The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Overlays Everywhere Following Series Wrap-Ups
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, May 28, 2017, there were a lot of overlays on tournament guarantees as players took a rest after the busy schedule of tournament series that filled the earlier part of the month. A few Americans within our borders found good results, but the top Canadian finish was from “TripInnC.B.S” who was part of a three-way deal in the Sunday Storm on PokerStars for $17,696.50. Amazingly, Canadians were entirely absent from the final table on all five of partypoker’s Sunday majors. Here’s a full report on major Canadian results this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $100,000 Mega Deep
The premiere Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week, the guarantee was beat by $16,400 by the 582 entries.
The final table included two Canadians, the first of which was eliminated in sixth place. “INEEDPANTS” should be able to afford some jeans after earning $4,947 for that finish. The tournament saw a three-way deal the included Canada’s “petitetete” who ultimately found the win, earning a total of $16,254.16.
The $120,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day, now featuring a new structure and a buy-in of $1,050 along with the $120,000 guarantee. There were 143 players this week, creating a prize pool of $199,000.
No Canadians made the final table this time. The win went to Malta-based “derharry69” for $45,770.
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 1,167 entries, the guarantee was beat by more than $16,000.
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 “AlexGelinski” from Brazil for $18,442.86.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $325,000 guarantee. With 1,589 players, there was about $7,000 in overlay.
Again, this early tournament saw no Canadians at the final table. The winner was Germany’s “brille-390” after a heads-up chop, earning $46,063.73.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 590 entries beat the $325,000 guarantee by over $65,000.
The tournament’s final table had one Canadian flag waving. Finishing in third place, American Nick “FU_15” Maimone earned $18,640.88 from the prize pool and another $14,094.79 in bounties from within our borders. The winner was Mexico-based “LittleLettuS” for $34,630.11 plus $26,602.41 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 25,193 entries, the guarantee was missed by nearly $25,000.
The largest payouts were adjusted when the top three players made a deal, including Canada’s “TripInnC.B.S” who ultimately finished third for $17,696.50. The win went to the Ukraine’s “AlekAlek33” for $25,745.04.
The most jaw-dropping tournament in online poker is the only one that guarantees a million dollars in prizes every week. This time around, it missed the guarantee with 4,745 entries forcing PokerStars to put up the difference of about $50,000.
No players from Canada made the final table this week. It was Australian “L1VeYRdrEamS” who came out on top, collecting $150,179 for the win.
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 9,087 entries this week, the prize pool came to $181,740.
The final table saw no Canadians with chips. Brazilian “lgburlamaqui” was the winner, earning $19,393.78 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 $200,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 215 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by $15,000.
The final table saw two Americans in Canada making a run. In seventh place, Zachary “Zackattak13” Korik earned $7,281.08 while Shaun “iLvpoon” Singer went on to finish third for $23,370.82. The winner was Mexico-based “LoneHixx” for $41,871.09.
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, 116 entries beat the guarantee by $16,000.
There were no players from Canada at this final table. The winner was Hungary-based “probirs” for $26,078.07.
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 1,361 entries slipped past the guarantee by more than $10,000.
Of the nine final players, two were from Canada. The first to be eliminated was “jknack10”, finishing in ninth place for $1,628.65. Steve “BetrThanPhil” Tripp finished sixth for $4,261.44. The win went to New Zealand’s “elementx8” for $15,925.79 after a three-way chop.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $150,000 guarantee. In just under two and a half hours, 970 players were reduced to one.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The win went to Austrian “skalala” for $32,456.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Heavyweight: The Title Fight Warm Up
The Warm Up edition of their major event of the day has a matching buy-in of $215 with a $100,000 guarantee. With 658 entries this week, the prize pool settled at $131,600.
The Ukraine’s “jayser1337” won the top prize of $23,990.68 and no Canadians made the final table.
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, with 1,283 entries, there was an overlay of about $45,000.
The winner was Lithuania’s “Faran1us”, pocketing $49,400.56, and no Canadians made this final table either.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,607 to beat the guarantee by more than $10,000.
Sweden’s “YumsYums” was the winner, earning $27,110.09. Once again, no Canadians made the final table.
High Roller: $150K Gtd
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guarantees a prize pool of $150,000. With 322 players taking part, the total purse came to $161,000.
The winner was “NeverIsEasy” from Brazil for $30,058.89 and it was another Canadian-less final table.
Super High Roller: $100K Gtd
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. A total of 79 entrants nearly doubled the guarantee by creating a prize pool of $197,500.
Russia’s “MAMOHT_T” was the winner, earning $48,073.92, and no Canadians made this final table either.
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!