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 26, 2017, had some great Canadian finishes, but none won more moolah than “good player” who was partypoker’s High Roller winner for just under $38,000. Another standout result worth highlighting comes from “Cbart_05” who finished PokerStars’ Sunday Warm-Up in fifth place after finishing eighth in the same tournament a week before. Here’s a full report on major Canadian results this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $120,000 Sunday Sale Mega Deep
The premiere Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $120,000 for a $215 buy-in, but the price dropped to just $109 this week. With 1,818 players this week, the prize pool came in at $181,800.
The final table saw no Canadians present this week. “Tom38x” from the U.K. was the winner, earning $30,706.02.
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 377 players, the prize pool came to $113,100.
There were also no Canadians at this final table. The winner was Mexico’s “B_thebenlar” for $21,703.89.
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 1,312 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was beat by more than $6,000.
It came to an end with one Canadian at the final table. In sixth place, “j0hndayt0n” earned $4,108.01. The winner was Sweden’s “Kennethmedh” for $19,466.67 after a heads-up deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $375,000 guarantee. The 1,907 players beat the guarantee by more than $6,000.
As the final table of nine players was set, two Canadians still held chips. After finishing in eighth place in this same tournament last Sunday, “Cbart_05” improved his finish to manage fifth for $15,847.66 in back-to-back final tables. “Carster” finished eighth for $6,056.67 while Sweden’s “IceFigure” collected the win and $57,140.53.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 700 entries beat the $400,000 guarantee by over $40,000.
The tournament’s final table had one Canadian flag waving. “OLD TIME GIN” was the runner-up, earning $28,447.13 from the prize pool and an additional $6,369.39 in bounties. The winner was Slovakian “disquesi!” who earned $38,497.70 plus $20,923.92.
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. With 28,970 entries, there was a small overlay.
This week, the winner was Canada’s “kcrommpz” who pocketed $27,477.33 after a three-way deal.
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 5,218.
One player at the final table was logging in from within our borders. In fifth place, “4rebmun” earned $36,003.88. The win went to Austria’s “TheFan83” for $122,000.
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 9,282 entries this week, the prize pool came to $185,640.
The final table saw one Canadian with chips. Finishing in fourth place, “gusston888” earned $8,499.08. Coming out on top, Ireland’s “DanielT999” won $25,646.29.
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 246 entries this week, the guarantee was narrowly missed.
The final table saw two Canadian flags waving. In ninth place, “aaajack” earned $4,864.65, bested by countryman “rchn1” who finished in sixth place for $11,484.60. The winner was Bolivian “berman As” who scooped up $48,071.86.
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, 166 entries well-surpassed the guarantee.
There were three players from Canada on the final table this week. Luc “YRWTHMELTHR” Greenwood was the ninth-place finisher, earning $5,035.14. Next out was Ben “Ben86” Tollerene, the American expat playing from within our borders, and he earned the same prize amount. The top Canadian finish was by Mark “scrubbyz” Zajdner who earned $21,115.58 for second place, beat only by Norway’s “Odd_Oddsen” who collected $28,126.98.
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 1,448 entries sailed past the guarantee.
None of the final nine players were from Canada. The winner was Swede “Sasuke234” who earned $22,222.75.
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, exactly 1,000 players were reduced to one.
The final six included no representation from Canada this week. The U.K.’s “farmjim” was the winner, earning $29,172.83.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Heavyweight: The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $325,000 guaranteed. This week, a total of 1,385 entries created a significant overlay of nearly $50,000.
Brazil’s “man151299” was the winner, earning $52,325.37. In fourth place, Canada’s “Bronathon” collected $22,100.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,534 to beat the guarantee by $3,400.
Mexico’s “LifeSupport” was the winner, earning $24,544.21, and no Canadians were on the final table.
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guaranteed a prize pool of $150,000 and 408 players took part, beating the guarantee by more than $50,000.
A Canadian was the winner this week as “good player” picked up $37,791.35. Also from Canada, “AceSpades11” earned $7,501.89 for finishing in sixth place.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. With 90 entrants, the guarantee was surpassed by $125,000 and 15 players collected a payout.
From Austria, “onehundredeyes” was the winner, earning $53,433.92. In fourth place, “CowEyed” from Canada earned $21,678.52.
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!