The Sunday Briefing: 'BgsaPnaples' Wins MicroMillions Main Event
For the last 10 days, PokerStars has hosted the MicroMillions festival headlined by a $22 Main Event that took place on Sunday. Canadian ‘BgsaPnaples’ emerged victorious taking down a very prestigious title and an outright first-place prize of $110,742. With the win, BgsaPnaples has now climbed over the $1.5 million mark in career online tournament earnings. Here's some of the other notable Canadian cashes from this week's Sunday tournaments.
Sunday Majors on Full Tilt
Full Tilt had been running their 28th edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) which also concluded on Sunday. In the second-last event, #34, a $250 no-limit hold'em tournament, Canada had two faces make the final table. Both were shut out of the big prize money, but ‘OLPWO’ (sixth — $12,767) and ‘Adrizzy124’ (seventh — $9,493) were able to significantly boost their bankrolls. The $1,000 FTOPS Main Event played out Sunday bringing together a who’s who of online poker talent. The $1,000,000 guarantee was met with 1,260 entries totalling a prize pool of $1,197,000. The lone Canadian at the final table was ‘YeujZat’ who banked $46,683 after being eliminated in fifth place.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
Canada’s first big score of the day came from ‘Subv’ in PokerStars' $109 Sunday Rebuy, placing second for $37,759. Online legend ‘Zackattak13’ also made a deep run busting sixth for $11,887. ‘Leoc00’ made the final table of the Sunday Million earning $16,800 for eighth. ‘Da_Engineer’ navigated the Bigger $55 to a fifth-place cash of $10,348.
Casey ‘bigdogpckt5s’ Jarzabek padded his bankroll with another $15,675 after a sixth-place finish in the Sunday 500. American poker legend Justin ‘ZeeJustin’ Bonomo, who now calls Canada his home, notched the win in the Sunday Supersonic. Canada had another one-two finish in that tournament with Bonomo scooping $53,461 and ‘HITTHEPANDA’ receiving $40,013. ‘Madskillz3’ made the most of the Sunday 2nd Chance, scoring the first victory of the day for Canada, earning $46,912. This was the first major victory of their online career and more than doubled their recorded online tournament winnings.
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The usual $215 Sunday major on 888poker, called The $100,000 Mega Deep, nearly doubled the guarantee with 958 players creating a $191,600 prizepool this week. The single notable result from Canadian soil came from ‘PulledPorker’ who finished seventh for $5,748.
This was a special week on 888poker as they scheduled a special edition of their big-guarantee high-roller. With a buy-in of $600, The $500,000 Super Whale bumped the usual guarantee up and 963 players swept past the half-million mark, building a prizepool of $548,910. There were plenty of Canadians showing the talent in our country with ‘chut_up’ managing the best result in third for $41,168.25, 'Dustyourfish' out in sixth for $21,956.40, and ‘modmod87’ just missing the final table when they were eliminated in 11th, earning $4,665.73.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Players have been filling tables at partypoker lately as Pokerfest offers a great schedule of tournaments. This week, the weekly $200 Sunday major took the name of Pokerfest #6: $250,000 Gtd and 1,317 players were not quite enough to hit the increased guarantee, creating an overlay of under $5,000, but this weekly tournament has yet to hit the guarantee this year, making it a tournament with added value. The best Canadian result was found by ‘rdx1995’ who came fourth for $15,200.
The higher-priced weekly major at partypoker was found on the schedule as Pokerfest #9: $150,000 Gtd High Roller this week. With 352 players, the prizepool slipped past the guarantee and hit $165,968. This was another tournament with a strong Canadian showing as one third of the final dozen players were playing from Canada. The four best results came from ‘PLF8787’ (third — $14,937.12), ‘GylbertFD1’ (ninth — $3,916.84), ‘yatisme’ (10th — $2,838.05), and ‘billy_tha_kid’ (12th — $2,838.05).