The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "n3xD" Chops Sunday Million Three Ways
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 Canada Day Sunday, July 1, 2018, "n3xD" made it all the way to third place in the most prestigious weekly online tournament, PokerStars' Sunday Million. The final three players made a deal that saw the Canadian lock up $93,457.54 for third place in the tournament, and the best Canadian result from this Sunday. 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 253 entries with 122 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $75,000.
This week two Canadians made it all the way to the final table. “dankreas” managed to get ninth place, worth $1,500, while “Salonika1980” took one place higher, collecting $2,062.50 for eighth. The winner of the tournament was Fabiano “FranciscoAI” Kovalski of Brazil who won $15,187.50 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 35 entries with 15 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $50,000.
Canada failed to find a spot at this week's final table. The winner of the tournament was “tutten7” of Sweden who won $20,000 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the Sunday Marathon featuring a $100,000 prize pool guarantee for just $55. This week’s edition had 2,239 entries creating a prize pool worth $111,950.
There were no Canadians who made the final nine in this Marathon. “Sergey260594” from Russia managed to outlast the field though to win $14,306.47 after making a deal heads up.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $125,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 749 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $149,800.
No maple leafs graced the final table of this one. “theproksa” from Slovakia took the victory, collecting $25,451.48.
The Double Deuce is a turbo speed tournament where players get 22,000 chips for $22 and play for a guarantee of $100,000. Thus week, 6,051 entries grew the prize pool to $121,020.
Canada had a single player make the final table this week. Mississauga's "JesseB888" took down fourth place with their second bullet, adding $5,592.40 to their bankroll. Peruvian player "SPEWTARD" went all the way, winning $17,204.30 for first place.
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 18,982 players enter, creating a prize pool of $186,023.60.
"fisher60959" was Canada's only representation at the final table but could only manage ninth place for $869.41. Russian player “lugan81” took down first place worth $15,384.33 after a two-way 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 $100,000 in prizes. With 48 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $100,000.
Two Canadians made the final nine of this one, but both finished outside the six paid spots. The winner was “hello_totti” from Russia who outlasted them all to collect $38,214.95.
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 5,063 to create a total prize pool of $1,012,600.
Just one Canadian made the final table of this one, but "n3xD" ended up part of a three-way deal at the end that saw them secure third place money worth $93,457.54. The win, worth $108,000.00 went to “donykim999” from the Vietnam.
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 $125,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 8,245 entries to create a total of $164,900 up for grabs.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The player with all the chips at the end was “BaNdErA713” from Ukraine, worth $20,842.86.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 190 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $100,000 to play for.
One Canadian made the final table this week, and it was a big name. Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood fired three bullets, but grabbed a fourth place finish worth $8,711.45. The winner was “x_zola25” from Denmark who pocketed $19,851.36 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 564 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $125,000.
There were no Canadians in the final six of this one. The player with all the chips at the end was "Daan0611" and the win was worth $16,576.85 after a deal three ways at the end.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR
Getting the majors started on partypoker this week is the Super Sunday 1K Deepstack-HR. At $1,050 to buy in, the tournament guarantees $100,000. This week, 102 entries combined for a prize pool of $102,000.
No Canadians managed to make the final table on this one, but the player who took it all down was "k2Schogori" from Ukraine, grabbing $24,990 for the win.
Super Sunday Deepstack-H
Giving that Deepstack feel for a lower price, the $215 Super Sunday Deepstack-H still guarantees $100,000. This week, 513 entries built a prize pool wirth $102,600.
Doug "dlanger610" Lang from Ontario was the only Canadian to make the final table, and he took sixth for $3,262.68. "BanicIvan" from Croatia was the player with all the chips at the end, collecting $102,600 for the win.
Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H
This week, the Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H gave players a shot at a $150,000 guarantee for $215 in a progressive bounty format. A prize pool of $154,706 (with $79,606 devoted to the bounty pool) was generated from 751 entries.
Just a single Canadian made the final table this week. "The1n0nlyJonG" was the first player eliminated from the final table, and collected $878.67 for ninth plus $1,142.81 for seven bounties. The winner was Egor “BHTB8" Boriskin from the Russian Federation who bested the field to take home $13,405.35 plus another $10,545.21 for 12 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!