Bounty Builder Series final weekend guide – $6M total gtd, Main Events set to payout $3M

March 11, 2022inPoker

The Bounty Builder Series reaches its pinnacle this weekend with over $6 million in guaranteed prizes across Saturday and Sunday’s tourneys, including the low and high stakes NLHE Main Events and the PLO Main Event.

This article explores the highlights and schedule, so you can plan your final approach:

It’s Main Event time!

The most highly anticipated and lucrative events on the entire Bounty Builder Series schedule, the Main Events are coming up this Sunday – one at the low stakes level and one at high stakes.

  • BBS 189: $55 Main Event-Low, $1M gtd
  • BBS 190: $530 Main Event-High, $2M gtd

The Main Event-Low is set to be an incredible tournament in its own right – the $1 million guaranteed prize pool is not to be scoffed at, especially not for the $55 price tag. Satellites are running for as little as $2.20.

The Main Event-High is the biggest and boldest of all. At $530 it’s not cheap and is sure to attract top competition (although many pros will be preoccupied with the EPT Prague). The High event isn’t as exclusive as you might think though. Direct satellites are running for $22, with sub-satellites from $2.20 and Phased for $5.50.

Click the “Bounty Builder Series” tab on the PokerStars client to find upcoming events. From here, you can click “MTT Satellites”, “Phase satellites”, or “Sit & Go Satellites”.

Weekend highlights

There are a total of 14 events coming up on Saturday and 12 on Sunday. That includes four tourneys at the low stakes ($22), 14 at medium ($55 to $109) and six at high stakes.

If you’re an Omaha player you’ll definitely want to get involved in the 191: $109 PLO Main Event with $100k gtd – a significant prize pool for a non hold ‘em game.

When it comes to guarantees, the following events stand out:


  • 175: $22 Deepstack, $180k gtd
  • 176: $55 Mini Bounty Builder HR, $200k gtd
  • 177: $530 Bounty Builder HR, $125k gtd


  • 186: $109 NLHE, $200k gtd
  • 188: $215 Big Knockouts, $350k gtd
  • 192: $55 Big Knockouts, $200k gtd
  • 194: $215 Final Cooldown, $250k gtd

Bounty Builder Series side events – Road to $10M

BBS Road to $10M side events are running now

You may also have noticed $5.50 and $11 Bounty Builder Series side events that have popped up on the schedule. These are Road to $10M tourneys, a mix between satellites and MTTs. Along with prize money and bounties, the top 20 players from each game will earn $215 Sunday Million 16 Anniversary tickets.

Road to $10M tourneys are running all weekend. There’s four on Saturday and seven on Sunday. If you enjoy the PKO format and you’re also interested in gaining satellite entry to the Sunday Million Anniversary, then these are the games for you.

Final weekend on a $100 budget

If you’re playing the Bounty Builder Series on a budget of $100 ($100 that you’re willing to lose, that is), then here’s a possible route to take for your session.

On Saturday, you can make the most of three events running at the $22 buy-in level. The Deepstack event has one of the biggest prize pools of the day, so it’s a solid option for low to medium stakes players. Out of three, we’ve left the hyper turbo option alone and chosen:

  • BBS 175: $22 Deepstack, $180k gtd
  • BBS 181: $22 NLHE (Turbo), $50k gtd

Sunday’s lowest cost event is also $22, but that’s the only tourney running at this buy-in. You could jump in that one and supplement it with a few satellites and Road to $10M games. Another option is to take a shot at the $55 Main Event – Low:

  • BBS 187: $22 NLHE (6-max), $150k gtd + Satellites
  • BBS 189: $55 Main Event-Low, $1M gtd

Bounty Builder Series final weekend schedule

Here you’ll find the full schedule for the Bounty Builder Series final weekend:


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