The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell Tops the Nation
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 7, 2018, kicked off the new year with some decent success by the Canadian contingent in the weekend’s biggest tournaments. The top cash was earned by Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell who was runner-up in PokerStars’ Supersonic for $22K. Here’s a full report on major Canadian results this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $120,000 Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $120,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week, the guarantee was beat by the 430 players and 213 rebuys, settling at $128,600.
No player from Canada made the final table this week. The winner was Sweden’s “Inho” who collected $24,434 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 a special edition of the tournament bumped the guarantee to $150,000 this week, which was beat by $9,000 with 106 players and 53 rebuys.
Canada’s “DosPoochies” finished eighth for $5,565, while Swede Martin “Mjacobson888” Jacobson took first place and the accompanying $39,750.
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 1,054 entries created a prize pool of $105,400.
It came to an end with no Canadians at the final table. “LEHMATLENTAA” from Finland was the winner, collecting $17,102.73.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee. With 1,439 players, the guarantee was beat by nearly $40,000.
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. After a three-way deal, Germany’s “Durrden” took first place for $43,000.
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 23,673 entries, the prize pool came to $236,730.
There were no Canadians at the final table this week. The winner was “DRAGOS FCSB” from Romania for $18,135.42 after a three-way 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 101 entries, the guarantee was beat by one entry.
Three Canadian flags waved at the final table this week. In seventh, American expat Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo earned $9,031.90. In fourth, another Canada-based American, Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet, earned $20,793.65. Also within our borders, “ACNRULES” came third for $27,456.66. The win went to Cyprus-based “MITS 304” for $47,872.05.
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 8,864 entries this week, the prize pool came to $177,280.
No Canadians made the final table. The winner was Brazilian “wendellau” for $22,558.90 after a three-way deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 342 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $171,000 to play for.
At the final table, one player was on Canadian soil. American Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo took seventh for $5,010.52, repeating the same finish position he made in the Sunday High Roller. The winner was “etxnl01” of the Netherlands for $31,860.92.
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 1,199 entries beat that by nearly $20,000.
The final nine included one Canadian. In fifth place, “tlcsolution” earned $5,255.15. The winner was Austrian “Manni1822” for $18,948.64.
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, 915 players were reduced to one.
There were two players within our borders among the final table of six. And when just two players remained, both Canada-based players were still there. Canadian Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell took second for $22,021.56 while American poker refugee Joseph “subiime” Cheong found the win for $30,939.45.
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 572 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $114,400.
The win went to Canadian “SetKat74” for $10,662.08 plus an unknown amount in bounties.
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 1,017 entrants this week tipped over the guarantee.
The win went to “UhlenPoker” from Norway, earning $8,746.77 plus bounties. Canada-based “WilliamKassouf” took seventh for $976.32 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 215 players taking part, the guarantee was beat by $7,500.
The winner was “MisterN411” of the Netherlands for $10,554.62. Canada was absent from the final table.
The Title Fight
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s weekly lineup is the $215 Title Fight with $250,000 guaranteed. The 1,199 entrants fell short of the guarantee by just over $10,000.
The win went to “benderbei1” from Belarus for $42,625. The top finish from Canada came from “XxXMLGPROXxX” who earned $6,700 in sixth place.
The lower-priced major is the $109 Main Event with $150,000 guaranteed. With 1,470 entries, the guarantee was just missed.
From the U.K., “thurayarules” found the win and earned $25,395. Canadian “BBCgiants” was runner-up for $18,060.
With a higher buy-in of $530, the High Roller guarantees $150,000 and that was missed by the 295 entries this week.
“STORTjavlaGL” from Sweden was the winner for $28,545.30. No Canadians made the final table.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with $150,000 guaranteed this week. A total of 63 entrants created a prize pool of $157,500.
From Hungary, “omaha4rollz” won first place for $46,528.52. 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!