The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Another Nation-Leading Sunday for "good player"
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 19, 2017, was a day rich with big Canadian finishes. The maple leaf popped up on final tables all over the place, but the best cash of the day was earned by “good player” who won partypoker’s Super High Roller for more than $50,000. 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 685 players this week, the prize pool came in at $137,000.
The final table saw one Canadian present this week. But “papfritas1” was unable to make it past ninth place, earning $1,931.70. The winner was Germany’s “bossamtisch1” for $25,687.50.
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 257 players, the prize pool came to $145,205.
There was one Canadian at this final table as well. In fourth place, “Wall2Wall3b” earned $12,342.42. The winner was “AggroSantos” from the U.K. for $29,694.42.
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 1,132 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was beat by nearly $40,000.
It came to an end with one Canadian at the final table. That player made it all the way to heads-up play where a deal was made. From our nation, “Yayoshow” collected the largest piece of the prize pool at $17,481.46, but fell in second place. Germany’s “Beastmode001” was the winner, but only earned $14,384.90.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $275,000 guarantee. The 1,677 players beat the guarantee by more than $60,000.
As the final table of nine players was set, two Canadians held chips. One of them was the first player eliminated once at the final table. “JGagMan” earned $3,624.60 for finishing in ninth. The other player from this nation, “GriffGolf13”, collected a runner-up finish after a deal that came to be worth more than the first-place finisher, mirroring the same scenario in the earlier Sunday major. The chop was made three-handed and the Canadian collected $41,500 for finishing second while China’s “huang33” earned $39,563.66 for first place.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 685 entries beat the $275,000 guarantee by over $180,000.
The tournament’s final table had no Canadian flags waving. Brazil’s “oakley007274” was the winner, earning $39,463.87 plus $15,393.57 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. However, this week PokerStars celebrated the sixth anniversary of the tournament by boosting the guarantee to $1 million with a guaranteed first-place prize of $100,000. With 131,715 entries, the guarantee was beat by more than $300,000.
The final table was dominated by Brazilians and Russians with nary a Canadian between them. It came down to a heads-up chop between two Brazilians with both of them earning more than $100,000. The winner was “edg40” who cashed in for an astounding $107,731.84.
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 5,539.
No player at the final table was logging in from within our borders. Norwegian “Apekatt666” was the winner after a four-way deal, collecting $100,772.
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 12,140 entries this week, the prize pool came to $242,800.
The final table saw no Canadians with chips. After a heads-up deal, Russian “WarWarAAA” was the winner, collecting $27,115.71.
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 287 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by more than $60,000.
The final table saw two Canadian flags waving. In third place, American poker refugee Joe “jcada99” Cada finished third for $30,272.81 while another American within our borders, Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo, found the win and $54,731.14.
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, 164 entries well-surpassed the guarantee.
There were no Canadians at this final table. Slovakia’s “Secret_M0d3” was the winner after a three-way deal, earning $26,417.53.
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 1,626 entries sailed past the guarantee by more than $35,000.
Of the nine final players, none were from Canada. The winner was “R0HR” from Germany, earning $24,763.28.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $175,000 guarantee. In a little over two and a half hours, 1,150 players were reduced to one.
The final six included no players from Canada this week. The winner was Finland’s “Madcandle” for $37,212.76.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
High Roller: $100K Gtd
This first Sunday major of the day on partypoker is the $530 High Roller that guarantees $100,000 in the prize pool — the smaller twin to the later High Roller. With 305 entries, the total purse came to $152,500.
Sweden’s “petdet3ctive” was the winner, collecting $25,552.28. In fifth place was Canada-based “Lousy Smarch” earning $8,319.48.
Heavyweight: The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $350,000 guaranteed. This week, a total of 1,551 entries missed the guarantee by nearly $40,000.
Lithuanian “Civiliokas” was the winner, earning $56,000. The runner-up was Canada’s “WWWpartyCOM” for $42,000. Also playing from within our borders was American Doug “dlanger610” Lang who finished in fourth place for $23,012.50. “FiveBetFold” was also on the final table from Canada, finishing in ninth for $3,605.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,638 to beat the guarantee by nearly $15,000.
Canada’s “SleepT1ght” was the winner, earning $25,942.76, and was the only Canadian at the final table.
High Roller: $150K Gtd
For those with deeper pockets, the second $530 High Roller of the day guaranteed a prize pool of $150,000 and 403 players took part, beating the guarantee by more than $50,000.
Swede “BuyThaPot” was the winner this week, collecting $37,328.23. Canada’s “TorTor2012” finished fifth for $10,211.41.
Super High Roller: $100K Gtd
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. With 70 entrants, the guarantee was surpassed by $75,000 and 11 players collected a payout.
Canada’s own “good player” was the winner, earning $51,698.36. The runner-up, “sordykrd”, was also playing from Canada and earned $35,159.07, as was “WWWpartyCOM” who finished fourth for $16,261.52.
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!