The Sunday Briefing: "BBCgiants" Wins New Partypoker Major

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.

The highlight of the week came on partypoker when “BBCgiants” won their new $215 Sunday major for $50,000, which is about the amount of the overlay in the $300,000-guaranteed tournament. 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. This week, 650 players surpassed that by $10,000.

The final table had one Canadian present. “Lyonsden6” finished in ninth place for $1,833 before the U.K.’s “djmtm” went on to collect first-place prize money of $20,673.06 after a heads-up deal.

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 362 players created a prize pool of $108,600.

One Canadian made the final table this week when “prepprep” managed to snag third-place money of $11,403. Poland’s “ZDamian” found the win and earned $20,840.34.

$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 677 players and 321 rebuys, the prize pool came to $84,404.

When the final table of nine was set, none of them were playing from Canada. Slovenia’s “sephir0t” won $15,825.75 for the victory.

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 1,455 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was surpassed with $145,500 eventually being the sum they were playing for.

It came to an end with a Swede taking down the top prize. “Turontour” collected $22,329.95 for being the best in the first major tournament of the day. Canadian Charbel “KING BAIT” Kanterjian finished fourth for $8,533.77.

Sunday Warm-Up

The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $350,000 guarantee. The 1,985 players beat the guarantee by almost $50,000.

When the final table of nine players was set, none were Canadian. The U.K.’s “Solidthought” won the top prize of $44,708.47 after a four-way chop.

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 667 entries surpassed the $350,000 guarantee by nearly $100,000

The tournament’s final table had one Canadian flag waving. American Nick “FU_15” Maimone finished in eighth place for $4,631.13 plus bounties from within our borders. The win went to Sweden’s “Perrymejsen” for $35,203.12 out of the prize pool and an additional $15,250.39 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 $275,000.

The tournament ended with Poland’s “IVAN987654” winning the top prize of $28,182.55 after a three-way deal. From Canada, “bargs33” finished seventh for $3,738.90.

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 5,331, putting $1,066,200 in the prize pool.

The final table had no players from Canada. The tournament ended with a heads-up deal that saw Brazil’s “arkolino” lock up $142,200.99 on top.

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 $275,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 297 entries this week, the total purse came to $297,000 and the final table saw no Canada-based players. The U.K.’s “davaman” found the win and pocketed $55,408.39.

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, 170 entries created a prize pool of $170,000 and Sweden’s “IAmSoSo” came out on top for $34,455.99.

Two players from within Canada came second and third. “AceSpades11” came third for $19,197.89 but American Christopher “Ceegee87” George did one better to collect $25,719.26 in second place.

Sunday Supersonic

The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $200,000 guarantee. In just over two and a half hours, 1,104 players were reduced to one. From the U.K., “5pathic” won $23,174.90 when he finished first after a three-way deal. No Canadians were among the final nine.

Sunday Majors on partypoker

Heavyweight: The Title Fight

The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $300,000 guaranteed. A total of 1,283 entries jumped in the fight and fell almost $50,000 short of the guarantee, creating a substantial overlay.

Canada-based “BBCgiants” walked away with the win for $50,376.90. Also from Canada, “shipshipwhoa” came seventh for $8,850.

Heavyweight: The Main Event

The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,528. Coming out on top was Swede “Lena900” for $22,176.21. No Canadians made 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, 404 entrants just surpassed the guarantee.

The top finish went to “uzbekpro” from Latvia for $39,390. Canada-based “ipuntstacks2” won $22,220 for finishing in third.

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, 57 entrants pushed the total to $142,500 in the purse. The U.K.’s “ThreeBunPass” won the top prize of $46,312.50 and no Canadians were on the final table.

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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