The Canadian Sunday Briefing: PokerStars' Sunday High Roller Won By "roo_400" For $70K

The Canadian Sunday Briefing

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, PokerStars’ brand new Sunday High Roller tournament was won by Canada’s own “roo_400” for an impressive $70,000. There were some other great Canadian scores too. Check below. 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 about $4,000 with 519 players taking part.

Two Canadians made the final table of eight players. The action culminated in a four-way prize pool chop that included both Canadians. Ultimately finishing in third place, “lunchbox1980” earned $12,570.55, while the winner was the other Canadian at the table, “Chocolatey”, collecting $14,975.82.

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 106 players this week and 44 rebuys, hitting the guarantee exactly.

Of the final nine players, none of them were from Canada. The winner was Germany’s “Imyurfriend” for $32,867.72.

Sunday Majors on PokerStars

Sunday Kickoff

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 1,073 entries created a prize pool of $107,300.

It came to an end with one Canadian at the final table. “WalmartCNXN” finished ninth for $1,243.58 while Switzerland-based “-shame-Li-” found the win for $17,410.92.

Sunday Warm-Up

The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $300,000 guarantee. With 1,518 players, the guarantee was beat by $3,600.

Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. The victory went to the Netherland’s “JohnyK91” for $46,341.91.

Sunday Storm

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 25,492 entries, the prize pool came to $254,920.

There was one Canadian at the final table this week. “Tsipor” finished in eighth place for $1,692.23, while “evrylord” from Czech Republic took the win for $23,292.11.

Sunday High Roller

The highest-priced regular Sunday major is the Sunday High Roller with a hefty buy-in of $2,100 and guaranteeing $150,000 in prizes. With 173 entries, the guarantee was obliterated with the total purse coming to $346,000.

The winner this week was Canada’s own “roo_400” for an impressive $69,662.79.

Sunday Million

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 5,897 entries created a prize pool of $1,179,400.

The winner was Latvian “APonakov” for $158,014.75 after a four-way chop. From within our borders, Joel “jbrown8777” Brown collected $38,620.03 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 10,203 entries this week, the prize pool came to $204,060.

One Canadian made the final table; “viktory55” found sixth place for $3,787.21. Brazil’s “zola160” picked up $17,403.25 in first place after a three-way deal.

Sunday 500

With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 587 entries beat the guarantee handily, coming in at $293,500 to play for.

At the final table, Canada had two representatives. In sixth place, “mjw006” brought home $9,908.35, followed by “SFisch4” for $25,901.78 in third place. The winner was Mexico’s “blanconegro” for $49,153.37.

Sunday Cooldown

The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown and the pace increases with a turbo structure. With the guarantee set at $100,000, this week’s 1,344 entries sailed past that by nearly $35,000.

The final nine included Canada’s “Cameron1010” who ultimately finished in eighth place for $2,216.21. The win went to Germany’s “Golem 1989” for $20,908.84.

Sunday Supersonic

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, 979 players were reduced to one.

There were no players within our borders among the final table of six. “OempaLoempah” took the win from Belgium for $32,757.08.

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 1,123 entrants this week, the guarantee was beat by just under $75,000.

The win went to the Brazil’s “Mcathbv” for $38,294.30. Canada-based “RPILON” finished ninth for $2,201.08.

Heavyweight: The Main Event Warm Up

This tournament was replaced with a smaller event in the ongoing Monster series this week.

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 402 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $51,000.

The winner was the Sweden’s “P0L4R1C3” for $37,235.55. From Canada, “LuckMervil” managed fifth place to pocket $10,186.07. Also from within our borders, “akaPman” finished ninth for $3,892.76.

Heavyweight: The Title Fight

This tournament was replaced with an event in the ongoing Monster series this week. As a multi-day tournament, it's still running.

Heavyweight: The Main Event

This tournament was replaced with an event in the ongoing Monster series this week. As a multi-day tournament, it's still running.

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 Finland, “rdcrsnn” won first place for $52,246.48. Canada was present in “CowEyed” who finished third for $28,633.

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!

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