PokerStars Bounty Builder Series Launches Sunday; EPT Prague Live Festival Announced

The Bounty Builder Series returns to PokerStars this weekend. Players will find 208 tournaments running Oct. 3-18 with more than $30 million guaranteed.

Players will also find two Main Events running on Oct. 17. The  $55 high event guarantees $1 million and the $530 version guarantees $2.5 million. Buy-ins for the series range from $5.50 to $1,100, providing something for every bankroll.

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What to expect from the Bounty Builder Series

All tournaments are fittingly using a knockout format, where all players have a bounty on their heads. Eliminate an opponent, and the winner picks up that player’s bounty.

Most tournaments are No Limit Hold’em, but the series also includes:

  • Pot Limit Omaha
  • HORSE
  • Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better
  • 6+ Hold’em (Short Deck)
  • Eight-Game Mix
  • No Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better
  • Five-Card Pot Limit Omaha

Beyond the Main Events, several other tournaments also stand out on the schedule. A $55 Sunday Kickoff Special Edition starts the series on Oct. 3 with $125,000 guaranteed.

Players will also find designated “Daily Highlight” tournaments throughout the series. These events feature three entry levels – low, medium, and high. The Daily Highlights also come with the biggest guarantees of the series.

For example, on Oct. 11 players will find a Monday Deepstack as the Daily Highlight. The $11 version guarantees $80,000 with the $109 and $530 versions guaranteeing $250,000 in each event.

Here’s a look at the complete series.

