Bounty Builder Series: Wednesday update

October 23, 2019inPoker

We’re deep into the second week of the Bounty Builder Series and more than $18.5 million has gone into the prize pools. Who’s been taking it all out? Well, two more players took a second handful, while a very familiar German sealed the deal at last. Read our latest round-up for more details…


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Double, double, double: The Bounty Builder Series has its second and third double champions after two winners of 5-Card PLO tournaments on Monday night were return visitors to the top of the podium. First up, the player who created his PokerStars screen-name by copy/pasting his wifi password — “4bet_multibet!“, from Poland, won another title on Monday night. “4bet_multibet!” won the $1.10 buy-in event after beating a 3,912-entry field, picking up a quite remarkable $218.59 in bounties alone. (The second-highest bounty haul of the tournament was the $37.65 “Strim_37” earned as he finished 12th.) “4bet_multibet!” added prize money of $271.69 to total $490.28. Last week, the same player won the $55 NLHE 8-Max, beating another 2,399 entries to win $14,440.95.

At precisely the same time, Russia’s “Zapahzamazki” was similarly adding a second title when he/she beat a 512-entry field in the $109 buy-in 5-Card PLO event. That victory was worth $9,819.11, including bounties, and went into the Russian player’s coffers alongside the $14,540.56 won in Event 50 last week.

Schemion gets his hair-cut: They say that if you keep on going into the barber’s shop, eventually you’re going to end up getting a haircut. And last night, Ole “wizowizo” Schemion, pictured top, finally got shorn. After a number of near misses in this Bounty Builder series, the Austria-based superstar finally closed out an event, booking a victory in Event #117, the $1,050 six-max. This was actually a brilliant final table, with Schemion beating Chris “NigDawG” Brammer heads up, after Danish No 1 Simon “Igorkarkarof” Rønnow Pedersen went out in third. Gianluca “tankanza” Speranza finished seventh, bubbling the final table.

Brazilians all over the place

Brazilian bounty masters: It was a very good couple of days for players from Brazil. On Tuesday night, the Samba kings went 1-2 in Event #122, when “Tumbalha” beat “manooa7” heads up. “Nelepo10” also won the $55 buy-in Event #116. But that was nothing compared with what happened in Event #107 the day before. In that $2.20 buy-in tournament, “budalzeira” won the top prize of $1,188.32 with “fabiopiloni” landing a runner-up spot, and Brazilians occupied five of the top seven places.

Sri Lanka hits the big time

Come in, Sri Lanka!: Tournaments in the Bounty Builder Series have already been won this time around by players from some less well-known poker-playing regions, including Faroe Islander “Jackways”, who won on the first day. On Monday night “Isurox” added Sri Lanka’s flag to the official honour-roll, prevailing from the 100th event of the series. That was the $215 NLHE 8-Max turbo, with 642 entries. “Isurox” won a total $22,916.74, more than half of which came in bounties. The very next night, attention shifted to another lesser-known poker region when Bolivia’s “oriente1” won the $2,100 buy-in NLHE 8-Max. That was worth $95,757.59, with more than $52K coming in bounties.

“rmullen” adds BB to WCOOP: It’s been a decent couple of months for Canada’s “rmullen” who added victory in the Bounty Builder series to a WCOOP title he earned in September. “rmullen” won WCOOP-13-L: $55 NLHE Mini Sunday Million, for a $62,763.77 payday, and then came out on top of an 870-entry field in the $215 8-Max, banking another $25,276.32. In winning a title in each of those series, “rmullen” joins Naoya “nkeyno” Kihara, who also did a WCOOP/BB double.

How long have you been around?: Two players who must have set up their PokerStars accounts a long time ago saw their patience rewarded in tournaments on Tuesday night. “zigi”, of Belgium, and “milennial”, of Bulgaria, both have the kind of short, real-word screen-names (slight spelling error notwithstanding) that suggest they opened their accounts at a time when all real words/names had not yet been snapped up. “milennial” won the $530 entry NLHE event, banking $38,996.09, including bounties, while “zigi” won the same event with the $55 buy-in. That earned the Belgian $18,450.98.


