The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "skitzo793" Wins partypoker SHR for $78,400
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 25, 2018, "skitzo793" had the best result from Canada, winning the Sunday Major-SHR on partypoker for $78,400. 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 334 entries creating a total prize pool that didn't quite make the guarantee of $100,000.
This week two Canadians managed to crack the final nine. “NukeTheMoon” had to settle for ninth spot for a payday of $1,750 while “guydeet39” made it through to fifth place overall, earning $5,250. The winner of the tournament was “PennyHrdaway” of Mexico who won $19,250 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 $100,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 70 entries and 49 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $119,000
No Canadians managed to cash the Whale this week. The winner of the tournament was “B.Mitchell” of Sweden who won $29,115.79 for the victory after a three-way deal.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff with a $100,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 984 entries creating a prize pool that didn't quite reach the guarantee of $100,000.
Canadians were shut out of the final table of the Kickoff this week, and the best finisher from this country went to roofer84” in 30th for $349.67. Julio “powerpokerbr” Lins from Brazil managed to outlast the field to win $16,389.77.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $250,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,383 players who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $276,000.
Of the final nine players, only one was Canadian, but they made the best of it. “Bananazoo” from Toronto outlasted every other player in the tournament to take down $42,607.05.
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 28,535 players enter, creating a prize pool of $285,350.
No Canadians managed to make the final table, and it was “rpfeifer77” from Brazil who took down the top prize of $25,863.46.
Sunday High Roller
The highest-priced regular Sunday major on PokerStars is the Sunday High Roller with a hefty buy-in of $2,100 and guaranteeing $200,000 in prizes. With 122 entries, the total prize pool ended up at $244,000.
Just a single Canadian, "johhnnyknock", made the final table, but the Canadian had to settle for seventh place and a score of $10,361.82. The winner was Joao Paulo “IneedMassari” Simao from Brazil who had the last stack standing and collected $53,481.38 for the win.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world featuring a buy-in of just $215 with a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 6,227 to create a total prize pool of $1,245,400.
Only one Canadian managed to Storm the final table. “steeple3000” had to settle for sixth place and a score of $28,617.05. This week, the Sunday Million win went to Uruguay, when “Komarolo22” ($158,485.05) defeated “mattidm_uk” ($127,644.64) from Romania after the two players made a deal heads up.
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 11,139 entries to create a total of $222,780 up for grabs.
Two Canadians cracked the final nine in the Mini this week. “sliprewhenwt” took seventh place for $2,777.17 while “Lefebvre1101” finished in fifth for $5,873.01. That finish was just outside the four-way deal players reached that gave Belgian player “Kristof1978” $19,856.86 for the win.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 374 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $187,000 to play for.
No Canadians made the final table, which was won by “Sintoras” from Germany for $34,219.78.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown with a turbo structure. The guarantee is set at $100,000 and with 1,217 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $121,700.
No Canadians managed to crack the final nine in the Cooldown, and “Mtzn” from Brazil took down the whole tournament for a prize of $19,232.79.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $150,000 guarantee. This week a total of 947 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $193,907.72.
Two Canadians made it to the final table of the Supersonic this week. “OLD TIME GIN” finished seventh for $4,615.81. “BOOGANDEHAH” made it all the way to heads up but had to settle for $22,791.71 for second. The winner was Germany's “Tenebrus321” for $32,021.59.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday Main Event-H
The Sunday Majors get started on partypoker with The Main Event-H, featuring a $215 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $500,000. With 2,309 entrants this week, the prize pool didn't quite hit the guarantee of $500,000.
Only one Canadian made the final table, but ”Ad_Finem” could only manage eighth for $5,225. Brazilian Caio “CPessagno Pessagno won it all for $73,855.99.
Kicking off at 11AM, Sunday Major-SHR has a $2,600 buy-in with $200,000 guaranteed. This week there were 128 entrants to create a prize pool of $320,000.
Canadians made up fully one third of the players to reach the final table. Vancouver's Jon “sordykrd” van Fleet took seventh place for $12,800, while “WWWpartyCOM grabbed sixth place worth $16,000. Canada's top finish, however, went all the way to the end, when "skitzo793" won the whole tournament for $78,400.
For a slightly smaller high-roller experience, the Sunday Major-HR is a $530 buy in with a guarantee of $200,000. A total of 443 players his the virtual felt for this one, bringing the prize pool to $221,500.
No Canadians managed to make the final table. The tournament was won by Germany's “dj_inferno”.
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 2,195 entries, the prize pool went just over the guarantee to $109,750.
No Canadians made the final table, and Germany's “soul0faswan” won it all for $7828.55.
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!