Bounty Builder Turbo Series: A statistical wrap-up from 15 days of competition

June 07, 2021inPoker

The traditional Bounty Builder Series on PokerStars introduced a new twist for its mid-2021 edition: it became the Bounty Builder Turbo Series, where every event played in the turbo format and finished in one sitting. These included a couple of Sunday Million Special Editions, and two main events (with low and high buy-ins).

The series guaranteed $25 million in prize pools, which it comfortable eclipsed.

Here’s a full statistical breakdown of the Bounty Builder Turbo Series. Click for full results from the series.

BOUNTY BUILDER TURBO SERIES OVERVIEW

15 days of play
Bounty Builder Turbo Series ran from May 23 to Jun 6, 2021, with at least 12 tournaments per day.

185 tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $5,200

Lowest buy-in: $5.50
Bounty Builder Turbo Series 29: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max]
Bounty Builder Turbo Series 65: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max]
Bounty Builder Turbo Series 102: $5.50 NLHE
Bounty Builder Turbo Series 126: $5.50 NLHE
Bounty Builder Turbo Series 133: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper]
Bounty Builder Turbo Series 162: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max]

Highest buy-in: $5,200
Bounty Builder Turbo Series 07: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]
Bounty Builder Turbo Series 91: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]
Bounty Builder Turbo Series 178: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]


ENTRIES AND RE-ENTRIES

They packed in to the Bounty Builder Turbo Series

There were 638,037 entries to Bounty Builder Turbo Series tournaments this time, including 169,167 re-entries. That means there were 468,870 unique entries. The average field size was 3,468.

Five biggest fields:

30,540 – Event #174: $11 NLHE, Sunday Storm SE
24,147 – Event #89: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Main Event – Low
19,734 – Event #4: $22 NLHE, Mini Sunday Million SE
14,330 – Event #88: $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Double Deuce SE
13,886 – Event #162: $5.50 NLHE, 8-Max

Five smallest fields:

101 – Event #178: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
118 – Event #7: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
121 – Event #91: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
148 – Event #150: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, Friday Night Fight HR
201 – Event #114: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max


PRIZE POOLS

The total prize pools across all of Bounty Builder Turbo Series was $31,155,432.66

Of that, $3,856,012.02 went to tournament winners, including $1,857,121.69 in bounty payments.

The average prize pool was $169,323 and the average first prize was $20,956.59.

Five biggest prize pools:

$2,000,000 – Event #90: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Main Event – High
$1,318,600 – Event #5: $109 NLHE, Sunday Million SE
$1,264,000 – Event #175: $109 NLHE, 8-Max, Sunday Million SE
$1,207,350 – Event #89: $55 NLHE, 8-Max, Main Event – Low
$750,000 – Event #6: $1,050 NLHE, Sunday HR

Five smallest prize pools:

$16,322 – Event #133: $5.50 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper
$22,584 – Event #157: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB
$23,826 – Event #72: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB
$24,566 – Event #109: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB
$27,280 – Event #42: $22 NLO8, 6-Max

Five biggest first prizes:

$209,215 – Event #90: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Main Event – High
$169,762 – Event #7: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
$146,767 – Event #91: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
$119,944 – Event #178: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
$116,478 – Event #6: $1,050 NLHE, Sunday HR, $750K Gtd

Five smallest first prizes:

$1,752 – Event #133: $5.50 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Fast Hyper
$2,399 – Event #72: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB
$2,922 – Event #157: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB
$3,033 – Event #109: $11 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Short: 15BB
$3,521 – Event #127: $22 PLO, 6-Max


BOUNTY: THE TASTE OF PARADISE

All of the tournaments during Bounty Builder Turbo Series were played with the PKO format, including seven tournaments that were Total PKO (i.e., all of the prize pool went on bounty payments).

Looking at the series as a whole, of the $3,856,012.02 paid to winners, $1,857,121.69 came in bounty payments. That’s 48.16 percent of all payments to winners — a further reminder to collect those bounties.

But who were the greatest bounty hunters?