LATEST RESULTS

Monday, October 21

Event Players Prize pool Winner Country Bounties Prize Total
Event #097: $1.10 5-Card PLO [6-Max] 3,912 $3,834 4bet_multibet! Poland $218.59 $271.69 $490.28
Event #098: $11 5-Card PLO [6-Max] 2,300 $22,540 dafnad UK $1,007.60 $966.78 $1,974.38
Event #099: $109 5-Card PLO [6-Max] 512 $51,200 Zapahzamazki Russia $5,289.00 $4,530.11 $9,819.11
Event #100: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo] 642 $128,400 Isurox Sri Lanka $11,843.70 $11,073.04 $22,916.74
Event #101: $530 NLHE 524 $262,000 justcrucial Bulgaria $22,406.20 $23,287.46 $45,693.66
Event #102: $55 NLHE 5,524 $276,200 benjidaman Sweden $9,688.34 $19,639.87 $29,328.21
Event #103: $5.50 NLHE 15,192 $74,441 kav1945 Russia $2,148.34 $4,190.08 $6,338.42
Event #104: $109 NLHE [Turbo] 2,216 $221,600 waterboy1921 Germany $12,665.46 $16,515.07 $29,180.53
Event #105: $215 NLHE [8-Max] 870 $174,000 rmullen Canada $10,818.30 $14,458.02 $25,276.32
Event #106: $22 NLHE [8-Max] 4,676 $93,520 downloadslow UK $3,153.55 $6,661.20 $9,814.75
Event #107: $2.20 NLHE [8-Max] 5,694 $11,160 budalzeira Brazil $404.85 $783.47 $1,188.32
Event #108: $55 NLHE [6-Max, All Bounty] 2,928 $146,400 brunojardas1 Brazil $11,450.24 $11,450.24

Tuesday October 22

Event Players Prize pool Winner Country Bounties Prize Total
Event #109: $5.50 NLHE 9,983 $48,917 Dench77 Russia $965.51 $3,235.89 $4,201.40
Event #110: $55 NLHE 3,252 $162,600 zigi Belgium $6,750.44 $11,700.54 $18,450.98
Event #111: $530 NLHE 361 $180,500 milennial Bulgaria $22,455.03 $16,541.06 $38,996.09
Event #112: $109 NLHE [Turbo] 1,176 $117,600 twirlpro Hungary $7,149.50 $9,294.38 $16,443.88
Event #113: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] 181 $400,000 oriente1 Bolivia $52,312.49 $43,445.10 $95,757.59
Event #114: $215 NLHE [8-Max] 1,614 $322,800 daugis Lithuania $12,154.73 $24,593.08 $36,747.81
Event #115: $22 NLHE [8-Max] 10,053 $201,060 Tumbalha Brazil $5,445.57 $13,517.57 $18,963.14
Event #116: $55 NLHE [Turbo] 2,980 $149,000 Nelepo10 Brazil $5,511.86 $9,176.69 $14,688.55
Event #117: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max] 270 $270,000 wizowizo Austria $30,082.02 $25,768.44 $55,850.46
Event #118: $109 NLHE [6-Max] 1,400 $140,000 Eln$nho Netherlands $6,609.35 $10,805.76 $17,415.11
Event #119: $11 NLHE [6-Max] 6,345 $75,000 Kispagat Hungary $2,778.74 $6,154.80 $8,933.54
Event #120: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo] 735 $147,000 mao9520 Costa Rica $11,247.61 $12,473.00 $23,720.61

STAT TRACKER

Tournaments completed: 120
Entries: 428,647
Total prize pools: $18,532,932

First prizes: $2,542,814


LEADER BOARD UPDATES

So where is Andorra exactly?

As mentioned above, this Bounty Builder Series has taken us to some far-flung regions of the poker world, and we also have a much under-represented country at the very top of the KO leader board.

“Andypsx” is registered on PokerStars as from Andorra, the tiny microstate between Spain and France.

Though it’s difficult to know whether “Andypsx” is indeed a native Andorran (and there are around 77,000 of them only), he is putting the country on the map.

Much more of this and he’ll have nearly knocked out as many players as there are in his country.

Name Country Entries KOs  Cashed ($)
Andypsx Andorra 118 215 13285.15
4bet_multibet! Poland 101 193 23305.71
Zapahzamazki Russia 128 180 32339.24
kawachi1984 Russia 86 153 6152.39
WithoutCards Russia 32 146 576.27

“Andypsx” is now also closing in on “nilsef” in the ITM leader board. “Andypsx” has 20 cashes from 118 entries, while “nilsef” has made the money 25 times from his 99 entries.

Name Country Entries ITM Finishes Cashed ($)
nilsef Germany 99 25 15664.29
Andypsx Andorra 118 20 13285.15
ÐouM Canada 60 20 6590.18
Zapahzamazki Russia 128 19 32339.24
despedespi33 GB 89 19 17844.62

COUNTRY LEADERS

There’s no prize for it, but it’s always interesting to see which country is hogging all the prizes. In this Bounty Builder Series, the top three is the same as ever — Russia leading Brazil leading the UK — but there are some very unfamiliar other places cropping up this time around. Here’s the distribution of the 120 titles so far:

22 – Russia
16 – Brazil
12 – UK
8 – Canada
7 – Netherlands;

5 – Romania; 4 – Germany, Sweden, Belgium; 3 – Argentina, Finland, Lithuania, Hungary; 2 – Mexico, Ukraine, Japan, Poland, Austria, Bulgaria; 1 – Belarus, Faroe Islands, Greece, Croatia, Mongolia, Ireland, Argentina, Latvia, Moldova, China, Malta, Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Costa Rica.


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