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I'm considering doing this for the next tourney I host and see how people like it and if it takes off. There are several ways of doing a bounty hunt, so I'd like to get your thoughts and ideas on this format.

With a tourney large enough, (I'd say 2 tables would justify) a random person would be pulled.
That person would be the "bounty"
Everyone else in the game is "hunting"
If you bust that person out of the tourney, you get the bounty prize, in this case, I'm thinking, you get your buy in back.

I'd like to run this along with the traditional HHJP that we do.

The software I have (tourney director) will manage this and takes all the brain work out of it. The only issue is do we add this on top of the tourney entry fee (as we've done with some of hte HHJP's) or do we include this in the entry fee.

I've played several casino tourneys (for example the Derby has one in their tourneys) where they do this and it adds some fun / excitement to the action.

Curious to know if anyone else has and or if there are any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions.
 

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I like the concept and have been toying with adding bounties to my tournemants.

My plan has been to put the bounty on the previous tourney winner rather than a random selection but it seems hard to get all the same people to the tournies often enough to make that work so far. Having a random bounty seems wrong somehow, but I don't know exactly why.

I would take it out of the tourney pool (rather than ask to kick in "another $5") for the bounty. "This tourney includes provisions for a HHJP and Bounty....")

Taking $2-5/head out of a $50 buy-in won't hurt the prize pool too badly (or make it a $60 buy-in with $5 going to HHJP and $5 going to the bounty - something like that anyway).
 

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I think the prior winner would be great! But like you said, we get a flow of players that doesn't always supoprt that.

Agreed on the fee includes, providing the tourney has enough people. I've thought abotu this one inside and out, and can only figure that if we pull 20 people to a table, we won't create that big of an impact to the people in the bubble if we pull 50 bucks out of the pool for the bounty)

And I don't know of any other way to pick the bounty other than random. Be it unfair or otherwise, I can only think of it being random unless it is hard and fast the prior tourney winner.
 

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And I don't know of any other way to pick the bounty other than random. Be it unfair or otherwise, I can only think of it being random unless it is hard and fast the prior tourney winner.
You can always make the first one Quads. You did win your last tourney didn't you? :lol:
 

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I did, but somehow I don't see that as being fair!!!!! ...being that I'm on home turf and all.

I'm not opposed to it.

Maybe that would be the end all to the question. .....the host is always the boutny.
 

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You could always ask for volunteers for that night's tourney as well. Might be an incentive for someone who thinks they can navigate the mine field to get to the extra cash.
 

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Maybe that would be the end all to the question. .....the host is always the boutny.
I could see us starting a "tradition", that if the defending tourney winner isn't in the house, then the host assumes the bounty role.

There's really no advantage/disadvantage to the role - if you're going to get it, you're going to get it. I know I don't make any special effort to try to knock anyone out in a tourney anyway. If the opportunity presents itself, then it does. It's not like you can sit around holding a monster and decide when to use it or anything like that. It's just a random event that occurs (or doesn't).
 

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I would disagree just a bit Hags. I feel that if you are in a situation with a marginal hand or a hand that may have a nominal chance to suck out, you may take more of a risk against the guy/gal if you were able to isolate them heads up or you just find yourself heads up with them.

You also may play a bit of a different strategy in raising on that bounty player as well to induce more folding on his/her part so they are easier to bust with a short stack making them play marginal hands to survive.

Just my 2 cents on how I might play them to pick up some extra dough.
 

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I've never played in such a game. Seems like it would alter players style against this one person. Or make them more of a target (fair/unfair?). Perhaps a secret bounty, known only to the tournament director (non-playing of course). When that person is bounced then the bounty is paid, either at face value in cash or 2X in tournament chips (?).
 

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Why not put a bounty on EVERYBODY? You get a bounty bonus when you bust a player. This way no one gets singled out. Some casinos run some bounty tourneys somewhat similar to this:

Say it is a $50 buy in and you have 20 players. Thus there is $1000 in prize pool. This will be the breakdown:

$50 for HHJP.
$20 for bounty per player x 19 players = $380
The remaining $570 just pay 3 spots:

Say $285 for first (its really $305 since the winner will of course collect the last bounty bonus), $171 for second, and $114 for third (50/30/20 split). Although you pay 3 places instead of 5 there is going to a distribution of wealth since some player who finishes in 10th place might get 3 bounties.

Just a thought. Since I will be a late arrival of the 11/27 tourney so I won't be able to play in it.
 

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...you may take more of a risk against the guy/gal if you were able to isolate them heads up or you just find yourself heads up with them.
Would you really alter your game enough to risk your shot at the big prize ($400+?) for a measly $50? That seems rediculous to me.

Perhaps a secret bounty,
Now this could be intereresting. Just pick the bounty player after the tourney. We'd have to keep track of 'oo killed oo' thoughout the tourney, but i could be done. Then again, why not just raffle off $50?

The wy I see it, it's just a random bonus. The only player I generally care about knocking off in a tourney is the player on the bubble or the player who's gonna come in second...
 

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I would not alter my play to the point of going all-in just for the $50 unless I had the nuts against him/her, but I would take some calculated risks to either eat away at the person's stack or try and make some calculated bluffs that would have them think twice about their hand.

Becomes more of a psychological game then an all out effort to bust the person at all costs....that would be stupid.

I like Tom's idea alot if I am understanding correctly.....you are basically rewarded more for the more people you bust out?

All sounds like fun even though I won't be at this tourney.
 

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This thread is generating some good ideas.
I like everything I've heard. Now I need to chew on something and come up with a trial run.
 

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1. I agree with Hagar that a secret bounty would just be a lottery.

2. If you were to take my suggestion and make it truly a bounty tourney one way to keep track is to give each player a special chip (say, your 50-cent Isthmus chip, Quads) so when the player taps s/he surrenders it to the person who busts him/her. This way the hunter can trade in the special chip(s) for cash to be settled later. Obviously if the hunter subsquently gets busted s/he has to give 1 special chip to the person who busts him/her but keep the other chip(s) he has accumulated.
 
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