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, April 23, 2017, the biggest Canadian cash of the day went to “FaKeOrReaL” who earned more than $37,000 as the runner-up in PokerStars’ Super-Sized Sunday. Over on partypoker, “virophage” won Heavyweight: The Title Fight for $28,000, but “Makemineadouble” collected just shy of $34,000 for finishing in second in the Super High Roller. 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 624 players this week, the prize pool came in at $124,800.
The final table saw one Canadian present this week. “Chip_giveme” ultimately finished in sixth place for $5,304 while Austrian “saiyajin1337” took down the top prize of $23,574.72.
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 325 players, the prize pool had a small overlay of $2,500.
There was one Canadian at the final table. Unfortunately, “s.janowski” was the first player eliminated from the final table, collecting $1,750 for ninth place. The winner was “bigblindbets” from the U.K. for $19,350.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff with a $100,000 prize pool guarantee. With 1,266 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was beat by more than $25,000.
It came to an end with no Canadians at the final table, which isn’t unusual considering the early start time for Canadian time zones. The winner was “S3d3m2” from Poland for $17,800 after a heads-up deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $350,000 guarantee. The 1,766 players beat the guarantee by just over $3,000.
As the final table of nine players was set, no Canadians held chips. The winner was Latvia’s “ex6tenceLV” who shipped $53,438.46.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 707 entries beat the $375,000 guarantee by over $95,000.
The tournament’s final table had two Canadian flags waving. “FaKeOrReaL” finished second for $29,855.68 plus another $7,481.18 in bounties. In seventh place, “n3xD” also picked up $6,317.40 plus bounties. The winner was Romania’s “Rebel FishAK” for $40,731.47 plus almost $20,000 more 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 $275,000. With 27,399 entries, the guarantee was narrowly missed.
The final table saw no Canadians taking a seat. Brazil’s “jianvicente” was the winner, collecting $25,763.41 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 5,129.
There was one Canadian on the final table this week. “Buckjeve22” finished in eighth place for $12,896.76. The winner was Brazilian “Drudz777” for $133,595.11 after a heads-up deal.
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 9,317 entries this week, the prize pool came to $186,340.
The final table saw no Canadians with chips. Hungarian “melafintor” collected $24,410.29 for the win.
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 291 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by more than $65,000.
The final table saw one Canadian flag waving. “Earl Hindman” finished in fifth place for $16,977.90 while “airlewis” from the U.K. earned $55,493.90 for the win.
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, 155 entries well-surpassed the guarantee.
There were no players from Canada at this final table. The win went to Russian “KumariOy” for $31,415.75.
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 1,516 entries sailed past the guarantee by more than $25,000.
Of the nine final players, none were from Canada. The winner was Cyprus-based “Talibaf” who earned $23,087.95.
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, 1,072 players were reduced to one.
There were no Canadians on the final table. The tournament ended with a heads-up chop between two German’s where “Pauli elTopo” was the winner and earned $29,000, but “Lucky Luc78” earned a slightly larger $29,434.80 in second place.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Heavyweight: The Title Fight Warm Up
A new addition to the Sunday lineup on partypoker is the Warm Up edition of their major event of the day. The buy-in is a matching $215 with a $100,000 guarantee. With 740 entries this week, the prize pool settled at $148,000.
Australia’s “RosszRaccoon” won the tournament for $26,418 while Canada’s “Tit__Mouse” finished fifth for $6,038.40.
Heavyweight: The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $300,000 guaranteed. This week, a total of 1,468 entries missed the guarantee by a few thousand dollars.
Croatia’s “Kar98k” was the winner, collecting $50,790. No Canadians were on the final table.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,677 to beat the guarantee by more than $15,000.
Canada’s own “virophage” was the winner, collecting $28,290.99.
High Roller: $150K Gtd
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guarantees a prize pool of $150,000 and 373 players took part, beating the guarantee by more than $35,000.
The U.K.’s “sammy_squid” was the winner, collecting $34,549.48. There were no players from Canada at the final table.
Super High Roller: $100K Gtd
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. With 34 entrants, the guarantee was surpassed by $60,000.
Austrian “onehundredeyes” was the winner, earning $34,142.15 after a three-way deal that included Canadian “Makemineadouble” who finished runner-up for $33,830.16.
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!