The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "DewSun69" Wins Close to $44,000 on partypoker
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 9, 2018, “DewSun69” had the best result from Canada, winning partypoker's Sunday Bounty Hunter-HR. The first-place prize was worth $19,768.50 and along the way, the player from Canada collected 20 bounties worth a total of $24,179.75 for a total Sunday score of nearly $44,000. 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, 840 entries with 355 rebuys brought the prize pool to $25,000.
No Canadians managed to make the final table this week, and the whole thing was won by “Openpunks” from Malta for $4,525.
The $30,000 Sunday Great 8
The $30,000 Sunday Great 8 is a Sunday tournament that hits all the eights. The $88 buy-in sends players to eight-handed tables with 8,888 chips to start. This week, 253 entries and 101 rebuys meant the prize pool didn’t quite make the guarantee, so players were playing for $30,000.
One Canadian managed to find the final table this Sunday. Justin “CliKiNBuToNz” Ouimette just barely managed to crack the final eight, finishing eighth for $825. Sweden’s “Milere123” took down the big prize, winning $6,075.
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, 312 players hit the virtual felt with 104 rebuys, which meant the prize pool was $50,000.
Two players sporting the maple leaf were at the final table for this event. ”Nortel” finished eighth for $1,250, while ”CWallace1408” finished ninth for $1,000. The top prize went to “1LevelAbove” of Sweden, who won $9,750.
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 300 entries and 93 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week a single Canadian made it all the way to the final table, and “IMiIIk” managed a third-place finish for $11,000. The winner of the tournament was “sitiolibre29” of Malta who won $19,500 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 64 entries plus 29 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week two Canadians found a spot at the final table. Vancouver’s Jon “chut_up” van Fleet made it as far as fourth place, collecting $10,500, but fellow Canadian “papfritas1" took down the whole Whale, collecting $32,500 for first.
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 806 entries creating a prize pool worth $80,600.
Canada was shut out of the final table this week, but the win, worth $13,694.52, went to Finnish player “Randane8”.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $225,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,157 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $231,400.
Canada managed to seat two players at the final table. Mike “Pipedream17” Dietrich ended up in eighth place to collect $3,633.39 while “Alex “dynoalot” Difelice” took down the whole thing, collecting $36,574.84 for the win.
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 25,374 players enter, creating a prize pool that didn’t quite hit the $250,000 guarantee.
There was only a single Canadian at the final table of the Storm, and “mattawa1” managed to collect eighth-place money of $1,662.92. The winner was “acemoon1” from Belgium who took home $20,579.57 for the victory in a three-way deal that saw the other two players take a little over $14,000 each.
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 98 entries, the total prize pool ended up at the $200,000 guarantee.
No Canadians made the final table this week, but “No Shock” came close, finishing 10th for $5,000. The winner was “WATnlos” from Austria who outlasted them all to collect $47,398.02.
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 5,455 to create a total prize pool of $1,091,000.
Canadians blanked on the final table this week, with Canada’s top finish going to “88Xin88” who finished 12th for $6,082.54. Germany’s “Kenu V” took down the big prize, $136,284.78, in a heads-up deal with Brazil’s Pedro “Peterwhooo” Correa, who took $114,464.78 for second.
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 9,939 entries to create a total of $198,780 up for grabs.
At the final table, two were from Canada. “Jrod2210” managed to score eighth-place money worth $1,764.21, while Andrew “metadonk” Smith from Newfoundland grabbed fifth pace for $5,425.56. The win went to Russia’s “$@NY@2312 ” who won $22,017.93 for the victory after a three-way deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 355 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $177,500 to play for.
Two Canadians made the final table, but they were the first two out as well. “Turbo565” collected ninth-place money of $2,745.26 and “MATT HOLVIK” was eighth for $3,738.66. The winner was “bencb789” from Austria who pocketed $32,481.37 for the victory.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown with a turbo structure. The guarantee is set at $100,000 and with 1,137 entries this week, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $113,700.
No Canadians made the final table this week. Latvia’s “ex6tenselv” managed to outlast the field for a nice payday of $18,547.56.
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 775 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $158,689.
There were no maple leafs at the final table this week and the win went to Brazil’s “ViDss” who made $26,758.82.
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 193 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $200,000.
