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, March 12, 2017, was a bit sparse for Canadians on final tables. The best cash of the day went to “jimboeheim” for finishing third in partypoker’s Heavyweight: The Title Fight, earning more than $28,000. 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 695 players this week, the prize pool came in at $139,000.
The final table saw no Canadians present this week. The winner was Malta-based “PazzoRJ” for $26,062.50.
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 364 players, the prize pool came to $109,200.
There were two Canadians at this final table. In sixth place, “fishbones11” earned $4,641. In fourth place with the poorly chosen name of “t54_is_a_fag”, the second Canadian earned $8,736 after making the final table of The Whale last week.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff with a $75,000 prize pool guarantee. With 1,040 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was beat by nearly $30,000.
It came to an end with two Canadians at the final table. One didn’t make it much further, finishing in eighth for $1,798.23 under the name “xLizotte89”. The other was “WalmartCNXN” who was the runner-up, earning $12,311.24. The winner was “hitthehole” from the U.K. for $16,965.52.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $275,000 guarantee. The 1,645 players beat the guarantee by more than $50,000.
As the final table of nine players was set, no Canadians held chips. The winner was “Brryann” from the Netherlands for $49,993.31.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 644 entries beat the $275,000 guarantee by over $150,000.
The tournament’s final table had no Canadian flags waving. Lithuania’s “bebaimis777” was the winner, collecting $37,101.83 plus another $16,111.15 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 $250,000. With 30,307 entries, the guarantee was beat by more than $50,000.
This week, the winner was Romanian “Speedy1986” for $29,871.08 and no Canadians made the final table.
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 5,107.
No player at the final table was logging in from within our borders. Russian “Admiral19793” was the winner, collecting $153,203.20.
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 11,073 entries this week, the prize pool came to $221,964.
The final table saw one Canadian with chips and they carried them all the way to the finish. “Codez96” made a deal four-handed for the least amount of money but then went all the way to claim the win, earning $14,564.12. The second-, third-, and fourth-place finishers all earned more money though.
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 $225,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 279 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by more than $50,000.
The final table saw no Canadian flags waving. The win went to Macao-based “treeqy” for $53,205.50.
Sunday Grand (PLO)
The second edition of the $1,050 Sunday Grand is a six-max pot-limit Omaha tournament with $100,000 guaranteed. This week, 141 entries well-surpassed the guarantee.
There were also no Canadians at this final table. The winner was Germany’s “Fresh_oO_D” for $29,596.30.
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 1,586 entries sailed past the guarantee by more than $30,000.
Of the nine final players, none were from Canada. The winner was “peceli” from Uruguay, earning $24,153.76.
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, 1,066 players were reduced to one.
The final six included one player from Canada this week. In fourth place, Noah “dirty.brasil” Vaillancourt earned $9,814.23 while Switzerland’s “zusa20” earned $35,139.02 for the win.
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 1,631 entries beat the guarantee by $1,000.
Bulgarian “savageplenty” was the winner, earning $51,663.65. In third place, Canada’s “jimboeheim” collected $28,829.55.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,686 to beat the guarantee by nearly $20,000.
Germany’s “Gl4diat0r” was the winner, earning $26,702.95, and no Canadians were on this final table.
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guaranteed a prize pool of $150,000 and 385 players took part, beating the guarantee by more than $40,000.
Brazilian “TDurdernWAR” was the winner this week, collecting $35,660.75. Canada’s “MrsPaintba1l” finished third for $18,522.54. Also from this nation, “MyranFlagburn” picked up $5,137.24 for seventh place.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. With 61 entrants, the guarantee was surpassed by $52,500 and nine players collected a payout.
From Germany, “SchelampigaUhu” was the winner, earning $54,387.62. Canada’s “Lefiscal” finished third for $21,238.98, “good player” finished fifth for $8,294.01, and “Makemineadouble” pocketed the min-cash of $4,933.93 in ninth place.
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!