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The Festival Online Opening Day: $10,000 Mystery Bounty

The Festival Online Opening Day: $10,000 Mystery Bounty

From March 19 to April 13, The Festival Online poker series takes place in the 888poker poker room. The festival, with tournament prize pools totaling over a million dollars, awarded a total of four titles on the opening day. The sweetest of them, a $109 buy-in tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000, was won by Maroco player emperor_H. Players from Germany, Romania, and Montenegro also enjoyed the thrill of victory on the Festival Online opening day.

The tournament series continues today with a tournament that is expected to have many all-in bets ($55 PLO, starting at 6:30 PM GMT), and a $33 Snap tournament for Hold'em fans starting at 7:00 PM GMT. We also remind everyone that on Thursday, one of the two multi-day tournaments will start - The Festival Online Texas Progressive Knockout (PKO) 8-max with a $160 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of $150,000. This tournament has a total of 17 starting flights, and the second day of the tournament will take place next week on March 27. All players who make it to the second day are guaranteed money place. You can read more details about the entire Festival Online schedule here.

Did you know that SNAP Poker is 888poker's fast-fold poker format which was created to minimize downtime by immediately dealing new cards as soon as you fold. It's quicker and superior to other online poker software and can be enjoyed in both cash game and tournament modes.

$109 The Festival Online Mystery Bounty Opening Event

  • Tournament name: $109 NLH The Festival Online Mystery Bounty Opening Event, $100,000 GTD
  • Entries: 1072
  • Prizepool: $107,200

The $109 tournament, which was supposed to last for one day, turned out to be so popular that after 9 players remained and the final table was determined, it was decided to stop the clock and continue the game the next day. The leaders at the final table were player "katekajie" from Montenegro and player "emperor_H" from Morocco, each with just slightly over 80 BBs, while the player with the smallest stack, player "YamaaKK" from Brazil, had only 12.5 BBs left.

On the final table, the players who started the day as chip leaders dominated, not allowing others to gain much ground and ultimately sailing through to the HU battle together. The Moroccan player, emperor_H came out on top, adding the accumulated bounties to his winnings and pocketing a total of $9,423 prize. Although there weren't many big bounties awarded at the final table, still three (katekajie, AvadoKedavra & andrew_flash) players ended up collecting four-figure sums in bounty payments. The winner of the day was UK-based player "Trendki11" who received the largest bounty of the day worth $10,000, despite ultimately finishing in 20th place.

#4AvadoKedavraCosta Rica$5,810

PLO Mystery Bounty Opening Event has a small overlay

  • Tournament name: $55 PLO Mystery Bounty Opening Event, GTD $5,000
  • Entries: 85
  • Prizepool: $5,000
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PAPA_VINCENT scores $2,556 in $22 Mystery Bounty Mini Opening Event

  • Tournament name: $22 NLH The Festival Online Mystery Bounty Mini Opening Event, $25,000 GTD
  • Entries: 1373
  • Prizepool: $27,460
#3flexo7Costa Rica$1,460.51

$525 High Roller winner comes from Montenegro.

  • Tournament name: $525 NLH The Festival Online Mystery Bounty High Roller Opening Event, $40,000 GTD
  • Entries: 104
  • Prizepool: $52,000

Our streamer Jacob is also participating in The Festival Online tournament series, but unfortunately, he did not manage to achieve any cash finishes on the opening day. He also missed out on the Mystery Bounty bounties distributed in the golden envelopes. However, Jacob did manage to get close to the money in the $525 Highroller tournament and witnessed a player at his table receiving a $2000 bounty for eliminating another player.

Did you know that Mystery Bounty tournaments are becoming an increasingly popular tournament format, which is why we also included the Mystery Bounty format for the first time on our live tournament schedule. The two-day, €250 buy-in Texas Mystery Bounty will take place on May 20 and May 21 as part of The Festival Malta 2023.

You can also follow Jacob's progress today as he plans to participate in both The Festival Online tournaments and one of our many Malta online qualifiers. You can stay up with Jacob and our other streamers' activities by following us on Twitch and other social media channels. This guarantees that you won't miss any action about us.