The Sunday Briefing: Sunday Million Won From Canada Second Week In a Row

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 Sunday for Canada with several big scores earned by players in this nation. “MyLilPwny” won 888poker’s The $100,000 Mega Deep, and “VegasDietz” won PokerStarsSunday Million — the second time in a row that tournament was won by a Canadian. 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 565 players this week exceeded the guarantee by $13,000.

It was a very Canadian final table with “ChampIzHere” collecting $1,728.90 for ninth place, followed by “heyfreddy” in seventh for $3,672.50. But the best finish was the win, claimed by Canada-based “MyLilPwny” for $15,792.93 after a three-way deal.

The $70,000 Baby Whale

The $70,000 Baby Whale sets the buy-in at $320 and a total of 264 players bought a stack and battled for a piece of the $79,200 on the line.

The U.K.’s “BriIliant” earned the win and $16,196.40 and no Canadians made the final table this week.

$60,000 Sunday Challenge

With a more affordable buy-in of just $90, the $60,000 Sunday Challenge is commonly the most popular major tournament of the day on 888poker. With 610 players and 283 rebuys, the prize pool came to $75,490.

The tournament ended with the Russia’s “LetheGuard” claiming the win for $10,720.06 after a three-way deal. The one Canadian final-table appearance was by “t3amedward” who finished sixth for $3,208.32.

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 1,119 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was surpassed with $111,900 eventually being the sum they were playing for. It came to an end with the U.K.’s “trickyone14” winning $18,254.29.

One player from Canada made the final table but was the first one eliminated once there. “NF2AB” collected $1,404.11 for ninth place.

Sunday Warm-Up

The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee, which the 1,444 entries overshot by $38,800. Players battled down to the final table where no Canadians made the cut. The U.K.’s “Znam” won $44,321.09 for the win.

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 447 entries shot past the $250,000 guarantee to land at $297,255 to play for.

From Poland, “wantme1234” earned the top prize of $26,718.53 as well as another $15,589.68 in bounties. The best finish from Canadian came from “E.D.B.T.ZUK” who finished ninth for $2,538.34 plus $914.37 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 a guaranteed $225,000.

No Canadians made the final table. The tournament ended with Russian “kentoff” pocketing $20,942.12 for the win after a three-way deal.

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 5,889, putting $1,177,800 in the prize pool.

The victory was earned by a player in Canada for the second week in a row! After “snapcall419” won it last week, “VegasDietz” put the maple leaf up top once again, earning $122,108 after a four-way deal.

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 $175,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 206 entries this week, the total purse came to $206,000 and Mexican “srxakgirona” collected the win and $40,201.43. In fourth and fifth place were two final-tablists playing from Canada. For fifth, American Grayson “gray31” Ramage earned $13,787.84 from within our borders, while “geek128” pocketed $18,016.98 for fourth.

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, 102 entries created a prize pool of $102,000 and the U.K.’s “Tagult” came out on top for $24,374.62. No Canadians made the final table this week.

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 over two hours and 20 minutes, 859 players were reduced to one.

Bulgarian “grinder1992” was the top player and earned $29,437.59. Canada-based “themoney159” came third for $12,578.07.

Sunday Majors on partypoker

Heavyweight: The Main Event

The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $100,000 guaranteed. This week, the entries totalled 1,293.

Coming out on top was Ukraine’s “NGARONYAK”, earning $16,669.37. “ALLIN_EL_GROS” represented Canada at the final table, collecting $5,107.35 for sixth place.

High Roller: $100,000 Gtd

In the higher-priced tournament of the day, the buy-in is set at $530 and the guarantee sits at $100,000. With 249 entries, the prize pool settled at $124,500. The top finish went to the U.K.’s “hitaremchok” for $25,522.50

The top Canadian result was runner-up “AntiReapCity” for $18,675, followed by “CoMo91” in fourth for $10,582.50.

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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