At 11 a.m. local time, cards go in the air at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for an event that is only running for the second time: the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty. With levels of only 20 minutes, the action is expected to move quickly throughout, with players encouraged to gamble it up even further thanks to a $500 bounty awarded for each takedown.
In 2019 it was Jonas Lauck taking home the first-place prize of $260,335 plus his bounties in addition to his first career World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Lauck defeated runner-up Robert Bickley who took home the second-place prize of $160,820 and his bounties in the 1,867 player field.
In this fast-paced tournament, each player will receive a starting stack of 25,000 chips and will play 20-minute levels. There will be a 20-minute break after every six levels and there will be a 60-minute dinner break after Level 21 (~7:00 p.m.) Late registration will remain open until the end of Level 12 (~3:40 p.m.), however, this is a freezeout tournament which means once you are eliminated you cannot jump back into the action.
Players receive a $500 bounty prize for every player they eliminate, but bounties cannot be cashed in until after 5:00 p.m. Play continues until a champion is crowned in this one-day event.
As with all 88 World Series of Poker events, PokerNews will be on the floor to bring start-to-finish live coverage of this exciting bracelet event.