After a brief hiatus during the World Series of Poker, Canada’s poker enthusiasts returned to the virtual felt with force this past Sunday. This week, overall attendance levels were getting back to normal and for the second straight series, a Canadian has claimed the MicroMillions 11 Main Event title.
Over the last 10 days, PokerStars hosted their 11th edition of MicroMillions culminating in a $22 Main Event. Canada’s Guillaume 'Nolet20' Nolet emerged victorious, defeating a field of 55,524 and scoring a first-place prize of $89,855 after a five-way chop. Fellow countryman ‘BOWERS25’ also received a piece of the deal, earning $49,875 for fourth. Nolet’s victory marked a back-to-back Micro-Millions Main Event Canadian champion following in the footsteps of MicroMillions 10 champion, ‘BgsaPnaples’.
A fun fact: Canada finished second to Russia with the most money won during the 11th edition with $512,977 from 10,094 cashes. Here's a look at the best Canadian results in Sunday's major online tournaments:
Sunday Majors on Full Tilt
Full Tilt’s numbers climbed from the summer slow-down as well, but the once-tainted online site’s player pool is still suffering. There were 595 entries in The Sunday Major creating a prize pool of only $138,635. ‘Spades113’ was the lone Canadian to earn a seat at the final table. A fifth-place exit was good for $8,595. The Sunday Brawl saw a pair of Canadians at the final table. ‘StephCute’ banked $3,789 for sixth and ‘CSWAMI’ received $2,105 for eighth. ‘Judge1034’ was the only player in Canada to crack the Super Sized Sunday final table, placing fourth for $7,257.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
In regular Sunday major action on PokerStars, ‘Takiowns’ picked up a nice cash of $20,799 for a third-place effort in the Bigger $109. Navigating one of the toughest fields of the week in the Sunday Million, ‘colin_lots’ made the final table, busting in eighth for $14,047. ‘Passthepuck’ banked $23,979, finishing runner-up in the Bigger $55. ‘Oxota’ joined him at the final table bowing out in fifth for $8,710. Two Canucks were able to play their way into a final-four deal in the Sunday Supersonic. ‘Cmd1050’ took $30,727 finishing second and‘djleet1337’ grabbed $28,390 for fourth.
Sunday Majors on 888poker
Over on 888poker, The $100,000 Mega Deep is the one to play with a buy-in of $215. This week, it paid 81 of its 625 players, and 'birdgamecray' was the lone Canadian player on the final table, earning $4,062.50 for seventh place.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
With partypoker falling short of their guarantees almost all year, the room has lowered the guarantee on their regular $200 Sunday major. It is now the $150K Guaranteed Sunday, and the guarantee was just met with 823 entries. A Canadian won the title this week when 'Hellmuth1983' earned $16,075 after a four-way chop, though he earned less than second-place finisher 'ItsaHYUNDAI' who locked up $21,777. Fellow Canadians 'Steamraisin' (third — $15,034.82) and 'ineedsheet' (seventh — $4,929.11) also collected final-table prizes.
The other notable major on partypoker is the $100,000 Gtd High Roller with a buy-in of $530. With 244 entries, the prize pool grew to $122,000 and a Canadian also won the title in this tournament. 'CowgirljenQQ' earned $23,045.80 for coming out on top, beating another Canadian heads-up. 'PHILIVEYNO1' finished second for $16,323.60.
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