The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich Wins 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 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 15, 2017, Canada’s own Mike “Pipedream17” Dietrich won PokerStars’ Sunday Million for over $140,000 to easily highlight the weekend’s results from a Canadian perspective. 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 beat by $5,600 with 528 players taking part.
Two Canadians made the final table of eight players. “DuduPa1986” finished in seventh place for $2,640, followed by countryman “S.Janowski” in fifth for $5,280. The wine went to German “allesrigged” for $19,958.40.
The $150,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $1,050 along with a $150,000 guarantee. There were 114 players this week and 62 rebuys, creating a prize pool of $176,000.
Of the final nine players, one of them was from Canada. Coming so close to the victory, “INEEDPANTS” finished runner-up for $29,920. The winner was Germany’s “M4zlTov” for $44,000.
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 1,063 entries created a prize pool of $106,300.
It came to an end with one Canadian at the final table. “ChedrStack” finished fifth for $4,609.65 while Brazilian “marcospaolo” found the win for $16,137.68 after a heads-up deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $300,000 guarantee. With 1,591 players, the guarantee was beat by nearly $20,000.
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. The victory went to Brazilian “heyalisson” for $48,352.84.
The $700 Super-Sized Sunday is a progressive knockout tournament with half the buy-in going to the player’s bounty. A total of 626 entries beat the $350,000 guarantee by over $65,000.
One player in Canada made the final table this week. Ultimately finishing in sixth place, “thx4urm0n3y” collected about $15,000 with bounties and prize money combined. The winner’s total take was over $61,000, going to Latvia’s “Cinguzis”.
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 26,541 entries, the prize pool came to $264,510.
There was one player from within Canada at the final table this week. “Cbart_05” finished in fourth place for $7,852.45 while “Saquird” from the Netherlands took the win for $24,164.93.
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 5,948 entries created a prize pool of $1,189,600.
The winner was Canada’s own Mike “Pipedream17” Dietrich for $142,031.04 after a heads-up chop. Also from within our borders, “Little Kraut” collected $38,954.52 for fifth 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 9,104 entries this week, the prize pool came to $182,080.
No Canadians made the final table. Romanian “The39player” was the winner, pocketing $19,264.45 after a two-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 $175,000 and is a no-limit hold’em tournament. With 205 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by $30,000.
The final table saw two Canadian flags filling seats. The first of the two to be eliminated was “m.a-0000” in seventh place for $7,950.49. The other was the eventual winner. “12u55” claimed the victory and $35,531.82 after an even heads-up chop.
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, 132 entries surpassed the guarantee by $32,000.
The final six included no Canadians. “Fresh_oO_D” from Germany was the winner, earning $27,707.14.
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 1,366 entries beat the guarantee by over $35,000.
At the final table, Canada had one representative. “Benfica10” finished fourth for $8,121.48. The winner was “MendaLerenda” from the U.K. for $21,251.02.
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, 1,041 players were reduced to one.
There was one player within our borders among the final table of six. Finishing in second place was “martiju1” flying our nation’s flag and collecting $22,767.93. The top finisher was the U.K.’s “Fear1sWisdom” for $34,831.82.
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 $100,000. With 909 entrants this week, the guarantee was beat by more than $30,000.
The win went to the U.K.s “Bemyfriendpls” for $31,778.64 — enough to buy some friends at a nearby pub. 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 915 entrants this week made for an overlay of $8,500.
The win went to “IMSOBOSSY” of South Korea, earning $17,480. In sixth place, Canada’s “str8toh8” collected $2,830.
For those with deeper pockets, a third major starts at the same time as the two Warm Ups. The $530 High Roller guarantees a prize pool of $150,000. With 315 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $7,500.
The winner was Sweden’s “DOnt_DO-iT” for $29,405.51. Canada-based “Zaymovishka” collected ninth-place money of $3,116.92.
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, 2,193 entries fell more than $60,000 short of the guarantee.
The winner was Norway’s “hannoah” for $83,500. Canada’s “GylbertFD1” finished sixth for $12,200.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $200,000 guaranteed. This week, entries totalled 1,923 to miss the guarantee by nearly $10,000.
The win went a player from Bulgaria going by “rauros5” who earned $25,447.42 for the victory after a four-way deal. Canada-based “ro0b1ckne11” finished sixth for $5,080, and fellow Canadian “mghkpjwv” finished ninth for $1,760.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $150,000 guarantee. A total of 79 entrants created a prize pool of $197,500.
From the U.K., “llijix133” won first place for $48,073.92. Canada was absent from 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!