The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Canada Dominates With Wins and Chops
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, November 12, 2017, Canada had a great Sunday, winning several majors, chopping a few more, and final-tabling even more. 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 $17,000 with 443 players taking part.
Two Canadians made the final table of eight players. The action came to an end with the U.K.’s “plomaha” finding the win for $22,306. Canada-based “pekojizonno” also had a seat at the final table, finishing fourth for $8,805.
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 111 players this week and 53 rebuys, surpassing the guarantee by $14,000.
Of the final nine players, none of them were from Canada. The winner was Sweden’s “B.Mitchell” for $36,159.13 after a heads-up deal.
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 1,159 entries created a prize pool of $115,900.
It came to an end with no Canadians at the final table. “Futti18” of Russia found the win for $18,319.27.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee. With 1,571 players, the guarantee was beat by nearly $65,000.
Of the final nine players, two were from Canada. The first of the two to be eliminated was “68ioweyou1” who took eighth-place money of $4,742.97. The other wasn’t eliminated at all, because “NY27PATS14” took the victory for $47,744.64.
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 26,334 entries, the prize pool came to $263,340.
There were no Canadians at the final table this week. Brazilian “wjr1997” finished in first place for $24,073.20.
Sunday High Roller
The highest-priced regular Sunday major is the new Sunday High Roller with a hefty buy-in of $2,100 and guaranteeing $200,000 in prizes. With 180 entries, the guarantee was easily beat with the total purse coming to $360,000.
The winner this week was Canada-based Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo for an impressive $65,977.10.
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 5,840 entries created a prize pool of $1,168,000.
The winner was Austrian “WATnlos” for $145,895.91 after a heads-up chop. No Canadians made the final table this week.
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 9,521 entries this week, the prize pool came to $190,420.
No Canadians made the final table. South Korean “Ace Zzang” was the winner for $19,788.46 after a heads-up deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 547 entries beat the guarantee handily, coming in at $273,500 to play for.
At the final table, Canada had one representative. After locking up a good chunk of the prize pool in a heads-up deal, “SFisch4” fell in second place for $38,846.90. The winner was Russian “surprisefirm” for $44,845.42.
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 1,185 entries beat that by nearly $20,000.
The final nine included no Canadians. The win went to the U.K.’s “MonsieurRask” for $18,727.50.
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, 949 players were reduced to one.
There were no players within our borders among the final table of six. “Witalii” took the win from Russia for $32,088.95.
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 $200,000. With 1,065 entrants this week, the guarantee was beat by $13,000.
The win went to the Austria’s “iBustYa_AT” for $31,839.63. Nobody from Canada made 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 1,537 entrants this week made for a prize pool of $153,700.
The win went to “Gl4diat0r” of Germany, earning $22,759.79. In fifth place, Canada’s “str8toh8” collected $5,686.90. Also from within our borders, “guwopp” took seventh-place money of $2,766.60.
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 354 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $27,000.
The winner was Croatia-based “Dreamlivewsop” for $33,046.19. From Canada, “InthisCity” managed fifth place to pocket $9,165.23. Also from within our borders, Kristen “Krissyb24” Bicknell took eighth place for $3,502.83.
Heavyweight: The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s weekly lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $500,000 guaranteed. As it became a multi-day event this week, it has not yet come to a conclusion.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $200,000 guaranteed. As it became a multi-day event this week, it has not yet come to a conclusion.
With an higher buy-in of $530, the High Roller guarantees $200,000 and that was beat by $13,500 with 427 entries this week.
Canada-based “Ad_Finem” was the winner this week for $34,005.78. The runner-up, “neufdecoeur”, was also from Canada, collecting $33,853.33.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with a $150,000 guarantee. A total of 102 entrants created a prize pool of $255,000.
From Latvia, “helicopterben82” won first place for $58,940.21. Canada was present in “Ad_Finem” who finished third for $31,889.79, as well as Mike “mgentili” Gentili who took eighth place for $6,866.64.
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!