Inaugural PokerStars Mystery Bounty Sunday Million Is a Roaring Success

Inaugural PokerStars Mystery Bounty Sunday Million Is a Roaring Success

Recent editions of the PokerStars Sunday Million have seen online poker's most popular weekly tournament play as progressive knockouts (PKO). It is no secret that the Sunday Million has often struggled to meet its $1 million guarantee under its PKO format, but there were no such struggles in the New Year Series edition, which saw PokerStars change the long-running event's format to a mystery bounty.

PokerStars tested the mystery bounty format in early December 2023, and it proved popular, with all 200 available seats snapped up in seconds. However, changing its flagship tournament to this new format was not without risk. A $1 million guarantee meant PokerStars required 10,000 entrants, many of whom would have been unfamiliar with how mystery bounty tournaments work. Any fears of an overlay were soon dispelled thanks to 16,234 players, including 4,622 re-entries, created a guarantee-busting $1,623,400 prize pool, some 62.3% more than the advertised guarantee.

The impressive attendance would likely have been higher had it not been for the mystery bounty Sunday Million being unavailable in some countries. Players from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Romania were frozen out due to pending approval from those countries' respective regulators.

The top 2,671 finishers were paid out $811,700 from the regular prize pool, with the remaining $811,700 divided up and placed in golden envelopes on the heads of each in-the-money player. Anyone who eliminated an opponent got to open that mystery bounty containing mystery bounty, and some of those payouts were substantial.

Mystery Bounty Sunday Million Bounty Amounts

Bounty AmountAvalable
$50,0001
$15,2345
$4,687.3826
$1,542.6879
$459.89265
$148.08823
$135.921,457

Team PokerStars was out in force in support of the massive mystery bounty tournament, with mixed results. The in-form Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis was one of five PokerStars pros who helped themselves to some of the regular prize pool. Laurie "LaliTournier" Tournier, Sebastian "peace&loove" Huber, and Lasse "Wistern" Jagd Lauritsen finished inside the money places, while Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot went the deepest.

Talbot bowed out in 31st place having captured three mystery bounties. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing what that trio of mystery bounties was worth to the popular Canadian because the information is not shown in the PokerStars lobby. Perhaps PokerStars will show this information in future mystery bounty tournaments.

Each of the nine PokerStars players who progressed to the final table did so with at least $5,646 from the regular prize pool locked in, plus any mystery bounties they scooped along the way.

Brazilian "fersantos88" busted in ninth for the previously mentioned $5,646, although they eliminated ten foes before crashing out, meaning they added at least $1,359.20 worth of mystery bounties to their haul.

The next four players eliminated also hailed from Brazil. "SaoJorge2222" ($8,376 and seven bounties), "thiagofs1808" ($11,587 and 13 bounties), "_Miazakii_" ($14,860 and nine bounties), and "IgorSNK" ($22,312 and seven bounties) were that unfortunate quartet.

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Fourth place and $30,816 (plus four bounties) went to Canada's "eqn778", with the inaugural PokerStars Sunday Million Mystery Bounty progressing to the heads-up stage when "ac3play" saw their tournament end in a third place finish worth $40,638 (plus seven bounties).

Heads-up pitted "BoostedAAnimal" against Ukraine's "SoEzForMe." The one-on-one battle went the way of the Ukrainian, and they secured an $89,681 payout plus 15 mystery bounties, including whatever amount was in the envelope on their head. Runner-up "BoostedAAnimal" walked away with a $57,787 consolation prize and 11 mystery bounty payments.

$109 NLHE 8-Max Mystery Bounty Sunday Million Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryBountiesPrize
1SoEzForMeUkraine15$89,681
2BoostedAAnimalMalta11$57,787
3ac3playAustria7$40,638
4eqn778Canada4$30,816
5IgorSNKBrazil7$22,312
6_Miazakii_Brazil9$14,860
7thiagofs1808Brazil13$11,587
8SaoJorge2222Brazil7$8,736
9fersantos88Brazil10$5,646

With how well-received the mystery bounty edition of the Sunday Million proved to be, it is all but guaranteed that PokerStars will host more of the format in the coming weeks, perhaps even permanently changing the Sunday Million's format.

