The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "mraink" Scores $35K in Sunday Warm-Up
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 10, 2018, "mraink" had the best Canadian result after they outlasted 1,065 other players to win the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars for a nice score of $34,593.71. 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 338 entries with 151 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week two Canadians made it all the way to the final table. “THATGUZZLER” from Montreal was the first to exit the final table, winning $1,750 for ninth, but Bryan “DePittsterje” Paris made it to third place sporting a maple leaf, worth $10,750. The winner of the tournament was Fabrizio “DrMiKee” Gonzalez of Uruguay who won $19,250 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. This week, the guarantee was downgraded to $50,000. This tournament saw a total of 53 entries with 20 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $73,000.
Canadian "DosPoochies" made the final nine players, but finished ninth and with only seven places paying, had to leave empty-handed. The winner of the tournament was Ivan “Hurrrrican3” Gabrieli of Slovenia who won $24,596.69 for the victory after a deal heads up.
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 2,400 entries creating a prize pool worth $120,000.
Canada couldn't find a spot at this final table. “DeZauZeR” from Russia managed to outlast the field though to win $15,265.60 after cutting a deal heads up.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,066 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $213,200.
Just one Canadian made the final nine in this one, but they made the best of it. "mraink" outlasted 1,065 other players to collect all the virtual chips and take home $34,593.71 for the win.
The Double Deuce is a turbo event where players get 22,000 chips for $22 and play for a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. This week, 6,876 entries brought the prize pool to $137,520.
One Canadian found the final nine this week. "Doodads4" could only manage ninth place however, and collected $976.61. "hamster23" from Germany took down the whole thing, grabbing $19,538.16 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 22,614 players enter, creating a prize pool of $221,617.20.
Canada blanked the final table of the Storm this week. Ukrainian player “vbnztik” took down first place worth $20,501.07.
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 $125,000 in prizes. With 95 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $190,000.
There was one maple leaf at the High Roller final table this week. "roo_400" grabbed fourth place money worth $19,558.39. The winner was “sousinha23” from the Croatia who outlasted them all to collect $45,028.15.
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 5,490 to create a total prize pool of $1,098,000.
Canada couldn't show up for the Sunday Million final table. The win, worth $148,292.04 went to Henrique Bastos “Galochina10” Coutinho from the Brazil.
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 9,797 entries to create a total of $195,940 up for grabs.
No Canadians managed to build a final nine stack. The player with all the chips at the end was “Bokito1234” from the Netherlands, worth $17,086.30 after a deal between the final three players.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $125,000. A total of 300 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $150,000 to play for.
Two players with the maple leaf made the final table. Dan "DMcZZa" McGregor from Hamilton took down third place to add $15,603.22 to his bankroll while "mjw006" made it to heads up and made a deal with winner "BillLewinsky" from the Netherlands.
$24,583.90 went to the winning player, while $24,657.52 went to the player sporting the maple leaf.
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 744 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $152,341.44.
One Canadian made it into the final six of this one, and "torscotr06" ended up as the last player standing, pocketing $25,942.15 from the win.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR
The Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR offers a $200,000 guarantee for a buy in of $1,050. This week, the 198 recorded entries didn't quite hit the guarantee, so players were playing for $200,000.
"KERRMODE" managed to find the final table sporting a maple leaf, but fell in ninth place for $3,560. Russian player "malapisk" took down the whole tournament for $36,694 after a heads-up deal.
Super Sunday Deepstack-H
The Super Sunday Deepstack-H has a guarantee of $200,000 up top for the bargain price of $215. This week, 882 players meant the prize pool stayed at the $200,000 guarantee.
No Canadians managed to make it to the final table of this one, but the winner of the whole thing was "Soupstyles" from the United Kingdom who won $20,000 after a three-way deal.
KO Series #36-HR: $200K Gtd Smooth
The KO Series is still underway at party poker, and this Sunday featured lots of action. With a $200,000 guarantee, the high roller of event #36 was a $530 entry fee. This week the tournament drew 392 entries bringing the prize pool to $200,900 ($102,900 in bounties).
Canada had no representatives at the final table in this one. The win, worth $18,718 plus $17,653.30 for five bounties, went to Brazil’s Rodrigo “selouan1991” Selouan.
KO Series #37-HR:$500K Gtd Championship Event 6-Max
The high roller version of KO Series #37 was a 6-max event that featured a $500,000 guarantee for a buy in of $530. The 841 entries weren't quite enough to hit the guarantee, so there was $500,000 in the prize pool.
The win went to the United Kingdom's “LordPuasonG” for $47,470.90 (plus $31,841.21 for 17 bounties) as Canada was unable to seat a player at this final table.
KO Series #37-H: $200K Gtd 6-Max
The high version of event #37 guaranteed $200,000 up top for just $109 buy in. This week 1,869 entries to the 6-max event meant players were playing for the $200,000 guarantee, with $100,926 in the bounty pool.
There were no Canadians among the final six players in this one. The winner was “sman9876" from the United Kingdom who bested the field to take home $13,828.22 plus another $10,864.02 for 14 bounties.
KO Series #38-HR: $500K Gtd Championship Event - Smooth
KO Series #38-HR was a KO Smooth event with $500,000 guaranteed up top and a $1,050 price tag. With 455 entries this week, the total prize pool was set at $500,000, with $236,600 in the bounty pool.
A single Canadian managed to make the final nine in this one. "WGretzky_9999" finished fourth for $16,857.60, plus five bounties worth $5,042.62. The win went to “Aspartam1967” from the Germany for $49,650.90 from the main pool and $40,255.32 for 13 bounties.
KO Series #38-H: $300K Gtd Smooth
The KO Series #38-H costs $215 to enter and guaranteed $300,000 up top. With 1,443 entries this week, the guarantee of $300,000 was what the players were playing for.
No Canadians were seated at the final table for this one. The winner was “yerere” from Poland who was the last player standing and pocketed $20,726.38 for the victory with a bonus of $12,267.11 for 13 bounties in a four-way deal at the end.
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!