With millions of dollars paid out to poker players around the world, the week’s biggest and best online tournaments are found every Sunday on sites like 888poker, PokerStars, partypoker, and Full Tilt.
Despite two major online series running this weekend, there weren't too many Canadians on final tables this week. Powerfest continued over on partypoker and Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) came to a close on Full Tilt. The highlight of the day would be "MrsPaintba1l" who won Powerfest #88 and "josht7" and "canadiense" who final-tabled the FTOPS Main Event. Here’s a detailed look at how Canadians fared this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $120,000 Mega Deep
The premiere Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $120,000 for a $215 buy-in. The 854 players created a prize pool of $170,800. The top spot went to a player from Germany going by the name of “ureMySpons0r” which earned them $30,914.80. No players from Canada managed to make the final table this week..
The $100,000 Baby Whale
The $100,000 Baby Whale is a recent addition to the Sunday schedule from 888poker and it alternates weeks with The $150,000 Whale. The buy-in is reduced to $320 and a total of 499 players bought a stack and battled for a piece of the $149,760 on the line.
Greece’s “JohnyK91” nabbed the top prize of $28,443 while American Doug “PulledPorker” Lang snagged seventh place from Canada for $4,865.25, putting one maple leaf in the final-table payouts.
$100,000 Sunday Challenge
With a more affordable buy-in of just $90, the $100,000 Sunday Challenge is commonly the most popular tournament of the day on 888poker. With 885 players and 516 rebuys, the prize pool swelled to $119,010.
The top prize of $21,421.80 went to “niftinger” from Austria. The Canadian flag was flown at the final table by “birdgamecray” who finished third for $11,543.97.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff with a $135,000 prize pool guarantee. With 1,504 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was surpassed with $150,400 eventually being the sum they were playing for.
It came to an end after a three-way deal that included one Canadian who ultimately finished third. That result earned “fournn” $16,746.20 while Russia’s “Ravishka” went on to win.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $400,000 guarantee, but the 2,216 entries pushed past that to settle at $443,200 to play for. Players battled to try to earn the top payout of $70,912, but the only one successful in doing so was Colombia’s “marroca5”.
However, among the final nine were three players from Canada. “HYZENBURG” was the first elimination from the final table, earning $3,988.80, while Francois “roo_400” Billard went on to pocket $10,858.40 for seventh place and “ISAAC201266” pushed on to finish in fourth place and pick up $26,592.
The $109 Sunday Rebuy saw entries come to a total of 594 with 777 rebuys and 509 add-ons to top the $175,000 guarantee by $13,000. From Australia, “ShippityShip” came out the best to earn $35,532 and no Canadians were on the final table.
Moving on to the lowest-priced tournament that could be considered a Sunday major, the $11 Sunday Storm is the best value you’ll find in online poker. Despite the tiny buy-in, the prize pool guarantee is set at $275,000, and there was a small overlay this week.
No Canadians made the final table this week. Instead, it ended up in a three-way deal that saw Colombia’s “dramir100” walk away with the best of it at $21,595.84.
The most jaw-dropping tournament in online poker is the only one that guarantees a million dollars in prizes. This week, the $215 Sunday Million received 5,593 entries to put $1,118,600 up for grabs.
It ended without a chop and Italy’s Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit continued his recent domination of everything he plays by winning this one too. He collected $177,229.79. He won the Sunday Supersonic on PokerStars last week for $48,000, not to mention more than $1 million in live tournament winnings already this year. No Canadians made the final table this week.
The price of admission is set at $530 for the Sunday 500, and there were 674 players who bought a virtual seat and chips this week. The $275,000 guarantee was surpassed when the total came to $337,000 to play for.
The U.K.’s “Bounatirou” won $55,883.25 after a heads-up deal. Again, no Canadians were on the final table of this tournament either.
Sunday 2nd Chance
It’s all in the name. The Sunday 2nd Chance gives tournament hopefuls one last regular $215 tournament to try to lock up a profitable day with a $175,000 guaranteed prize pool. When the 1,144 entries played down to a final table, it was a Brazilian affair with five of the players hailing from that country.
“ValterBr@nco” scooped up the first-place payout of $41,184 and no Canadians booked a result anywhere near the big prizes.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $250,000 guarantee. In less than two hours, 1,350 players were reduced to one.
Argentina’s “patoas” took down the best prize of $46,956.39 while Canada’s own Shyam “G’s zee” Srinivasan was the last player from our nation, earning $4,553.29 for seventh place.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, the ongoing Powerfest series replaced that event with Powerfest #83 with a $100,000 guarantee. With 1,495 players, the prize pool reached $149,500.
Coming out on top was Brazil’s “louvadeus13” earning $17,378.12 after a four-way deal. No Canadians made the final table.
High Roller: $150,000 Gtd
In the higher-priced tournament of the day, the buy-in is set at $530 and the guarantee sits at $150,000, but this week it became Powerfest #87 with a $100,000 guarantee. With 469 entries, that was well surpassed to settle at $234,500 in the purse.
The top finish was achieved by “PhilRoyal888” of the U.K. who collected $45,141.25 for winning it outright. In third place was a Canadian player going by “brooooooooooo” which was worth $24,622.50. Fourth place was also a Canadian player. “JeanClaude1970” earned $18,760 for that result.
Powerfest #84 - $500,000 Gtd - Week 3 Main Event
The Powerfest Main Event added a third Sunday major to partypoker’s schedule this week. The $215 buy-in promised at least half a million in the prize pool, and the 2,484 players just barely missed that guarantee.
From Russia, “NotMooorningYet” won $51,454 from the win after a five-way chop.
Powerfest #88 - $250,000 Gtd
A fourth major tournament was on Sunday’s schedule with Powerfest #88 which was another high-rolling $530 tournament. The guarantee was $250,000 for this one and that was blasted past when 808 players created a total of $404,000 to play for.
This time, a player from Canada took home the top prize. “MrsPaintba1l” earned $67,930.13 after a heads-up deal was made.
Sunday Majors on Full Tilt
This week, Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) replaced the usual majors with tournaments on the ongoing series schedule. With 611 entrants for the first big tournament of the day on Full Tilt, the $100 Sunday Brawl became the $250 FTOPS Event #45 and offered a guaranteed prize pool of $75,000, and each elimination also earned players $125.
When the final table of nine was set, two Canada-based players had a seat. “Xs1” finished fourth for $5,938.62 while Russel “rdcrsn” Carson went on to chop it heads-up for $13,012.49 before falling in second place to the Ukraine’s “KokoulinV” who earned $21,113.64.
This week, the Sunday Major became the FTOPS Main Event and drew 815 players at a $500 buy-in each. Out of the 135 players who collected a payout in the tournament, it was a player from Denmark, “CMoosepower”, who took the top spot, earning $63,472.20.
There were also two Canadians on that final table. “Josht7” earned $13,271.46 and the aptly named “canadiense” won $17,310.60 for finishing fifth.
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