"They've Nailed It!" says Mantovani as 888poker Adds MORE Mystery Bounty Tournaments to Schedule

Alexandre Mantovani

Here on PokerNews we've already written about the successful launch of Mystery Bounty tournaments on 888poker, with the very first tournament on the site more than doubling its guarantee!

The XL Retro festival currently features two Mystery Bounty tournaments, scheduled for this weekend, but 888poker has had to add even more Mystery Bounty tournaments to its client, with players such as 888poker Ambassador Alexandre "Cavalito" Mantovani enjoying the exciting new tournament format.

How Do Mystery Bounty Tournaments on 888poker work?

"I've had a lot of fun," Mantovani told PokerNews. "Bounty tournaments have become so popular in recent years, and Mystery Bounty tournaments are just a whole new fresh look. I think 888poker have nailed it."

On 888poker, players don't have to make Day 2 or even make the money in order to win a Mystery Bounty. In these tournaments there are two phases:

First Phase: No Bounties are rewarded for elimination
Second Phase: Mystery Bounties are randomly placed on the remaining players' heads. These bounties are then revealed upon elimination and rewarded to the winner.

Make sure to check the 888poker client for details about when the Second Phase begins and Mystery Bounty prizes can be won!

Mantovani says that while in bounty tournaments you can win prizes for eliminating players at any point, Mystery Bounty tournaments on 888poker are different where players can only win the bounties once the second phase is reached.

"More players are able to win bounties and have fun, and that's just great!"

"In normal bounty tournaments, the bounty prize pool is divided between everyone right from the beginning. Whereas Mystery Bounty tournaments make it much more like a regular tournament — you have to make it to the second phase to be eligible.

"Plus you don't have to make the money to win a bounty. It's only in the second phase which is a few levels after late registration. It's amazing because more players are able to win bounties and have fun, and that's just great!"


888poker XL Retro Schedule Features TWO Mystery Bounty Tournaments and $500k GTD Main Event


More Mystery Bounty Tournaments Added

While two Mystery Bounty tournaments were already scheduled for this weekend, 888poker have added another one. This means players on 888poker can enjoy over $250,000 in guarantees in Mystery Bounty tournaments alone.

Time (UTC)EventBuy-inGuaranteeLargest Prize
17:30Sunday Mystery Bounty$55$40,000$4,000
18:00XL Retro #13 - Mystery Bounty$215$200,000$20,000
19:00XL Retro #15 - Mini Mystery Bounty$33$20,000$2,000

Bounty Prizes will be confirmed once the Second Phase is reached

The Sunday Mystery Bounty is a recurring weekly tournament with a guarantee of $40,000, but if that's not enough for you, 888poker have also added a $55 buy-in XL Retro Mystery Bounty that runs every single day. This tournament comes with a $20,000 guarantee and takes place at 17:30 (UTC) every day.

PLUS for only $22 you can enter a $10,000 GTD Mystery Bounty tournament that runs at 18:00 (UTC).

There's never been so many opportunities to play Mystery Bounty tournaments on 888poker!

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.

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