The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Joseph “jughead11” Lacasse Warms Up With $50K
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, October 22, 2017, Joseph “jughead11” Lacasse was the top Canadian with a runner-up finish in PokerStars’ Sunday Warm-Up for nearly $50,000. Here’s a full report on major Canadian results this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $100,000 Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week, the guarantee was missed by about $7,500 with 462 players taking part.
One Canadians made the final table of eight players. “Morans350” finished in third place for $10,260. The winner was the U.K.’s “Octopokes” for $19,000.
The $100,000 Baby Whale
The Baby Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $320 along with a $100,000 guarantee. There were 259 players this week and 119 rebuys, creating a prize pool of $113,400.
Of the final nine players, one of them was from Canada. Finishing in sixth place, “samuelbt” collected $5,103. The winner was Russian “BillyBon8” for $23,190.30.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff. The guarantee of $100,000 was beat when 1,134 entries created a prize pool of $113,400.
It came to an end with two Canadians at the final table. “Aleximous” finished eighth for $1,827.90 while fellow Canadian Jean-Pascal “hopezACE” Savard took seventh for $2,542.24. The win went to Denmark’s “kropop” for $18,400.75.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $300,000 guarantee. With 1,599 players, the guarantee was beat by nearly $20,000.
Of the final nine players, two were from Canada. The victory went to Brazilian “great dant” for $48,595.37 while Canadian Joseph “jughead11” Lacasse took second for $34,939.68. Also waving the maple leaf was “Jamil11” in seventh for $6,714.13.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 637 entries beat the $350,000 guarantee by nearly $75,000.
No Canadians made the final table. “Viktorrz” from Russia took the win for a combined $65,919.26 with bounties and prize pool earnings combined.
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 25,701 entries, the prize pool came to $257,010.
There was one Canadian at the final table this week. “Ibluff7deuce” finished in sixth place for $9,803.79 as part of a six-way deal, while “agressiya22” from Russia took the win for $19,946.31.
The most jaw-dropping tournament in online poker is the only one that guarantees a million dollars in prizes every week. This time around, a total of 5,777 entries created a prize pool of $1,155,400.
The winner was Brazilian “ezynow99” for $144,913.55 after a heads-up chop. From within our borders, “Virgil Hilrs” collected $26,551.20 for sixth place.
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 8,841 entries this week, the prize pool came to $176,820.
No Canadians made the final table. From Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Iosmi93” was the winner, pocketing $22,330.54.
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 $175,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 198 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by $23,000.
The final table saw no Canadian flags filling seats. The winner was Russian “shahter98” for $38,933.03.
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, 128 entries surpassed the guarantee by $28,000.
The final six included no Canadians. Sweden’s “the_eel_89” was the winner, earning $28,775.79.
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 1,349 entries beat the guarantee by just shy of $35,000.
At the final table, Canada had two representatives. In fourth place, “birddy420” brought home $8,020.41, followed by “roo_400” for $11,051.95. The winner was Latvian “SpringSmile” for $20,986.69.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $175,000 guarantee. In just under two and a half hours, 996 players were reduced to one.
There were two players within our borders among the final table of six. “Woodstock37” took sixth for $3,977.15 while “limbfromlimb” earned $9,307.92 in fourth place. The winner was Finland’s “Strz” for $33,326.39.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Heavyweight: The Title Fight Warm Up
Getting the majors started on partypoker each week is the Warm Up edition of their signature major. If features the same $215 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $150,000. With 905 entrants this week, the guarantee was beat by more than $30,000.
The win went to the Russia’s “josef_shvejk” for $31,638.80. No Canadians were on the final table.
Heavyweight: The Main Event Warm Up
Starting at the same time, partypoker also has a Warm Up version of their lower priced major. It has the same $109 buy-in with $100,000 guaranteed, and 1,421 entrants this week made for a prize pool of $142,100.
The win went to “pelicangirl” of Austria, earning $24,057.53. In eighth place, Canada’s “InthisCity” collected $1,719.41.
High Roller Warm Up
For those with deeper pockets, a third Warm Up starts at the same time as the other two. The $530 High Roller Warm Up guarantees a prize pool of $150,000. With 346 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $23,000.
The winner was the U.K.’s “spinned2255” for $32,299.32. Nobody from Canada made the final table.
Heavyweight: The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s weekly lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $500,000 guaranteed. This week, 2,150 entries fell $70,000 short of the guarantee.
The winner was Brazil’s “GarlaEdu” for $83,500. Canada had no representation at the final table.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $200,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,888 to miss the guarantee by al little more than $10,000.
The win went a player from Argentina going by “heyarropatodos” who earned $33,620 for the victory. Canada-based “gilbert1970” finished seventh for $3,500.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $150,000 guarantee. A total of 88 entrants created a prize pool of $220,000.
From Sweden, “HellmuthTheGr8” won first place for $52,246.48. Canada was present in “Phil_Zajmo” who finished eighth for $6,366.36.
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!