Day 2 of the WSOP’s inaugural $1,000 Mystery Bounty Event promised to provide plenty of action. One player was going to draw the top mystery bounty of $1 million, and that player just happened to be Matt Glantz, a poker pro who never shies away from a Twitter debate or two. Somebody had to win it, and many assumed all along the top WSOP bounty prize would go to Matt Glantz. (Image: WSOP) The WSOP first bought into the mystery bounty concept in 2020, with the introduction of a $1,500 event and the promise of a $250K top bounty prize. While players seemed excited about it, the 2020 Series got COVID-canceled, and the event was somehow left off the 2021 WSOP schedule. May I present to you, the NEW most hated guy in poker!! @MattGlantz I love you buddy! Can I borrow some $ please pic.twitter.com/Q5g8K8ln8S — Joshua Arieh (@golferjosh) July 5, 2022 Mystery Bounty Event format
For those who aren’t familiar with the mystery bounty format , here’s a quick breakdown. This event had four starting sessions with a $1,000 buy-in, that played out as a normal No-Limit Hold’em tournament. Everyone who advanced to Day 2 made the money.
From this point on, every time a player knocked someone out, they drew a bounty. Most bounties were worth $1,000, but there were also several worth six figures, and one for $1 million. Day 2 Bounty Distribution in the Million Dollar Bounty 1 $1,000,000
704 $1,000 — WSOP (@WSOP) July 5, 2022 Naturally, Glantz claiming the top bounty drew plenty of reaction from some of poker Twitter’s most consistent contributors, so we curated a list of some of the best and funniest comments found online. Glantz the luckiest guy in poker?
Poker pro David “ODB” Baker tweeted his reaction within seconds of the news breaking at Bally’s. Good friends with Glantz, Baker was quick to reveal a text chain with fellow poker pro Mark Gregorich, in which Baker jokingly called his shot. My text thread when @MattGlantz goes up for bounty pull pic.twitter.com/nFvEJ3Pke0 — […]
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