The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Guillaume "nolet20" Nolet Wins $100K
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 3, 2018, Guillaume "nolet20" Nolet had the best Canadian result after crushing the KO Series #03-HR: $500K Gtd Championship Event - Smooth on partypoker. He won $51,104.08 from the main pool plus 13 bounties worth another $54,449.70 for a total score of $105,553.78. 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 304 entries with 141 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week a single Canadian made it all the way to the final table. The shamefully-named “T54_IS_A_FAG” managed to get seventh place, worth $3,000. The winner of the tournament was “amaze1” of Germany who won $17,434.45 for the victory after a heads-up deal.
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 68 entries with 24 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $100,000.
It was a good week for Canadians in the Whale. “birdgamecray” grabbed sixth-place money worth $5,500, but “T54_IS_A_FAG” made their second 888poker final table this week, getting heads up against fellow Canuck Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski. The latter Canadian scored $30,000 for the win, while the former scored $20,000 for second place.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $55 Sunday Marathon featuring a $100,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 2,606 entries creating a prize pool worth $130,300.
There were no players from our nation who managed to make the final table. Leandro “leopeluca” Csome from Argentina managed to outlast the field though to win $15,938.36 after a heads-up deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,125 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $225,000.
Of the final nine players, just a single player sporting the maple leaf was at the final table. “AlexS1” ended up in sixth to collect $7,015.41. “hashov888” from Bosnia and Herzegovina took the victory, collecting $36,508.08.
The Double Deuce gives players 22,000 chips for a $22 buy in and guarantees $100,000 in prizes. This week, 7,041 entries made it in before late registration closed, bringing the prize pool to $140,820.
A single Canadian made the final table of the Deuce this week. "alpheusc" managed to hold on for eighth place worth $1,454.29. The winner was "gombo21" from Romania, who secured $13,731.65 in a four-way deal at the end.
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 23,429 players enter, creating a prize pool of $229,604.20.
Just one Canadian Stormed the final table this week. "sauce3000" pulled down fourth-place money worth $6,870.49. Brazil's “ghcastilho18” took down first place worth $19,760.07 after a heads-up deal.
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 108 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $216,000.
Two Canadians were at the High Roller final table this week. "Oxota" took sixth place for $11,973.78 but "OLD TIME GIN" went all the way, collecting $49,470.25 for the win.
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 5,318 to create a total prize pool of $1,063,600.
Just one Canadian made the final table this week, but "pthelegend" could only manage ninth place for $8,453.38. The win, worth $143,707.90, went to “caddyjust66” from Romania.
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 10,152 entries to create a total of $203,040 up for grabs.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The player with all the chips at the end was “99_shark_94” from the Slovakia, worth $19,871.68 after a heads-up deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 335 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $167,500 to play for.
Three players with the maple leaf made the final table. Josh "Elf Kicker" Platz ended up in eighth place for $3,605.85 while Ontario's Roman "Romzz" Berson made it to fifth place for $9,092.68. Windsor's "JGagMan" ended up with all the chips at the end though, pocketing $31,208.70 for the win.
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 778 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $159,303.28.
Just one Canadian made the final table this week, but Toronto's Nicky "Cod Meharly" Evans was the first player to exit, collecting $4,818.94 for sixth place. The winner was “Lemagnif” from Mexico, collecting $23,255.52 in a heads-up deal.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR
The Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR is partypoker's deepstack high roller, offering a guarantee of $200,000 for a buy-in of $1,050. This week, 207 entries brought the prize pool to $207,000.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The player with all the chips at the end was Mexico's "madridgalaxy" who collected $42,207.30 for the win.
Super Sunday Deepstack-H
For just $215, the Super Sunday Deepstack-H offers a guarantee of $200,000. For this week's edition, 938 entries showed up, meaning players played for the guarantee of $200,000.
Canada was blanked at this final table this week. "Tyrion2205" from the United Kingdom took down the big prize, making $34,960 for the win.
KO Series #01-HR: $200K Gtd Smooth
The big news this week at partypoker is the KO Series. The high roller version of the first tournament featured a $530 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $200,000. With 398 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $203,975 with $104,475 devoted to bounty prizes.
No Canadians made the final table of the this one. The winner of the event was Finland's Juha "JHelppi" Helppi for $19,004.50 plus 11 bounties for an additional $21,781.56.
KO Series #02-HR: $500K Gtd Championship Event - 6-Max
The high roller of KO Series #02 bumped it up with a $500,000 guarantee for a $530 buy in. A total of 848 entries came out for this one, meaning they were playing for the $500,000 guarantee.
The win went to Macedonia’s “WhoDatt.” for $47,158.03 plus $40,537.15 for 21 bounties as Canada saw one player reach the final table. “VamosAlaPlayaR ended up finishing in sixth place for $8,322.
KO Series #02-H: $200K Gtd 6-Max
The high version of KO Series #02 featured a $200,000 guarantee for $109 entry fee. This week the guarantee wasn't quite met, so 1,770 entries were playing for $500,000.
One Canadian made the final table this week and Tom "T-BAGGIN_Felt" Tukalook from Nova Scotia took fourth place for $6,004.15 and $1,812.38 for six bounties. The winner was “Malapisk from the Russia who bested the field to take home $14,574.34 plus another $6,990.17 for eight bounties.
KO Series #03-HR: $500K Gtd Championship Event - Smooth
With a $1,050 price tag and a $500,000 guarantee, KO Series #03-HR is the KO Smooth Championship Event. This week 447 entries made the prize pool a total of $500,000.
Only one Canadian made it to the final table in this one, but it was a good showing. Canadian Guillaume "nolet20" Nolet took down the whole tournament, collecting $51,104.08 from the main pool plus 13 bounties worth another $54,449.70.
KO Series #03-H: $300k Gtd Smooth
The high version of KO Series #03 has a buy in of $215 with a guarantee of $300,000. With 1,516 entries this week, the guarantee was surpassed with a prize pool of $312,296.
Just one player from Canada made the final table. "jchristo88" finished seventh for $2,728.80 plus 17 bounties worth $3,502.96. The winner was “bfzhang” from the United Kingdom who was the last player standing and pockets $25,620.40 for the victory, plus nine bounties for another $18,849.53.
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!