The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Another Sunday Million Win for "thx4urm0n3y"
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 19, 2017, was full of big Canadian results, but none bigger than “thx4urm0n3y”’s win in the Sunday Million for $145,000. Also, in PokerStar’s two Sunday Grand tournaments, a Greenwood brother was on each final table. 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 663 players this week, the prize pool came in at $132,600.
The final table saw one Canadian present this week. “Danutsz” finished seventh for $4,309.50 while Germany’s “TianWangXing” went on to claim the win and $24,862.50.
The $120,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $600 and a $120,000 guarantee. With a total of 246 players, the prize pool came to $138,990.
There was also one Canadian at this final table. Finishing in fourth place, “dudupa1986” earned $11,814.15. The winner was the U.K.’s “MOI_est_JEAN”, earning $28,423.45.
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 1,381 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was beat by more than $13,000.
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 India’s “shravanc13” for $21,484.23.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $375,000 guarantee. The 1,942 players beat the guarantee by more than $13,000.
As the final table of nine players was set, two Canadians still held chips. “Cbart_05” was eliminated in eighth place for $6,167.83, but the other player from our nation, Noah “dirty.brasil” Vaillancourt, managed to lock up the win, collecting $58,190.08.
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 $65,000.
The tournament’s final table had no Canadian flags waving. The win went to the U.K.’s “Palmero92” for $40,402.37 plus an additional $18,843.88 in bounties.
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 29,623 entries, there was a small overlay.
There were no Canadians among the final nine. Brazil’s “betorjbrazil” came out on top for $29,994.78.
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 5,123.
Two players at the final table were logging in from within our borders. The first Canadian eliminated from the final nine was “bigbluffzinc” who finished in sixth place for $24,806.48. The other Canadian, “thx4urm0n3y”, never was eliminated because they were the last player standing, earning a staggering $145,747.41 for the win. The Canadian winner also chopped this same event heads-up just over two years ago for $167,575.
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 9,526 entries this week, the prize pool came to $190,520.
The final table saw one Canadian with chips. Finishing in fourth place, “jlamoth” earned $8,838.88, just missing out on a three-way deal where Germany’s “Djepp90” came out on top for $23,629.68.
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 298 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by nearly $50,000.
The final table saw three Canadian flags waving, but they were the first three players eliminated from the final nine. The best Canadian finish was by Luc “YRWTHMELTHR” Greenwood who finished seventh for $10,000.93, followed by “weekesy333” (eighth — $7,488.56), and “roo_400” (ninth — $5,607.31). The winner was U.K.-based “vicenfish”, earning $56,741.20.
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 was one player from Canada on the final table this week. Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood finished in third place for $18,746.18, following his brother’s final-table appearance in the other Sunday Grand, while Sweden’s “ISILDRooN” went on to find the win and $33,645.24.
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 1,469 entries sailed past the guarantee.
None of the final nine players were from Canada. The winner was Costa Rica-based “DonkCommited” for $17,078.40 after a four-way deal.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $175,000 guarantee. In just under two and a half hours, 1,093 players were reduced to one.
The final six included one representative from Canada this week. Scott “Theo7171” Carragher finished in fifth place for $6,577.78 and the winner was Finland’s “ROBBED6969” for $23,906.14 after a three-way deal.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
The Title Fight: Heavyweight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $325,000 guaranteed. This week, a total of 1,363 entries created a significant overlay of more than $50,000.
The U.K.’s “ADRI_ATM” was the winner, earning $54,133.02. No Canadians were at the final table.
The Main Event: Heavyweight
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,578 to beat the guarantee by $7,800.
Russian “MAMOHT_T” was the winner, earning $23,174.55 after a heads-up chop. In third place, Canada’s “ALLintheDARK777” collected $14,371.79. In fifth, “dujo123” was also from Canada, earning $7,495.50.
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guaranteed a prize pool of $150,000 and 423 players took part, beating the guarantee by more than $60,000.
Finland’s “anthal” won $39,180.73 for the win while Canada’s “SleepT1ght” was runner-up for $39,180.73. The ninth-place finisher was also from Canada. “InthisCity” collected $4,096.12 for the final-table appearance.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. With 74 entrants, the guarantee was surpassed by $85,000 and 11 players collected a payout.
From Malta, “JETFIRE68” was the winner, earning $54,652.55, 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!