The Sunday Briefing: "julesdAA" Finishes Fifth in Sunday Million for $36K

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.

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, 611 players just barely surpassed.

The final table had one Canadians present. Finishing in ninth place, “edbtzuk” collected $1,833. The win went to “not_the_same” in Costa Rica for $20,733.20 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 311 players created a small prize pool overlay.

Two Canadians made the final table this week. The first to be eliminated was Carson “popsnpoker” Barton in fourth place for $8,250, followed shortly by “cosmokramr26” in third for $11,000. Uruguay’s “komarolo222” won $19,350 for coming out on top.

$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 602 players and 289 rebuys, the prize pool had to be topped up by 888poker to meet the guarantee.

When the final table of nine was set, none of them were playing from Canada. The victory was earned by “kozirok_bel” of Belarus for $15,112.

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 $125,000 prize pool guarantee. With 1,358 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was surpassed with $135,800 eventually being the sum they were playing for.

It came to an end with a player from China taking down the top prize. “Vanness88” collected $21,126.89 for the win. One player from Canada was at the final table as well. In fifth place, “fournn” found $5,859.22.

Sunday Warm-Up

The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $350,000 guarantee. The 1,880 players beat the guarantee by $26,000.

When the final table of nine players was set, none were playing from Canada. The victor was Brazilian “VzB_Poker” for $52,656.31 after a heads-up deal.

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 618 entries surpassed the $375,000 guarantee.

The tournament’s final table had no Canadian flags waving. “DeLaBijen” from the Netherlands was the victor, claiming $35,669.69 from the prize pool and an additional $16,544.33 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 $300,000.

The tournament ended with the U.K.’s “sharon_gh” winning first-place money of $31,566.54. On the way there, Canadians “bmilley27” and “billchill007” were eliminated in eighth and fourth place, respectively.

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 5,285, putting $1,057,000 in the prize pool.

The final table had one player from Canada. Finishing in fifth place was “julesdAA” earning $36,466.18. The win was claimed by the U.K.’s “DrAnubis” for $130,172.16 after a three-way deal.

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 271 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by $21,000.

The final table saw one Canadian player. Lucas “YRWTHMELTHR” Greenwood finished ninth for $5,099.27. The win went to Sweden’s “mamamamama70” for $51,600.23.

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, 165 entries created a prize pool of $165,000 and the Netherland’s “maggess88” was the winner, earning $33,442.54. The only Canada-based player at the final table was American poker refugee Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo who finished in eighth place for $5,986.26.

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 two hours and 40 minutes, 1,048 players were reduced to one. From the U.K., “PalomoBuchón” won $35,065.87 when he finished first. Nobody from Canada was on the final table.

Sunday Majors on partypoker

Heavyweight: The Title Fight

The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $250,000 guaranteed. A total of 1,232 entries jumped in the fight and fell short of the guarantee.

Germany’s “GeroldK” walked away with the win for $41,980.75. No players from Canada made the final table.

Heavyweight: The Main Event

The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,436 to put up a small overlay. Coming out on top was German “Das-Sackgesicht” for $24,150.15. From Canada, “AntiReapCity” came sixth for $5,850.

High Roller: $200,000 Gtd

In the higher-priced tournament of the day, the buy-in is set at $530 and the guarantee sits at $150,000. This week, 316 entrants passed the guarantee by $8,000.

The top finish went to Uruguay’s “DrMiKee” for $32,390 and Canada’s “NBA2k12FAN” was the runner-up for $23,700. Also from Canada, “RedPant” pocketed $7,110 for finishing in sixth place and “nexow1” earned $3,950” in eighth place.

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, 49 entrants pushed the total to $122,500 in the purse.

Uruguay’s “DrMiKee” won the top prize of $42,875 after also winning the partypoker’s other high roller, and no Canadians finished in 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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