The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Ami "UhhMee" Barer Makes Both Sunday Grand Final Tables On Same Day
Every Sunday, millions of dollars are paid out to poker players around the world when sites like 888poker, PokerStars, and partypoker host the week’s biggest and best online tournaments. Each week, we take a look at how players from Canada fared in the Sunday majors.
This Sunday, February 12, 2017, was a quiet one for Canadian results. The top finish from within our borders was earned by “chinell5” for finishing runner-up in PokerStars’ Sunday Cooldown for $20,000. Ami “UhhMee” Barer also final-tabled both of PokerStars’ Sunday Grand tournaments. Here’s a full report on major Canadian results 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. With 734 players this week, the prize pool came in at $146,800.
The final table saw no Canadians present this week. The winner was Finland’s “Mootter” for $22,408.77 after a heads-up deal.
The $100,000 Baby Whale
The Baby Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $320 and a $100,000 guarantee. With a total of 409 players, the prize pool came to $122,700.
There were no Canadians at this final table either. The winner plays under the name “PuntSonPunt”, earning $23,546.13 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
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 1,432 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was beat by nearly $20,000.
It came to an end with no Canadians at the final table, which isn’t uncommon due to the early start time in Canadian time zones. The winner was Russian “dddscorpion” for $21,977.25.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $350,000 guarantee. The 1,860 players beat the guarantee by more than $20,000.
As the final table of nine players was about to be set, Canada’s Team PokerStars Online Pro Jaime “jaimestaples” Staples was eliminated on the final-table bubble in 10th place for $2,878.87. But fellow Canadian “Carster” had a seat among the final nine, ultimately finishing in sixth for $10,771.66. The winner was Swede “C.Darwin2” for $56,056.34.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 755 entries beat the $400,000 guarantee by over $100,000.
The tournament’s final table had no Canadian flags waving. The win went to Swede “Anton720” for $43,576.80.
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. With 31,103 entries, the prize pool flew past that and settled at $311,030.
There were no Canadians among the final nine. “Bellabell842” from Peru came out on top for $30,960.94.
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 5,340.
No players at the final table were logging in from within our borders. The tournament saw a three-way chop with Germany’s “bargeeeld” finishing on top for $120,108.34.
Mini Sunday Million
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a smaller buy-in is the weekly Mini Sunday Million where the entry is just $22 and $175,000 is guaranteed. With 9,766 entries this week, the prize pool came to $195,320.
The final table saw no Canadians with chips. The winner was Lithuania’s “undabashyn” for $26,556.23.
Sunday Grand (NLHE)
The most expensive weekly tournaments on PokerStars’ regular 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 309 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by nearly $60,000.
The final table saw one Canadian flag waving. Ami “UhhMee” Barer finished in eighth place for $7,627.75. The winner was Mexico-based “PrtyPsux” for $58,130.97.
Sunday Grand (PLO)
The second edition of the $1,050 Sunday Grand is a six-max pot-limit Omaha tournament with $125,000 guaranteed. This week, 180 entries well-surpassed the guarantee.
There were two players from Canada on the final table this week. “Apotheosis92” finished in eighth place for $5,973.19 while Ami “UhhMee” Barer found another deep finish, collecting $10,684.62 for fifth place after also final-tabling the other Sunday Grand of the day. The winner this week was Sweden’s “robinho” for $35,901.95.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown and the pace goes up with the turbo structure in the $125,000-guaranteed tournament. A total of 1,460 entries sailed past the guarantee.
One third of the final nine players were from Canada. In eighth, “a$$ou” earned $2,374.98, while “Paulharvey3” went on to finish sixth for $4,509.69. The best Canadian finish of the day was “chinell5” who pocketed $20,013.12 after a heads-up deal and then finished runner-up, though the winner actually earned less money.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $175,000 guarantee. In just over two and a half hours, 1,136 players were reduced to one.
The final nine included no representatives from Canada this week. The win went to “IADTTMax” from the Netherlands, earning $37,446.09.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
The Title Fight: Heavyweight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $300,000 guaranteed. This week, a total of 1,510 entries slipped past the guarantee.
Australia’s “WASH_MY_WILLY” was the winner, earning $42,731.66 after a deal was made. From Canada, “TIMEXCNT” finished fifth for $14,345 and “FiveBetFold” earned $3,110.60 in ninth place.
The Main Event: Heavyweight
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,624 to beat the guarantee by $12,000.
Swede “petdet3ctive” was the winner, earning $22,805.26 after a heads-up chop. No Canadians made the final table.
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guaranteed a prize pool of $150,000 and 420 players took part, beating the guarantee by $60,000.
Australia’s “RandyB0bandy” won $40,425 for the win and no Canadians were on the final table.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. With 73 entrants, the guarantee was surpassed by $82,500 and 12 players collected a payout.
From Russia, “aLiNeNok1617” was the winner, earning $49,787.11, and no Canadians were on the final table.
That’s our report of Canadian results in this week’s Sunday majors. If you don’t already have an account on each of these sites, make sure you download through our links and use our bonus codes to take advantage of the best promotions you can find. Good luck; see you in next week’s headlines!