The World Series of Poker are moving with the times, this week announcing a Mystery Bounty tournament as part of their WSOP Online schedule, replacing the previously popular PKO...
Scheduled for June 25th at 6:30pm ET, it will be the first-ever Mystery Bounty bracelet event and the top Mystery prize is set at $20,000, with 2x $5k prizes, 10 x $1k, and a total of $10k in other bounties.
The change will only affect Michigan and Pennsylvania players, for whom the $100k GTD, $500 buy-in Mystery Bounty event replaces the old $400 buy-in Progressive KnockOut tournament.
Although WSOP.com operates in Nevada and New Jersey, and will be running 21 online bracelet events in those states, they are still using 888Poker’s old ‘Poker 8’ software, which doesn’t support the Mystery Bounty format.
Players play 17 levels of 15 minutes each before the Mystery Bounties kick in, with the Bounty half of the prizepool separate from the traditional 50% of the prizemoney.
The Mystery Bounty event slots into the once-per-week bracelet events hosted by WSOP in Michigan and Pennsylvania, the schedule running from June 4th to July 16th though not yet officially updated with the new Mystery Bounty tournament.
This year’s live version of the Mystery Bounty at the World Series of Poker sees event #3, the $1000 buy-in Mystery Millions, kick off on May 31st.
Four day1 starting flights are then followed by the introduction of the random bounties on day two. Each player eliminated gets to draw a mystery bounty.
The top mystery bounty prize is guaranteed at $1million, the same amount as the 1st place prize.
This year’s Main Event kicks off with day 1a on July 3rd with a new world champion expected to be crowned on July 17th.