The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "jaydog321" Takes Fourth 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 23, 2018, “jaydog321” had the best Canadian result after taking fourth place, worth $55,210.24, in PokerStars' coveted Sunday Million. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $80,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $80,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 311 entries with 139 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $90,000.
This week one Canadian made it all the way to the final table. “Dustyourfish” from Newmarket, Ontario managed to get fourth place, worth $7,200. The winner of the tournament was “Turrrrible” of the United Kingdom who took $17,550 for the victory.
The $60,000 Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a buy-in of $1,050 along with a $60,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 48 entries with 19 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $67,000.
This week two Canucks found a spot at the final table, but "AMTLA1180" and "bluffmagic" were the first two players eliminated, before the cash. The winner of the tournament was Johannes “TrollKonst8” Korsar of Sweden who won $24,790 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 $100,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 2,485 entries creating a prize pool worth $124,500.
Canada failed to make this final table. “clucaspoker” from the United Kingdom managed to outlast the field though to win $17,256.27.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $150,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,005 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $201,000.
No Canadians figured in the final nine in this one. “despedespi33” from the United Kingdom took the victory, collecting $32,944.10.
This week, the lowest-priced tournament that could be considered a Sunday major got even cheaper. The Sunday Storm became MicroMillions-54 and with a $5.50 buy-in, guaranteed $200,000. The tournament this week saw 56,644 players enter, creating a prize pool of $277,555.60.
One Canadian made the final table of this one, and "ZachLaz4" made it all the way to heads-up but settled for second place worth $19,156.41. “swimmer25” from Belarus took down first place worth $27,130.27.
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 89 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $178,000.
There were three Canadians at the final table of this one. Kristin "krissyb24" Bicknell took fifth place for $13,876.57 while "AceSpades11" made it to third place for a prize of $24,194.48. Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot from Toronto got heads-up, finishing second for $31,947.24. The winner was “DEX888” from the Germany who outlasted them all to collect $42,184.29.
The Double Deuce gives players 22,000 chips for $22, to compete for a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. This week, the turbo format tournament got 7,126 entries to build a prize pool of $142,520.
This week, two Canadians found a seat at the final table. "bullets969" managed an eighth-place finish worth $1,471.57, but "Kirito777" got as far as second place for a score of $13,917.14. The winner was "xGriv" from the Netherlands who took $20,243.65 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 5.916 to create a total prize pool of $1,183,200.
"jaydog321" was the only Canadian to make the final table, collecting $55,210.24 for fourth place. The win, worth $145,930.90 after a heads-up deal, went to “blackaces93” from Poland.
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 10,563 entries to create a total of $210,720 up for grabs.
At the final table, two players were from Canada. "Sooo Tilted" had to settle for fourth place worth $8,198.96 but "FREDYWOLF" was part of a three-way deal that saw them lock up $17,766.62 for third. The player with all the chips at the end was “ste_mc_efc” from the United Kingdom, worth $19,317.06.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 292 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $146,000 to play for.
No Canadians made the final nine in this one. The winner was “chazzisdad” from the United Kingdom who pocketed $27,842.36 for the victory.
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 700 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $143,332.
No Canadians found a place in the final six this week. The winner was “joko2363” from Germany, collecting $24,407.92.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR
The Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR guarantees players $150,000 for a $1,050 buy-in. This week, 168 players came out to create a prize pool of $168,000.
No Canadians made the final nine of this one, but "IamPEAKing" from Costa Rica took down the big prize for $37,178.40.
Super Sunday Deepstack-H
The Super Sunday Deepstack-H gives the same deepstack feel for a lower price, $215 for a guaranteed $150,000 prize pool. This week, 716 entries fell short of the guarantee, leaving $150,000 in the middle.
Canada had two representatives at this final table. "TIMEXCNT" was ninth for $1,755, while "The1n0nlyJonG" took seventh for $3,150. "LordPuasonG" from the U.K. had all the chips at the end, scooping in a prize worth $26,775.
Super Sunday High Roller-SHR
The Super Sunday High Roller-SHR features a $2,600 buy-in and a prize pool guarantee of $100,000. With 51 entrants this week, the prize pool came to $127,500.
Four Canadians made the final nine in this one. Kristin "krissyb24" Bicknell ended up in ninth, just outside the money. "Zaymovishka" finished sixth for $7,331.25 while "FkTheseGuysBro" took fifth for $8,925. The win, worth $44,625, went to Toronto's “Ad_Finem”.
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!