The Sunday Briefing: Winner Winner 'Chickensssss' Dinner in Bigger $109
This week’s edition of the Sunday Briefing features a victory in the PokerStars The Bigger $109. ‘Chickensssss’ bested a field of 2,862 entries to earn the Canadian $40,681 after a heads-up chop. According to Official Poker Rankings, the victory was their largest online tournament cash, marked the 100th win of their career, and brought their total lifetime winnings up to $319,525.
Sunday Majors on Full Tilt
Canada put up their dukes in the Sunday Brawl on Full Tilt as ‘Loomingx’ and ‘dlanger610’ finished back-to-back in fourth and fifth taking home $9,240 and $6,820 resepectively. Canada was shut out of the Sunday Major but saved the day in the Super Sized Sunday. ‘Smokrokbyflock’ placed fifth for $6,478 and Griffin ‘Flush_Entity’ Benger made his first appearance in the Sunday Briefing for a long while, banking $2,591 for eighth.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The day got started off at PokerStars by ‘KaptianKush’ who sailed the seas of the Sunday Kickoff to a fourth-place finish worth $8,479. ‘WazawskiHH’ was the next to make a final table, earning $10,251 for sixth in the Sunday Warm-Up. Only one player in Canada was able to make the final table of the Sunday Million. ‘Annouzac’ was able to score $17,263 for an eighth-place exit.
The final table of the Bigger $55 saw two maple leaf flags as ‘kma05’ (fourth — $14,390) and ‘CrAcky_Marty’ (seventh — $5,730) both scored big pieces of the prize pool. The Sunday 500 also saw a tag-team of Canadian grinders make the final table and it also happened to be another fourth- and seventh-place finish. ‘Petrusa91’ busted in fourth for $29,072 and ‘AndrejMK’ was bounced in seventh for $12,190.
‘Rmntaw4ever’ made good with the Sunday 2nd Chance, turning his last hope into a fifth-place reward of $13,820. The last major of the day featured another double dose of Canadian talent. ‘Whereisdonny’ scooped up $38,721 for a runner-up effort and ‘AnIrishFinn’ earned $6,701 for eighth in the Sunday Supersonic.
Sunday Majors on 888poker
There were two Sunday majors on 888poker this week. The usual $100,000 Mega Deep found 826 players to throw down $215 and try their luck against the room's best. The top Canadian result came from Mike ‘Pipedream17’ Dietrich who managed fourth place for $9,912.
Once a month, 888 also offers the higher-priced $200,000 Whale with a buy-in of $530. This Sunday was the week of the big event and 477 players took their shot. Two Canadians made the final table with ‘JezusWOWW’ finishing sixth for $10,136.25 and ‘therookieqq9’ right behind in seventh for $7,751,25. Just missing a final-table finish was also ‘morans350’ who earned $2,623.50 for a 12th-place result.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
After boosting the guarantee up to $500,000 last week, partypoker's weekly $200 Sunday major was back to its usual form for this week's $200K Guaranteed Sunday. With 959 players, there was a prizepool overlay of over $20,000 to meet the guarantee — a guarantee that hasn't been met any week yet this year. A familiar Canadian online grinder (and increasingly live circuit player) found himself playing heads up for the win. Toronto, Ontario’s Ratharam ‘WrathOfRam’ Siva ended up settling for second place, earning $22,900.