Biggest bounties (gross)

Yet more brilliance from Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins

Event #7: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
Winner: Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins
Bounties: $112,383
Regular prize: $57,379

Event #91: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
Winner: Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo
Bounties: $87,930
Regular prize: $58,838

Event #90: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Main Event – High
Winner: “Virgilik”
Bounties: $80,351
Regular prize: $128,864

Event #178: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
Winner: DEX888
Bounties: $68,516
Regular prize: $51,429

Event #6: $1,050 NLHE, Sunday HR
Winner: Fabiano “Kovalski1” Kovalski
Bounties: $60,076
Regular prize: $56,402

Biggest bounties (as percentage of total prize)

Note: Does not include TKO events, where bounties comprise all of the final payouts

Event #7: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller
Winner: Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins
Bounty prize: $112,383
Regular payout: $57,379
Bounty percentage: 66.2%

Event #141: $530 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo
Winner: “edercampana”
Bounty prize: $23,957
Regular payout: $13,707
Bounty percentage: 63.61%

Event #114: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max
Winner: “Al Magellan”
Bounty prize: $29,687
Regular payout: $17,489
Bounty percentage: 62.93%

Event #177: $109 PLO8, 6-Max
Winner: “MAMbI4”
Bounty prize: $7,521
Regular payout: $4,463
Bounty percentage: 62.76%

Event #55: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, Thursday Thrill SE
Winner: “progre69”
Bounty prize: $35,281
Regular payout: $23,205
Bounty percentage: 60.32%


PERSONAL BESTS

With 184 tournaments on the schedule, there was always a good chance we’d have at least a couple of double champions. As it turned out, six players topped the podium twice during Bounty Builder Series and one of them, Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins, was runner up in another event as well. Martins is currently the No 1 ranked online player in the world, according to Pocket Fives, and is seemingly unstoppable in every format.

Here are all the double champions from Bounty Builder Turbo Series:

“admiralph” (Belgium)
Event #34: $22 NLHE, 8-Max, Hyper-Turbo – $11,032
Event #47: $215 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Daily Supersonic SE – $16,914

“mastakid” (Romania)
Event #13: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo – $7,057
Event #67: $109 NLHE, 6-Max, Zoom – $16,272

“Al Magellan” (Ukraine)
Event #42: $22 NLO8, 6-Max – $3,661
Event #114: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max – $47,176

Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins (Brazil)
Event #7: $5,200 NLHE, 8-Max, High Roller – $169,762
Event #137: $1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, Thursday Thrill SE – $57,840

“HochuPograt*” (Russia)
Event #44: $22 NLHE, 6-Max – $10,471
Event #162: $5.50 NLHE, 8-Max – $5,682

“PoloBearr” (Norway)
Event #57: $55 NLHE, 6-Max, Short: 15BB – $7,548
Event #180: $22 NLHE, 6-Max, Short: 15BB – $9,035

It’s also worth noting the two events won by “PoloBearr”. They were both in the short-stack 15BB variant, so PoloBearr has clearly staked a claim as the best short-stack player during this series.


ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Players based in 35 countries won tournaments during this Bounty Builder Turbo Series, including tiny states such as Andorra and Lichtenstein, as well as hulking land masses such as Russia and Brazil. “Brelarsssssssss” became the first player from Cambodia to win a tournament during a major PokerStars series. The country has never before won during either SCOOP or WCOOP.

Brazil and Russia went neck and neck for ultimate supremacy, with both picking up three titles on the series’ final night to finish with 28 victories apiece. It means that players from Brazil and Russia accounted for more than 30 percent of all titles won during the series.

Here’s the final countries leader board:

31 titles – Brazil, Russia
13 – Netherlands
10 – Canada
9 – Ukraine
8 – UK
7 – Austria, Germany, Romania
6 – Bulgaria
5 – Belgium
4 – Finland, Ireland, Sweden
3 – Argentina, Hungary, Latvia, Norway
2 – Greece, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Uzbekistan
1 – Andorra, Belarus, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Peru, Poland, Slovenia, Uruguay.

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