PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Series Shuffles Up And Deals Feb. 20

Posted on February 12, 2020

With the PokerStars Pennsylvania Winter Series having concluded earlier this month, players in the Keystone State will soon have another big online tournament series to play. The PokerStars PA Bounty Builder Series gets underway next week, lasting from Thursday, Feb. 20 to Sunday, Mar. 1.

The FOX Bet and PokerStars series will feature buy-ins ranging from as little as $10 to as much as $750, with the average buy-in coming in at just under $100. All 32 events in the series will have guaranteed prize pools, with those guarantees adding up to exactly $500,000.

Bounty Builder series highlights

Most days will give online poker players two or three events to play, aside from the two Sundays when the schedule gets busier. Grinders will be able to play seven different BBS tournaments on Sunday, Feb. 23 and five BBS tournaments on the final day, Sunday, Mar. 1.

Series highlights include:

  • Sunday Special – Bounty Builder Edition on Feb. 23 ($100 buy-in, $50,000 gtd.)
  • Sunday High Roller – Bounty Builder Edition also on Feb. 23 ($250 buy-in, $15,000 gtd.)
  • High Roller on Feb. 25 ($750 buy-in, $35,000 gtd.)
  • Mini Main Event on Mar. 1 ($50 buy-in, $25,000 gtd.)
  • Main Event also on Mar. 1 ($300 buy-in, $100,000 guarantee)

PokerStars PA will additionally offer satellites starting at $1 to give players opportunities to win seats into Bounty Builder Series events. A depositor freeroll will run as well on March 1 in which $9,000 worth of Main Event tickets will be up for grabs.

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Pokerstars brings popular Bounty Builder series to US

Introduced a few years ago as a daily tournament, PokerStars began running Bounty Builder Series on its global site in October 2018. The popularity of the BBS there made the series a natural addition to the PokerStars PA schedule.

All Bounty Builder events are played as Progressive Knockouts in which half of the prize pool goes toward bounties and the other half towards the regular prize pool.

Each player has a bounty placed on him or her, half of which gets rewarded to the opponent who knocks the player out. The other half of the eliminated player’s bounty then gets added to the winning player’s bounty, meaning the deeper the tournament goes, the larger the bounties become.

Running concurrently from Feb. 20-Mar. 1 will be the PokerStars New Jersey Bounty Builder Series that features an almost identical 32-event schedule.

All of the events in the PokerStars NJ BBS are the same, although a few of them feature larger buy-ins (making the average $115) and the guarantees are lower throughout, totaling $300,000 for the series.

Pokerstars PA Bounty Builder Series schedule

DateTime (ET)EventBuy-inGuarantee
Thursday, Feb. 207 p.m.Bounty Builder Series Kick-Off$100$20,000
Thursday, Feb. 208 p.m.Mini Kick-Off$20$5,000
Friday, Feb. 218 p.m.Bounty Builder $30$30$8,000
Friday, Feb. 219 p.m.Turbo$75$8,000
Saturday, Feb. 225 p.m.DeepStack$100$20,000
Saturday, Feb. 228 p.m.4-Max$20$5,000
Saturday, Feb. 2210 p.m.Hyper-Turbo$50$5,000
Sunday, Feb. 232 p.m.Marathon$100$20,000
Sunday, Feb. 234 p.m.Warm-Up - Bounty Builder Edition$30$10,000
Sunday, Feb. 235 p.m.Storm - Bounty Builder Edition$10$5,000
Sunday, Feb. 236 p.m.Sunday Special - Bounty Builder Edition$100$50,000
Sunday, Feb. 236:30 p.m.Mini Special$25$10,000
Sunday, Feb. 237 p.m.Sunday High Roller - Bounty Builder Edition$250$15,000
Sunday, Feb. 2310 p.m.SuperSonic - Bounty Builder Edition$50$5,000
Monday, Feb. 247 p.m.Battle Royale SE$50$15,000
Monday, Feb. 248 p.m.PL Omaha$100$8,000
Tuesday, Feb. 257 p.m.Bounty Builder $75$75$10,000
Tuesday, Feb. 258 p.m.High Roller$750$35,000
Wednesday, Feb. 267 p.m.6-Max$50$5,000
Wednesday, Feb. 268 p.m.NL Omaha Hi/Lo$100$8,000
Thursday, Feb. 277 p.m.Thursday Thrill SE$200$25,000
Thursday, Feb. 278 p.m.Mini Thrill$30$12,000
Friday, Feb. 288 p.m.6-Max, Turbo$50$5,000
Friday, Feb. 289 p.m.Hyper-Turbo$100$8,000
Saturday, Feb. 296 p.m.25% KO$100$10,000
Saturday, Feb. 298 p.m.Turbo$50$5,000
Saturday, Feb. 299 p.m.8-Max, Turbo$10$3,000
Sunday, Mar. 14 p.m.Warm-Up$30$10,000
Sunday, Mar. 15 p.m.Main Event$300$100,000
Sunday, Mar. 16 p.m.Mini Main Event$50$25,000
Sunday, Mar. 18 p.m.Bounty Builder $100$100$20,000
Sunday, Mar. 110 p.m.Series Wrap-Up$75$10,000
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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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