The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "DUALMTN" and "TorTor2012" Cash Big
Every Sunday, millions of dollars are paid out to poker players around the world when sites like 888poker, PokerStars, and partypoker host the week’s biggest and best online tournaments. Each week, we take a look at how players from Canada fared in the Sunday majors.
This Sunday, July 29, 2018, “DUALMTN” had the best Canadian result after they made it all the way to fifth place in PokerStars' Sunday Million for a payday worth $40,077.79. “TorTor2012” gets an honourable mention this week for claiming the win in partypoker's Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR for a score of $38,284.90. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 328 entries with 175 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,600.
This week, one player sporting the maple leaf made the final nine. Parker “888tonkaaaa” Talbot managed to get seventh place, worth $2,766.50. The winner of the tournament was “HomoDeus” of Germany who won $19,365.50 for the victory.
The $70,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $1,050 along with a $70,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 58 entries with 24 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $82,000.
This week two Canucks found a spot at the final table. “T54_IS_A_FAG” grabbed sixth-place money worth $4,510 while “AriGold17” collected $6,150 for finishing fifth. The winner of the tournament was Alessandro "ZeroNineee" Valli of Slovenia who won $23,424.13 for the victory after a heads-up deal.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $55 Sunday Marathon featuring a $100,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 2,719 entries creating a prize pool worth $135,950.
Just a single Canadian player made the final nine of this one, but “NY17PATS14” made it to heads-up play, collecting $13,242.01 for second place. Greek player "mikozir" managed to outlast the entire field to win $18,871.68.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,073 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $214,600.
Canada didn't seat any players at this final table. “Pokerfan89Gr” from Greece took the victory, collecting $33,449.25 after making a deal heads-up.
Moving on to the lowest-priced tournament that could be considered a Sunday major, the $11 Sunday Storm is the best value you’ll find in online poker. Despite the tiny buy-in, the prize pool is set at a guaranteed $150,000. The tournament this week saw 25,329 players enter, creating a prize pool of $248,224.20.
No Canadians stormed the final table, but "BruninhoNUTS" from Brazil made a deal heads up to take $20,672.96 for the win.
Sunday High Roller
The highest-priced regular Sunday major on PokerStars is the Sunday High Roller with a hefty buy-in of $2,100 and guaranteeing $100,000 in prizes. With 105 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $210,000.
Just a single Canadian made the final table of this one, and Toronto's "Majin Legacy managed to take fourth place for a prize of $20,532.51. The winner was Austrian “WATnlos” who outlasted them all to collect $48,096.08.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with a buy-in of just $215 but a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 6,120 to create a total prize pool of $1,224,000.
Canada managed to field one player to this final table. "DUALMTN" made it all the way to fifth place for a payday worth $40,077.79. The win, worth $165,250.47 went to Caio "caiohey" Hey from the Brazil.
Mini Sunday Million
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a tenth of the buy-in is the weekly Mini Sunday Million where the buy-in is $22 with a $150,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 11,886 entries to create a total of $237,320 up for grabs.
At the final table, just one player was from Canada. "bigchongs79" cracked the final nine, but ended up in eighth place for a score of $2,024.86. The player with all the chips at the end was “danycou” from the Argentina, worth $22,714.13 after a heads up deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 293 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $146,500 to play for.
Just one player with the maple leaf made the final table. "FU_15" took down eighth place for $3,516.08. The winner was Jonathan "Proudflop" Proudfoot from the United Kingdom who pocketed $27,937.71 for the victory.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $125,000 guarantee. This week a total of 809 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $165,650.84.
No Canadians made the final six in this one. The winner was Malta's “GamadGADOL” for a payday of $21,517.76 after a three-way deal at the end.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR
The Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR kicks Sunday off on partypoker with a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool for $1,050 buy in. This week, 173 entries generated a total pool of $173,000.
Two Canadians made the final nine of this one. "Ewokwat" took sixth place for $7,785 but Canada's “TorTor2012” went all the way to the win for a score of $38,284.90.
Super Sunday Deepstack-H
For the deepstack feel at a lower price, Super Sunday Deepstack-HR offers the same $150,000 guarantee, for just $215. This week, 797 players came out to create a prize pool worth $159,400.
Only one Canadian made this final table, but Canada's "AntiReapCity" made it all the way to second, worth $19,392.36. The player with all the chips at the end was “PeterLudolf” from Austria who adds $24,845.60 to their bankroll.
Super Sunday High Roller-SHR
The Super Sunday High Roller-SHR features a $2,600 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $100,000. With 58 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $145,000.
Two Canadians made the eight paying spots in this one. "uwannagobud" was the first player to cash with an eighth place finish worth $6,887.50 while "pockjack0" took third for $21,025. The win, worth $40,828.24 after a heads up deal, went to the Austria’s “onehundredeyes”.
The Monster #03-High put a $100,000 guarantee onto a $33 buy in. With 3.625 entries this week, the guarantee was surpassed with a prize pool of $108,750.
Just a single player from Canada made the final table of this one but Toronto's "Lousy Smarch" managed third place for a score of $7,569. The winner was “galinhao” from Brazil who was the last player standing and pocketed $16,808.09 for the victory.
That’s our report of Canadian results in this week’s Sunday majors. If you don’t already have an account on each of these sites, make sure you download through our links and use our bonus codes to take advantage of the best promotions you can find. Good luck; see you in next week’s headlines!