The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Petrangelo Wins PokerStars High Roller
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, March 11, 2018, Nick “Caecilius” Petrangelo had the best result from Canada. Petrangelo won the PokerStars Sunday High Roller for $65,233.36. 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 370 players, creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
Just one Canadian made it all the way to the final table this week: Alberta's Mark “hudmutt” Wilson. Wilson made $3,750 for his sixth-place finish. The winner of the tournament was “ChicknWaffle” of Sweden who won $19,250 for the victory.
The $100,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $1,050 along with a $100,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total field of 84 to create a total prize pool of $122,000.
No Canadians managed to make the final nine this week, but “DosPoochies” managed to just sneak into the money, collecting $3,050 for 11th place. The winner of the tournament was “sweet_Dr34ms” of Russia who earned $33,550 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 859 entries, creating a prize pool worth $85,900.
There were no players from our nation who managed to make the final table, but “Jared17” managed to make 12th place for $736.68. "DaNutttR" from Romania took down the big prize for $14,345.07.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration, there was a total of 1,334 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $266,800.
Only one Canadian made it to the final table, but OLD TIME GIN made the most of it, winning the whole thing for $41,588.47.
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 $250,000. The tournament saw 27,851 players enter, creating a prize pool of $278,210.
No Canadians managed to make the final table, but "Sam_y121" came close, making it all the way to 11th place for $866.01. The win, worth $25,209.89, went to “EkOCaK” from Germany.
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 162 entries, the total prize pool ended up at $324,000.
Two players from Canada made the final table. American poker refugee Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton made fourth place for $28,879.57 on his second bullet. Also playing from within our borders, Nick “Caecilius” Petrangelo pushed through the entire field to take down first place for $65,233.36.
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 6,279 to create a total prize pool of $1,255,800.
Just a single Canadian, “hotshotss21”, managed to work their way to the final table, finishing sixth to collect $28,856.02. The winner was “TY4Stacks2” from Sweden who bested the field to scoop in $147,116.00 after a three-way chop.
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 $100,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 11,630 entries to create a total of $232,600 up for grabs.
At the final table, one player was from Canada. "its_Wolf" managed to make the final nine, busting eighth for a win of $1,984.58. The win went to Russian “V.Vorontsov” who won $24,277.78 for the victory after chopping heads up.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 454 entries more than doubled the guarantee, coming in at $227,000 to play for.
Two players in Canada made the final table and a third fell just short. Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood just missed the final table, collecting $2,808.55 for 11th, while Grayson "gray31" Ramage managed third place for $21,998.84. Canadian “Chopper100” made it all the way to heads up against Romanian Vlad “dariepoker” Darie, but had to settle for second. The Canadian pocketed $29,839.12, while the Romanian made $40,474.01 for the win.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown with a turbo structure. The guarantee is set at $75,000 and, with 1,383 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $138,300.
The final nine players had two Canadians. “shamsunss1959” was the first to bust at the final table, collecting $1,654.98 for ninth place, while “johhnnyknock” made it as far as sixth for $4,330.32. South Korea’s “Philosophy89” managed to outlast the field for a nice payday of $21,515.33.
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 1,053 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $215,612.28.
This week, two Canadians made the final table. Rohid “FireFaux” Omari cashed out in eighth place for $3,953.91, while Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell made it all the way to heads-up play against Romanian Narcis "Narcisus90" Nedelcu. Bicknell was unable to close it out however, collecting $24,848.04 for second, while the top prize of $35,227.84 went to Nedelcu.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday Main Event-H
Getting the majors started on partypoker this week is the Main Event. It features a $215 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $500,000. With 2,169 entrants this week, the prize pool didn't quite hit the guarantee of $500,000.
The win went to the only Canadian to make the final table, “WWWpartyCOM”, for $77,000 after a deal.
Starting an hour later, partypoker runs the Sunday Major-SHR. It has a $2,600 buy-in with $200,000 guaranteed. This week there were 119 entrants to create a prize pool of $297,500.
“smilethanclick” was Canada's top finisher, collecting $26,031.25 for fourth place, and was the only Canadian to make the final nine. The win went to Costa Rica’s Mike ”thebattler33” Kachan for $72,887.50.
If the SHR is a bit rich for you, the $530 Sunday Major-HR guarantees a prize pool of $200,000 starting at the same time as the SHR. This week a total of 481 entrants made their way into the tournament with a prize pool of $240,500 up for grabs.
There were no Canadians at the final table, but “smilethanclick” cashed a second high roller of the day, collecting $3,294.85 for 11th place. The winner was Conor “ADRIEN_BRODY” Beresford from Ireland who bested the field to take home $39,748.83 after a heads-up deal.
Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-SHR
The biggest high roller of the partypoker Super Sunday schedule is the $5,200 Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-SHR with $1,000,000 guaranteed. There were 201 entries this week for a prize pool of $1,005,000.
The win went to “xkgdrds1” from Austria for $96,348.87. There were three players from Canadian soil in the final nine slots. “MrMaximize” pulled in the biggest Canadian score with $53,031.75 for third. “TorTor2012” and “FkTheseGuysBro” finished fifth and seventh, for $27,637.50 and $15,577.50 respectively.
Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-M
The lower-priced bounty event is the $55 Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-M with $200,000 guaranteed. With 4,193 entries, the prize pool went just over the guarantee to $209,650.
One Canadian made the final table and “O_DeeePoT” made it all the way to heads-up play. Ultimately, the Canuck had to settle for second place and a payday of $11,266.68. The winner was Brazil's Amauri ”Amauri410” Gulchinski who was the last player standing and pocketed $16,127.29 for the victory.
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 downl oad 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!