Another mystery bounty affair ran alongside the special edition Sunday Million, an $11 buy-in with $250,000 guaranteed. Some 29,964 entrants created a $293,647 prize pool, obliterating the guaranteed amount. The United Kingdom's "the_jokerS20" finished top of the pile, reeling in $10,304 plus 19 mystery bounty payments following a four-way deal.

PokerStars New Year Series Results So Far

The huge Sunday Million Mystery Bounty aside, there have been plenty of big results for several well-known grinders since our last New Year Series round-up.

Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis helped himself to his third title of the New Year Series, triumphing in the $2,100 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill for $54,442, including bounties.

Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier won two events in quick succession. First, he bagged $34,572 after taking down a $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO, then an additional $47,332 in a $2,100 PLO 6-Max PKO tournament.

Other notable champions include Shawn "buck21" Buchanan, Alexandre "aminolast" Raymond, and Roman "Gogac sniper" Hrabec, the latter coming out on top in a $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO for a cool $98,629.

EventEntrantsPrize PoolChampionPrize
#2-L: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max PKO10,758$52,714mike21_4life$4,440*
#2-M: $55 NLHE 8-Max PKO3,535$176,750DarkSkies21$18,756*
#2-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO216$108,000dimadub93$21,481*
#3: $109 NLHE 8-Max Big $109 Christmas Edition993$100,000Foxdie999$16,439
#4-L: $33 NLHE 8-Max PKO4,635$139,050ShishuiUch1ha$12,798*
#4-M: $215 NLHE 8-Max PKO776$155,200Breno2728$22,850*
#4-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO120$125,000Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis$24,220*
#5-L: $11 PLO 6-Max PKO2,382$25,000donkey7n2$2,989*
#5-M: $109 PLO 6-Max PKO346$35,000silage98$5,255*
#5-H: $1,050 PLO 6-Max PKO39$40,000ShipitFTW911$17,503*
#6: $320 NLHE 8-Max PKO226$67,800Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis$12,863*
#7-L: $5.50 NLHE 7-Max Turbo PKO7,462$36,563sirtenzoe$3,480*
#7-M: $55 NLHE 7-Max Turbo PKO2,242$112,100And_Blr$10,702*
#7-H: $530 NLHE 7-Max Turbo PKO136$68,000Heidegger807$15,882*
#8-L: $3.30 NLHE 6-Max Monster Stacks11,516$33,857mother68$4,430
#8-M: $33 NLHE 6-Max Monster Stacks4,415$132,45008141$18,881
#8-H: $320 NLHE 6-Max Monster Stacks352$105,600Sergey260594$19,394
#9-L: $11 NLHE 8-Max PKO11,524$112,935Mcdermutt$8,266*
#9-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max PKO2,414$241,400blaboub$25,176*
#9-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO94$125,000Roman "RomeOpro" Romanovsky$35,156*
#10-L: $5.50 HORSE1,046$5,152GamarraFCP$936
#10-M: $55 HORSE204$10,200aDrENalin710$2,065
#10-H: $530 HORSE38$20,000Ac-King00$7,301
#11-L: $11 NLHE 5-Max Turbo PKO8,142$79,791AAligator33$6,940*
#11-M: $109 NLHE 5-Max Turbo PKO1,062$106,200VincentFirst$13,446*
#11-H: $1,050 NLHE 5-Max Turbo PKO69$80,0001obster$20,407*
#12: $109 NLHE 8-Max Fenomeno691$69,10012371237$11,917
#13: $55 NLHE Heads-Up Turbo Total PKO Zoom1,555$77,750Log_Virus$8,478
#14: $22 NLHE 8-Max Daily Eliminator5,458$109,160hatenow88$8,951
#15-L: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max PKO13,059$63,989Jojo491973$4,698*
#15-M: $55 NLHE 8-Max PKO4,367$218,350ChristianBR4$23,087*
