The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "dunny03" Takes 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, July 15, 2018, "dunny03" had the best Canadian result, after getting heads-up in PokerStars' Sunday Million. The Canadian bowed out in second place, but still managed a whopping score of $149,728.46. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $50,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $50,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 270 entries with 117 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $77,400.
This week two Canadians made it all the way to the final table. Mike “Pipedream17” Dietrich managed to get third place, worth $8,514, but Alex “Dynoalot” Difelice from Toronto made it to heads-up play, collecting $11,223 for second. The winner of the tournament was “ivanlimeira” of Brazil who won $15,093 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 tournament saw a total of 43 entries with 15 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $58,000.
Canada failed to find a spot at this final table. The winner of the tournament was “Farrugia_1” of Malta who won $21,460 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $55 Sunday Marathon featuring a $75,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 1,886 entries creating a prize pool worth $94,300.
There were two players from our nation who managed to make the final table. “rookie1609x” won $1,130.56 for eighth place, but "vanpoker86" got all the way to third place for $6,642.41. “unrealxx” from Russia managed to outlast the field though to win $13,488.81.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $100,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 820 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $164,000.
No Canadians made the final nine of this one. “zÿax” of Andorra took the victory, collecting $24,637.80 after a heads-up 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 $150,000. The tournament this week saw 26,611 players enter, creating a prize pool of $260,787.80.
Canada failed to make the final table for the Storm this week. “ilyukevich21” from Belarus took down first place worth $23,742.02.
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 $75,000 in prizes. With 49 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $98,000.
Canada blanked the final table this week, but the winner was “T-Macha” from the United Kingdom who outlasted them all to collect $37,450.67.
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 7,603 to create a total prize pool of $1,520,600.
A third of the final nine this week were flying the maple leaf. "Sauce3000" took eighth place for $17,133.66 with a Canadian flag beside his name. Montreal's "alexos888" managed fifth place, for a score of $50,649.66, but "dunny03" made it all the way to heads-up play, settling for a second-place score worth $149,728.46. The win, worth $214,893.79, went to Acho “AchoBogdanov” Bogdanov from the Bulgaria.
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 9,096 entries to create a total of $181,920 up for grabs.
Just one Canadian managed to squeeze into the final table, but "jtedecaliss" bowed out in ninth place ofr $1,140.23. The player with all the chips at the end was “herbertros” from the Brazil, worth $15,218.07 after a four-way deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 214 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $107,000 to play for.
"skitzo333" was the only Canadian to make the final table, taking fourth place for $8,689.59. Sweden's Johannes "Greenstone25" Korsar made a heads up deal before taking the win for $17,825.92.
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 628 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $128,589.28.
Just one Canadian made the final table this week, but "roo_400" made it to heads-up, collecting $16,098.18 for second place. The winner was “kakkutuzov” from Russia, collecting $22,413.92.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR
The Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR offers a $100,000 guarantee for a buy in of $1,050. This week, 104 players ponied up the cash to build a prize pool of $104,000.
No Canadians made the final nine of this one, but Austrian player "M1ndbl0w" took down the whole thing for $25,480.
Super Sunday Deepstack-H
Players with a smaller bankroll can get the same Deepstack feel for just $215 with Super Sunday Deepstack-H. The guarantee of $100,000 drew 547 entries this week, bumping the prize pool up to $109,400.
The winner this week was "RoopzYDB" from Sweden, for a prize of $20,392.16 while Canada was blanked from the final table.
Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H
The Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H let's players get in on some bounty action. For $215, players are guaranteed a $150,000 prize pool, including bounties. This week 858 entries brought the prize pool to $176,748, with $90,948 devoted to bounties.
Two Canadians managed a final nine finish in this one. Philippe "Philipoune" Lefrancois" took fifth for $3,389.10 plus 6 bounties worth $1,442.60, while ro0b1ckne11" made it all the way to second for $10,707.84 plus 11 bounties worth $1,742.36. The winner was “marko198711188 from the Netherlands who bested the field to take home $14,997.84 plus another $11,304 for 10 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!