The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Ewokwat" Chops the Milly for $100K
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 14, 2018, “Ewokwat” had the best result of anyone in our nation, chopping PokerStars' Sunday Million for $100K in fourth place. The biggest win was from “Zaymovishka” who pocketed well over $40K for winning partypoker’s Title Fight. 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 395 players and 127 rebuys, settling at $104,400.
No player from Canada made the final table this week. The winner was “tmurdah” of the Netherlands who collected $19,836 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. But the event was absent from the schedule this week.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff. The guarantee of $75,000 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. “Raketysje” from the Netherlands was the winner, collecting $17,183.56.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. With 1,374 players, the guarantee was beat by nearly $75,000.
Of the final nine players, one was from Canada. “JeWock” finished in eighth place for $4,205.01. The winner was Brazilian “peterwhooo” for $42,329.97.
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 $200,000. With 26,439 entries, the prize pool came to $264,390.
There were no Canadians at the final table this week. The winner was “nofxito” from Peru for $24,153.01.
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 102 entries, the guarantee was more than doubled.
One Canadian flag waved at the final table this week. It was American Team PokerStars Pro Jeff “JeffGross” Gross playing within our borders, and he finished in eighth place for $6,411.55. The winner was “xiaoyyy” from China for $46,721.89.
The most jaw-dropping tournament in online poker is the only one that guarantees a million dollars in prizes every week. A total of 5,870 entries created a prize pool of $1,174,000.
After a Canadian victory last week, the top result from our nation came from “Ewokwat” in fourth place for $100,200.67 as part of a four-way deal, actually making more than second- or third-place finishers. The winner was “panda713” from the U.K. who collected $108,985.83.
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 10,205 entries this week, the prize pool came to $204,100.
One Canadian made the final table. But that player, “jigsaw514”, was the first player eliminated once there. Finishing in ninth place, they collected $1,231.74. The winner was “YSL_Beezy” from Germany for $24,642.88.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 368 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $184,000 to play for.
At the final table, one player was on Canadian soil. In sixth place, “bicks24” earned $7,187.81. The win went to Argentinean “107dalmatass” for $33,670.74.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown and the pace increases with a turbo structure. With the guarantee set at $75,000, this week’s 1,212 entries beat that by more than $45,000.
The final nine included no Canadians. From Hungary, “diablo8807” pocketed $19,153.65 for the victory.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $125,000 guarantee. In a hair under two and a half hours, 888 players were reduced to one.
No Canadians made the final table of the tournament. The winner was Mexico-based “Regadeitor” for $30,026.34.
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. If features the same $215 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $100,000. With 547 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $109,400.
The win went to Denmark’s “WSOPtMarienlyst” for $10,196.08 plus an unknown amount in bounties. Canada’s “RedPant” finished fourth for $3,418.75 while American Doug “dlanger610” Lang took fifth from Canadian soil. Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell found seventh place for $1,252.63.
Main Event Warm Up PKO
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 998 entrants this week fell just under the guarantee.
The win went to Canada’s own “ludwigggg”, earning $8,617.20 plus bounties. Canada-based “kesler21” took ninth for $511.02 and bounties.
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. With 203 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $1,500.
The winner was “HungarysHero” from, you guessed it, Hungary for $9,965.57. Canada was absent from the final table.
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s weekly lineup is the $215 Title Fight with $250,000 guaranteed. The 1,143 entrants fell short of the guarantee.
The win went to “Zaymovishka” from Canada for $42,625. Also from our nation, “WWWpartyCOM” finished fifth for $9,500, “rubby23” took sixth for $6,700, and “motoheadr11” found seventh for $4,700.
The lower-priced major is the $109 Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. With 1,465 entries, the guarantee was just missed.
From the U.K., “TheNappyFund” found the win and earned $25,395. Canada was absent from the final table.
With a higher buy-in of $530, the High Roller guarantees $150,000 and that was missed by the 289 entries this week.
“SanityWaterline” from the Ukraine was the winner for $28,569.75. From Canada, “i remember” finished in seventh place for $4,171.35.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with $150,000 guaranteed this week. A total of 60 entrants hit the guarantee exactly.
From the Netherlands, “MisterN411” won first place for $53,496. Canada was absent from the money.
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!