The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "azninfiltrat" Hits It Big in 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, May 13, 2018, Edmonton's Colten "AZNInFiLtRaT" Yamagishi had the best Canadian result after he came oh-so-close to taking down the Sunday Million SE over at PokerStars. He ultimately had to settle for second place and a massive score of $162,480.93. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
XL Inferno #9 - $120,000 Mega Deep
This week, the 888poker Sunday majors were wrapped up in the XL Inferno series. The regular Mega-Deep was bumped up to $120,000 guarantee for $215. This week saw 484 entries with 222 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $141,200.
This week a single Canadian made it all the way to the final table. “birdgamecray” managed to get seventh place, worth $4,589. The winner of the tournament was “Sluuut123” of Sweden who won $26,828 for the victory.
XL Inferno #12 - $150,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $1,050 along with an XL Inferno infused boost, grew to a $150,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 121 entries with 65 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $186,000.
A single Canuck found a spot at the final table this week. “PBD03” grabbed second place money worth $34,907.84 in a heads-up deal with “Emveer” of Malta who won $37,632.16 for the chopped victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
SCOOP-29-M: Sunday Kickoff SE
The biggest tournaments of the day got started on PokerStars this week with SCOOP-29-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max, Progressive KO Sunday Kickoff SE, $250k Gtd featuring a $250,000 prize pool guarantee. A total of 4,244 entries built a prize pool worth $424,000.
There was one player from our nation who managed to make the final table. Ami “UhhMee” Barer won $5,356.90 for sixth place, plus $934.37 in bounties. Antti “ZIIGMUND FIN” Tiainen from Finland managed to outlast the field to win $30,304.95.
The $55 Sunday Marathon had a guaranteed $100,000 up top this week. A total of 3,094 entries brought the prize pool to $154,700.
Canada had one player flying the maple leaf at the final table. “twinkie” was part of a three-way deal at the end, collecting $11,756.59 for third place. The winner was Malta’s “birs320” for $18,642.87.
SCOOP-30-M: Sunday Warm-Up SE
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $500,000 guarantee this SCOOP week. After late registration there were a total of 3,222 players who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $644,400.
Canada was blanked on this final table. Rodrigo “digopapel” Semeghini from Brazil took the victory, collecting $92,834.09.
The Double Deuce is a new addition to the Sunday scene at PokerStars where a $22 price tag gets you 22,000 chips and a $100,000 guarantee. This week, 7,274 entries brought the total prize pool to $145,480.
No Canadians made the final table of this tournament, and the win, worth $18,087.47, went to Roberson Leonardo “DownSwing57” Fontoura from Brazil.
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 $200,000. The tournament this week saw 23,362 players enter, creating a prize pool of $228,947.60.
No maple leafs were flying at the final table of the Storm this week. Russia’s “Paruyr6” took down first place worth $21,090.30.
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 117 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $234,000.
Canada had three players at the High Roller final table this week. Ottawa’s Kristin “krissyb24” Bicknell was the sixth place finisher, adding $13,063.42 to her bankroll. Jon “apestyles” van Fleet from Vancouver finished one spot better, collecting $17,173.21, and Montreal’s “caecilius” took down fourth place for $22,575.92. The winner was Russia's Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov who outlasted them all to collect $51,289.54.
SCOOP-31-H: Sunday Million SE
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with a buy-in of $530 this week but a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 3,191 to create a total prize pool of $1,595,500.
Just a single Canadian made the final table this week, but Edmonton's Colten "AZNInFiLtRaT" Yamagishi made a run at it, ultimately falling in second place for a massive score of $162,480.93. The win, worth $229,784.45 went to “Andre_Hansen” from the Ukraine.
SCOOP-31-M: Mini Sunday Million SE
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a tenth of the buy-in is the weekly Mini Sunday Million where the buy-in is $55 with a $250,000 guaranteed this SCOOP week. This time around there were a total of 11,273 entries to create a total of $563,650 up for grabs.
At the final table, two players were from Canada. “13santoy13” finished ninth for $4,333.45 while “Drewfus81” made it to fourth place for a score of $25,460.18. The player with all the chips at the end was “Slaassh” from the Sweden, worth $73,676.61.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 429 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $214,500 to play for.
Canada swamped the final table of the 500 this week, with five of the final nine players sporting a maple leaf. “LuckyLuckey” finished sixth for $8,142.57, while Chris “Moorman1” Moorman finished fifth with a maple lead beside his name, collecting $11,108.61. Jon “apestyles” van Fleet added to his High Roller score with $15,155.04 for fourth place and “subiime” ended third for $20.675.46. “p0cket00” made it to heads up, falling in second for $28,206.75 to Austria’s “WATnlos” who won $38,481.83 for first.
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 1,040 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $212,950.40.
No Canadians made it to the Supersonic final table this week. The winner was Sean “MonkeyBudg” Prendiville from Ireland, collecting $30,082.82 after a heads-up deal.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Powerfest #41-HR: $500k Gtd 6-Max PKO Smooth
Sunday kicked off at partypoker this Powerfest week with Powerfest #41-HR. For $1,050 buy in, players have a chance at a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. This week, 613 entries swelled the prize pool to $625,260, with $306,500 in the main pool and $318,760 in the bounty pool.
No Canadians made the six-handed final table. “VblackholeV” from Ukraine was the last player with virtual chips, taking $52,105.06 for first place, plus an extra $57,682.44 in bounties.
Powerfest #41-H: $500k Gtd 6-Max PKO Smooth
For $215, the high version of Powerfest #41 also guaranteed $500,000. A total of 2,108 entries meant the guarantee wasn’t reached, leaving the prize pool at $500,000, with $223,448 devoted to bounties.
Canada missed the final table of this event. Argentina’s “Manuma29” took down the whole thing for $35,953.25 in main prizes plus $21,166.63 in bounties.
Powerfest #42-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event
At $5,200 buy in, Powerfest #42-SHR Championship Event offered the well-heeled a chance at $1,000,000 in guaranteed prizes. This week, 248 entries meant the prize pool hit $1,240,000.
Canada failed to make an appearance at this final table. “Malakastyle” from the United Kingdom was the winner, grabbing $252,836 for first place.
Powerfest #43-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event
For a $530 buy in, Powerfest #43-HR Championship Event still had $1,000,000 guaranteed up top. A total of 1,776 entries didn’t quite hit the guarantee.
No Canadians managed to make it to the final nine of this one. Uruguay’s “simba8787” took down the event for a prize of $168,100.
Powerfest #44-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event - PKO
The high roller knockout championship was Powerfest #44-HR with a $1,050 buy in and a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. A total of 1,013 entries meant the guarantee was just surpassed at $1,033,260. $526,760 was devoted to the bounty pool.
Canada squeaked into the final table this week, as “biggerset” made it to ninth sporting a maple leaf, for a prize of $5,166.30 plus another $7,036.24 in bounty cash. Uruguay’s “simba8787” took down their second partypoker event of the day for $87,118 in prizes plus $82,559.09 in bounties.
Powerfest #44-H: $500K Gtd PKO
For just $215 to buy in, Powerfest #44-H offered players a $500,000 guarantee. This week, 2,566 entries brought the prize pool to $528,596 with $271,996 in the bounty pool.
Two Canadians made the final table in this one. Troy “good player” Quenneville from Windsor, Ontario made it to third place for a main prize of $18,878.06 and a bounty prize of $1,139.51 while “arianna374” finished second for $29,342.21 plus $5,415.33 in bounties. “CoTcoDaaac” from the United Kingdom won the event, collecting $41,473.07 plus $31,034.06 in bounties.
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!