#15-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO268$134,000JackRipperJr$25,198*
#16-L: $11 NLHE 8-Max Super Tuesday10,467$102,576christi1298$13,596
#16-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max Super Tuesday1,843$184,300superskill77$27,677
#16-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Super Tuesday189$200,000jpsalgadocr0$39,729
#17-L: $2.20 PL Badugi 8-Max PKO1,575$3,087Serge_rf95$397*
#17-M: $22 PL Badugi 8-Max PKO313$6,26017neffetS_BR$1,262*
#17-H: $215 PL Badugi 8-Max PKO32$10,000Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich$3,469*
#18: $11 NLHE 5-Max Win the Button3,086$30,242Carokannix$4,359
#19-L: $5.50 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO9,659$47,329Tommescrawn$4,286*
#19-M: $55 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO2,913$145,650olionhysaj$13,599*
#19-H: $530 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO171$85,500mc1dot$18,222*
#20: $22 NLHE 4-Max Bounty Quads2,486$49,720kistomika1990$3,755*
#21: $33 NLHE 7-Max Hyper PKO1,967$61,822No_to_peszek$6,740*
#23-L: $2.20 NLHE 8-Max9,550$18,718Braidote$2,585
#23-M: $22 NLHE 8-Max6,361$127,220GOT3As$18,082
#23-H: $215 NLHE 8-Max591$118,200Ilewxa$20,735
#24-L: $11 NLHE 5-Max PKO8,948$87,690penny1701$6,314*
#24-M: $109 NLHE 5-Max PKO1,881$188,100Martboyo$18,578*
#24-H: $1,050 NLHE 5-Max PKO105$105,000Luis "luis_faria" Faria$29,035*
#25-L: $5.50 PLO 6-Max PKO3,111$15,243luizbode$1,719*
#25-M: $55 PLO 6-Max PKO723$36,150GHOSTFACE9.85,818*
#25-H: $530 PLO 6-Max PKO86$43,000MaTitheone$11,954*
#26-L: $3.30 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO9,071$26,668enjoyka771$2,191*
#26-M: $33 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO4,322$129,660shanesc$12,424*
#26-H: $320 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO275$82,500gnetaren$12,891*
#27: $55 NLHE 7-Max Hyper PKO1,382$72,389jambo669$11,106*
#28: $27 NLO8 Heads-Up Turbo Total KO Zoom914$22,438belyi9$3,338*
#29-L: $3.30 NLHE 8-Max9,598$28,218Kv3l3rt4k$3,892
#29-M: $33 NLHE 8-Max3,667$110,010babyb00mer$15,765
#29-H: $320 NLHE 8-Max369$110,700Inflaatio$15,199
#30-L: $22 NLE 8-Max PKO Thursday Thrill9,070$181,400IamTABASCO$15,629*
#30-M: $215 NLHE 8-Max PKO Thursday Thrill1,107$221,400Cbotacin$31,673*
#30-H: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max PKO Thursday Thrill113$226,000Shark180599$50,990*
#31-L: $3.30 Stud932$2,740MiStErZYX$507
#31-M: $33 Stud195$7,500Leon_Javur$1,340
#32: $55 NLHE Heads-Up Total KO1,398$69,900Peshka1991$6,975*
#33-L: $11 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO9,586$93,942RenanLaPola$8,361*
#33-M: $109 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO1,457$145,700Lanket$16,116*
#33-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO107$107,000mamamamama70$24,866*
#34: $55 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO1,283$65,000Zanos_Goda$7,546*
#35: $109 NLO8 6-Max Turbo PKO289$30,000Robin "Robinho" Ylitalo$6,133*
#36-L: $2.20 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack10,414$20,411Zugolaro$2,709
#36-M: $22 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack6,941$138,820vulturu13$19,721
#36-H: $215 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack471$94,200PyThaGoLiX$12,895
#37-L: $5.50 NLHE 6-Max PKO The Acai9,894$48,480Moutatack2222$4,253*
#37-M: $55 NLHE 6-Max PKO The Acai3,720$186,000pushstyle777$20,520*
