This is a discussion on pure bounty tournaments within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Party Poker has a tournament called "pure bounty," which is a $10+$1 NLHE MTT where the only prize is $10 bounties (i.e. there is no
Party Poker has a tournament called "pure bounty," which is a $10+$1 NLHE MTT where the only prize is $10 bounties (i.e. there is no prize structure and nothing is awarded for finishing order, but each opponent you eliminate gets you $10). I just played one and got two bounties for a nice $9 profit over maybe 20 minutes of play. If I hadn't been eliminated by a shill I'd still be playing.
Has anyone else had experience with these types of tournaments? They seem to be a nice way to make a quick buck.
26th February 2011, 9:00 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
Originally Posted by noname65
If I hadn't been eliminated by a shill I'd still be playing.
I haven't seen someone complain of that in a while lol...
First though on these tournaments: you'd make more money playing cash, less rake+table selection+seat changes, etc.
28th February 2011, 11:46 AM
Poker at: live only
I tried playing cash and got like -400BB variance. Mind you, I was playing limit, and every table I sat down at had the worst chasing fish in existence. Anyone with Ace-Ten in their hand would max raise all the way through and then catch a lucky ace on the river. It was the worst poker experience I've ever had. Thanks for the bad advice.
Meanwhile, I played the pure bounty tournament yesterday again and got FOUR bounties this time for a nice profit of $29 in about an hour and a half. I also played a regular bounty tournament (where half the buyin goes to the prize structure and half for bounties) and got three bounties and came out $4 ahead. So those tournaments are what I'm going to be sticking with.
28th February 2011, 7:28 PM
Online Poker at: fulltilt
re: Poker & pure bounty tournaments
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Play where you feel most comfortable and profitable. Nice job and keep up the good work
1st March 2011, 1:09 PM
Poker at: live only
Yesterday I played two tournaments and didn't get any bounties, but that's just variance. Overall I'm still $12 ahead over four short tournaments.
There don't seem to be any pure bounty tournaments listed in today's tournament list, tho. I wonder if they cancelled them at the end of February.