The win went to Poland’s “ginger_master” for $37,641.62 after a deal. “WWWpartyCOM” was the only Canadian at the final table, finishing sixth for $8,400.
Sunday Bounty Hunter-HR
The Sunday Bounty Hunter-HR kicks off at 9 a.m. MDT and offers players a guarantee of $150,000 on their $530 buy in. This week, 414 entries built a prize pool of $207,000, with half of that devoted to the bounties.
Canada only managed one representative at the final table, but it went well. “DewSun69” made it all the way through the field to take down first place money worth $19,768.50 plus 20 bounties worth more than $24,000 for a total score of $44,948.25.
Super Sunday Championship Event-H
The Super Sunday Championship Event-H offered a $500,000 guarantee for a $215 entry fee. This week, 2,178 entries meant the prize pool didn’t quite hit the guarantee.
No Canadians managed to make the final table, and the Championship was taken down by Hungary’s “zhuex” for a score of $83,500.
Super Sunday Super High Roller-SHR
With a $2,600 entry fee and a guarantee of $150,000, the Super Sunday Super High Roller-SHR is the biggest buy in tournament on a Sunday. This week, 60 entries meant the guarantee wasn’t quite met.
Canada had three players at the final table. “pockjack0” and “makemineadouble” each took home $7,125 for seventh and eighth place, while “uwannagobud” managed fourth place for $13,500. Russia’s “PhileasFogg” won the lot for $48,750.
Super Sunday Main Event-HR
The Super Sunday Main Event-HR guarantees a $200,000 prize pool in exchange for a $530 entry fee. This week, 408 players brought the prize pool to $204,000.
Two Canadians managed to squeeze into the final nine. “whatsmyageagain was the first exit from the final table, collecting $2,896.80 for ninth place. yolosnap made it quite a bit farther, ultimately bowing out in third place for $19,176. The win, worth $34,333.79 after a deal, went to Hungary’s ccsaba123.
Super Sunday Main Event-H
The Super Sunday Main Event-H kicks off at noon MDT. It has a $109 buy-in with $200,000 guaranteed. This week there were 1,667 entrants to create a prize pool of $200,000.
The win went to the United Kingdom’s “tHeClaimEr1” for $33,740 as Canada didn’t manage to crack the final nine this week.
Sunday Bounty Hunter-HR
The Sunday Bounty Hunter-HR offers a $100,000 guarantee for a $530 entry fee. This week, the field only grew to 190 players, meaning the prize pool was just $100,000, with $47,500 of that total devoted to player bounties.
Canada’s only representative at the final table, “I remember”, made it all the way to heads up, finishing second for $8,347.50 plus 5 knock outs worth more than $3,000. The win went to Latvia’s “bigb0ss827” for $11,618.25 and more than $12,000 in bounty money.
Super Sunday Second Chance-H
For a second chance at partypoker Sunday money, the $215 Super Sunday Second Chance-H guarantees a $50,000 prize pool. With 252 entries this week, the total money in play just pushed over the guarantee, coming in at $50,400.
Doug “dlanger610” Lang was the only Canadian to make the final table. He pushed all the way to third place for $5,317.20. “loewe80” from Germany was the last player with chips and pockets $10,276.56 for the victory.
Sunday Bounty Hunter Turbo-H
For a fast paced bounty experience, the Sunday Bounty Hunter Turbo-H costs $109 to enter and guarantees $50,000 in prizes. This week’s total of 427 entries didn’t quite make that guarantee, putting $50,000 into the pool.
It was a good day for Canada, with three players at the final table sporting the maple leaf. Coming in ninth, “KPitts34 won $601.65 in prizes, but outdid that with 11 bounties for $781.27 more. “Val91PC” pushed through to fifth place to score $1,489.80 with four bounties, but Canadian “donkantrussell” was the last player with chips, winning $5,558.09 plus eight bounties worth a total of $3,327.96 more.
Sunday Late Turbo-H
With a buy-in of $109, the Sunday Late Turbo-H guarantees $30,000 in a turbo six-max format. The total prize pool was $30,000 as 253 players entered.
A single Canadian made it to the final six. “mfenety” made it all the way to heads up play, but had to settle for second place with $4,650. Malta’s “andreshhParty94” took the win for $7,050.
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!