PokerStars First Mystery Bounty Event For 2024 Taken Down By Muehloecker January 24, 2024 Gabrielle Monet

PokerStars First Mystery Bounty Event For 2024 Taken Down By Muehloecker

 Players January 24, 2024 by  Gabrielle Monet

Thomas MuehloeckerSummary:

  • Muehloecker won the tournament for $113,963 in total prize, including bounties
  • The tournament ran as part of the New Year Series Afterparty
  • The upcoming Carnival Series on PokerStars will also feature Mystery Bounty events

After successfully running its first Mystery Bounty events via the recently concluded New Year Series, PokerStars extended the Mystery Bounty fever by hosting a high-roller version as part of the New Year Series Afterparty.

The tournament, which featured a $5,200 buy-in and a guarantee of $1 million, was won by Austria’s Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker for $113,963 in total prize.

$5,200 Mystery Bounty Main Event – Final Table Results

Hoping to build on the success of its first Mystery Bounty events, PokerStars added a $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Mystery Bounty Main Event to the New Year Series Afterparty schedule. Surprisingly though, the high-roller edition fell $145,000 short of hitting its $1 million guarantee after attracting just 171 entries. But PokerStars wouldn’t mind that since overlays are always advantageous to the players.

PokerStars’ latest Mystery Bounty offering attracted several familiar names from the high-roller circuit, including Christoph “26071985” Vogelsang, Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi, and Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot. None of them managed to reach the final table but they did finish in the money.

Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker emerged as the biggest winner, defeating Belarusian poker pro Ilya “leqenden” Anatsky heads-up to take home $113,963 in total prize ($86,186 top prize + $27,777 in bounties). Anatsky walked away with $70,091 for his second-place finish.

Completing the final table were Oledjan (3rd, $57,001), Pablo “pabritz” Brito Silva (4th, $46,356), Pedro “PaDiLhA SP” Padilha (5th, $37,699), Aliaksandr “Alexgirs” Hirs (6th, $30,659), Rodrigo “SELOUAN1991” Selouan (7th, $24,933), AcidVaule (8th, $20,277), and Leonard “Grozzorg” Maue (9th, $16,490).

The prizes indicated above for the 2nd-9th places do not include the bounties won, as only the winner’s bounty haul is made publicly available at the moment.

The $5,200 event was accompanied by two other Mystery Bounty tournaments with buy-ins of $1,050 and $109. The $1,050 version attracted 949 entries and was taken down by Latvia’s xpronto for $70,279. The $109 edition drew a 5,685-entry field that was ultimately topped by $oloBlanco for $70,205.

More Mystery Bounty Events on PokerStars

There’s more in store for Mystery Bounty fans in the coming weeks as PokerStars has also included the format in the inaugural Carnival Series. The three Main Events of the series will be played as a Mystery Bounty. They all take place on February 4.

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Gabrielle is our resident French author, as well as managing our French site she specialises in breaking the latest European poker stories whether related to France or not.