The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "chonseSTEE" Wins Almost $100,000
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, April 15, 2018, “chonseSTEE” from Saskatoon had the best Canadian result after being part of a three-way chop in the Sunday Million. The second-place finish was worth $97,728.40 for the Saskatchewanian. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $25,000 Mini Mega Deep
The Mini Mega Deep is a smaller version of the Sunday Mega Deep, with $25,000 guaranteed for just a $22 price tag. This week, 971 entries with 405 rebuys brought the prize pool to $27,520.
Canada had just a single player at the final table. .”TheDEBTonatR” made it all the way to heads-up play, but had to settle for second-place money of $3,577.60. The tournament was won by “AntonyM.” from Russia for $4,953.60.
The $50,000 Sunday Challenge
The $50,000 Sunday Challenge gives players the chance at more than $50,000 in prizes for $109. This week, 347 players hit the virtual felt with 129 rebuys, which meant the prize pool was the $50,000.
Just a single player sporting the maple leaf was at the final table for this event. “Tilltard” finished seventh for $1,375. Swedish player “Namlleh” took down the top prize worth $9,625.
The $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 346 entries with 109 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week two Canadians made it all the way to the final table. “alexos888” managed to get sixth place, worth $3,750, but “GOLDENRUBY13” made it to heads-up play, collecting $14,250 for second. The winner of the tournament was “Streusalz” of Germany 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 of 61 entries with 28 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week two Canucks found a spot at the final table. “PBD03” grabbed seventh-place money worth $4,500 while “DosPoochies” collected $7,500 for finishing fifth. The winner of the tournament was Steven “Kale333” van Zadelhoff of Malta who won $32,500 for the victory.
The $15,000 Turbo Mega Deep
The $15,000 Turbo Mega Deep is a $215 buy in that guarantees a prize pool of at least $15,000. This week’s edition saw 60 players register (with 16 rebuys) for a total prize pool of $15,200.
Canada had two players at the final table this week. Parker “888tonkaaaa” Talbot grabbed a minimum cash of $608 for eighth place, but “Mario_cro7” from Canada took down the whole tournament, winning $4,940.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff featuring a $75,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 873 entries creating a prize pool worth $87,300.
There was only one player from our nation who managed to make the final table. Shyam “G’s zee” Srinivasan from Toronto won $3,896.17 for fifth place. Guntis “[email protected]” Aleskins from Latvia managed to outlast the field though to win $14,579.10.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,262 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $252,400.
Of the final nine players, two players sporting the maple leaf were at the final table. “Lenballs1014” ended up in seventh to collect $5,746.56 while British transplant Chris “Moorman1” Moorman took the victory, collecting $39,343.88.
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 this week saw 26,841 players enter, creating a prize pool of $263,041.80.
No Canadians made the final table this week, and it was German player “SedgePupa” who took down first place after a three-way deal. The German pocketed $23,260.84 for the win.
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 $150,000 in prizes. With 92 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $184,000.
Canadians were blanked from the High Roller final table this week. The winner was “Bigfish112392” from the Philippines who outlasted them all to collect $43,606.22.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with a buy-in of just $215 but a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 5,598 to create a total prize pool of $1,119,600.
Just one Canadian made the final table this week but it was a solid result. Saskatoon’s “chonseSTEE” was part of a three-way chop that saw the Canadian grab $97,728.40 for second place. The win, worth $131,164.17 went to Tommy “88pro88” Lawrence from the United Kingdom.
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 10,462 entries to create a total of $209,240 up for grabs.
At the final table, two players were from Canada and both were involved in the four way deal making at the end. Canadian “BIG FLOPPY 1” took home the most money at $18,989, but finished third in the standings. The other Canuck, “BeerBoxShoe” from New Brunswick, came second in the standings, scoring $10,989.18. The player with all the chips at the end was “RealRoks999” from the Netherlands, but the win was only worth $11,751.71.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 342 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $171,000 to play for.
Two players with the maple leaf made the final table. “Carster” took seventh place for $5,010.52 and Ontario’s “newguy89” made it to fifth place, collecting $9,282.68. The winner was “GlitchSystem” from Germany who pocketed $31,860.92 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 1,083 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $108,300.
Two Canadians graced the final nine of the Cooldown this week. “eastwest_27” of New Brunswick got seventh place for $2,580.37 while Waterloo, Ontario’s “Drizzyify” managed one place higher for a score of $3,555.70. Brazil’s Victor Gomes “Flipmm” de Castro managed to outlast the field for a nice payday of $17,666.89.
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 808 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $165,446.08.
Only one Canadian made the final table this week, but “Dave_O87” made the most of it. They won the tournament, collecting $25,785.24 after a heads-up deal.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday High Roller-HR
Getting the majors started on partypoker this week is the Super Sunday High Roller-HR. It features a $1,050 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $200,000. With 199 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $200,000.
Just a single player from Canada made the final table. Mike “dietz17” Dietrich got eighth place for $4,600. The win, worth $36,315.20 after a heads-up deal, went to the United Kingdom’s “doggysballs”.
Super Sunday Championship Event-H
The Super Sunday Championship Event-H kicks off 2 hours later at 10 a.m. MDT. It has a $215 buy-in with $500,000 guaranteed. This week there were 2,090 entrants to create a prize pool of $500,000.
The win went to Brazil’s Leonard “LeoMattosAK” Mattos for $83,500 as Canada saw two players reach the final table. “RAZER21 ended up finishing in ninth place for $4,100 while ”AntiReapCity” took third place to rake in $38,000.
Sunday Bounty Hunter-HR
The bounty events get underway from 11:00 a.m. MDT with the Sunday Bounty Hunter-HR. For $530, players are guaranteed a $200,000 prize pool, including bounties. This week 488 entries brought the prize pool to $244,000, with $122,000 devoted to bounties.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The winner was “laputagirafa from the United Kingdom who bested the field to take home $22,997 plus another $22,054.75 for 15 bounties.
Super Sunday Super High Roller-SHR
With a $2,600 price tag and a $150,000 guarantee, the highest buy in Sunday Major is partypoker’s Super Sunday Super High Roller-SHR. This week 62 entries made the prize pool a total of $155,000.
The win went to Michael Chi “mczhang” Zhang from the United Kingdom for $50,375. Canada missed the final table of this event this week.
Super Sunday Main Event-HR
The Super Sunday Main Event-HR has a buy in of $530 with a guarantee of $200,000. With 412 entries this week, the guarantee was surpassed with a prize pool of $206,000.
Two players from Canada made the final table. Ontario’s “XxXMLGPROXxX” came fifth for $9,723.20 while “smilethanclick” took third for $19,364. The winner was “echomaus” from Switzerland who was the last player standing and pockets $39,346 for the victory.
Super Sunday Main Event-H
For a lower priced Main Event, the Super Sunday Main Event-H offers a $150,000 guarantee for $109. This week, 1,685 entries combined for a prize pool of $168,500.
The only player from Canada at the final table was “tmunir2” who came sixth for $4,347.30. The winner of the event was Argentina’s Ramiro “letsgodancing” Petrone, who took home a prize of $28,425.95.
Sunday Late Turbo-H
The final major on partypoker is the Sunday Late Turbo-H. The six-max tournament offers a guaranteed prize pool of $20,000 for a buy in of $109. This week, 232 entries swelled the pool to $23,200.
The winner was Belarus’s “MoneyArray” who collected $5,452.03 for the win. No Canadians could find their way to the final table.
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!