The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Two Wins For Canada This 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, November 19, 2017, Canadians won 888poker’s The $100,000 Mega Deep and partypoker’s High Roller Warm Up, as well as an impressive list of other final-table results. 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 hit exactly by the 384 players and 116 rebuys..
Two Canadians made the final table of eight players. One was the first to be eliminated (“DePittsterje” in eighth for $2,250), and the other made it all the way to the finish line, taking first place. “REALTTWIST” earned $19,250 for the victory.
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 213 players this week and 105 rebuys, missing the guarantee by about $5,000.
Of the final nine players, none of them were from Canada. The winner was “MisterN411” from the Netherlands for $21,500.
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 1,112 entries created a prize pool of $111,200.
It came to an end with one Canadian at the final table. Alex “alexMFNb” Bylicki found fourth place for $6,706.66. Mexico-based “LoneHixx” was the winner, earning $18,043.53.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee. With 1,298 players, the guarantee was beat by just about $10,000.
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. From Cyprus, “lil-lj1981” was the winner, collecting $36,362.58 after a heads-up 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 26,325 entries, the prize pool came to $263,250.
There was one Canadian at the final table this week. Finishing in sixth place, “Little Kraut” earned $3,695.52. The win went to “Bozajzma” from Serbia for $22,780.68 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 135 entries, the guarantee was easily beat with the total purse coming to $270,000.
The winner this week was Sweden’s “Greenstone25” for an impressive $53,827.52, 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 5,484 entries created a prize pool of $1,096,800.
The winner was the Netherlands’ “money_hunte” for $91,813.82 after a five-way chop. Included in that chop was Canadian “acerb1c” who ultimately collected $77,408.64 in third 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 9,505 entries this week, the prize pool came to $190,100.
No Canadians made the final table. Brazilian “bizerris” was the winner for $23,475.53.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 395 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $197,500 to play for.
At the final table, Canada had three representatives. American poker refugee Jason “jakoon1985” Koon took seventh place from within our borders for $5,644.70, followed by Tim “TTWIST” Kelly in sixth for $7,679.53. The top finish from our nation was from Jordan “jknack10” Knackstedt who took fourth for $14,214.07. The winner was Brazil’s “jricardosc” for $35,792.94.
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 1,093 entries beat that by over $9,000.
The final nine included one Canadian. “HiiHATERS13” took seventh place for $2,604.20. Another Brazilian found the win, taking home $17,830.36.
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, 837 players were reduced to one.
There were no players within our borders among the final table of six. “JonzStars” took the win from, you guessed it, Brazil for $28,900.82.
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 732 entrants this week, there was a bit of an overlay.
The win went to the U.K.s “Prince_Phlip-it” for $26,775. Finishing in fourth was “str8toh8” for $8,670.
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 1,256 entrants this week made for a prize pool of $125,600.
The win went to “Tenzor” of the Ukraine, earning $21,314.32. In third place, Canada’s “skillsVRluck” collected $9,922.40. Also from within our borders, “Labas2222” took ninth-place money of $1,193.20.
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 212 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $6,000.
The winner was Canada’s own Alex “Dynoalot” Difelice for $20,814.45, the only Canadian at the final table.
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 an higher buy-in of $530, the High Roller guarantees $150,000 and that was beat by just $500 with 301 entries this week.
Georgian “BornInNorth” was the winner this week for $26,946.37. The runner-up, “Ewokwat”, was from Canada, collecting $22,542.09. Also from our nation, “mehpkr” pocketed $6,018.19 in sixth place. Lastly, Canada’s “IDBEAT” made the final table but fell in ninth for $3,233.49.
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!