The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "RingelStink" Tops partypoker High Roller
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 8, 2017, the top Canadian result was found by “RingelStink” who won partypoker’s High Roller for $34,000. 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 $4,400 with 522 players taking part.
No Canadians made the final table of eight players. The winner was “Streusalz” from Germany for $19,731.60.
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 293 players this week and 169 rebuys, creating a prize pool of $138,600.
Of the final nine players, one of them was from Canada. However, “samuelbt” was the first player eliminated from the final nine, collecting $2,425.50. The win went to “callylally” from Ireland for $26,819.10.
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 1,211 entries created a prize pool of $121,100.
It came to an end with no Canadians at the final table. Swiss “misi814” was the winner, collecting $14,446.05 after chopping three ways.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee. With 1,609 players, the guarantee was beat by over $70,000.
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. The victory went to Russian “SENSIMIL1” for $43,357.78 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 685 entries beat the $350,000 guarantee by over $100,000.
One player in Canada made the final table this week. Ultimately finishing in third place, “thagrinda444” collected over $30,000 with bounties and prize money combined. The winner’s total take was just under $67,000 after a heads-up deal, going to Lithuania’s “LaurisL91”.
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 25,580 entries, the prize pool came to $255,800.
There were no Canadians at the final table this week. The winner was Brazilian “100CACIFE” who collected $22,564.88 after a two-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 5,832 entries created a prize pool of $1,166,400.
The winner was “Kesjan” from Finland for $157,485.71. 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 9,073 entries this week, the prize pool came to $181,460.
One Canadian made the final table, and it was another third-place finish for our nation when “4time2warp0” collected $10,756.85. Russian “hichnick777” was the winner, pocketing $22,761.14.
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 222 entries this week, the guarantee was beat by $72,000.
The final table saw no Canadian flags filling seats.
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, 149 entries very nearly doubled the guarantee.
The final six included one Canadian. Finishing in fifth place, “ruthless848” collected $9,375.22 after firing a second buy-in at the tournament. The winner was Viktor “Isildur1” Blom from Sweden, winning $30,199.64 after three buy-ins.
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 1,352 entries beat the guarantee by over $35,000.
At the final table, Canada was absent. The winner was Malta-based “kleath” for $21,033.23.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $150,000 guarantee. In just under two and a half hours, 1,034 players were reduced to one.
There was one player within our borders among the final table of six. Troy “teckidtq” Quenneville finished fifth for $6,316.46. The win went to “soufian-070” from the Netherlands for $34,597.24.
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 825 entrants this week, the guarantee was beat by $65,000.
The win went to Sweden’s “mateee” for $29,452.50. 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, 2,228 entries fell more than $50,000 short of the guarantee.
The winner was Brazil’s “Gringenkov” for $83,500. 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 1,871 to beat the guarantee by nearly $40,000.
The win went a player from Mexico going by “Derek Dumpster” who earned $31,452.31 for the victory. Canada-based “ChrisSavov” finished seventh for $3,274.25.
For those with deeper pockets, the $530 High Roller guarantees a prize pool of $150,000. With 430 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $65,000.
The winner was Canada’s own “RingelStink” for $34,190.20 after a heads-up deal.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $100,000 guarantee. A total of 85 entrants created a prize pool of $212,500.
From Austria, “Stikeeez” won first place for $51,725.09. Canada-based “LuckMervil” finished fourth for $20,887.47, coming ahead of “Phil_Zajmo”, also from our nation, finishing sixth for $11,411.46.
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!