The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "ACNB24" Tops partypoker High Roller For $33K
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, January 28, 2018 “ACNB24” had the best result from Canada with a win during partypoker’s Powerfest in the $530 buy-in High Roller for $33,827. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from 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 saw the tournament become part of the XL Blizzard series, boasting an increased guarantee of $150,000. This week saw 680 players, creating a total prize pool of $202,200.
This week three Canadians made it all the way to the final table. “D0nkeyKong” was the first Canadian eliminated, and the first player eliminated at the final table, falling in ninth place for $2,426.40. Next out of the tournament was the second Canadian, “4TheGloy8”, who collected $3,053.22 for the eighth-place finish. The last Canadian standing was “PBD03” whose run was cut short in sixth place, while securing a $7,077 payday. The winner of the tournament was “TooMuchRake” who won $37,811.40 for the victory.
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 $120,000 guarantee. This week, the tournament was apart of the XL Blizzard series as the Main Event. The tournament saw an increase to a $1,000,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 730 players.
There were no Canadians making the final table of this tournament. The winner of the tournament was “Pepepepepe.” of Argentina who won $183,867 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff featuring a $75,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 1,119 creating a prize pool worth $111,900.
There were three from our nation who managed to make the final table. “Busterduct32” was the first player eliminated at the final table, collecting $1,298.89 for the ninth-place finish. The second Canadian eliminated was also the next player eliminated from the tournament when “alexos888” was eliminated in eighth, collecting $1,803.72. “13santoy13” was the top Canadian in this tournament. They finished in fourth place, receiving $6,748.87. “Josef_shvejk” from Russia managed to outlast the field though to win $18,157.17
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration, there were a total of 1,575 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $315,000 along with an added value of $30,000 PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) seat.
Of the final nine players, two were from Canada. "Takechip" ended up in seventh place to collect $6,613.36 and “Lenballs1014” was the top Canadian finisher in third place for $24,744, while “mr.salgado30” from Brazil ended up with the victory, collecting $47,866.11 along with a $30K PSPC pass.
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. The tournament saw 29,533 players enter, creating a prize pool of $295,330. There was also another $30,000 bonus up for grabs by way of a PSPC pass for the winner of this tournament.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The winner was “vitordinizr” from Brazil, who took home $24,151.62 after a three-way all-Brazilian deal for the victory. “Vitordinizr” also collected a $30,000 PSPC pass for the victory.
Sunday High Roller
The highest-priced regular Sunday major is the Sunday High Roller with a hefty buy-in of $2,100 and guaranteeing $100,000 in prizes. With 151 entries, the total prize pool ended up at $302,000, doubling the guarantee.
Canada was absent from the final table this week. The winner was “1_conor_b_1” from the Netherlands who outlasted them all to collect $62,598.70.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with a buy-in of just $215 with a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 6,134 to create a total prize pool of $1,226,800. There was also a $30,000 PSPC pass up for grabs for the eventual winner.
No Canadians made the coveted final table. The winner was “soleeJ” playing from Mexico who bested the field to scoop in $$165,627.75 and the PSPC pass.
Mini Sunday Million
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a tenth of the buy-in is the weekly Mini Sunday Million where the buy-in is $22 with a $150,000 guaranteed. This time around, there were a total of 10,764 entries to create a total of $215,280 up for grabs. PokerStars also included a $30,000 PSPC pass for the winner.
At the final table, one was from Canada. “Badass888888” was the lone Canadian at the final table. They ended up as the first player eliminated, though, finishing in the nine spot for $1,287.95 The win went to Malta’s“cofeJoe” who won $25,767.23 and a $30,000 PSPC pass bonus for the victory.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 431 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $215,500 to play for.
One Canadian made the final table. The lone Canuck at the final table was “jbown8777” who just missed out on the victory, losing a heads-up battle and taking home $28,338.25 for the second-place finish. The winner was “IsnapUcry” from Sweeden who pocketed $38,660.98 for the victory.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown with a turbo structure. The guarantee is set at $75,000 and with 1,282 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $128,200.
The final nine players had one Canadian. Netherland’s “AATheLeach” managed to outlast the field for a nice payday of $19,994.19 while Canada’s “birddy420 ended up in fifth for $5,531.31.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $125,000 guarantee. This week a total of 922 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $188.788.72.
This week no Canadians made the final table. The winner was Sweeden’s “BoostedBoard” who collected $27,222.93 after a heads-up deal.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Title Fight Warm Up PKO
Getting the majors started on partypoker each week is the Warm Up edition of their signature major. This weeks Title Fight Warmup was absent from the schedule due to Powerfest.
Main Event Warm Up PKO
This week’s event was swapped for a $109 buy-in tournament with a $100,000 guarantee without a PKO format. The tournament saw 1,539 entries to beat the guarantee with a $153,900 prize pool.
The win went to Sweeden’s “ARARAT800” for $22,323.12. Canada’s “Bard_Aces” ended up as the runner-up for $16,159.50 and was the lone Canadian at the final table.
High Roller Warm Up PKO
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. This week the tournament was apart of Powerfest and the buy-in was doubled to $1,050 with a $100,000 guarantee. There were a total of 193 players that entered to create a total prize pool of $193,000.
There were four entries from Canada at the final table. ”AntiReapCity” managed the top finish in fourth place for $15,729.50. Next on the list of Canadian finishers was “VamosAlaPlayaR” who finished in fifth place for $11,580. In sixth place was Canadian Sunday Briefing regular [B}Alex “Dynoalot” Defelice[/B] who finished in sixth place for $7,720. The first person eliminated at the final table was Canadian “GetOurs”, collecting $5,307.50 for ninth. The winner was “blakjak19 from Greece who bested the field to take home $39,562.89 after a heads-up deal.
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s weekly lineup is the $215 Title Fight with $250,000 guaranteed. This week’s tournament had a boosted guarantee of $500,000 as it was apart of Powerfest. There were 2,411 entries this week to fall short of the guarantee.
The win went to “probirs” from Hungary for $82,010. Canada was absent from the final table.
With a higher buy-in of $530, the High Roller guarantees $150,000. The total prize pool was $195,500 as 397 players entered.
The winner was Canada’s own “ACNB24” who collected $33,827.67. The only other Canadian flag to make the final table was American poker refugee Doug “dlanger610” Lang.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with $150,000 guaranteed. This week, the tournament was a part of Powerfest and the buy-in increased to $5,200 while the guarantee was pushed to a whopping $500,000. This tournament saw a total of 102 entries while the guarantee was met with a $510,000 prize pool.
From Russia, “aLiNeNok1617” won first place for $110,819 after a deal was made. Canada made the final table with showings from “Makemineadouble” who was the top Canadian finishing in sixth place for $25,500. Also making the final table from Canada were “neufdecoeur” who finished in ninth place for $12,750 and “WWWpartyCOM” who was the second one eliminated at the final table, collecting $16,575 for an eighth-place finish.
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!