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: