The Sunday Briefing: Sam Greenwood Wins the PLO Sunday Grand
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, July 23, 2017, there were two big wins by Canadians. PokerStars’ Sunday Warm-Up was won by “thx4urm0n3y” and Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood won the pot-limit Omaha version of the Sunday Grand. Here’s a full report on major Canadian results this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $80,000 Mega Deep
The premiere Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $80,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week, the guarantee was beat by more than $16,000 by the 483 entries.
The final table didn’t include any Canadians. The win went to a player going by “Jesusisback” for $16,460.43 after a heads-up deal.
The $120,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $1,050 along with a $120,000 guarantee. There were 108 players this week and 42 rebuys, creating a prize pool of $150,000.
Two players in Canada made the final table this time. Finishing in sixth place, “mvp2b” earned $7,875. Canada-based American Jon “chut_up” Van Fleet finished runner-up for $25,500, giving the win to Russia’s “ribamech15” for $37,500.
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 1,147 entries, the guarantee was beat by just under $40,000.
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 “g1blet” from the U.K. for $15,052.82 after a three-way deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $275,000 guarantee. With 1,528 players, there was more than $30,000 more than the guarantee to play for.
This tournament was a notch in the belt for Canada. From within our borders, “thx4urm0n3y” won the top prize of $46,647.77. Also from Canada, “jknack10” was at the final table, ultimately finishing in sixth place for $8,963.67.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 601 entries beat the $300,000 guarantee by nearly $100,000.
There were no Canadian appearances at this final table. The win went to Sweden-based “TanTanSWE” after a heads-up deal. They collected $31,845.76 from the prize pool and a further $28,181.11 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 $225,000. With 24,927 entries, the guarantee was beat by nearly $25,000.
One player from Canada was among the final nine. “90PokerJoker” finished in fourth place for $8,951.41 under the maple leaf. The winner was Russian “Lacchus” for $23,425.69 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. This time around, it beat the guarantee with 5,889 entries creating a prize pool of $1,177,800.
No players from Canada made the final table this week. The winner was “Kabotajoe” for $162,148.39 to take home to Germany.
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 $150,000 is guaranteed. With 9,209 entries this week, the prize pool came to $184,180.
The final table saw no Canadians with chips. It was a Brazilian-dominated final nine with six of the players hailing from the South American country. The winner was Brazilian “Bernardo807” for $24,319.85.
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 $150,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 220 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by $70,000.
The final table saw one Canadian holding chips, but Mike “SirWatts” Watson fell in fifth place for $13,348.10. The win went to Mexico-based “El Braulin” for $34,966.43 after a three-way deal.
Sunday Grand (PLO)
The second edition of the $1,050 Sunday Grand is a six-max pot-limit Omaha tournament with $75,000 guaranteed. This week, 110 entries beat the guarantee by $35,000.
Of the final six players, one was Canadian. Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood managed to take down the win for Canada, earning $24,729.20.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown and the pace goes up with the turbo structure in the $100,000-guaranteed tournament. A total of 1,331 entries slipped past the guarantee by more than $30,000.
There weren’t any Canadian at the final table. The winner was Austrian “Päffchen” for $18,048.73 after a heads-up chop.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $125,000 guarantee. In just over two and a half hours, 920 players were reduced to one.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The win went to Brazilian “lforoni” for $12,824.93 after a five-way deal, though they actually earned the least out of the five. Fifth-place finished “Biocid” from Sweden collected the most: $20,819.13.
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 623 entries this week, the prize pool settled at $124,600.
Hungarian “HungarysHero” was the winner, collecting $22,951.32. From Canada, “y0ungsavage” finished in seventh place for $2,791.04.
Heavyweight: The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $200,000 guaranteed. This week, with 1,319 entries, there was an overlay of more than $60,000.
The winner was Germany’s “PeterLudolf”, pocketing $44,766.86, and Canada’s “ALLYOURLOOT” finished seventh for $4,853.92. Also, “y0ungsavage” final tabled this event as well, finishing eighth for $3,244.74.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,564 to beat the guarantee by $6,400.
The win went to Serbian “ILuvYurPlay” for $26,431.60. Canada’s Troy “good player” Quenneville finished fifth for $5,786.80.
High Roller: $125K Gtd
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guarantees a prize pool of $125,000. With 315 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by more than $30,000.
The winner was “frokennatur” from Sweden for $29,405.51 and “chadi6969” from Canada finished third for $15,486.03. Also from within our borders, “MrsPaintba1l” finished sixth for $5,917.59.
Super High Roller: $75K Gtd
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $75,000 guarantee. A total of 59 entrants created a prize pool of $147,500, nearly doubling the guarantee.
Austrian “Stikeeez” won first place for $52,604.42 and no Canadians made the final table.
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!