The Sunday Briefing: "DeanMalenko" Final-Tables Both High Roller and Super High Roller on partypoker

The Canadian Sunday Briefing

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, and partypoker.

It was a great day for Canada-based “DeanMalenko” on partypoker. He final-tabled both of their high buy-in Sunday tournaments. Greenwood brothers Sam and Lucas both found final tables on PokerStars and the two Canadian wins of the week were from “chiefster09” who won the Sunday Storm and “Dark_Temple2” who won the Sunday Supersonic. Here’s a detailed look at how Canadians fared this Sunday:

Sunday Majors on 888poker

The $100,000 Mega Deep

The premiere Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. The 717 players this week created a prize pool of $143,400.

The Czech Republic’s “Olli4.4.4” found the checkmate and won the top prize of $26,887.50 and no Canadian made the final table, though “alexos888” was very close, finding themselves eliminated in 10th place for $1,577.40.

The $120,000 Whale

The $120,000 Whale alternates weeks with The Baby Whale. The buy-in is set at $600 and a total of 312 players bought a stack and battled for a piece of the $176,280 on the line.

Russia’s “Speil13” earned the top win and $34,110.18 while “RedRiverRIdr” picked up third-place money of $19,390.80 from within our borders.

$80,000 Sunday Challenge

With a more affordable buy-in of just $90, the $80,000 Sunday Challenge is commonly the most popular major tournament of the day on 888poker. With 770 players and 413 rebuys, the prize pool just tipped over into six figures at $100,310.

The tournament ended with Australia’s “I_own_coys85” walking away with the win and $18,406.88. No Canadians earned a seat at the final table.

Sunday Majors on PokerStars

Sunday Kickoff

The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff with a $100,000 prize pool guarantee. With 1,299 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was surpassed with $129,900 eventually being the sum they were playing for. It came to an end with Estonia’s “kalaloom” winning $21,758.52.

This tournament commonly sees no Canadians at the final table due to the early start time in our part of the world (8 a.m. ET), and this week was no exception.

Sunday Warm-Up

The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $300,000 guarantee, which the 1,932 entries overshot by $86,400. Players battled to try to earn the top payout of $61,824 and it was the U.K.’s “manuverd0n” who collected the win. There were no Canadians on this final table either.

Super-Sized Sunday

A new Sunday event on the PokerStars schedule, the $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 610 entries shot way past the $100,000 guarantee to land at $405,650 to play for.

From Finland, “Lrslzk” earned the top prize of $38,029.98 as well as another $13,492.75 in bounties. Canadian Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood finished sixth for $8,620.06 plus $4,177.01 in bounties.

Sunday Storm

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 $225,000 which was surpassed with the 25,203 entries this week.

Canada’s “chiefster09” earned the win this week, turning a mere $11 into $24,098.06 in exactly 12 hours.

Sunday Million

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 5,696, putting $1,139,200 in the prize pool.

This week, the victory was earned by Israeli “Viking8844” for $178,173.58. No Canadians made a final-table appearance this week.

Sunday Grand (NLHE)

Another of the new tournaments on the Sunday schedule is the $1,050 Sunday Grand. There are two editions of the tournament with both starting at the same time. The first guarantees $200,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 364 entries this week, the total purse came to $364,000 and Australian-based “JWPRODIGY” won the best prize of $69,851.60.

The best finish from a player in Canada was just before the final table was set. “Oxota” picked up $4,732 for finishing in 10th place.

Sunday Grand (PLO)

The second edition of the $1,050 Sunday Grand is a six-max pot-limit Omaha tournament with $75,000 guaranteed. This week, 214 entries created a prize pool of $214,000 and Hungary’s “Syous” came out on top for $47,080 after buying in twice.

There were three Canadian flags waving at the final table. Finishing in fifth was Canada-based American Dani “supernova9” Stern, earning $12,840, followed by Lucas “YRWTHMELTHR” Greenwood in fourth place for $17,120, and the top Canadian finish was in third place by “gottogive” for $24,610.

Sunday Supersonic

The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $175,000 guarantee. In just under two hours, 1,169 players were reduced to one.

The final two were both players in Canada. American Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen finished runner-up for $29,920.55 while “Dark_Temple2” earned the victory and $40,094.31.

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 1,554, creating a prize pool of $155,400.

Coming out on top was the U.K.’s “tHeClaImEr1”, earning $24,864.13. The top finish from a player in Canada was “COL_Moutarde” in sixth for $5,827.50 and another maple leaf waved for “dujo123” in eighth place for $2,719.50.

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 386 entries, the prize pool settled at $193,000. The top finish went to “k2Schogori” from the Ukraine for $37,635 but players from Canada made up more than half of the final table.

Canada-based “SleepT1ght” was the runner-up, earning $28,467.50. Also within our borders was “milfseeker69” who collected $16,212 for fourth place, “TheRepoMan86” who finished in sixth for $8,685, “DeanMalenko” who pocketed $6,755 for seventh place, and “NoobStalker” in ninth for $3,377.50.

Super High Roller: $100,000 Gtd

For the highest-priced tournament of the day, the price of admission goes all the way up to $2,600 with a guarantee of $100,000. With 74 entries this week, the total in play came to $185,000.

Germany’s “D0nKanaille_” took the top prize of $50,469.11 and Canada-based “DeanMalenko” found another deep run on partypoker by finishing fourth for $17,575.

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!

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