Wynn Fall Classic Kicks Off Unique $2 Million GTD Mystery Bounty on Monday
The 2021 Wynn Fall Classic, on Monday, will launch one of the most exciting tournaments in Las Vegas this month — the $2,200 buy-in, $2,000,000 GTD Mystery Bounty, a no-limit hold'em tournament with a few surprises.
The event, which cost $1,600 to enter the first time, attracted 1,518 players, generating a prize pool of $2,201,100. Uri Reichenstein won it, along with the Wynn replica trophy, for $217,948.
Jay Kavoor won the top mystery bounty prize of $100,000, which PokerNews captured in a video posted to YouTube. His subdued reaction to winning life-changing money (to some) was discussed on social media.
How it Works
Players in the Mystery Bounty, which is part of the Wynn Fall Classic series, have a chance to win money beyond the standard prize pool, but not in the same way as a traditional bounty tournament. Day 1a kicks off at noon PT on October 11 from inside the luxurious Las Vegas Strip resort.
There will be two additional Day 1 starting flights, one on Tuesday and the other on Wednesday. Each player starts with 30,000 chips and the blind levels will increase every 40 minutes.
On Day 2 (Thursday, October 14 at noon), the bounty portion of the tournament begins. Upon busting a player, the individual with the winning hand can select from a container full of envelopes, each with a random bounty value ranging from $500 to $250,000. One lucky player will take home the top prize.
Mystery bounty denominations are as follows: $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, and $250,000. The lower denominations will appear in a majority of the envelopes, as you probably guessed. But a number of players will pull a significant amount of money.
PokerNews Wynn Fall Classic Coverage
Starting on Day 2, PokerNews will be at the Wynn live reporting the action and taking photos and videos of the exciting tournament.
Our live reporting team will be in attendance two additional times during the Wynn Fall Classic, which concludes November 21, starting with the $3,500 Championship Event. The no-limit hold'em tournament kicks off October 29 with Day 1a (Day 1b and 1c on the two following days) and has a $3 million guaranteed prize pool.
PokerNews will stop back for live reporting duties November 15 for the second Mystery Bounty tournament of the fall, this one $1,600 to enter.