The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "p0cket00" Takes Second in Sunday 500
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 8, 2018, Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski from Ontario had the best Canadian result after coming second in the Sunday 500 on PokerStars for a score of $16,077.45. 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 246 entries with 109 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $75,000.
This week two Canadians made it all the way to the final table. “LeetRunGoot” managed to get sixth place, worth $3,375, but “DuduPa1986” made it to third place, collecting $8,625 for second. The winner of the tournament was “shadinho888” of Malta 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 $100,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 36 entries with 13 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $50,000.
No Canadians made the money in this one. The winner of the tournament was “biack88” of Russia 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 $55 Sunday Marathon featuring a $75,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 2,239 entries creating a prize pool worth $111,950.
No Canadians made the final nine of this one and “MPeneda” from Brazil managed to outlast the field though to win $15,812.89.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $125,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 819 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $163,800.
Canada had no one in the final nine for this one. “akron911112” from Estonia took the victory, collecting $27,353.56.
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 22,388 players enter, creating a prize pool of $219,402.40.
No Canadians stormed the final table of this one. The United Kingdom's “giannisLg” took down first place worth $12,531.11 after a four-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 $80,000 in prizes this week. With 60 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $120,000.
Canada couldn't make the money in this one. The winner was “etxnl01” from the the Netherlands who outlasted them all to collect $37,286.92.
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 5,860 to create a total prize pool of $1,172,000.
Canada was unable to field a representative at the final table for this one. The win, worth $117,883.44 after a four-way deal, went to “BrunoBoucas” from 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 $125,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 9,394 entries to create a total of $187,880 up for grabs.
No Canadians made the final nine of this one, but the player with all the chips at the end was “AceJelle” from the Netherlands, worth $17,794.77 after a deal three ways.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 221 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $110,500 to play for.
Three players with the maple leaf made the final table. "SRO1985" took ninth place for $2,088.72 while "Cmon_Gasquet"" made it to fifth place for a score of $6,704.38. The best Canadian result went to Ontario's Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski who managed to win $16,077.45 for second place. The winner was “Martinhmo 14” from Brazil who pocketed $21,519.86 for the victory.
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 596 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $122,036.96.
Three Canadians made the final nine this week. "roadkill89" was ninth, grabbing $2,599.61. "cmase86" made it all the way to third, worth $11,041.15 while Rohid "FireFaux" Omari got head up but finished second for $15,419.77. The winner was “faraz jaka_7” from the United Kingdon, collecting $21,535.25.
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, the Deepstack guarantees $100,000 in prizes. This week's 97 entries didn't quite make the guarantee, so they played for $100,000.
No Canadians managed to make this final table, but "megustaestrecha" from the UK took down the whole thing, picking up $24,500 for first.
Super Sunday Deepstack-H
Giving the same Deepstack feel for just $215, the Super Sunday Deepstack-H still guarantees $100,000. This week, 497 entries fell just short of the guarantee, so they played for $100,000.
The winner was Javier "Ofbraveheart" Swett of Chile for $18,850 while Canadians were blanked from this final table.
Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H
The Sunday Big Bounty Hunter-H gives player a chance at $150,000 in guaranteed prizes for a $215 buy in. This week 736 entries brought the prize pool to $51,616, with $78,016 devoted to bounties.
The only Canadian to make the final table this week was "mrgrinds410", who took third place for $6,278.08 ($4,569.60 for 13 bounties). The winner was “psycoactive_ from the Germany who bested the field to take home $13,137.60 plus another $10,814.56 for 14 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!