The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "skitzo793", "OLD TIME GIN", and "slarki1" Find Top Finishes
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, August 27, 2017, Canada’s “skitzo793” finished fifth in two different majors. “OLD TIME GIN” won PokerStars’ Sunday Grand PLO, but the top cash of the day was earned by “slarki1” who was runner-up in the Super-Sized Sunday for about $30,000. Here’s a full report on major Canadian results this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $80,000 Mega Deep
The premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $80,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week, the guarantee was missed by just one entry with 399 players taking part.
One Canadian made the final table of eight players. “WilsonShawn7” finished in fourth place for $6,000. The winner was Mexico’s “Nemekiss” for $15,200.
The $80,000 Baby Whale
The Baby Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $320 along with an $80,000 guarantee. There were 204 players this week and 91 rebuys, creating a prize pool of $88,500.
Of the final nine players, none of them were from Canada. The winner was Sweden’s “tutten7” for $19,027.50.
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 1,005 entries, the guarantee was beat by more than $25,000.
It came to an end with no Canadians at the final table, which isn’t uncommon given the early start time in Canadian time zones (8 a.m. ET). The winner was Hungarian “Koszi90” for $16,539.23.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $275,000 guarantee. With 1,316 players, the guarantee was missed by over $10,000.
Of the final nine players, one was from Canada. Finishing in third place, “torscotr06” brought $22,574.86 home to Canada. The winner was Swede “gordosvaner” for $39,737.20 after a heads-up deal.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 520 entries beat the $250,000 guarantee by over $95,000.
A Canadian finished runner-up in this event. With bounties and prize pool earnings combined, “slarki1” pocketed about $30,000 under our red and white banner. The winner was Germany’s “SsicK_OnE” for over $50,000.
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 24,941 entries, the prize pool came to $249,410.
There were no Canadians at the final table. The win went to Poland’s “mrówq” for $18,435.84 after a four-way 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, 5,593 entries created a prize pool of $1,118,600.
The win went to the Czech Republic this week. “Dimitri005” earned $132,436.60 after a four-way deal. No Canadians made the final table.
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 9,154 entries this week, the prize pool came to $183,080.
A Belgian going by “Gamblex21” won the event for $24,172.76. There were no Canadians on the final table this week.
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 $125,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 157 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by $32,000.
The final table saw two Canadian flags waving, they they were the first two eliminated. In ninth, American expat Joe “jcada99” Cada earned $3,703.91, while “slickchick47” was next to go for $4,859.98. The winner was Swede “robinho” for $32,543.06.
Sunday Grand (PLO)
The second edition of the $1,050 Sunday Grand is a six-max pot-limit Omaha tournament with $50,000 guaranteed. This week, 78 entries beat the guarantee by $28,000.
The first Canadian win of the day was found here when “OLD TIME GIN” came out on top for $21,052.98.
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 1,258 entries beat the guarantee by over $25,000.
At the final table, South Africa’s “CULATER01” was the winner for $19,881.07. No Canadians made the final table.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $125,000 guarantee. In a little over two and a half hours, 779 players were reduced to one.
There were no Canadians among the final six players. The winner was Poland’s “sawik04” for $19,923.99 after a three-way deal.
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 $75,000 guarantee. With 473 entries this week, the prize pool settled at $94,600.
Russia’s “gmurrr” was the winner, collecting $17,832.10. Canada’s “skitzo793” finished fifth for $4,294.84, and “y0ungsavage” finished seventh for $2,223.10.
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 1,045 entries, the prize pool came to $209,000.
The winner was Russia’s “Zema007”, collecting $35,948. No Canadian’s made the final table.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $100,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,332 to beat the guarantee by more than $30,000.
The win went a player from Brazil going by “seijistar” who earned $22,604.04 for the victory. Canada’s “AntiReapCity” earned $10,522.80 for finishing in third place.
High Roller: $100K Gtd
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guarantees a prize pool of $100,000. With 233 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $16,500.
The winner was “josicz” from the U.K. for $22,476.98. From Canada, “skitzo793” finished fifth for $6,488.46 after also finding fifth in The Title Fight Warm Up.
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!