The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Selbs888" and "PURPLE'K'99" Find Wins on PokerStars
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 16, 2017, the top single result by a player in Canada was the win by “Selbs888” who won PokerStars’ Sunday Supersonic for $36K. “PURPLE’K’99” also had a win, finishing on top of the Sunday Cooldown and also making final table of the Super-Sized Sunday just a few hours earlier. 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 647 players this week, the prize pool came in at $129,400.
The final table saw one Canadian present this week. Unfortunately, “pantsinants” was the first player eliminated from the final nine. He earned $1,941 for the finish. The U.K.’s “jareth3542” was the winner and collected $24,443.66.
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 215 players, the prize pool came to $121,475.
There was one Canadian at the final table. Ultimately finishing in fifth place, “dudupa1986” earned $7,288.50. The winner was Australian Jonathan “monster_dong” Karamalikis for $26,117.12.
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 1,164 people paying the buy-in, the guarantee was beat by more than $15,000.
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 “extnl01” from the Netherlands for $16,744.12 after a heads-up deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $350,000 guarantee. The 1,704 players fell short of the guarantee by nearly $10,000.
As the final table of nine players was set, no Canadians held chips. The winner was Hong Kong’s “JohnSo18” who shipped $52,953.47.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 695 entries beat the $375,000 guarantee by over $85,000.
The tournament’s final table had one Canadian flag waving. “PURPLE’K’99” finished in sixth place for $8,472.31 plus an additional $7,047.38 in bounties. Vietnam’s “son_bat_cheo” was the winner, collecting $40,039.85 from the prize pool and cashing in $22,559.12 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 28,319 entries, the guarantee was beat by more than $8,000.
The final table saw no Canadians taking a seat. Finland-based “maad88” was the player to pocket the best prize of $27,221.22 after a heads-up 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 5,912.
There were no Canadians on the final table this week. Brazil’s “Lincownz” was the winner, collecting $128,620.08 after a five-way deal. But the most money was earned by runner-up “ya3thabe” from the U.K., having locked up a big chunk during the 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 10,639 entries this week, the prize pool came to $212,780.
The final table saw one Canadian with chips. Lucas “lucas drolet” Drolet finished fifth for $6,730.35. The winner was “Kogel Gees” from the Netherlands for an even $20,000 after a four-way deal.
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 296 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by more than $70,000.
The final table saw three Canadian flags waving. American poker refugee Dylan “ImaLucSac” Linde finished ninth for $5,283.51, bested by “AceSpades11” in sixth for $12,843.76. The top finish from within our borders was another American expat. Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet finished fifth for $17,269.61. The winner was Norway’s “prebz” for $56,447.37.
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, 153 entries well-surpassed the guarantee.
There were no players from Canada at this final table. The win went to Sweden-based “ISILRooN” for $31,010.40 after Sweden bagged six of the top 10 finishes!
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 1,593 entries sailed past the guarantee by more than $30,000.
Of the nine final players, three were from Canada. The first to be eliminated was “mt1ps” in seventh place for $3,543.43. “Jazz604” went on to finish third for $12,776.06. The win went to “PURPLE’K’99” for $24,260.60 after he already made a final table in the Super-Sized Sunday.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $175,000 guarantee. In exactly two and a half hours, 1,046 players were reduced to one.
The final six included one player from Canada this week. That one player booked another win for the Great White North. “Slebs888” pocketed $36,490.24 for the victory.
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 main event of the day. The buy-in is a matching $215 with a $100,000 guarantee. With 707 entries this week, the prize pool settled at $141,400. Canada’s own “InthisCity” won the tournament for $25,239.90.
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 1,366 entries missed the guarantee by more than $25,000.
Brazil’s “chanalise” was the winner, collecting $46,237.10 after a heads-up deal. Canada had no representation at 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 1,730 to beat the guarantee by more than $20,000.
The Netherland’s “Hahaha_Owned” was the winner, collecting $29,081.30. No Canadians made the final table this week.
High Roller: $150K Gtd
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guarantees a prize pool of $150,000 and 398 players took part, beating the guarantee by more just under $50,000.
Costa Rica-based “EXPENSlVE22” was the winner, collecting $36,865.06. The one player from Canada at the final table was “rdx1995” who finished in eighth place for $3,854.03.
Super High Roller: $100K Gtd
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. With 78 entrants, the guarantee was surpassed by $95,000.
Hungary’s “probirs” was the winner, earning $47,465.37. The fourth-place finish went to Canada’s “Makemineadouble” for $19,167.33, one better than fellow Canadian Troy “good player” Quenneville who earned $14,167.53 for fifth 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!