The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "thagrinda444" Wins More Than $37,000
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, May 27, 2018, “thegrinda444” had the best Canadian result after winning the $215 Sunday Warm-Up. The Canada-based player plowed through 1,178 other entries to collect the top prize of $37,270.90. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
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 350 entries with 112 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week three Canadians made it all the way to the final table. Toronto's “jadedjason” managed to get ninth place, worth $$1,750, while “kuchiki” made it one spot farther for $2,250. "DePittsTerje" made it to heads up with a maple leaf beside their name, collecting $16,864.79 in a heads up deal with winner “Fukuruku” of Ukraine who won $16,635.21 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 69 entries with 32 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $101,000.
Just a single Canadian found a spot at the final table. “jt7bl2f” grabbed third place money worth $15,150. The winner of the tournament was “derharry69” of Malta who pocketed $30,300.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the early Sunday action on PokerStars with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,179 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $235,800.
Of the final nine players, just one player sporting the maple leaf was at the final table. “thagrinda444” ended up going all the way though, winning $37,270.90 for getting all the chips.
The $22 Double Deuce gives players 22,000 chips and guarantees $100,000 in prizes. This week, 7,276 entries brought the prize pool to $145,520.
Two Canadian flags were at the final table. "popo123_ftw" took fourth place for a score of $6,719.54, but Montreal's "ihaterivers" was the last player standing, raking in $20,671.01 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 $200,000. The tournament this week saw 23,747 players enter, creating a prize pool of $232,20.60.
There was just a single Canadian flag at the final table this week, but "Lucinda7" made it all the way to heads up, ultimately falling in second for $14,726.53. British player “Residentharm” took down first place worth $21,435.89.
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 $100,000 in prizes. With 115 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $230,000.
Canada couldn't find a spot at this week's final table. The winner was Michael Chi “mczhang” Zhang from the United Kingdom who outlasted them all to collect $52,676.64.
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 6,384 to create a total prize pool of $1,276,800.
Canada failed to get a spot at this weeks final table. The win, worth $172,360.22 went to “nocz_joker” from the Czech Republic.
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 $100,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 9,920 entries to create a total of $198,400 up for grabs.
No Canadians made the final table of this one this week. The player with all the chips at the end was “Dennybm” from the United Kingdom, worth $19,055.64 after a heads up deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 295 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $147,500 to play for.
Just one player with the maple leaf made the final table. It was a good showing for the Canadian however, as "Carster" took down the whole thing, collecting $28,128.47 for the win.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $100,000 guarantee. This week a total of 783 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $160,327.08.
Once again, just a single Canadian made the final table of this one, but once again, they made the best of it. Montreal's "Benfica10" took down the top prize of $27,036.16.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR
The big tournaments kick off on partypoker with Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR. For $1,050 buy in, players are guaranteed $200,000 in prizes. This week, 215 entries brought the prize pool to $215,000.
Canada didn't manage a final table finish this week, but the win went to "LaurenceGosney" from the United Kingdom for a total of $43,838.50.
Super Sunday Deepstack-H
The Super Sunday Deepstack-H guarantees $200,000 for a buy in of $215. A total of 1,005 entries brought the prize pool to $201,000.
The only Canadian to make the final table was "smilethenclick", who finished eighth for $2,613. Estonia's "scpppp" took down the win worth $29,335.01 after a four way deal.
Sunday Bounty Hunter-H
The big bounty event got underway at noon MDT with the Sunday Bounty Hunter-H. For $215, players are guaranteed a $200,000 prize pool, including bounties. This week 1,237 entries brought the prize pool to $254,822, with $131,122 devoted to bounties.
One Canadian made the final table but was the first player out. "skitzo793" took ninth place money worth $1,175.15. The winner was Bernardo Tristão “betsoares Soares from Brazil who bested the field to take home $20,991.89 plus another $15,234.07 for 13 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!