The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Three partypoker Final Tables for "smilethenclick"
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, December 10, 2017, Alex “dynoalot” Difelice won the Sunday Supersonic on PokerStars for nearly $28,000. But over on partypoker, “smilethenclick” final tabled three Sunday majors, taking second twice and third once for a total of just under $42,000. Here’s a full report on major Canadian results this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $80,000 Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $80,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week, the guarantee was beat by the 328 players and 97 rebuys.
No less than three Canadians made the final table this time around. “DosPoochies” collected $2,337.50 in seventh place, followed quickly by “mattidub” in sixth for $3,187.50. The top Canadian was Sebastian “p000cket000” Sikorski who took fourth for $6,587.50. The win was earned by “abmarin” of Russia for $16,362.50.
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. But the tournament was absent from the calendar this week and should return this coming Sunday.
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 1,059 entries created a prize pool of $105,900.
It came to an end with no Canadians at the final table. “RovoDice” from Latvia was the winner, collecting $15,500.21 after a three-way prize pool chop.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee. With 1,241 players, the guarantee was narrowly missed.
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. From Bulgaria, “B0neShaker” was the winner, collecting $39,514.64.
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 26,778 entries, the prize pool came to $267,780.
There were no Canadians at the final table this week. The winner was “miiga1986” from Finland for $22,801.29 after a heads-up deal.
Sunday High Roller
The highest-priced regular Sunday major is the Sunday High Roller with a hefty buy-in of $2,100 and guaranteeing $200,000 in prizes. With 100 entries, the guarantee was exactly matched.
One Canadian flag waved at the final table this week with “Chopper100” collecting third-place money of $27,184.82. The winner was “flong78” from the U.K. for $47,398.02.
The most jaw-dropping tournament in online poker is the only one that guarantees a million dollars in prizes every week. This time around, the buy-in was halved to $107.50 with the same guarantee. A total of 18,973 entries created a prize pool of $1,897.300.
The winner was Brazilian “SitPro2011” who pocketed $197,162.72 for the victory. 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 10,462 entries this week, the prize pool came to $209,240.
No Canadians made the final table. The winner was Sweden’s “KMC12” for $22,263.77 after a heads-up deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 331 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $165,500 to play for.
At the final table, Canada had two representatives in ninth-place finisher “LaNoiX29” for $2,617.54 and seventh-place finisher “mjw006” for $4,849.36. The win went to “hello_totti” from Russia for $28,921.26 after a heads-up deal.
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 1,174 entries beat that by nearly $18,000.
The final nine included no Canadians. “Machadada RS” took the win for $14,605.77 after a three-way chop.
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, 806 players were reduced to one.
There was one player within our borders among the final table of six. Alex “dynoalot” Difelice found the win for Canada, earning $27,830.26 for the quick victory.
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 564 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $112,800.
The win went to “Ollie1049” from the U.K. for $21,025.92. Canadian “ACNB24” took third for $10,185.84. Also from within our borders, “Wall2Wall3bet” took seventh place for $2,583.12.
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 1,029 entrants this week made for a prize pool of $102,900.
The win went to “zo0preme” from Germany, earning $15,201.39. Canadian “smilethenclick” took a hair less in second for $15,174.70 after the heads-up deal.
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 174 players taking part, the guarantee was missed.
The winner was “RedDwarf9” of Germany for $20,201. Canadian “smilethenclick” had another runner-up finish here, after finishing the same in The Main Event Warm Up. This time they collected $14,865.
Heavyweight: The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s weekly lineup is the $215 Heavyweight: The Title Fight with $500,000 guaranteed. It was absent from the schedule this week and should return next Sunday.
Heavyweight: The Main Event
The lower-priced major is the $109 Heavyweight: The Main Event with $200,000 guaranteed. It was absent from the schedule this week and should return next Sunday.
With a higher buy-in of $530, the High Roller guarantees $100,000 and that was beat by the 224 entries this week.
Argentinian “letsgodancing” was the winner this week for $21,992.67. Not done with their Sunday yet, Canadian “smilethenclick” made yet another final table, finishing third here for $11,816.22. Also from our nation, “Ewokwat” took fifth for $6,348.72.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with $100,000 guaranteed this week. A total of 42 entrants created a prize pool of $105,000.
From Croatia, “Dreamlivewsop” won first place for $43,875.53. Canada was present in sixth-place finisher “Makemineadouble” who collected $5,182.69.
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!