only format. I have heard that a live casino DID run a progressive knockout tournament, but I have no idea how they kept track of the bounties, most likely they kept track online while the live tournament was running. LOL
PKO's promote action. Nobody plays poker so they can fold for hours and hours. Players play poker because they like playing poker!! PKO's encourage people to get in the ring and mix it up.
The payout for winning a PKO can be massive, larger than a regular freezeout prize structure if you crush the FT and sun-run it.
There's only one real drawback to the PKO format and its a drawback I just don't care about (for me it's not a drawback)... and that is the fact that you can make the money in a PKO and still lose profit. The payouts for the regular prize pool is cut in half in a PKO so the min-cashes are extremely minimum. :-) But that is a small price (small prize?) to pay for all the other benefits of a PKO.
Progressive KO is a very specific tournament. You need to really understand very well how to play these tournaments in order to have really good prize payouts over a long distance.
Are you really good at playing? What are your results? do you have a plus point in the long distance? I don't really like these tournaments, probably because they have a very large range of players.
I really like slow, quiet, long tournaments, because it's a great opportunity to prepare well and learn a lot of details. But when you can't spend 4 hours or more at the table, SNG is also a great and fast tournament
I really likes 'classic' tounaments, normal speed, ticket above 5 $ and less than 1000 players. I'm tired of all this donkey-bingo-players who wins with 44 all-in.. I like to enjoy few hours of good game with good players and good psytrance music in my ears
Here are some tournaments that I like the most. I like the progressive knockout type tournaments I think they're interesting and I've been pretty successful with them. I also like the freeze out where you start with your stack of chips and that's it once they're gone you're gone from the tournament period. But the tournament I like the most are the really deep stacked tournaments that you start off with a lot of chips and longer blind levels online between like 10 to 20 minutes. If favors a player that has patience and not just trying to throw all the chips in them and hope that luck is on their side and I think it tests the skill of the player and the player that has the most skills going to go longer when determined in the player to just get there through luck and circumstance.