Over $1.16M Won in PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Series With Main Event To Come

Posted By Martin Harris on March 1, 2021

PokerStars’ new Michigan online poker site might be currently drawing extra attention thanks to the running of its first Michigan Championship of Online Poker. But over in Pennsylvania, the PokerStars and FOX Bet Bounty Builder Series has been drawing considerable notice as well from PokerStars PA players.

With 43 of the 75 tournaments completed, players have won just over $1.16 million so far in the PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Series.

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Most guarantees met with a few small overlays

The 43 events have drawn more than 21,700 total entries thus far (counting re-entries), or more than 500 total entries per event.

The biggest buy-in tournament thus far, the $1,000 Super High Roller (Event #19), drew 88 total entries. That created a $83,600 prize pool, besting the $75,000 guarantee.

As usually is the case during tournament series on PokerStars PA, scheduled guarantees have been met in nearly all events.

Just four of the 43 events have had overlays, in each case relatively small ones.

Both of the events with $100,000 guaranteed prize pools scheduled so far came just shy of reaching the guarantee. One had an overlay of a little over $6,100 (Event #7) and the other a smaller one of just under $2,900 (Event #38).

PokerStars PA and MI series nearly even, NJ lags behind

Interestingly, PokerStars is running concurrent tournament series on both of its other US sites over the same dates as the PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Series (Feb. 20-Mar. 8).

As noted, the MICOOP on PokerStars MI is currently ongoing. Over the same nine-day period, that series has awarded almost the same amount as PokerStars PA has in its series. Through 35 events, MICOOP players have won almost $1.15 million.

Meanwhile PokerStars is also running a Bounty Builder Series in New Jersey featuring tournaments played in the progressive knockout format.

So far PokerStars NJ has completed 34 of 58 scheduled events in its series. Players have won about $380,000 in those events.

More highlights left in PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Series

Among the remaining highlights on the PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Series schedule are a couple of $50,000 guaranteed events, a special Super Tuesday tomorrow (Event #48) and a special Thursday Thrill (Event #57) later in the week. Both of those tournaments feature $200 buy-ins.

The series-climaxing two-day Main Event also costs $200 to play, and features a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool. That tournament begins Sunday, March 7.

Click here for a look at the entire PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Series schedule.

Here are all the turnouts and prize pools so far in the series.

PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Series by the numbers (Through Event #43)

EventBuy-inGuaranteeEntriesRe-EntriesPrize Pool 
1: NLHE [8-Max, Series Kick-Off]$100$40,000 414194$55,814.40
2: NLHE [8-Max, Mini Kick-Off]$25$15,000 777370$26,094.25
3: NLHE [Turbo]$10$5,000 588238$7,516.60
4: NLHE$50$20,000 424209$28,801.50
5: NLHE [Warm-Up - Bounty Builder Edition]$30$12,500 428162$16,107.00
6: NLHE [6-Max, Storm - Bounty Builder Edition]$10$5,000 485229$6,497.40
7: NLHE [Sunday Special - Bounty Builder Edition]$100$100,000 631391$100,000.00*
8: NLHE [8-Max, Mini Special]$200$15,000 615298$16,616.60
9: NLHE [6-Max, Sunday High Roller - Bounty Builder Edition]$250$35,000 12945$40,542.00
10: NLHE [8-Max]$50$10,000 266103$16,789.50
11: NLHE [8-Max, Turbo]$20$7,500 331129$8,372.00
12: NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, SuperSonic - Bounty Builder Edition]$50$10,000 17651$10,669.00
13: NLHE [6-Max, Battle Royale SE]$50$35,000 552283$37,992.50
14 :PLO [8-Max]$100$20,000 15385$21,848.40
15: NLHE [8-Max]$75$30,000 384195$39,516.75
16: NLO8 [6-Max]$100$10,000 9939$12,668.40
17: NLHE [8-Max, Turbo]$50$15,000 311105$18,928.00
18: NLHE [6-Max]$50$20,000 420201$28,255.50
19: NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller]$1,000 $75,000 7315$83,600.00
20: NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo]$20$5,000 326107$8,140.40
21: PL Badugi$50$4,000 8462$6,643.00
22: NLHE [Thursday Thrill SE]$200$50,000 18873$50,000.00*
23: NLHE [Mini Thrill]$25$20,000 638345$22,363.25
24: NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, BigStack]$75$15,000 20283$19,451.25
25: NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]$50$10,000 20885$13,771.00
26: 5-Card PLO [6-Max]$30$7,500 244191$11,875.50
27: NLHE [8-Max, Escalating Antes]$50$20,000 450202$29,666.00
28: NLHE [6-Max, Turbo]$20$10,000 497244$13,486.20
29: NLHE [8-Max]$100$25,000 20197$27,356.40
30: NLHE [8-Max, Turbo]$50$10,000 23278$14,105.00
31: NLHE [8-Max]$200$35,000 16175$43,896.00
32: NLHE [4-Max]$20$10,000 605333$17,071.60
33: NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo]$50$10,000 22876$14,288.00
34: NLHE$100$25,000 245119$33,415.20
35: HORSE [6-Max]$50$5,000 12847$7,962.50
36: NLHE [Warm-Up - Bounty Builder Edition]$30$10,000 402193$16,243.50
37: NLHE [6-Max, Storm - Bounty Builder Edition]$10$5,000 511264$7,052.50
38: NLHE [Sunday Special - Bounty Builder Edition]$100$100,000 656402$100,000.00*
39: NLHE [Mini Special]$25$25,000 674354$25,000.00*
40: NLHE [6-Max]$500$35,000 9138$60,630.00
41: PLO [8-Max]$100$15,000 11266$16,340.40
42: NLHE [8-Max, Turbo]$75$20,000 21580$20,133.75
43: NLHE [Hyper-Turbo]$50$10,000 16857$10,575.00

*Events with overlays: Event No. 7 – $6,180.40; Event No. 22 – $1,454.00; Event No. 38 – $2,875.60; Event No. 39 – $1,613.00.

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Martin Harris is a writer and teacher who has reported on poker, online gambling, and sports betting since the mid-2000s. Once a full-time academic (Ph.D., English), he currently teaches part-time in the American Studies program at UNC Charlotte. In 2019, his book Poker & Pop Culture was published by D&B Books.

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