#37-H: $530 NLHE 6-Max PKO The Acai235$117,500iBreakU_U$23,899*
#38-L: $2.20 8-Game 6-Max1,838$4,000AlessandroBJ$438
#38-M: $22 8-Gme 6-Max780$15,600Gaisska$2,648
#38-H: $215 8-Game 6-Max125$30,000Leon_Javur$6,744
#39-L: $5.50 NLHE The Rounder7,241$35,480Ketamine2801$5,054
#39-M: $55 NLHE The Rounder1,285$64,250TarzanThorben$10,015
#39-H: $530 NLHE The Rounder231$46,200carta25$8,913
#40: $109 NLHE 8-Max Fenomeno693$69,300AngerFish425$11,798
#41: $109 NLHE Heads-Up Turbo Total KO Zoom878$87,800sanychamid$9,001*
#42: $33 NLHE 8-Max Hyper PKO1,557$48,936dholanda283$5,989*
#43: $55 NLHE 8-Max PKO3,400$170,000Tarcidio$19,669*
#44-L: $2.20 NLHE 8-Max PKO12,011$23,541DonZordon$2,126*
#44-M: $22 NLHE 8-Max PKO6,830$136,600Deobandi$12,271*
#44-H: $215 NLHE 8-Max PKO592$118,400Assad91$16,411*
#45-L: $11 NLHE 7-Max PKO Big KO13,517$132,466Jacks_Ten$7,534*
#45-M: $109 NLHE 7-Max PKO Big KO1,977$197,700starswins :)$20,061*
#45-H: $1,050 NLHE 7-Max PKO Big KO139$139,000Joker1002$32,225*
#46-L: $11 Razz 8-Max PKO784$10,000Sz4t4n$1,358*
#46-M: $109 Razz 8-Max PKO130$15,000chaka-G$3,660*
#46-H: $1,050 Razz 8-Max PKO30$30,000CMoosepower$13,258*
#47-L: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max Turbo Copacabana7,179$35,177gomsipjorn$4,999
#47-M: $55 NLHE 8-Max Turbo Copacabana1,445$72,250dougmd83$11,085
#47-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max Turbo Copacabana175$87,500Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver$17,628
#48-L: $2.20 NLHE 6-Max Turbo6,752$13,233coucou27$1,884
#48-M: $22 NLHE 6-Max Turbo4,059$81,180Bernardo807$11,604
#48-H: $215 NLHE 6-Max Turbo368$73,600twardy666$13,517
#49: $2 NLHE Heads-Up Turbo Total KO Zoom2,013$40,260victhereaper99$3,662*
#50-L: $5.50 NLHE 6-Max Deep Stack11,598$56,830Slavik_54rus$7,431
#50-M: $55 NLHE 6-Max Deep Stack3,719$185,950Teddygram902$22,581
#50-H: $530 NLHE 6-Max Deep Stack320$160,000Jesper8$24,241
#51-L: $20.24 NLHE 8-Max New Year Special15,796$300,000Runne1$31,385
#51-M: $202.40 NLHE 8-Max New Year Special3,392$750,000Felix "TheDegendFund" Van De Put$90,095
#51-H: $2,024 NLHE 8-Max New Year Special211$406,729drew.derzh$79,374
#52-L: $11 PLO 6-Max2,389$25,000Michael Keys$3,143
#52-M: $109 PLO 6-Max397$39,700Coldiiik$6,164
#52-H: $1,050 PLO 6-Max78$78,000Nadhob$16,760
#53-L: $5.50 NLHE 5-Max Turbo PKO10,517$51,533578346$3,961*
#53-M: $55 NLHE 5-Max Turbo PKO3,005$150,250tycu112$15,888*
#53-H: $530 NLHE 5-Max Turbo PKO224$112,000chiefofxocolatl$16,462*
#54: $109 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO856$85,600capper95$11,487*
#55: $22 NLHE 7-Max Hyper PKO3,401$71,250Alada222$5,240*
#56: $27 NLHE 8-Max PKO5,335$130,9740wnr00$12,763*
#57-L: $2.20 8-Max PKO12,297$24,102brian pot153$2,003*
#57-M: $22 NLHE 8-Max PKO8,931$178,620b1o0m4r1n32$16,969*
#57-H: $215 NLHE 8-Max PKO1,033$206,600mindgamer$26,845*
#58-L: $11 NLHE 8-Max Super Tuesday10,553$103,419MagicMorten$9,433
#58-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max Super Tuesday2,197$219,700LicaSorin$32,684
#58-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Super Tuesday214$214,000drew.derzh$41,733
#59-L: $2.20 NL 2-7 Single Draw PKO1,301$2,549Chudy_089$319
#59-M: $22 NL 2-7 Single Draw PKO370$7,400grigoriy9$1,503*
#59-H: $215 NL 2-7 Single Draw49$10,000Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski$3,809*
#60: $109 NLHE 8-Max PKO Big KO1,388$138,800magrao13$14,266*
