The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Philippe “takechip” D’Auteuil Has a Grand Sunday
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 1, 2017, the top Canadian performance came from Philippe “takechip” D’Auteuil who final-tabled both of PokerStars’ Sunday Grand tournaments for a combined $38,000. 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 beat by just one entry with 501 players taking part.
No Canadians made the final table of eight players. The winner was “inferno_amg” from Romania for $19,038.
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 117 players this week and 58 rebuys, creating a prize pool of $175,000.
Of the final nine players, one of them was from Canada. “4TheGlory8” finished in sixth place for $9,187.50 while “tutten7” found the win from Sweden for $43,750.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff. The guarantee of $75,000 was beat when 1,081 entries created a prize pool of $108,100.
It came to an end with no Canadians at the final table. Russian “Mysters_Y” was the winner, collecting $17,540.85.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee. With 1,573 players, the guarantee was beat by over $60,000.
Of the final nine players, one was from Canada. Finishing in fourth place, “thx4urm0n3y” collected $17,769.17 from our nation. The winner was Austrian “Fr@n_4774” for $39,584.44 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 690 entries beat the $350,000 guarantee by over $150,000.
No players in Canada made the final table this week. The victory was stolen by “bigstealer” from the U.K. for about $77,000 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 26,060 entries, the prize pool came to $260,600.
There was one Canadian at the final table, but they were the first eliminated of the final nine. “Fudgeeatingp” collected $1,189.58 for ninth place. The winner was Russian “Diman6899” who collected $18,239.11 after a five-way chop.
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 5,980 entries created a prize pool of $1,196,000.
The winner was “ad144” from the U.K. for $148,801.83 after a heads-up 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 9,219 entries this week, the prize pool came to $184,380.
Two Canadians made the final table, and they were the final two remaining, battling it out for the win. “RobinBanks77” ultimately found victory, earning $12,160.22, while “BobbyW519” settled for runner-up money of $9,642.15. All of this was after a six-way prize pool deal that flattened out the top payouts.
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 239 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by just under $90,000.
The final table saw three Canadian flags filling seats. The first out was “NemoStars22” for $4,379.38, followed soon after by “n3xD” in seventh for $7,882.79. The top Canadian finish came from Philippe “takechip” D’Auteuil in third for $25,539.58, while Mexico’s “Aggro Santos” found the win and earned $45,970.87.
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, 140 entries nearly doubled the guarantee.
The final six included two Canadians. The aforementioned Philippe “takechip” D’Auteuil made a run in this Sunday Grand as well, finishing fourth for $12,433.40. Alex “dynoalot” Difelice was runner-up for $22,061.06. The U.K.’s “calculer_” was the winner, pocketing $29,386.35.
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 1,381 entries beat the guarantee by nearly $40,000.
At the final table, Canada’s “slickchick47” finished sixth for $4,324.06. The winner was Morocco-based “Keep2p34Ch”” for $21,484.23.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $150,000 guarantee. In just over two and a half hours, 1,042 players were reduced to one.
There was one player within our borders among the final table of six. American David “dpeters17” Peters finished third for $14,897.06 from Canadian soil. The winner was Romanian “iissrr” for $34,864.78.
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 806 entrants this week, the guarantee was beat by more than $60,000.
The win went to Bulgaria’s “T4I40T0Nl” for $28,774.20. No Canadians were on 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, 2,260 entries fell nearly $50,000 short of the guarantee.
The winner was Switzerland-based “electrofarha” for $75,608.87. 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 1,896 to beat the guarantee by nearly $40,000.
The win went a player from the U.K. going by “SciorXxx” who earned $25,789.66 for the victory after a three-way deal. Again, no Canadians made this final table.
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guarantees a prize pool of $150,000. With 419 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by just under $60,000.
The winner was “Chaisurivirat” from Thailand for $38,810.12. Canada-based “p0chkmonsta” finished fourth for $14,628.75, just ahead of Canadian Mike “mgentili” Gentili in fifth for $10,616.83. A third player from our nation, “mehpkr”, finished eighth for $4,057.38.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. A total of 90 entrants created a prize pool of $225,000.
From the Netherlands, “eet_smakelijk” won first place for $53,433.92, and Canada-based American David “JeanClaude1970” Peters took third for $29,283.75. In fifth, Canada’s “neufdecoeur” took $16,048.57, one ahead of sixth-place “WWWpartyCOM” who collected $11,880.67.
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!