The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "VictorVazquez" Grabs $30,300 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 1, 2018, “VictorVazquez” had the best result from Canada, finishing third in the Super Sunday Warm Up-HR on partypoker for $30,300. 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, 966 entries with 382 rebuys brought the prize pool to $26,960.
Canada had three players at the final table. Al “sn1perboy” Nasseri could only manage eighth place for $539.20 while ”chiez” made it all the way to fourth place, pocketing $1,954.60. ”TeamWithered” went all the way to the end, winning over Brazilian ”noWHATfella”. The Canadian earned $4,853.20 for the win.
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, 356 players hit the virtual felt and there were 130 rebuys, which meant the prize pool was the $50,000 guarantee.
Two players sporting the maple leaf were at the final table for this event. ”alexos888” finished fifth for $2,625, while ”jesseb888” made it all the way to heads up. The Canadian took second after a heads-up deal, pocketing $7,565.12 while ”chicco988” from Malta got $9,184.88 for the win.
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 376 entries and 112 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week three Canadians made it all the way to the final table. ”D0nkeyKong” grabbed $3,750 for sixth place, but ”guydeet39” and ”PBD03” made it an all Canadian heads up. ”guydeet39” won $19,250 while ”PBD03” settled for $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 tournament saw a total of 72 entries and 30 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $102,000.
This week two Canadians found a spot at the final table. ”jt7bl2f” won $7,650 for fifth place, while ”DosPoochies” took down third place for $15,300. The winner of the tournament was “888Dominik” of the United Kingdom, who won $30,600.
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 874 creating a prize pool worth $87,400.
Only a single player from Canada managed to make the final table, but “WalmartCNXN” managed to make it to heads up, where the Canadian cut a deal with “Magneto 24” from Switzerland. The Swiss player took home $13,859.23 for the win and the home player grabbed $11,230.11 for second.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $225,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,330 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $266,000.
Of the final nine players, just one was from Canada. Mike “SirWatts” Watson ended up in ninth spot to collect $3,189.44. The win, worth $41,464.14, went to “FDBtazz” from Macedonia.
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 28,845 players enter, creating a prize pool of $282,681.
No Canadians made the final table of the Storm, and the winner was “destroyearth” from Belgium who took home $25,504.88 for the victory.
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 128 entries, the total prize pool ended up at $256,000.
Two players in Canada still had chips at the final table. Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood got seventh place for a score of $10,871.42 while American poker refugee Grayson “gray31” Ramage made it all the way to fourth for $24,698.44. The winner was Andras “probirs” Nemeth from Hungary who outlasted them all to collect $56,111.68.
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 6,406 to create a total prize pool of $1,281,200.
Canadians were shut out of the coveted final table this week. The winner was Fabio “FLBonatto” Bonatto from Brazil, who bested the field to scoop in $172,955.07.
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 12,017 entries to create a total of $240,340 up for grabs.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The win went to Russian player “LoveStory17” who collected $15,867.31 in a four-handed deal. “geob000” from Cyprus took the most money in the deal with $24,743.62 for second place.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 420 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $210,000 to play for.
One Canadian made the final table. “DotComRicher” bagged eighth place cash for $4,283.09. The winner was “Sousinha23” from Croatia who pocketed $34,011.13 for the victory after a heads-up deal.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown with a turbo structure. The guarantee is set at $100,000 and with 1,368 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $136,800.
The final nine players had only one Canadian, but “Benfica10” managed to get second place for $15,443.87. Finland’s “Randane8” managed to outlast the field for a nice payday of $21,282.20.
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 965 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $197,593.40.
Canadians were blanked for the final table of the Supersonic. The win went to Uruguay’s “elmelogno4” who added $32,630.09 to his lifetime wins.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday Warm Up-HR
Getting the majors started on partypoker this week is the Super Sunday Warm Up-HR. It features a $1,050 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $300,000. With 290 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $300,000.
The win went to the United Kingdom’s “JohnBoy_” for $59,700. Canada’s “VictorVazquez” finished third for $30,300.
Super Sunday Main Event-H
The Super Sunday Main 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 2,295 entrants to create a prize pool of $500,000.
The win went to Switzerland’s “electrofarha” for $70,760.15 as Canada was blanked on the final table this week.
For those with deeper pockets, the biggest online tournament of the week happens on partypoker. The $2,600 Sunday Major-SHR guarantees a prize pool of $250,000. This week a total of 99 entrants made their way into the tournament with a prize pool of $250,000 up for grabs.
There were two entries from Canada at the final table. “JeanClaude1970” grabbed fourth place money of $21,875, while “skitzo793” snuck onto the final table in eighth for $8,125. The winner was Mike “thebattler33 Kachan from Costa Rica who bested the field to take home $61,250.
For a slightly cheaper high roller experience, the Sunday Major-HR costs $530 with a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000. There were 418 entries this week for a prize pool of $209,000.
The win went to “LoSientoGrace” from Costa Rica for $39,919. Just one player from Canada made it onto the final table, but “Ewokwat” could only manage ninth for $2,967.80.
Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H
If bounties are your game, the Super Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H guarantees $200,000 in prizes for $215. With 1,336 entries, the prize pool came in at $267,200, with half of that in bounties.
Two players from Canada made the final table. “Yolosnap” made it to sixth place for $3,257.04 ($1,652.35 in bounties) and “thedrjayman” made $1,269.20 for ninth place ($200 in bounties). The winner was “germanwhooo” from Brazil who was the last player standing and pockets $22,671.92 for the victory plus $17,174.49 in bounties.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday Major-HR guarantees $100,000. The total prize pool was $109,500 as 219 players entered.
Canada-based Jon Van “sordykrd” Fleet was the winner for $21,501.84 but he was the only player from within our borders to make 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 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!