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Absurdities in the online Mystery Bounty tournament capped off by an incredible deal

We bet you've never seen as much bizarreness as happened during this one online tournament. The icing on the cake was a heads-up deal in which the second-place player took home less money than the third-place player.

The news site PokerNews brought its own online event called the Pokernews Online Championship, where one of the first tournaments was in the Mystery Bounty format. The buy-in for the tournament was $109 and the guarantee was $120,000. The entries count stood at 1,118. There was $8,766 for the winner and $6,408 for the runner-up. On top of that, of course, players opened bounty envelopes. So much for the basic information and let's get to the most interesting part.

The incredible final table formation

Tell us, how often do you see a situation in tournaments where a pair of players bust out at the same time when playing a ten-player hand? Probably not often, right? And, what if we told you that in this tournament, as many as four players dropped out at once? Yes, it's downright unbelievable, but that's exactly what happened during this tournament. So it wasn't 8 players that made the final table, it was only 6.

The absurd conclusion of the final table

The last 6 players met together on a separate final day. The biggest upset here, however, was the final heads-up, specifically the heads-up deal, which is also something you don't normally see. After a couple of hands, the deal started to be debated the moment the players had almost identical stacks - "yriy3" had a stack of 8,608,352 and "andrey59" had 8,161,648. The difference in stacks was only 2.5 blinds. In this situation, one would expect to see a near 50/50 deal, which would net both players about $7,587. But that didn't happen!

The players eventually negotiated a ridiculous deal, where "yriy3" secured as much as $10,606, which is more than he was supposed to get according to the original payout structure, and "andrey59" agreed to a payout of only $4,568, which is even less than what he was paid for third place ($4,710). Whether "yriy3" is a master negotiator or "andrey59" just missclicked, we will never know, and the results are final.

Finally, looking at the scoreboard, we found that you didn't even have to win the tournament to get the biggest prize money in this tournament, and you didn't even have to make it to heads-up play. In fact, the player with the nickname "RazvyB" who finished in third place took home the most money from the entire tournament. Yes, even more than the winner. He owed it to the Mystery Envelope, which held the top prize of $12,000. He pulled it out before the final table.

What do you think? Was agreeing to such a deal just a missclick, or did the player knowingly agree to such a deal? Have you experienced a situation where four players busted at once before the final table? Let us know in the comments on our social media!

Source - Pokernews, Twitch