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.
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
|Thursday, Feb. 20||7 p.m.||Bounty Builder Series Kick-Off||$100||$20,000|
|Thursday, Feb. 20||8 p.m.||Mini Kick-Off||$20||$5,000|
|Friday, Feb. 21||8 p.m.||Bounty Builder $30||$30||$8,000|
|Friday, Feb. 21||9 p.m.||Turbo||$75||$8,000|
|Saturday, Feb. 22||5 p.m.||DeepStack||$100||$20,000|
|Saturday, Feb. 22||8 p.m.||4-Max||$20||$5,000|
|Saturday, Feb. 22||10 p.m.||Hyper-Turbo||$50||$5,000|
|Sunday, Feb. 23||2 p.m.||Marathon||$100||$20,000|
|Sunday, Feb. 23||4 p.m.||Warm-Up - Bounty Builder Edition||$30||$10,000|
|Sunday, Feb. 23||5 p.m.||Storm - Bounty Builder Edition||$10||$5,000|
|Sunday, Feb. 23||6 p.m.||Sunday Special - Bounty Builder Edition||$100||$50,000|
|Sunday, Feb. 23||6:30 p.m.||Mini Special||$25||$10,000|
|Sunday, Feb. 23||7 p.m.||Sunday High Roller - Bounty Builder Edition||$250||$15,000|
|Sunday, Feb. 23||10 p.m.||SuperSonic - Bounty Builder Edition||$50||$5,000|
|Monday, Feb. 24||7 p.m.||Battle Royale SE||$50||$15,000|
|Monday, Feb. 24||8 p.m.||PL Omaha||$100||$8,000|
|Tuesday, Feb. 25||7 p.m.||Bounty Builder $75||$75||$10,000|
|Tuesday, Feb. 25||8 p.m.||High Roller||$750||$35,000|
|Wednesday, Feb. 26||7 p.m.||6-Max||$50||$5,000|
|Wednesday, Feb. 26||8 p.m.||NL Omaha Hi/Lo||$100||$8,000|
|Thursday, Feb. 27||7 p.m.||Thursday Thrill SE||$200||$25,000|
|Thursday, Feb. 27||8 p.m.||Mini Thrill||$30||$12,000|
|Friday, Feb. 28||8 p.m.||6-Max, Turbo||$50||$5,000|
|Friday, Feb. 28||9 p.m.||Hyper-Turbo||$100||$8,000|
|Saturday, Feb. 29||6 p.m.||25% KO||$100||$10,000|
|Saturday, Feb. 29||8 p.m.||Turbo||$50||$5,000|
|Saturday, Feb. 29||9 p.m.||8-Max, Turbo||$10||$3,000|
|Sunday, Mar. 1||4 p.m.||Warm-Up||$30||$10,000|
|Sunday, Mar. 1||5 p.m.||Main Event||$300||$100,000|
|Sunday, Mar. 1||6 p.m.||Mini Main Event||$50||$25,000|
|Sunday, Mar. 1||8 p.m.||Bounty Builder $100||$100||$20,000|
|Sunday, Mar. 1||10 p.m.||Series Wrap-Up||$75||$10,000|