2021 PokerStars Bounty Builder Series

DateEvent
Oct. 3BBS-01: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE], $125k Gtd
Oct. 3BBS-02: $215 NLHE [Series Kickoff], $225k Gtd
Oct. 3BBS-03: $109 NLHE [7-Max], $175k Gtd
Oct. 3BBS-04: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Mini Million SE], $250k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 3BBS-04: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Million SE], $1M Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 3BBS-04: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Bounty Builder HR SE], $500k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 3BBS-05: $109 PLO [6-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 3BBS-06: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $250k Gtd
Oct. 3BBS-07: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Slug Blinds], $150k Gtd
Oct. 3BBS-08:$215 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $125k Gtd
Oct. 3BBS-09:$530 NLHE Sunday Cooldown SE, $200k Gtd
Oct. 3BBS-10: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Mini Sunday Supersonic SE], $125k Gtd
Oct. 3BBS-10: $22 NLHE [6-Max, 15BB Stacks], $50k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-12: $11 NLHE [8-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-13: $109 NLHE [Monday Marathon], $100k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-14: $22 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $60k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-15: $22 NLHE [8-Max], $150k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 4BBS-15: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $200k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 4BBS-15: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Bounty Builder HR SE], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 4BBS-16: $22 HORSE, $20k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-17: $22 NLHE [7-Max], $100k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-18: $55 NLHE [4-Max], $100k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-19: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $100k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-20: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $60k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-21: $109 NLHE [7-Max], $70k Gtd
Oct. 4BBS-22: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Flash Hyper-Turbo], $40k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-23: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $40k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-24: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Session Starter], $100k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-25: $22 NLHE, $80k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-26: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Tuesday Throwdown], $100k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 5BBS-26: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Tuesday Throwdown], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 5BBS-26: $215 NLHE [7-Max, Tuesday Throwdown], $250k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 5BBS-27: $55 PLO8 [6-Max], $30k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-28: $109 NLHE [3-Max, Tuesday Triple Threat], $175k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-29: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Total KO], $125k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-30: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $175k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-31: $22 NLHE [7-Max, Slug Blinds, 25BB Stacks], $50k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-32: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Daily Supersonic SE], $100k Gtd
Oct. 5BBS-33: $11 NLHE [6-Max, 15BB Stacks], $30k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-34: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $100k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-35: $55 NLHE [Wednesday Marathon], $125k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-36: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $60k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-37: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $150k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-38: $11 6+ Hold'em [6-Max], $25k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-39: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], $100k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 6BBS-39: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], $150k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 6BBS-39: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], $175k Gtd - Daily Highligh
Oct. 6BBS-40: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Big Short, 25BB Stacks], $75k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-41: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $175k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-42: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $40k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-43: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Slug Blinds], $70k Gtd
Oct. 6BBS-44: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Flash Hyper-Turbo], $40k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-45: $22 NLHE [8-Max], $60k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-46: $215 NLHE [7-Max, Session Starter], $125k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-47: $109 NLHE, $100k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-48: $55 NLHE [8-Max], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 7BBS-48: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $300k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 7BBS-48: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Thursday Thrill SE], $400k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 7BBS-49: $55 NLO8, $40k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-50: $109 NLHE, $175k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-51: $55 NLHE [Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom], $75k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-52: $11 NLHE [7-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-53: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Big Knockouts], $100k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-54: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max], $30k Gtd
Oct. 7BBS-55: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Flash Hyper-Turbo], $35k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-56: $55 NLHE [4-Max, Freezeout], $60k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-57: $109 NLHE [Friday Marathon], $100k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-58: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-59: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $175k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-60: $22 PLO [6-Max], $35k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-61: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Friday Night Fight ], $75k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 8BBS-61: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Friday Night Fight]], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 8BBS-61: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Friday Night Fight], $250k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 8BBS-62: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Slug Blinds , 30BB Stacks], $125k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-63: $215 NLHE [7-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $100k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-64: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Slug Blinds], $50k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-65: $109 NLHE [7-Max], $70k Gtd
Oct. 8BBS-66: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Flash Hyper-Turbo], $30k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-67: $22 NLHE, $50k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-68: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Session Starter], $125k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-69: $109 NLHE, $125k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-70: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $100k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 9BBS-71: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 9BBS-72: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $250k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 9BBS-73: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $25k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-74: $22 NLHE [Slug Blinds], $100k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-75: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $125k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-76: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $175k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-77: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $100k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-78: $11 NLHE [7-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 9BBS-79: $22 NLHE [6-Max, 15BB Stacks], $30k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-80: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE], $125k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-81: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $150k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-82: $11 NLHE, $80k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-83: $215 NLHE, $250k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-84: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Mini Million SE], $250k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 10BBS-84: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Million SE], $1M Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 10BBS-84: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Bounty Builder HR SE], $500k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-85: $55 PLO [6-Max], $40k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-86: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday HR SE], $500k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-87: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Win The Button], $50k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-88: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Cooldown SE], $200k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-89: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $150k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-90: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Mini Sunday Supersonic SE], $125k Gtd
Oct. 10BBS-91: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Flash Hyper-Turbo], $50k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-92: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $40k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-93: $55 NLHE [Session Starter], $100k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-94: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $125k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-95: $11 NLHE [Monday Deepstack], $80k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 11BBS-95: $109 NLHE [Monday Deepstack], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 11BBS-95: $530 NLHE [Monday Deepstack], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 11BBS-96: $22 NLO8, $30k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-97: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $150k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-98: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Zoom], $100k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-99: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $125k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-100: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Slug Blinds, 25BB Stacks], $20k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-101: $215 NLHE [7-Max], $125k Gtd
Oct. 11BBS-102: $22 NLHE [6-Max, 15BB Stacks], $30k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-103: $55 NLHE [Slug Blinds], $75k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-104: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Wednesday Marathon], $100k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-105: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Big Knockouts], $80k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-106: $109 NLHE [7-Max], $150k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-107: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $30k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-108: $22 NLHE [8-Max], $100k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 12BBS-108: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $250k Gtd - Mini Super Tuesday SE
Oct. 12BBS-108: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $275k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 12BBS-109: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Zoom], $100k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-11: $11 NLHE 0Win The Button, $50k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-111: $530 NLHE [8-Max], $150k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-112: $22 NLHE [4-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 12BBS-113: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, 15BB Stacks], $25k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-114: $11 NLHE [8-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-115: $215 NLHE [Session Starter], $100k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-116: $22 NLHE [7-Max], $80k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-117: $11 NLHE [Midweek Marathon], $80k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 13BBS-117: $55 NLHE [Midweek Marathon], $200k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 13BBS-117: $215 NLHE [Midweek Marathon], $200k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 13BBS-118: $55 PLO8 [6-Max], $25k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-119: $530 NLHE [8-Max], $200k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-120: $55 NLHE [3-Max, Wednesday Triple Threat], $100k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-121: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $100k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-122: $22 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $40k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-123: $109 NLHE [7-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 13BBS-124: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Flash Hyper-Turbo], $30k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-125: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Deepstack], $75k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-126: $215 NLHE [Thursday Marathon], $125k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-127: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Slug Blinds], $125k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-128: $22 NLHE, $100k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-129: $109 6+ Hold'em [6-Max], $25k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-130: $55 NLHE [8-Max]], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 14BBS-130: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $250k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 14BBS-130: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Thursday Thrill SE], $300k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 14BBS-131: $55 NLHE [Heads-Up, Total KO, Zoom], $75k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-132: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $125k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-133: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $50k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-134: $55 NLHE [8-Max], $75k Gtd
Oct. 14BBS-135: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Flash Hyper-Turbo], $25k Gtd
Oct. 15BBS-136: $22 NLHE [8-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 15BBS-137: $55 NLHE [Session Starte], $100k Gtdr
Oct. 15BBS-138: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $60k Gtd
Oct. 15BBS-139: $215 NLHE [8-Max] , $150k Gtd
Oct. 15BBS-140: $11 PLO [6-Max], $30k Gtd
Oct. 15BBS-141: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Final Freeze], $75k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 15BBS-141: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Final Freeze], $175k Gtd Daily Highlight
Oct. 15BBS-141: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Final Freeze], $175k Gtd Daily Highlight
Oct. 15BBS-142: $55 NLHE [Slug Blinds , 30BB Stacks], $100k Gtd
Oct. 15BBS-143: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $100k Gtd
Oct. 15BBS-144: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Slug Blinds, 25BB Stacks], $50k Gtd
Oct. 15BBS-145: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Daily Supersonic SE], $100k Gtd
Oct. 15BBS-146: $11 NLHE [6-Max, 15BB Stacks], $30k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-147: $55 NLHE Freezeout, $60k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-148: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Saturday Marathon], $125k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-149: $109 NLHE, $125k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-150: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Saturday Eliminator SE], $150k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 16BBS-151: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Saturday Eliminator SE], $250k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 16BBS-152: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Saturday Eliminator SE], $300k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 16BBS-153: $215 NLO8 [6-Max], $40k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-154: $109 NLHE [Deepstack], $175k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-155: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Total KO], $125k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-156: $109 [7-Max, Daily Cooldown SE], $125k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-157: $530 NLHE [7-Max], $150k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-158: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Slug Blinds], $50k Gtd
Oct. 16BBS-159: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Flash Hyper-Turbo], $40k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-160: $55 NLHE [Deepstack], $150k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-161: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $150k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-162: $22 NLHE [6-Max] , $100k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-163: $215 NLHE, $250k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-164: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event - Low], $1M Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-165: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event - High], $2.5M Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-166: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $100k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-167: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Big Knockouts], $150k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-168: $109 NLHE, $200k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-169: $215 NLHE [Sunday Cooldown SE], $200k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-170: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Mini Sunday Supersonic SE], $125k Gtd
Oct. 17BBS-171: $22 NLHE [6-Max, 15BB Stacks], $40k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-172: $11 NLHE [7-Max], $50k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-173: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Final Session], $100k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-174: $5.50 NLHE, $50k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-175: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Series Closer], $175k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 18BBS-175: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Series Closer], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 18BBS-175: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Series Closer], $225k Gtd - Daily Highlight
Oct. 18BBS-176: $22 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $30k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-177: $55 NLHE, $175k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-178: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $100k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-179: $22 NLHE [7-Max, Big Knockouts], $80k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-180: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $100k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-181: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $75k Gtd
Oct. 18BBS-182: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $30k Gtd

