The Sunday Briefing: "Eat_U_Up_ha" Wins Sunday Warm-Up for $56K

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 bit of a slower week for Canadians on the digital felt this week with the one notable win coming from "Eat_U_Up_ha" in PokerStars' Sunday Warm-Up for $56,297.67. Here’s a detailed look at how Canadians fared this Sunday:

Sunday Majors on 888poker

The $150,000 Mega Deep

The premiere Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week, 672 players surpassed that by more than $34,000.

The final table had no Canadians present. The win was earned by Brazil’s “Me_Chupas” for $25,200.

The $80,000 Whale

The $80,000 Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $600. A total of 261 players created a prize pool of $147,465

No Canada-based players were on this final table either. The win was earned by Aussie “poker_mom74” for $30,156.59.

$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 653 players and 334 rebuys, the prize pool came to $83,606.

When the final table of nine was set, one of them was playing from Canada. The U.K.’s “WhyFloatme” won the top prize of $15,676.12, but the runner-up was “jmartinacn” playing from this nation and winning $11,286.81.

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 1,258 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was surpassed with $25,800 eventually being the sum they were playing for. It came to an end with no Canadians on the final table. Aussie “MONSTER_DONG” won the top prize of $19,881.07.

Sunday Warm-Up

The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee. The 1,868 entries overshot that by more than $120,000.

When the final table of nine players was set, two of them were Canadians. One of them was the first to be eliminated. “Molda79” earned $4,021.13 for ninth place. The other was the winner. “Eat_U_Up_ha” earned $56,297.67 for first place.

Super-Sized Sunday

The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 599 entries surpassed the $250,000 guarantee by nearly $150,000. The tournament ended with no Canadians on the final table and Sweden’s “Emilohlsson” won the top prize of $35,078.05 plus $11,942.60 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 is set at a guaranteed $225,000.

The tournament ended with Cyprus’ “phaplap” winning the top prize of $26,462.18 and no Canadians were on the final table.

Sunday Million

The most jaw-dropping tournament in online poker is the only one that guarantees a million dollars in prizes every week. The buy-in is just $215 and, this time around, entries came to 5,137, putting $1,027,400 in the prize pool.

To players from Canada made the final table. In eighth place, “mt1ps” earned $12,249.99, while “cheese9” went one spot further to collect $17,455.93 for seventh place. Greece’s “pejacpoker” won the top prize of $146,146.72.

Sunday Grand (NLHE)

The most expensive weekly tournaments on PokerStars’ Sunday schedule are the two $1,050 Sunday Grand events. 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 303 entries this week, the total purse came to $303,000 and the final table saw two players in Canada, though both were Americans playing within our borders.

American expat Kevin “ImaLuckSac” MacPhee collected $9,997.30 for seventh place while Ben “Ben86” Tollerene went on to finish in fifth for $17,860.15. Romanian “ragAAAila19” found the victory and pocketed $50,000 after a three-way deal.

Sunday Grand (PLO)

The second edition of the $1,050 Sunday Grand is a six-max pot-limit Omaha tournament with $100,000 guaranteed. This week, 234 entries created a prize pool of $234,000 and Austria’s “aufzuckerter” came out on top for $45,215.50. The only player from Canada at the final table was American Ben “Ben86” Tollerene who finished fourth for $17,882.32 after also final-tabling the other Sunday Grand on the same day.

Sunday Supersonic

The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $150,000 guarantee. In less than two and a half hours, 1,047 players were reduced to one.

Bulgaria’s “Erebgil_bg” was the victor, taking home $35,032.26, and no Canadians made the final table. American Ben “Ben86” Tollerene just narrowly missed his third final table in a row, finishing 10th for $2,372.32.

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, entries totalled 1,577 to just sneak past the guarantee by a few thousand dollars.

Coming out on top was Thailand-based “COMEBACKKID88”, earning $21,967.93. No Canadians were on 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 $200,000. This week, 384 entrants fell a little short, creating an overlay.

The top finish went to “javigoza” from the U.K. for $39,000 and no Canadian made the final table.

Super High Roller: $100,000 Gtd

The highest-priced tournament of the day puts the buy-in way up to $2,600 and promises at least $100,000 in the prize pool. This week, 75 entrants pushed the total to $187,500 in the purse.

Russian “bestnlguy” won the top prize of $46,553.79 and the best Canadian result was the runner-up finish of “Im_On_Tilt77” for $39,284.85.

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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