#61-L: $5.50 NLHE 6-max Turbo PKO9,985$48,926prosky12$4,481*
#61-M: $55 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO2,973$148,650Seanlazdi$14,648*
#61-H: $530 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO236$118,000Sintoras$27,164*
#62: NLHE 8-Max Hyper PKO2,662$55,768oKiNeK$6,522*
#63: $55 NLHE 7-Max Turbo PKO1,552$77,600idar0365$9,791
#64-L: $3.30 NLHE 8-Max8,483$24,940Rb)bolov$3,506
#64-M: $33 NLHE 8-Max3,933$117,990gusmao11$16,865
#64-H: $320 NLHE 8-Max314$94,200Vitorbrasil$17,802
#65-L: $2.20 NLHE 5-Max PKO9,165$17,963Betmil$1,318*
#65-M: $22 NLHE 5-Max PKO7,901$158,020JRIXYZLE$12,317*
#65-H: $215 NLHE 5-Max PKO876$175,200pokermeplezz$27,183*
#66-L: $5.50 PLO8 6-Max2,182$10,691Gost$1,595
#66-M: $55 PLO8 6-Max584$29,200wnbgambler$5,136
#66-H: $530 PLO8 6-Max104$52,000vratario$12,019
#67-L: $3.30 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO8,24$24,766mousias99$2,394*
#67-M: $33 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO4,255$127,650Morllan1407$10,481*
#67-H: $320 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO255$76,500Swisswizard$11,708*
#68: $55 NLHE 4-Max Bounty Quads Total KO1,558$77,900johnyguedes1$7,878*
#69-L: $3.30 NLHE 8-Max8,738$25,689Babuino_xx$3,602
#69-M: $33 NLHE 8-Max4,686$140,580pmczaikoski$20,022
#69-H: $320 NLHE 8-Max526$157,800ShipitFTW911$28,027
#70-L: $22 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill9,392$187,840BSNT_LG$16,088*
#70-M: $215 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill1,493$298,600Andras "probirs" Nemeth$35,307*
#70-H: $2,100 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill133$266,000Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis$54,442*
#71-L: $2.20 Stud Hi-Lo1,185$2,322YELLAMAN50$360
#71-M: $22 Stud Hi-Lo440$8,800GamarraFCP$1,305
#71-H: $215 Stud Hi-Lo89$17,800Niv-Mizzet D$4,850
#72: $109 PLO Heads-Up Total KO Zoom408$40,800BoatDave55$5,255*
#73-L: $11 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO9,471$92,815DMerzhuk$7,674*
#73-M: $109 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO1,787$178,700Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph$20,678*
#73-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO127$127,000starswins$29,336*
#74: $55 NLHE 6-Max Hyper Total KO Zoon1,459$76,422KAAKQ$9,150*
#75: $162 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO468SEATON1998$13,159*
#76-L: $2.20 NLHE 8-Max PKO4,112$8,059hintori$687*
#76-M: $22 NLHE 8-Max PKO1,735$34,700Joker007r$4,050*
#76-H: $215 NLHE 8-Max PKO121$25,000Gamadjeggamad$5,608*
#78-L: $2.20 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack9,234$18,098hookups17$2,429
#78-M: $22 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack6,663$133,260BejausmisPN$16,846
#78-H: $215 NLHE 8-Max Deep Stack608$121,600zmye$21,331
#79-L: $3.30 NLHE 6-Max PKO Acai9,165$26,945P1MONENKO$2,272*
#79-M: $33 NLHE 6-Max PKO Acai5,529$165,870adem0w$16,269*
#79-H: $320 NLHE 6-Max PKO Acai303$90,900Luciano "Luciano S.H" De Hollanda$17,057*
#80-L: $5.50 NLO8 7-Max PKO2,737$13,411dimamid$1,289*
#80-M: $55 NLO8 7-Max PKO571$28,550MatzeB1995$4,722*
#80-H: $530 NLO8 7-Max PKO100$50,000Mutinio$16,733*
#81-L: $2.20 NLHE 6-Max Turbo7,158$14,029igormaister26$1,999
#81-M: $22 NLHE 6-Max Turbo4,494$89,880basinho89$11,050
#81-H: $215 NLHE 6-Max Turbo400$80,000kubenskoSVK$14,498
#82 $55 NLHE 7-Max PKO1,263$63,150T01010011$7,822*