Live poker continues returning to EPT

Along with announcing the new Bounty Builder Series, PokerStars also announced another stop for the European Poker Tour (EPT) on Thursday. EPT Prague returns to the Czech Republic from Dec. 8-19  at the Hilton Hotel Prague.

The series had run each year from 2007-19 until the COVID pandemic led to its cancellation in 2020. Players can expect a packed schedule of events including three highlights that have already been released:

  • €1,100 EPT National – Dec. 9-13
  • €5,300 Main Event – Dec. 13-19
  • €10,300 High Roller – Dec. 17-19

Players can expect safety precautions in place to minimize COVID concerns.

“We’re so excited to welcome our community back to our live poker felt with one of our most famous and well-loved poker tours,” PokerStars managing director Severin Rasset said in a news release.

“It’s been such a long time coming and we’ve been working tirelessly and monitoring the situation carefully so that no stone is unturned for a safe return to live events and a great experience for our players.”

Online satellites for the series begin Oct. 3 starting at just €1.10. Stars will award five Main Event packages worth €7,200 each each week until the start of the event.

Each package includes eight nights’ hotel stay, travel, and tournament buy-in. Satellites will also start in France and Spain on Oct. 24.

The PokerStars European Poker Tour will again head to Sochi, Russia, at Casino Sochi in March, the site announced this week.

Announcement adds to live EPT schedule

The Prague announcement comes on the heels of PokerStars running the EPT Sochi from Oct. 2-11. That festival features:

  • $1,827 (₽133,000) Main Event – Oct. 7-11
  • $3,540 (₽257,600) High Roller – Oct. 10-11.

PokerStars also announced this week that the tour is already locked in for a return to Sochi from March 18-27.

A $2,400 (₽175,000) Main Event highlights the series from March 22-27. A $5,094 (₽371,000) High Roller is also planned as part of the festivities.

Live poker seems to be on the uptick with the World Series of Poker returning this week. The World Poker Tour has also run several tournaments and the Brazilian Series of Poker Millions is also back Nov. 24 – Dec. 5.

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