The Sunday Briefing: 'NeverEnough5' Chops Sunday Warm-Up
Another Sunday has passed and Canadian online poker players once again took to the virtual felt with hope in their minds and dollar signs in their eyes.
Sunday Majors on Full Tilt
Not much happened for Canada on Full Tilt this Sunday. ‘KagM7F7’ was the lone flag-bearer in The Sunday Major, taking the fifth spot for $11,262. Canada did find the win column however in the Super Sized Sunday. American Kyle ‘KJulius10’ Julius who now plays in Canada took down the title and $24,912. ‘Exposabre’ also made the final table, placing seventh for $3,353.
Danny ‘DannyN13’ Noseworthy kept up his stellar start to the year. The Tournament Poker Edge pro and poker coach earned another $7,000+ in one day, his biggest cash coming from a fourth-place finish in the $100 Big Ben for $5,063. Noseworthy now has over $120,000 in winnings just in 2015, adding to his career earnings of over $2,000,000, according to Official Poker Rankings.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The pace was set for Canada early as ‘NeverEnough5’ was able to negotiate an added $20,000 extra in a three-way chop in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. Third place was good for $68,361 and the title of Top Canadian Cash of the Week. Fellow countryman ‘base30203’ finished seventh for $13,652.
The biggest field of the week was once again dominated by players in Canada. Although we did not claim the Sunday Storm title this week, Canada was a force at the final table. The best result came from ‘TRIGGA_TIGER’ who finished runner up for $22,107. ‘Portugal20’ was right behind, placing third for $14,872, and ‘hamrock387’ was ousted in ninth for $1,611. There was also one representative at the Sunday Million final table and another just missing out. ‘AverageGreg’ was far from average on Sunday, earning $43,610, while ‘crazyyhorses’ was the unfortunate final-table bubble boy, receiving $7,737 for 10th.
The largest buy-in available for Sunday, the Sunday 500, had another trifecta of Canadian final-tablists. ‘HopezACE’ (fourth — $29,145), ‘Apotheosis92’ (sixth — $16,240), and Niall ‘Firaldo87’ Farrell (eighth — $8,241), who now plays out of Canada, all scooped up a large portion of the prizepool. Two Canadian players made the final table of the Sunday 2nd Chance. Finishing seventh and eighth respectively, ‘MaltLiqour40’ earned $7,711 and ‘DMattie440’ was awarded $5,097.
Sunday Majors on 888poker
On 888poker, the weekly $100,000 Mega Deep saw 780 entries for their $215 Sunday major. This poker site likes to pay out a large portion of the field, meaning that 140 of the entrants saw a return on their buy-in. The best prize going to a Canadian-based player was $6,240 going to ‘JezusWOWW’ in sixth place. ‘CropDuster68’ also made a deep run, finishing 14th for $1,248.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
One of the two usual majors on partypoker were lacking in Canadians this week. The $200K Guaranteed Sunday was short on its guarantee again — this time by almost $25,000. The deepest finish by a player in Canada came from ‘poker-raph’ in 18th for $1,550.
However, over in the $100,000 Gtd High Roller, ‘idgafrly’ was bearing the maple leaf when he finished in second place for $14,017.22. ‘Philipoune’ also made it to the final table of the $500 tournament, finishing eighth for $4,194.93, while ‘GetOurs’ and ‘AnonymoOoOse’ fell just short in 12th and 16th, respectively.