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The full schedule for the 2021 Bounty Builder Turbo Series is now with us and players can prepare for a two-week, 184-tournament jamboree. Fittingly it gets progressively more exciting as it goes on.

All the tournaments are played fast, hence the “Turbo” in the series title, and with a Progressive Knockout format, hence the “Bounty” there too. But there’s also plenty of variety to suit all bankrolls and players who prefer all variants.

In this post, we’ve taken a close look at the full schedule and separated things out according to players’ common preferences. It should be easier to find tournaments at your specific buy-in preference (high or low); events that are non standard NLHE; tournaments that get done hyper-quickly; or those for which there’s no re-entry.

There’s also a table below that shows only the tournaments taking place at the weekends, just in case you have one of those pesky things called a job that may keep you occupied during office hours.

Remember, there’s no such thing as a “Day 2” during this series, so everything gets done in one session. Find the tournaments you fancy, take a look at the satellites running if you fancy getting in on the cheap, then get ready to go bounty hunting. Good luck!


LOW BUY-INS ($22 and lower)
HIGH BUY-INS ($215s+)

It’s always an important consideration for the people who put together the schedules of major tournament series on PokerStars that players of all bankrolls are included. That’s why there are always a host of satellites to all events, allowing reduced entry fees, and also why numerous events require only a small buy-in to start with. (The guarantees are still huge.) Here’s the list of Bounty Builder Turbo Series events with buy-ins of $22 and lower:

At the other end of the spectrum, these major tournament series also feature numerous events with high buy-ins, and appropriately high guarantees. The Main Event this year plays at two buy-in levels — $55 and $530 — with guarantees of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. There are also two High Rollers costing $5,200 to enter. Here’s the list of Bounty Builder Turbo Series events with buy-ins of $215 and higher:

It’s common these days for major tournaments to offer the chance for at least one re-entry, providing a second (and sometimes third) opportunity for players to take a shot even if things initially went awry. While most players want that kind of safety net, it’s also fair that some players don’t like it. They want to know how much the tournament is going to cost, regardless. Happily, there are also 23 freezeout tournaments, where you only get one chance. Here’s the list:

Everything about this Turbo Bounty Builder Series is fast. No tournaments will go into a second day, and blind levels are usually brief. (The clue is in the word “Turbo” in the series title.) But if you’re especially pressed for time, there are also a number of hyper-turbo tournaments, which will flash by in the blink of an eye. We’re talking in the neighbourhood of two to three hours for most of these, start to finish. Here’s the list of hypers in this series:

As ever, the schedule overwhelmingly favours the most popular poker variant, no limit Texas hold’em. But that’s not the be all and end all. The Bounty Builder Turbo Series also has a number of non hold’em games on the schedule — there’s PLO, HORSE, 8-Game, and others — plus a couple of Win The Button tournaments. They’re hold’em, but with a twist. Here’s the list of non standard hold’em games:

The Bounty Builder Turbo Series plays seven days a week, but organisers are aware that plenty of PokerStars players have real lives and real jobs and might have to restrict their playing to weekends. Here’s the list of tournaments taking place on Saturdays and Sundays:

And just in case you missed it, here’s the full schedule:</a

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