The Sunday Briefing: 'thx4urm0n3y' Chops the Sunday Million
Another Sunday has passed and that means a massive amount of dollars were passed around. Players in Canada were able to navigate some of the toughest fields of the week and grabbed a big portion of cash available in the biggest online poker tournaments.
Canadian 'thx4urm0n3y' had a great Sunday on PokerStars, chopping the Sunday Million heads-up with eventual winner 'nareee'. The Canadian walked away with $167,575, which was the top prize for the Great White North this week.
Other players in Canada found continued success on PokerStars. Kyle 'KJulius10' Julius chopped the Sunday 2nd Chance heads-up for $35,317 after 'Carster' was busted in third place for $23,446. Also making a deal heads-up was Kenny 'LoneHixx' Hicks in the Sunday 500 for $53,680. Justin 'ZeeJustin' Bonomo defeated 1,350 players in less than two hours in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $50,507. And 'caecilius' made the final table of the Sunday Warm-Up busting in fifth for $26,006.
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is only a few weeks away and Sunday is the primary day of the week for online qualifying. Mike 'pipedream17' Dietrich, Ankush 'pistons87' Mandavia, 'ram_siva1', and 'ZachAttack13' were among the Canadians that booked their seats.
Over on Full Tilt, the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) XXVII was in full swing. Two players from Canada made the final table of Event #15, a $129 no-limit hold'em knockout tournament. 'AlexandraPaul' finished third for $24,124 and 'Mutha Flushaa' busted in fifth for $13,488.
Event #16 was a $320 no-limit hold'em tournament which had three Canadian players make the final table. 'argos94' took the biggest prize of the three earning $16,789 for a sixth-place finish. 'judge1034' grabbed $12,484 for seventh, and 'game153' was the first player eliminated from the nine-handed final table, worth $6,414.
With one more week of FTOPS XXVII left, there are still plenty of events and large prize pools up for grabs, including the $635 Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000. If you don't already have an account on Full Tilt, download and join here and you will receive up to $600 for free and be eligible for all of our promotions like our PokerNews-exclusive $10,000 freeroll this month.