#83: $22 NLHE 8-Max Hyper PKO2,918$61,132IlllliJIEBOi$5,849*
#84: $33 NLHE 8-Max PKO5,414$162,420vaka1$15,139*
#85-L: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max PKO14,519$71,143slacKer1337$5,157*
#85-M: $55 NLHE 8-Max PKO4,317$215,850GMSimio23$21,065*
85-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO319$159,500Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier$34,572*
86-L: $33 NLHE 7-Max PKO Big KO5,513$175,000mihai_nbl$13,064*
#86-M: $215 NLHE 7-Max PKO Big KO890$178,000James "deyrzuited" Noonan$24,316*
#86-H: $1,050 NLHE 7-Max PKO Big KO150$150,000go4gunners$35,050*
#87-L: $5.50 NL 5-Card Draw977$4,787drobo-bos$783
#87-M: $55 NL 5-Card Draw146$7,500NicoBoko$1,582
#87-H: $530 NL 5-Card Draw20$10,000Niv-Mizzet D$4,982
#88-L: $11 NLHE 8-Max Turbo7,471$73,215N0ups$10,372
#88-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max Turbo1,209$120,900Shawn "buck21" Buchanan$19,013
#88-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Turbo110$110,000Alexandre "aminolast" Raymond$25,270
#89: $22 NLHE 6-Max PKO Total KO Zoom3,577$74,938soumi7$6,839*
#90: $109 NLHE 7-Max Turbo PKO722$72,200AeroMax22$12,173*
#91: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max PKO16,155$79,159Luckyhero18$5,372*
#91-M: $55 NLHE 8-Max PKO7,990$399,500antonioscy$36,179*
#91-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO586$293,000mennck$45,220*
#92: $215 NLHE 8-Max1,330$266,000gabrielbdo23$41,577
#93-L: $11 NLHE 8-Max Mystery Bounty29,964$293,647the_jokerS20$10,304++
#93-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max Mystery Bounty Sunday Million16,234$1,623,400SoEzForMe$89,681++
#93-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO568$568,000Roman "Gogac sniper" Hrabec$98,629*
#94-L: $22 PLO 6-max PKO2,145$42,900Kaczy93$4,323*
#94-M: $215 PLO 6-Max PKO380$76,000Oledjan$15,660*
#94-H: $2,100 PLO 6-Max PKO78$156,000Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier$47,322*
#95: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Titans Event73$365,000Phemo$98,517
#96-L: $11 NLHE 6-Max6,766$75,000gabrielBR99$10,659
#96-M: $109 NLHE 6-Max2,304$230,400Mahaton$34,292
#96-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max236$236,000BOOOOOM92$40,963
#97-L: $5.50 NLHE 7-Max Turbo PKO8,916$43,688PazitronCity$3,273*
#97-M: $44 NLHE 7-Max Turbo PKO4,323$216,150hiran bass$18,127*
#97-H: $530 NLHE 7-Max Turbo PKO431$215,500WhatIfGod$35,374*

*includes bounty payments++excludes mystery bounty payments

Four New Year Series Main Events Start on January 14

The New Year Series is rapidly nearing its conclusion, and that means the festival's main events are in sight. Three No-Limit Hold'em and one Pot-Limit Omaha Main Events are on the cards.

No-Limit Hold'em players have a choice of a $109, $1,050, and $5,200 buy-in edition, which come with $1 million, $1.25 million, and $1.5 million guaranteed prize pools. Cards in in the air in the NLHE Main Events from 5:30 p.m. GMT on January 14.

Pot-Limit Omaha players can jump into a $215 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed Main Event in their favorite format. This tournament starts at 6:05 p.m. GMT on January 14.

PokerNews will have a detailed preview of the New Year Series Main Events, including the best routes into them for those on a budget, in the coming days. Watch this space.

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