The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "RoiRoiDame" Wins Special Sunday Storm
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 4, 2018, was not only Super Bowl weekend, it also housed two special anniversary tournaments on PokerStars. The 7th Anniversary $11 Sunday Storm had a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million with $100,000 to first while the 12th Anniversary $215 Sunday Million held a guarantee of $10 million while making the winner a millionaire. “a.urliu” had the best result from Canada with a runner-up finish in the $5,200 for $139,125. An honourable mention goes to “RoiRoiDame” who topped a field of 142,099 to win $97,879 in the $11 Sunday Storm.
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 469 entries, creating a total prize pool of $123,400.
This week, no Canadians made it all the way to the final table. The winner of the tournament was Chris “888Moorman” Moorman of the U.K. who won $23,446 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 80 entries which created an overlay of $40,000.
This week one Canadian found a spot at the final table. Finishing as the runner up was “MarioAllin58” who collects 23,125. The winner of the tournament was “Romeopro33” of the Ukraine who won $34,375 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 1,185 creating a prize pool worth $118,500.
There was one player from our nation who managed to make the final table. “mrpickles727” finished the tournament in seventh place for $2,587.81. “pczxmg” managed to outlast the field though to win $18,730.71
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,848 players who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $369,600 plus an additional $30,000 PokerStars Players Championship pass to the winner.
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. The winner was “MendaLerenda” of the U.K. who ended up collecting $55,647.68.
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, this weeks tournament had a $1 million guarantee to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Sunday Storm. The tournament saw an amazing 142,099 players enter, creating a prize pool of $1,420,990
There was only one Canadian that reached the final table this week. It was “RoiRoiDame” who made the final table and after sitting 12 of 14, they managed to claw their way back to win the whole thing after a four way deal. RoiRoiDame won $97,879.80 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 165 entries, the total prize pool ended up over triple the guarantee at $330,000.
There were no Canadians that reached the final table. The winner was “srxakgirona” playing from Mexico who outlasted them all to collect $66,441.32
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, the tournament had a $10 million guarantee with $1 million guaranteed to first as part of the 12th anniversary of the Sunday Million.. The entries came to 43,975 to have an overlay of over $1.2 million.
No Canadians made the coveted final table. There was a three way deal that gave “Hulk9950” of Brazil $740,000, “kapchin” of Bulgaria, $707,574, and “Sasuke234” of Sweeden $640,000, while the three played for the remaining $200,000 in the prize pool. After “Sasuke234” exited in third, the remaining two players traded the chip lead and spent a full blind level trading the chip lead back and forth. In the end it was “Hulk9950” who bested “kapchin” in a heads-up match for the extra $200,000 and a total of $960,000.
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 14,533 entries to create a total of $290,660 up for grabs along with a $30,000 PokerStars Players Championship pass.
At the final table, Canada was absent. The win went to Brazil’s“arthurhrs” who won $31,528.71 for the victory.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 485 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $242,500 to play for.
Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski was the only Canadian to make the final table. He managed to finish in third place for $23,149.65. The winner was “wdquasar” from Argentina who pocketed $43,086.73 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 1,679 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $167,900.
The final nine players had no Canadians. Argentina’s “Maty25” managed to outlast the field for a nice payday of $25,438.65.
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 1,306 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $267,416.56.
This week Canada was absent at the final table. The winner was Uruguay’s “kofl89” who collected $41,438.63 in just over two and a half hours of work.
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. It features a $215 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $100,000. This week’s tournament was replaced with a $109 buy in with a $200,000 guarantee as part of Powerfest #45-M. There was a total of 2,344 entries to create a total prize pool of $234,400.
The win went to Germany’s “I am bored.” for $38,447.84. Canada was absent from this final table.
Powerfest #46-M featured a $530 buy-in with a $500,000 guarantee. There were a total of 979 entries, which narrowly missed the guarantee.
There was only one entry from Canada at the final table. “AntieapCity” finished in sixth place for $13,700. The winner was “JHelppi from Findland who bested the field to take home $86,000.
Powerfest #46-H: $1M Gtd.
Another key event on the partypoker schedule was Powerfest #46-H which had a buy-in of $5,200 but a guarantee of $1 million. The guarantee was beat by four players, to create a total prize pool of $1.02 million.
There was only one entry from Canada at the final table. “WWWpartyCOM” finished in fifth place for $56,100. The winner was “Patrick_Leonard from the UK who bested the field to take home $207,978.
Powerfest #48-M: $1M Gtd Main Event
The headlining Sunday major in partypoker’s weekly lineup is the $215 Title Fight with $250,000 guaranteed. This week it was replaced with Powerfest #48-M which had the same buy in but an increased guarantee of $1 million. There were 4,512 entries, which missed the guarantee.
The win went to “agrocomedia” playing from Malta for $153,350. Canada was absent at the final table.
Powerfest #48-H: $1M Gtd Main Event
There was one more tournament with a $1 million guarantee and it was Powerfest #48-H. This one carried a buy-in of $2,100. There were a total of 525 players that entered to beat the guarantee and create a prize pool of $1,050,000.
Three players from Canada made the final table. “a.urliu” was the runner up for $139,125 while “TIMEXCNT” finished in sixth or $33,390 and “Pacific1003” was the fist player eliminated at the final table, receiving $13,860 for ninth. The winner was “letsgodancing” who was the last player standing and pockets $195,720 for the victory.