PokerStars Bounty Builder Series Returns: $20M Up for Grabs PokerStars Bounty Builder Series Returns: $20M Up for Grabs

Dust off the boxing gloves as it is time for another edition of PokerStars’ Bounty Builder Series. The October 2023 edition of the series runs from October 15 – 30 with three different Main Events and over $20 million guaranteed.

Bounty Builder is back on PokerStars with another $20 million edition in the final two weeks of October. With buy-ins ranging from $5.50 to $5200, there will be lots of bounty action for all bankrolls, and with four games guaranteed to award $1 million or more, there will be plenty of money in the pots as well.

This series has three different Main Events, with two games in the two-card NLHE format and the third Main Event played as four-card PLO. The $109 version of the NLHE Main Event is one of the $1 million guarantees and is tied for second place on the value list with the October 15 $109 edition of the Sunday Million.

The other NLHE Main is actually the biggest guarantee of the whole series at $1.25 million for a $1050 buy-in. Both of those Main Events and the $80k guaranteed PLO Main Event for $215 begin on October 29.

Bounty Builder Series Summary

  • Dates: October 15 – 30
  • Events: 169
  • Total Guaranteed: $20,051,000
  • Average Guaranteed: $118,645
  • Median Guaranteed: $80,000
  • Lowest Guarantee: $5,000
  • Highest Guarantee: $1,250,000
  • Lowest Buy-In: $5.50
  • Highest Buy-In: $5200
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October Bounties Abound on PokerStars

Bounty Builder SeriesFor the second time this year, PokerStars is bringing back the bounties. After a successful running in March, the Bounty Builder Series is back for another edition in the final two weeks of October, and once again, there is more than $20 million up for grabs across the board.

The entire series is packed with progressive knockout (PKO) action from start to finish, and there is something for all the PKO lovers out there, regardless of bankroll size. Games start at just $5.50, with guarantees as high as $30,000. Seven low-stakes games are at that price through the series, and more than twenty $11 events with guarantees as high as $150,000.

The Highest Value Games

In fact, that $150k guarantee comes in Bounty Builder Series 14: $11 NLHE [8-Max] on October 16, the second day of the series, and it comes in as the best value game across the whole two weeks in terms of guaranteed value compared to buy-in ($Gtd/$BI).

As mentioned above, the opening day Sunday Million and the end-of-series Main Event, both costing $109, are tied for second in value with $9,174.31 $Gtd/$BI, but there are two $11 games with more than $9k of value as well. Bounty Builder Series 3 and 135, on the first and last Sundays of the series, both have $9,090.91 in value with $100k guarantees.

Never Miss a Sunday — Biggest Guarantees on Offer

The series has four games with seven-figure guarantees, including NLHE Main Events and two Sunday Million games. The big Main Event for $1050 has the biggest promise of all, with $1.25 million up for grabs, while the other three games will have at least $1 million even in their pots.

The next games down the list are a couple of high-roller shots at $400k guaranteed, with a few in the $300k range priced at $530.

Biggest Guarantees from the October 2023 Bounty Builder Series

Rank Date Name Guaranteed Buy-In $Gtd/$Buy-In
1 29-Oct Bounty Builder Series 137-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] $1,250,000 $1,050.00 $1,190.48
2 15-Oct Bounty Builder Series 5: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Million SE] $1,000,000 $109.00 $9,174.31
2 22-Oct Bounty Builder Series 71: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Million SE] $1,000,000 $215.00 $4,651.16
2 29-Oct Bounty Builder Series 137-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] $1,000,000 $109.00 $9,174.31
3 15-Oct Bounty Builder Series 8: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Titans Event SE] $400,000 $5,200.00 $76.92
3 29-Oct Bounty Builder Series 140: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Titans Event SE] $400,000 $5,200.00 $76.92
4 22-Oct Bounty Builder Series 70-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Bounty Builder HR SE] $375,000 $530.00 $707.55
5 15-Oct Bounty Builder Series 4-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Bounty Builder HR SE] $350,000 $530.00 $660.38
5 29-Oct Bounty Builder Series 136-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Bounty Builder HR SE] $350,000 $530.00 $660.38

Lace up the gloves and get warmed up, as it is almost time to step into the ring for the latest edition of the Bounty Builder Series from PokerStars. Check out the PokerStars website for a full look at the schedule, and head to the PokerStars client to jump into the PKO ring starting October 15.