The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Partypoker Provides Top Results
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 26, 2017, Canada couldn’t find any wins in the Sunday majors, but we did have representation at quite a few final tables, with the best results coming on partypoker. 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 the 399 players and 115 rebuys.
One Canada-based player made the final table of eight players. American expat Doug “PulledPorker” Lang pulled out a seventh-place finish for $2,570. The winner was Brazilian “fishondope” for $19,532.
The $120,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $1,050 along with a $120,000 guarantee. There were 85 players this week and 42 rebuys, beating the guarantee by $7,000.
Of the final nine players, one was from Canada. “SHIPITBITCH” took sixth place for $6,667.50. The winner was Korea’s “NEONTIGER” for $34,925.
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 1,117 entries created a prize pool of $111,700.
It came to an end with no Canadians at the final table. The win went to Lithuania’s “Kepalas89” for $18,125.30.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee. With 1,440 players, the guarantee was beat by just about $40,000.
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. From Hungary, “probirs” was the winner, collecting $37,967.27 after a three-way deal.
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 26,147 entries, the prize pool came to $261,470.
There was one Canadian at the final table this week. Finishing in seventh place, “CPR7327” earned $2,524.10. The win went to “Goias92” from Brazil for $22,868.08 after a two-way deal.
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 154 entries, the guarantee was easily beat with the total purse coming to $308,000.
The winner this week was Sweden’s Viktor “Isildur1” Blom for an impressive $63,842.38, and no Canadians made the final table.
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 5,657 entries created a prize pool of $1,131,400.
The winner was the U.K.’s “pvas2” for $138,335.49 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 9,507 entries this week, the prize pool came to $190,140.
No Canadians made the final table. Ireland’s “h1nds1ghtt” was the winner for $23,478.10.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 446 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $223,000 to play for.
At the final table, Canada had three representatives. American poker refugee Jason “jakoon1985” Koon took eighth place from within our borders for $4,707.01 after finishing seventh in the same tournament last week! Finishing one better was “cmase86” for $6,384.60, and one better again was “m.a-0000” for $8,660.04. The winner was Sweden-based “IAmSoSo” for $39,760.85.
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 1,152 entries beat that by over $15,000.
The final nine included two Canadians. “Those_Bros” took ninth place for $1,400.39. “MATT HOLVIK” was runner-up from within our borders for $13,211.35. The winner was the U.K.’s “Idog1974” for $18,205.72.
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, 881 players were reduced to one.
There were no players within our borders among the final table of six. “G A W” took the win from Romania for $29,789.82.
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 $150,000. With 806 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $161,200.
The win went to Sweden’s “ABCpoker911” for $28,774.20. Finishing in fifth was Canada’s “cpt_lechuck” for $6,576.96.
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 1,229 entrants this week made for a prize pool of $122,900.
The win went to “rhbstiff” of Norway, earning $20,856.13. No Canadians made the final table.
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 $100,000. With 271 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $35,500.
The winner was “BackDoorMat” of the U.K. for $25,808.22. The runner-up was Canada’s “grwgrw” $18,728.81.
Heavyweight: The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s weekly lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $300,000 guaranteed. As it has become a multi-day event, it has not yet come to a conclusion.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. As it has become a multi-day event, it has not yet come to a conclusion.
With a higher buy-in of $530, the High Roller guarantees $150,000 and that was beat by just $500 with 341 entries this week.
Hungarian “profikiller73” was the winner this week for $31,832.59. Canada’s “sordykrd” took third place for $16,764.24. Also from our nation, “CowEyed” earned $3,374.19 for ninth place.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with $50,000 guarantee this week. A total of 65 entrants created a prize pool of $162,500.
From the Netherland’s, “Hahaha_Owned” won first place for $41,200.34. Canada was present in runner-up “chadi6969” who collected $31,889.79, as well as “CowEyed” in third place for $22,203.18.
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!