The Sunday Briefing: Jamil "Jamil11" Wakil Wins Sunday 500 and Two Canadians Make Sunday Million Final Table
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.
There were plenty of great Canadian results in the first Sunday of April. Two players from Canada were on the final table of PokerStars’ Sunday Million, Jamil “Jamil11” Wakil won the Sunday 500, and “cantstopmeAA” won the Sunday 2nd Chance. Over on partypoker, Canada’s “HereToPartyy” won the High Roller, and Full Tilt’s Sunday Major saw three players from Canada on the final table. 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 852 players created a prize pool of $170,400. The top spot went to a player from Brazil going by the name of “ChicoShove” which earned them $26,139.24 after a three-way deal.
The best Canadian finish came from “gaffy55” who picked up $3,765.84 for a brief final-table appearance, being eliminated in eighth place.
The $150,000 Whale
The $150,000 Whale alternates weeks with The $100,000 Baby Whale. The buy-in is set at $600 and a total of 385 players bought a stack and battled for a piece of the $217,525 on the line.
El Salvador’s “Wes.C.Addle” nabbed the top prize of $41,743.04 and no Canadians managed to find a seat among the final nine.
$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 926 players and 529 rebuys, the prize pool swelled to $123,542.
The top prize of $22,237.56 was picked up by Germany’s “overthetop43” and, again, no Canadian was found at the final table.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff with a $150,000 prize pool guarantee. With 1,817 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was surpassed with $181,700 eventually being the sum they were playing for.
It came to an end with Poland’s “RocketMaro12” winning the top prize of $29,072.65 while no Canadians made the final table, which isn’t uncommon with the early start time of this tournament in Canadian time zones.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $425,000 guarantee, but the 2,456 entries pushed past that to settle at $491,200 to play for. Players battled to try to earn the top payout of $77,610 which was collected by Norway’s “bjartefau”.
Two Canadian flags were waved on the final table. The first person eliminated among the final nine was “poosnack11” who earned $4,175.20 and American Tommy “TMoney0209” Miller went on to finish in fifth place for $21,858.40 from within our borders.
The $109 Sunday Rebuy saw entries come to a total of 592 entries with 675 rebuys and 496 add-ons to narrowly surpass the $175,000 guarantee. From the U.K., “Ce$ar$pa” came out the best to earn $33,820.86 and one Canada-based player, “jayjayme”, just missed the final table, being eliminated in 10th place for $2,147.33.
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 $300,000 which was shattered when the purse settled at $324,960.
Austria’s “Maethi” collected the top prize of $28,274.01 while no Canadians were among the final-tablists.
The most jaw-dropping tournament in online poker is the only one that guarantees a million dollars in prizes. The buy-in is just $215 each week and, this time around, entries came to 6,271, putting $1,254,200 in the prize pool.
The final four players came to a deal to chop up most of the money and the top finish eventually when to Greece’s “AlexanGeo” for $144,100.20. Two players from Canada were also among the final nine. “GR8MIND” finished in eighth for $15,050.40 and “placebo36251” to do one better and collect $27,592.40 for seventh.
The price of admission is set at $530 for the Sunday 500, and there were 683 players who bought a virtual seat and chips this week. The $275,000 guarantee was surpassed when the total came to $341,500 to play for.
Norway’s “prebz” topped a three-way deal and earned $50,849.12 for the win. Also involved in that deal was Jamil “Jamil11” Wakil from Canada who finished runner-up for $49,658.74.
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 1,121 entries played down to a final table, it was a player from Canada, “cantstopmeAA”, who earned the first-place payout of $40,356 after a heads-up deal. One other maple leaf was waved on the final table. Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams finished third for $21,747.40.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $250,000 guarantee. In just under two hours, 1,401 players were reduced to one.
Lebanon’s “niccc” took down the best prize of $47,334.20 and no Canadians made the final table.
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 entries totalled 1,592, creating a prize pool of $159,200.
Coming out on top was Poland’s “RiverRad” earning $28,656, and Canada’s “good player” earned $6,766 for finishing sixth
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. With 385 entries, the prize pool settled at $192,500.
The top finish went to Canada’s “HereToPartyy” who scooped up $37,537.50 for the win.
Sunday Majors on Full Tilt
This week, the $100 Sunday Brawl received 324 entrants for the first big tournament of the day on Full Tilt. It offered a guaranteed prize pool of $30,000, and each elimination also earned players $50.
Romanian “phantomQQ” was the eventual winner, collecting $5,681.87 for the victory including his 10 knockouts. Canadian “i am puppy” finished in fourth place for $1,463.63.
The Sunday Major drew 199 players at a $250 buy-in each. Out of the 27 players who collected a payout in the tournament, it was a player from Brazil, “joaoMATHIAS”, who took the top spot, earning $10,500.
Three players from within Canada were also among the final-tablists. They all fell like dominoes in sixth, fifth, and fourth place. The first out was “kylejf” (sixth — $2,550), followed by “1ts a Bluff” (fifth — $3,250), and then “Ferf49” (fourth — $4,250) was the final Canadian eliminated.
That’s it for this week. If you don’t already have an account on all of these sites, make sure you download through our links and use our bonus codes to take advantage of the most lucrative promotions you can find. Good luck; see you in next week’s headlines!