The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "p0kchkmonsta" Has a Six-Figure Sunday
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 20, 2018, "p0kchkmonsta" had Canada's best day. The player took down partypoker's Powerfest #80-HR: $500K Gtd 6-Max PKO Smooth for $54,910.05, plus an additional $58,432.98 in bounties. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
XL Inferno #31 - $120,000 Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker got bumped up this week with an XL Inferno infused boost to $120,000 guaranteed for the same $215 price tag. This week saw 507 entries with 237 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $148,800.
This week just a single Canadian made the final table, but it was a good showing. “zebest7r” from Chilliwack, B.C. managed to get all the chips at the end, pocketing $28,123.20 for the win.
XL Inferno #32 - $1,000,000 Main Event
The Main Event for the XL Inferno series guaranteed a whopping $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool for $1,050 buy in. The tournament drew 855 entries with 304 rebuys for a total prize pool of $1,159,000.
Canada was blanked at the final table of the Main. The tournament went to Jonathan "JohnFoot" Proudfoot from the U.K. for a score of $209,779.
XL Inferno #33 - $150,000 Mini Main
Mini Main is 888poker’s smaller version of the Main Event for the XL Inferno series, with a guarantee of $150,000 and a price tag of just $160. This tournament saw a total of 934 entries with 404 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $200,700.
This week just one Canuck found a spot at the final table. Montreal's “alexos888” grabbed sixth-place money worth $8,108.28. The winner of the tournament was “pAAdentr0” of Malta who won $33,832.57 for the victory after a deal heads up.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
SCOOP-56-M: $55 Sunday Kickoff SE - $175K Gtd
This week, the SCOOP powered majors on PokerStars got underway with with the Sunday Kickoff SE. For $55, players competed for $175,000 in guaranteed prize pools. This week, 5,868 entries combined for a total prize pool of $293,400.
Just a single maple leaf was at the final table this week. "mjw006" took down fifth place for a score of $9,828.07. Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha from Brazil took down the whole thing worth $41,702.33.
This week, the $55 Sunday Marathon featured a $100,000 prize pool guarantee. A total of 3,361 entries made for a prize pool worth $168,050.
Canada didn't manage a final table spot this week. “Eijseijs” from Sweden managed to outlast the field though to win $22,978.98.
SCOOP-57-M: Sunday Warm-Up SE 8-Max
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $500,000 guarantee in this week's SCOOP edition. After late registration there were a total of 4,221 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $844,200 in the 8-max event.
Of the final nine players, one player was sporting the maple leaf at the final table. Windsor's Sean “Kappustahead” Ripp ended up in eighth to collect $10,655.83. Swedish player “landing_net” took the victory, collecting $120,558.79.
The Double Deuce features a low $22 buy in with a $100,000 guarantee. This week, 7,993 entries built a prize pool of $159,860.
No Canadians managed to make the final table this week. The win went to "cristianooft" from Brazil, worth $15,029.19 after a four-way deal.
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 25,791 players enter, creating a prize pool of $252,751.80.
"bond0075" was the only player flying a maple leaf at the final table. They finished in sixth place for $3,548.15. Latvian player “sinhron” took down first place worth $23.098.80.
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 91 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $182,000.
No Canadians found a spot at the final table this week. The winner was “turasov1990” from Russia who outlasted them all to collect $38,345.85 in a three-way deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 383 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $191,500 to play for.
Just one player with the maple leaf made the final table. Montreal's "OLD TIME GIN" took down fourth place, worth $13,782.25. The winner was Huber “I'am_Sound” Stefan from Sweden who pocketed $30,709.75 for the victory after a heads-up deal.
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 1,037 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $212,336.12.
Just one player with a maple leaf beside their name made the final table this week, and Jimmy "untitled2jc" Cappucci managed to score $8,587.82 for fifth place. The winner was “hoangtinhvan” from Vietnam, collecting $34,692.52.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Powerfest #80-HR: $500K Gtd 6-Max PKO Smooth
Kicking off the big guarantees on partypoker this week is Powerfest #80-HR, a 6-max PKO tournament costing $1,050 to enter with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. This week, 646 entries brought the prize pool to $658,920, of which $335,920 went to bounties.
The only Canadian at the final table, "p0kchkmonsta", took down the whole thing, grabbing $54,910.05 for first place, plus $58,432.98 in bounties.
Powerfest #80-H: $500K Gtd 6-Max PKO Smoot
With the same $500,000 guarantee, the High version of Powerfest #80 cost $215 to enter. A total of 2,340 entries didn't quite hit the guarantee, which meant $251,960 of the $500,000 guarantee went to prizes, with the rest going to bounties.
No Canadians made the final table of this one. The winner of the whole thing was Chris "gettindaize" Oliver of Costa Rica, who collected $32,116.14 for the win, with $27,274.93 in bounties.
Powerfest #81-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO
The Powerfest Championship Event Super High Roller featured a massive buy in of $5,200 with a prize pool guarantee of $100,000. With 304 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $1,550,400, with $790,400 devoted to bounties.
There were two Canadian flags at the final table. victorvazquez" managed sixth for $29,640 with $14,950 in bounties while "JeanClaude1970" came fifth for $39,530 and $8,450 bounties. The win, worth $151,240 ($185,412.50 in bounties), went to the Finland's “pokerg1rl69”.
Powerfest #82-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event
Powerfest #82-HR offers another $1,000,000 guarantee for a buy in of $530. This week there were 2,121 entrants to create a prize pool of $1,060,500.
The win went to Sweden’s “CoffeeCortado” for $177,103.91 as Canada couldn't manage a final table finish in this one.
Powerfest #83-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event - PKO
Powerfest #83-HR was a PKO event with $1,000,000 guaranteed up top for $1,050 entry fee. This week 1,386 entries brought the prize pool to $1,413,720, with $720,720 devoted to bounties.
No Canadian managed to find a spot in the final nine this week. The winner was “spinner2255" from the United Kingdom who bested the field to take home $107,096.02 in a heads up deal, plus another $80,317.70 for 15 bounties.
Powerfest #83-H: $500K Gtd Championship Event - PKO
With a $215 price tag and a $500,000 guarantee, Powerfest #83-H drew 3,280 entries to make this week's prize pool a total of $675,680 ($347,680 reserved for bounties).
Canada managed to find three spots at the final table of this one. Ryan "ineedsheet" Wu Toronto, Ont took eighth for $3,198 with $1,058.34 in bounties. Ryan "hockeyguy39" Wernicke Abbotsford, BC came fourth for a score of $15,219.20 ($2,134.92 for 6 bounties). "T-BAGGIN_Felt" made it to third for $23,156.80 and an extra $7,052,78 for 11 knockouts. The win went to “JOKEbekr” from Austria for $51,135.20 in prizes and $20,661.43 for 12 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!