The Sunday Briefing: Shak ‘njåguar’ Kazemipur Wins the Sunday Million
The Canadian flag is waving at the top of the online poker world as Shakeeb ‘njåguar’ Kazemipur shipped the most prestigious title of the week: the PokerStars Sunday Million. Kazemipur scooped up $183,000 to claim the biggest piece of the prize pool after a heads-up chop. Unfortunately, as his online results are blocked, it is unknown how much he now has in career earnings. Fellow countryman ‘eskimo69’ also made the final table, being the first to bow-out receiving $10,026 for ninth.
The Sunday Million wasn't the only tournament with strong Canadian representation; this Sunday was full of great results from players based within our borders. Have a look at some of the highlights:
Sunday Majors on Full Tilt
Canada was a force on Full Tilt Sunday. In the premiere event, the $250 Sunday Brawl, Canada went one-two with ‘bird42042’ claiming the victory and the $26,486 top prize while ‘Petrusa 91’ boosted his bankroll by $18,088 for second.
Another duo found their way to the final table of the $250 Sunday Major as ‘habs1234’ (fourth — $15,583) and ‘Adizzy124’ (sixth — $8,559) both grabbed top ends of the prize pool. The Super Sized Sunday also saw a Canadian on top of the board. ‘IfHeDiesHeDies’ captured his ninth title on Full Tilt, adding another $27,734 to his now over $1,000,000 in career earnings.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
Canada didn’t have to wait long on PokerStars to get on the board Sunday. ‘SSSMBRFC2/C’ got the day rolling with a fourth-place finish in the $109 Sunday Kickoff, earning $9,819. Playground Poker Club member Jean-Philippe ‘Piquette’ Piquette notched a $24,469 score for third in The Bigger $109.
Canadians have found continued success in the $11 Sunday Storm this year. ‘Kushpapi’ kept the domination going placing fourth, banking $11,212. A double-dose of the red and white final-tabled the Sunday 500. ‘Molda79’ busted in seventh for $12,144 and ‘Kappustahead’ was eliminated in eighth for $8,189.
A couple of American-turned Canadian players and an Ontario Supernova found their way to the final table of The Bigger $162. American Darren ‘darrenelias’ Elias finished runner-up for $30,690, Canadian Supernova Samuel ‘SamuelBT’ Tsehai placed third for $23,017, and American high roller Anthony ‘wwwBETHEREcom’ Gregg was the first to go for $2,557.
Canada found the winner’s circle again on Sunday as ‘AJacejackAJ’ took down the $215 Sunday 2nd Chance for $47,395. ‘JayBokes’ (seventh — $8,100) and ‘McBluff17’ (ninth — $3,020) also made the final table.
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $215 weekly major on 888poker returned with its $100,000 guarantee, easily surpassed by the 873 players who wanted in on the Mega Deep. The best Canadian result came from ‘suitedtwos’ who managed fifth for $8,730.
This Sunday, 888poker also hosted the $600 buy-in $200,000 Whale. There were 530 players who participated in this high-rolling special event. With the prize pool just short of $300,000, Canadian ‘GetLuckyAK’ kept the victories rolling in for our country when he won the largest share by being the final player at the table, earning $74,862.50. One other Canadian made an appearance at the same final table. André ‘bittercoin’ DiFelice finished ninth for $5,090.65.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
The action-packed Pokerfest series of tournaments concluded on partypoker on Sunday. Players filled cyber seats for the $200 Pokerfest #72 - $300,000 Gtd Main Event. A total of 2,056 entries created a purse of $382,416 to play for, and ‘A2547658568’ took the most of any Canadian player, finishing 10th for $4,608.11.
The second notable tournament of the day on partpoker was the $500 Pokerfest #75 - $150,000 Gtd High Roller. With 383 stacks in contention, a Canadian nearly stole yet another title, but ‘DeanMalenko’ had to settle for second place and $23,060.64. Right behind in third was ‘skitzo793’ who collected $16,252.60, and ‘PrettySteph’ returned for another final table, finishing ninth for $4,261.79, after taking top Canadian honours in last week's Super High Roller for over $20,000.
Sunday Majors on PlayNow Poker
The only all-Canadian Sunday major of the week can be found at PlayNow Poker. It offers players from Quebec, Manitoba, and B.C. another $215 tournament to fill their weekend grind. This week's edition of the regular $20,000 Guaranteed! saw 117 entries, and 'Mammola' from Richmond, B.C. won the top prize. With over $1.8 million in online tournament cashes, Mammola added another $7,478.20 to his career total. Here's who slid in to the top 10 this Sunday: