The Sunday Briefing: Fifth-Place Finish in Sunday Million Earns "Fitness_g" $35K

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.

With many Canadians spending their weekend with family and eating themselves sick for Thanksgiving, there were few big results from players in our nation this Sunday. The best was a fifth-place finish in PokerStars’ Sunday Million by “Fitness_g” for a little over $35,000. 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. This week, 696 players surpassed that by more than $39,000.

The final table had one Canada-based player present, but “skidgod74” was the first player eliminated once there, earning $1,962.72. Russian “ILoveToPay” was the winner, collecting $20,083.84 after a three-way chop.

The $100,000 Baby Whale

The $100,000 Baby Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $320. A total of 382 players created a prize pool of $114,600.

The one Canadian player on this final table also finished in ninth place. For $1,902.36, “ineedpants” was the first player eliminated on the final table. Austrian “Mikel_Hansen” was the winner, earning $16,733.08 after the three-way deal.

$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 652 players and 324 rebuys, the prize pool came to $82,624.

When the final table of nine was set, none of them were playing from Canada. Russia’s “SamSaymon” won the top prize of $15,492.

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 1,359 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was surpassed with $135,900 eventually being the sum they were playing for. It came to an end with no Canadians on the final table. Finland’s “mahmuttt88” won the top prize of $21,142.23.

Sunday Warm-Up

The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $300,000 guarantee. The 1,925 entries soared past that by $85,000.

When the final table of nine players was set, none were Canadian. The U.K.’s “Palmero92” won the top prize of $46,542.56.

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 634 entries surpassed the $300,000 guarantee by more than $120,000. The tournament ended with no Canadians on the final table and Latvia’s “MrJovelli” won the top prize of $36,592.88 plus $17,410.01 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 is set at a guaranteed $250,000.

The tournament ended with the Netherlands’ “ASIAAN” winning the top prize of $27,834.72 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 5,003, putting $1,000,600 in the prize pool.

One player from Canada made the final table. In fifth place, “Fitness_g” earned $35,542.11, while “EVERFR0ST” from Finland pocketed $142,424.83 for the win.

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 $250,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 298 entries this week, the total purse came to $298,000 and the final table saw no players in Canada. Macao-based “SamRostan” won $56,741.20 for the victory.

Sunday Grand (PLO)

The second edition of the $1,050 Sunday Grand is a six-max pot-limit Omaha tournament with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, 192 entries created a prize pool of $192,000 and Switzerland’s “LLinusLLove” came out on top for $38,295.41. No Canadians made the final table.

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 a minute over two and a half hours, 1,059 players were reduced to one.

Sweden’s “ggbruce” was the victor, taking home $34,907.83, and Canada’s own Ami “UhhMee” Barer finished fifth for $6,373.16.

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 1,612 to surpass the guarantee by a little more than $10,000.

Coming out on top was Ireland’s “danceofddead”, earning $25,530.95. Canada’s “areyouahead” finished runner-up for $19,082.85.

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, 411 entrants slipped past the guarantee by $5,500.

The top finish went to “advancedbetting” from Sweden for $39,558.75 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, 58 entrants pushed the total to $145,000 in the purse.

Austrian “Stikeeez” won the top prize of $47,125 and no Canadians made it into the money.

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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