While the focus has been on two major live poker series in Canada this past week, the weekly major online tournaments are not to be forgotten, as the world's largest poker sites continue to offer huge prizepools for players who prefer to play the game online.
The biggest Canadian cash of the week came from Alexandre ‘fournn’ Fournier in the PokerStars Sunday Million. Fournier was able to crack the final table of the most prestigious tournament of the week and run it up all the way to third place, scoring $98,248 after a four-way deal.
Sunday Majors on Full Tilt
Two converted American online grinders now playing out of Canada made the final table of The Sunday Brawl. Kyle ‘KJulius10’ Julius finished fourth for $10,500 and Pratyush ‘Shane Gamble’ Buddiga busted in eighth for $3,000.
Canada had another decent showing in The Sunday Major with three final-tablists. ‘Wacksauce3000’ had the top cash, receiving $28,314 for a runner-up defeat. ‘Epokerrounder’ grabbed $11,730 for fifth and Danny ‘DannyN13’ Noseworthy was the second player eliminated from the final table, good for $4,651.
The last Sunday major on Full Tilt saw a Canadian victory. ‘Cheettt’ was able to navigate one of the toughest fields on Full Tilt to claim the $500 Super Sized Sunday title. The score was worth $25,157. ‘I am puppy’ (third — $12,095) and ‘swish3113’ (fifth — $7,015) also found the better end of the prize pool.
Noseworthy was a serial final-tablist across the board on Sunday. The Newfoundland pro and Tournament Poker Edge coach found the better end of three different events. He placed fourth and eighth in two different $109 turbo no-limit hold'em events for a just over $2,500
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
With the live events in Alberta and Ontario, it seemed like the Canadian online presence suffered a bit on Sunday. It wasn’t until the Sunday 2nd Chance that players in Canada were able to break the final table. Shyam ‘G’s zee’ Srinivasan had the best score, earning $12,410 for fifth. ‘68ioweyou1’ and American nosebleed legend Doug ‘WCG | Rider’ Polk grabbed their share, earning $7,446 and $4,964 for seventh and eighth place, respectively.
With the last major on the Sunday schedule, Canada was finally able to strike gold on PokerStars. ‘Ceegee87’ made quick work of the Sunday Supersonic, turning $215 into $43,297 after a four-way chop in less than two hours. ‘Caecilius’ added $9,755 to his bankroll for a seventh-place effort.