The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "12u55" Wins Sunday Million for $130K
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, February 11, 2018, “12u55” had the best result from Canada by way of winning the Sunday Million on PokerStars for $129,761.58. 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 395 entries creating a total prize pool of $104,000.
This week only one Canadian make it all the way to the final table. “Pipedream17” finished the tournament in sixth place for $3,640. The winner of the tournament was “Quaade73” of Denmark who won $19,760 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 tournament saw a total of 71 entries to beat the guarantee by one player.
This week two Canadians found a spot at the final table. Sebastian “p000cket000” Sikorski was the first Canadian to exit the final table, finishing in sixth for $6,655, while “bluffmagic” was eliminated in third place and received $18,150. The winner of the tournament was “NOMAMESGUEY” of Mexico who won $36,300 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff with a $75,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 1,118 creating a prize pool worth $111,800.
There were no players from our nation who managed to make the final table. “assel007” from Germany managed to outlast the field though to win $16,527 after a heads-up deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,468 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $293,600
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. “Fishunter666” of the U.K. ended up with the victory, collecting $44,815.78
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 31,077 players enter, creating a prize pool of $310,770
There was one Canadian that reached the final table this week. “levilain450” was the first to exit the final table, but managed to turn $11 into $1,389.23. The winner was “plokkarn” from Norway who took home $23,510.63 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 $150,000 in prizes. With 134 entries, the total prize pool ended up at $268,000 to smash the guarantee.
There was one Canadian that reached the final table. “Oxota” made a deep run that came to an end in fourth place for $25,856.18. The winner was “vojta555cz” from the Czech Republic who outlasted them all to collect $53,516.23 after a heads-up deal.
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 6,369 to create a total prize pool of $1,273,800.
Only one Canadian made the coveted final table. As the lone Canadian, “12u55” managed to run the table and capture the title after a four-way deal to give themselves a $129,761.58 pay day along with a $30,000 PokerStars Players Championship 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 10,803 entries to create a total of $216,060 up for grabs.
At the final table, one was from Canada. “Alliee440” was the lone Canadian at the final table and ended up falling in eighth place to secure $1,852.15. The win went to Brazilian “CannaGrowler1” who won $25,483.55 for the victory.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 392 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $196,000 to play for.
No Canadians made the final table when “Oxota” bubbled the final table. The winner was “1_conno_b_1” from the Netherlands who pocketed $35,521.01 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 1,193 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $119,300.
The final nine players had no Canadians. Armenia’s “BUYNI” managed to outlast the field for a nice pay day of $18,853.59.
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 863 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $176,707.88.
This week one Canadian made the final table. “Bhrine” managed to win the whole tournament from the borders of Canada to collect $22,033.86 after a three way deal.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Title Fight Warm Up
Getting the majors started on partypoker each week is the Warm Up edition of their signature major. It features a $215 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $100,000. With 594 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $118,800.
The win went to U.K.’s “SirStanleyRoyce” for $21,882. Canada’s “AAcharts” finished fifth for $5,084.64.
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s weekly lineup is the $215 Title Fight with $250,000 guaranteed. There were 1,302 entries this week for a prize pool of $260,400.
The win went to “Wayan3” from Indonesia for $44,189.88. There was only one player from Canadian soil in the final nine slots. “ToTor2012” lost a heads-up battle but collected $31,508.40 for second place.
With a higher buy-in of $530, the High Roller guarantees $100,000. The total prize pool was $118,000 as 236 players entered.
The winner was “girafganger” who collected $24,060.20. Canada had only one player at the final table. “The1n0nlyJonG” finished the tournament in fifth place for $6,490.
Super High Roller
The price goes way up for the $2,600 Super High Roller with $100,000 guaranteed this week. This tournament saw a total of 69 entries while the guarantee hit with a $172,500 prize pool.
From Finland, “JHelppi” won first place for $46,418.26 after a heads-up deal. Canada made the final table with showings from “LuckMervil”, who finished in fourth place for $15,525, “Makemineadouble”, who finished one spot before in fifth for $12,075, and the unfortunately named “shlongoperator” who fell in sixth for $9,487.50.
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!