The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "shaundmaster" Second 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, June 24, 2018, "shaundmaster" was the top Canadian, when the player made it to heads up in PokerStars fabled Sunday Million and collected $94,901.70 for the runner-up finish. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $75,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $75,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 264 entries with 110 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $75,000.
This week, two Canadians made it all the way to the final table. “teamcpoker” managed to get ninth place, worth $1,500, and “bluffmagic” seventh place for $2,250. The winner of the tournament was Raphael "flamingrecca" Palazzo of Luxembourg who won $14,625 for the victory.
The $50,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $1,050 along with a $50,000 guarantee this week. This tournament saw a total of 54 entries with 19 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $73,000.
This week three Canucks found a spot at the final table. Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich grabbed sixth-place money worth $4,015. “kashlegend” collected $5,475 for finishing fifth, and Sam “FlatTopTony” Greenwood held on for fourth place and $7,300. The winner of the tournament was “kiskutya23” who won $25,550 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up kicks off the action on PokerStars with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 915 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $183,000.
There were no Canadians among the final nine. “bigstealer” from the United Kingdom took the victory, collecting $30,559.97.
For a $22 buy in, the Double Deuce gives players 22,000 chips to play for a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. This week, the turbo speed event pulled in 6,572 entries for a prize pool of $131,440.
"jax12345151" was the only Canadian to make the final table, and the Canadian player finished eighth for $1,357.94. The player with all the chips at the end was German player "micky187" who pocketed $12,685.47 after a three-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 $175,000. The tournament this week saw 19,529 players enter, creating a prize pool of $191,384.20.
Two Canadians stormed this final table. "hunter tahu" made it all the way to sixth place to collect $2,745.55 but "mlp_sabres" went all the way to the end, collecting $17,874.65 for the win.
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 59 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $118,000.
Two Canadians made the final table of the high roller this week, and they finished at opposite ends. "YRWTHMELTHR" finished in ninth place but failed to make the top seven cashing spots, while Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood plowed through the entire field to win $40,879.57 for first.
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 4,842 to create a total prize pool of $1,000,000.
Two Canadians made the final table this and they did pretty well. Ontario's "newguy89" took third place for a nice score of $66,599.00 while "shaundmaster" had to settle for second place and a prize of $94,901.70. The win, worth $135,232.10, went to “OMGRubCasco” from the Uruguay.
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 8,820 entries to create a total of $176,400 up for grabs.
No maple leafs were seen at this final table. The player with all the chips at the end was “nunovoelz” from Brazil, for a score of $16,040.69 after a three-way deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 218 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $109,000 to play for.
Just one Canadian made the final table in the 500, but it was a stellar showing. "pthelegend" finished with all the chips, collecting $17,948.81 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 608 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $124,494.08.
Just one Canadian made the final table this week, and "chiarot17" held on to be part of a four way deal at the end. The Canadian took home $12,670.99 for fourth place, while the winner, "RodRish" from Chile, took $13,708.98 for first.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR
Sunday kicks off on partypoker with the Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR. With a buy in of $1,050 and a guarantee of $100,000, this week's edition saw 136 entries for a total prize pool of $136,000.
The only Canadian to make the final table of this one was Sam "DeanMalenko" Greenwood from Toronto who finished third for a score of $16,320. The win went to "geileaap" from the Netherlands, who won $31,226.40 for collecting all the chips.
Super Sunday Deepstack-H
For that cheaper Deepstack feel, the Super Sunday Deepstack-H costs $215 to enter with $100,000 guaranteed up top. This week, 542 entries swelled the prize pool to $108,400.
No Canadians managed to crack the final nine this week, but Jean Franco "JFrank17" Sierra from Uruguay was the winner, for a score of $20,205.76.
Super Sunday High Roller-HR
Getting the majors started on partypoker this week is the Super Sunday High Roller-HR. It features a $2,600 buy-in and this week 29 entrants brought the prize pool to $72,500.
No Canadians were among the four paying spots. The win, worth $32,625, went to the Russia’s “PhileasFogg”.
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!