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What is Bounty Hunter

Williams12Williams12 Member Posts: 9
edited November 2022 in Poker Chat
what happens in a Bounty Hunter Tournament?


  • Tikay10Tikay10 Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 135,422


    Hi again,

    Have moved this to Poker Chat, where it will get more eyeballs.

    I'm a bit busy right now, but if nobody else replies, I'll do so later today.
  • coo1-umcoo1-um Member Posts: 2,584
    A Bounty Hunter tournament can be either a Sit & Go or a Multi-Table tournament.

    How do Bounty Hunter Tournaments Work?
    All players who enter a Bounty Hunter tournament pay the same buy-in and entry fee displayed in the poker lobby, in the same way as a normal tournament. The Total Prize Pool is then divided, with a proportion being allocated to the head values (Head Prize Pool) and the rest making up the Cash Prize Pool.

    In a standard Bounty Hunter tournament the total prize pool will be split 50/50, unless otherwise stated under the tournament details.


    Total Prize Pool = £1000

    Head Prize Pool = £500

    Cash Prize Pool = £500

    In the case of an odd amount, the additional funds go to the Cash Prize Pool.

    When the tournament begins the head prize pool is divided equally between all of the players, each player now has an identical head value, which is displayed in the new plinth above a player's avatar. When a player is knocked out, the winner of the hand collects a proportion of the losers head value and increases the price on his own head. In a standard Bounty Hunter tournament, 75% is collected by the winning player and 25% is added to the winners head value. This will be displayed in the tournament details.


    Players A & B both have a current head value of £10.

    Player A knocks out player B

    Player A collects £7.50 in cash and their head value increases by £2.50 to £12.50

    The tournament continues until one player remains. If you have knocked out any player(s) then the total value of these heads collected (Your Head Prize) will be credited at point of knockout. If you have finished in the money, your share of the Cash Prize Pool will also be credited to your account. Should you win the tournament, you get your own head value in addition to the sum of the heads you have collected & the cash prize for 1st place.

    If a player is eliminated by two or more players in a split pot, the value of their head is awarded to the player with the biggest stack. If stacks are equal then the winning player is the player closest to the button.

    So the more heads you collect, the more cash you win, but beware as whilst your own head value grows you will become a bigger target for your opponents - enjoy!
  • Tikay10Tikay10 Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 135,422

    Perfect reply, thanks @coo1-um

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