The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "OLD TIME GIN" Takes Down Sunday Million
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 18, 2018, "OLD TIME GIN" had the best result from Canada. They took down the top prize in the Sunday Million on PokerStars worth more than $160,000. Honourable mention goes to "imas.jr" who had to settle for second and a bit over $100,000 in the same event. 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 363 entries creating a total prize pool that didn't quite reach the guarantee of $100,000.
For the second week in a row, the best Canadian Mega Deep result went to Alberta's Mark “hudmutt” Wilson. This week, he did one better than his sixth-place from last week, finishing fifth for $5,250. Malta's ”DrunkSpewer” took down first place worth $19,250 in a heads-up battle with Lithuania's ”bomberman115” ($14,250).
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 week, 75 players paid the big buy-in to create a total prize pool of $124,000.
Canadians were shut out of the money in the Whale this week. The top prize of $34,100 went to U.K. player Patrick “d1sclosure” Leonard. Leonard defeated Fabrizio “DrMiKee” Gonzalez from Uruguay heads up.
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 839 players creating a prize pool worth $83,900.
“GriffGolf13” was the top Canadian in the kickoff, finishing third for $7,242.99. ”fraydisson” from Russia took down the big prize for $14,011.11.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,235 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $247,000.
The final table bubble went to Canadian ”SuperHass_OOR”, who collected $2,004.97 for 10th, and two more Canadians were still sitting with chips. ”Ewkowat” made it all the way to fourth place for a score of $14,511.47 while ”koogle62” managed to get heads up for title. Unfortunately, they had to settle for $28,070.46 for second place while the top prize of $39,040.67 went to ”xoxixox” from Norway.
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 27,985 players enter, creating a prize pool of $279,850.
The best Canadians could do in the Storm was 30th place, and ”alex-ray9861” collected $283.26 for that finish. The win, worth $24,191.34 after a heads-up deal, went to “zay1980zay” from Russia. Germany's ”leonvm451” was second for $18,594.34.
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 119 entries, the total prize pool ended up at $238,000.
Just a single Canadian, “uwintakeit”, made it to the final table, finishing sixth for $13,286.73. The winner of the event was ”veeea” from Russia, who pocketed $52,166.30 for the win.
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 5,971 to create a total prize pool of $1,194,200.
This week, the two biggest shares of that prize pool went to players sporting the maple leaf. The Sunday Million came down to heads-up play between Canadians ”imas,jr” and ”OLD TIME GIN”. OLD TIME GIN was the eventual winner for $161,237.72, while the runner up took home $113,148.77.
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 11,328 entries to create a total of $226,560 up for grabs.
There were no players flying the maple leaf at the final table of this event, and the top finish with a maple leaf went to ”karlato” at 13th, worth $918.40. Players made a deal three handed, leaving $20,916.43 to the Brazilian winner ”lunaardi”. The second-biggest payday of $19,483.21 went to ”Sektor17” in the deal, despite finishing third, while Brazilian ”GusLaden” got the second place finish for $17,302.06.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 357 entries more than doubled the guarantee, coming in at $178,500 to play for.
”Turbo565” was the only Canadian to make the final table of the 500, collecting $12,932.36 for fourth place. The win, worth $32,664.23, went to Germany's “Ssick_OnE”.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown with a turbo structure. The guarantee is set at $75,000 and, with 1,263 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $126,300.
Only one Canadian made the final table, and ”castone10” was able to outlast one other player for eighth place and a cash of $2,115.63. “tzini9” from Romania managed to outlast the field for a nice payday of $19,958.86.
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 928 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $190,017.28.
Canadians were shut out of the final table this week as ”TIMTHEWGC” bubbled the final table. His or her 10th-place finish for $2,816.,15 was Canada's best finish in the Supersonic. The top prize of $31,379.13 went to ”PLF111” from Brazil.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday Warm Up-HR
Getting the majors started on partypoker this week is the Super Sunday Warm Up-HR. The $1,050 buy in event has a guarantee of $250,000, but with 260 entries this week, the prize pool hit $260,000.
No Canadians made the final table, but “l_fw_” managed to collect $4,030 for his/her 12th-place finish, making them the top Canadian in the tournament. The $43,337.47 win went to ”z4vor” from Latvia after they defeated Austria's ”onehundredeyes” heads up.
Super Sunday Main Event-H
The Main Event-H features a $215 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $500,000. With 2,258 entrants this week, the prize pool didn't quite hit the guarantee of $500,000.
Only one Canadian made the final table, but ”Mike__420” made the best of it, working their way through the field to take down the top prize of $82,010. Brazilian niv2222” took second place for $58,000.
Kicking off at noon, Sunday Major-SHR has a $2,600 buy-in with $200,000 guaranteed. This week there were 106 entrants to create a prize pool of $265,000.
“WWWpartyCOM” was Canada's top finisher, collecting $46,375 for second place. ”floppymcsets” and ”Ad_finem” were the other Canadians to make the final table, finishing in fourth and seventh respectively for $23,187.50 and $13,250. The win went to ”Chelsea72” from Austria for $64,925.
Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-M
The lower-priced bounty event is the $55 Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-M with $100,000 guaranteed. With 2197 entries, the prize pool went just over the guarantee to $109,850.
One Canadian made the final table but had to settle for ninth place. ”jonnyloveit” collected $450.38 for the final table apopearance. The winner was ”k2schogori” from Ukraine who was the last player standing and pocketed $9,173.56 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!