The Sunday Briefing: "SuperCeleb" Turns $11 Into $16K in Sunday Storm

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, 660 players surpassed that by $12,000.

The final table had no Canadians present. Malta-based “que_te_crio” found the win and earned $24,750.

The $120,000 Whale

The $120,000 Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $600. A total of 243 players created a prize pool of $137,295.

No Canadians made the final table this week and Germany’s “Kannwas” came out on top after a heads-up, pocketing $24,201.48.

$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 672 players and 318 rebuys, the prize pool came to $83,724.

When the final table of nine was set, just one of them was playing from Canada. After the heads-up deal and finishing runner-up, “mindcrushers” earned $12,437.38. Poland’s “ZDamian” walked away with the win and $14,564.

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 1,362 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was surpassed with $136,200 eventually being the sum they were playing for.

It came to an end with a Brazilian taking down the top prize. “M Cunha G” collected $19,218.30 after a heads-up deal. No Canadians made the final table.

Sunday Warm-Up

The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $350,000 guarantee. The 1,861 players beat the guarantee by more than $20,000.

When the final table of nine players was set, two were playing from Canada. Finishing in eighth place, “takeurent$” earned $5,571.68 while American expat Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen collected $7,749.05 in seventh place. Russia’s “Sergio1306” found the win and $56,086.61.

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 588 entries surpassed the $375,000 guarantee.

The tournament’s final table had no Canadian flags waving. “Muntjesvader” from the Netherlands was the victor, claiming $34,433.92 from the prize pool and an additional $17,806.76 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 a five-way deal that included Canada’s “SuperCeleb” who pocketed the second-most money of $16,567.61 despite finishing fourth. Only “btn_clicking” from Greece earned more ($21,689.03) for the win.

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 5,260, putting $1,052,000 in the prize pool.

The final table had one player from Canada. Finishing in eighth place was “stockpig” earning $12,543.31. The win was claimed by Greece’s “tzeskobar” for $149,645.28.

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 265 entries this week, there was a $10,000 overlay.

The final table saw one Canada-based player. American poker refugee Grayson “gray31” Ramage finished sixth for $12,633.06. “Adrijan_S” from Montenegro was the winner, pocketing $52,879.12.

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, 154 entries created a prize pool of $154,000 and Germany’s “Fresh_oO_D” was the winner, earning $31,213.06, and no Canadians were on the final table.

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 hours and 20 minutes, 1,056 players were reduced to one. From Australia, “Knightsgeee” won $34,809.22 when he finished first. Playing from Canada, “hummylun” picked up $4,154.14 for finishing in seventh place.

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 1,285 entries jumped in the fight and fell more than $40,000 short of the guarantee, creating a substantial overlay.

Argentinian “OMG_MIGAAA” walked away with the win for $50,376.90. From Canada, “NBA2k12FAN” came eighth for $8,580.

Heavyweight: The Main Event

The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,466 to put up a small overlay. Coming out on top was Swiss “JENOVA” for $21,002.34. From Canada, “good player” came sixth for $5,625 and “outofmoney” finished eighth for $2,625.

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 $200,000. This week, 360 entrants fell short of the guarantee.

The top finish went to “ErikSchniedel” from Germany for $39,000. Canada-based “Makemineadouble” won $16,800 for finishing in fourth.

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 $145,500 in the purse, making it the only tournament of the day to beat the guarantee.

Swede “Tjeeeena” won the top prize of $47,125 and Canada-based “LuckMervil” finished in fourth place for $14,500.

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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