The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Shibonomo" Takes Second in Sunday Million
Every Sunday, millions of dollars are paid out to poker players around the world when sites like 888poker, PokerStars, and partypoker host the biggest online tournaments for the week. Each week, we take a look at who from Canada fared on the virtual felt in all the Sunday majors.
This Sunday, April 9, 2017, saw Canadians make many deep runs and saw many final tables from players north of the border. This week however saw “shibonomo” take home second place in the Sunday Million on PokerStars after a three-way deal for more than $120,000. 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. This week, there wer 654 players who bought in, creating a prize pool worth $130,800.
Two Canadians, “stickyfingers” and “meat069”, ended up making the final table. Meat069 was the first of the Canadians to exit the tournament, finishing the tournament in seventh place and bringing home a cool $4,251. Stickyfingers was able to make a very deep run at the final table but fell a couple spots short of the ultimate goal, finishing in third place, collecting $13,080. Germany’s “_joinmystack” was able to outlast the field to win the tournament and $24,525.
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. A total of 323 players entered the tournament, coming up 11 players shy of reaching the guarantee.
One Canadian was able to make the final table. Unfortunately for “Mcnugget123”, they were the first to leave the final table, finishing in ninth for $1,750.
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. This week’s edition had 1,184 players creating a prize pool worth $118,400.
This week’s Sunday Kickoff was full of people logging in from the boarders of Canada. In total, four players were in the top nine. First of the Canadians to leave the final table was “JGagMan” who finished in eighth place for $1,983.30. “MikeyGG3” and “tinola200” were the next to be eliminated from the tournament, finishing in seventh and sixth respectively. “MikeGG3” took home $2,732.95 while “tinola200” collected $3.765.96. The last Canadian standing was none other than “Zackattak13” who finished in third place for $9,853.80. The winner was “PeroQmaloSoy” from Malta, who walked away with $18,711.23.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $350,000 guarantee. This week 1,773 players entered the tournament, creating a prize pool worth $354,600.
No Canadians were able to make a deep run and make a final table but “Anao19” from Brazil was able to capture the victory for $53,649.64.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. This week, 711 entries created a total prize pool worth $472,815.
One Canadian was able to make the final table this week. “Fishbones11” exited the tournament in eighth place, collecting $4,656.84 plus over $4,000 in bounties for decent sized score. In the end it was “cal42688” from Mexico collecting the last bounty for a $40,961.77 payday and just under $18,000 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. This week, 29,079 players entered the biggest little tournament on Sunday, creating a prize pool just north of $290,000.
Nobody from Canada was able to collect a final table score but “9cream4” from Cyprus was able to collect the victory after a two way deal, taking home $28,196.62.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with a buy-in of just $215 and, this time around, entries came to 5,743 to create a prize pool worth $1,148,600.
Two players logging in from the boarders of Canada were able to make the final table this time around. “ImaLucSac” was able to finish seveth for $18,914.34. The deepest run by a Canadian went to “shibonimo” who, after a three-way deal, finished in second place taking home $128,553.72. “Evitoy” from Brazil was the player who outlasted shibonomo, collecting $136,000.12.
Mini Sunday Million
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a tenth of the buy-in is the weekly Mini Sunday Million where the buy-in is $22 with a $175,000 guaranteed. This week, there were 9,995 players who entered the tournament at the conclusion of late registration, creating a final prize pool of $199,900.
One player logging in from Canada was able to make the final table of this tournament. “St0kes” finished the tournament in sixth place, collecting a $4,351.08 payday. “Thomastc1000” from Denmark was the last player standing, collecting $16,017.86 after a three-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. This tournament saw 269 entries to create a total prize pool of $269,000.
Canadian pro Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger, coming of his recent victory at the Irish Open last week, managed to be the only Canadian to make the final table. However, Benger was the first to be eliminated at the final table, collecting $4,801.56. Columbian “lulDocuments” was the victor, taking home $51,298.49.
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, 150 players entered, creating a $150,000 prize pool. One Canadian ended up making the final table and its was Canada’s “NeverScaredB” who came out on top, besting Germany’s “WATnlos” heads-up to take home the title and $30,402.26.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown with a turbo structure. 1,559 entries created a final prize pool of $158,900. Candian “FrankLatour” was the only one from the Great White North who was able to make the final table, collecting $2,565.01 for their eighth-place finish. In the end, Sweden’s “DBerglin” was the victor after a three-way deal collecting $18,983.66.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $175,000 guarantee. 1,111 players entered the tournament to create a total prize pool worth $227,488.36.
No Canadians were able to make the final table. Argentina’s “JUAMPiii10” was able to finish the tournament as the winner after a two-way deal, collecting $30,280.30.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Heavyweight: The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $300,000 guaranteed. 1527 players bought in, creating a total prize pool worth $305,400. After a heads-up deal, it was Canada’s “rnbetterfish” outlasting “UrChipsAreYummy” for the title and $44,493.43.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. 1,775 entries received chips, creating a prize pool worth $177,500.
Canadians were shut out of the final table in this tournament. It was Swiss native “siriu” collecting the biggest payday after a three-way deal for $24,275.08.
High Roller: $150K Gtd
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guarantees a prize pool of $150,000. There were 399 players who bought in, creating a prize pool worth $199,500.
Four players logging within our boarders were able to make the final table. First of the Canadians to leave the final table was ”l_fw_” who finished in eighth place, collecting $3,863.71. Next, “TorTor2012” and “Lefiscal” finished the tournament in fifth and fourth, respectively. TorTor2012 collected $10,110.06 while Lefiscal saw $13,930.48 get deposited into his online account. “Wall2Wall3bet” was the last of the Canadians standing and got to heads-up play with Finish player “dafuqisdis”. In the end, it was the Fin getting the better of the Canadian. Wall2Wall3bet collected $26,451.70 for their second place finish while dafuqisdis received $36,957.62 for the win.
Super High Roller: $100K Gtd
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. 67 players entered this event creating a prize pool worth $167,500.
Only one Canadian was able to make the final table. “MrsPaintba1l” was the only person from the final table to make it from Canada. They ended up finishing in eighth place for $5,734.36. In the end it was Germany’s “Chelsea72” collecting the victory and $49,482.71.