The Canadian Sunday Briefing: $130K Cash Tops the Day
Every Sunday, millions of dollars are paid out to poker players around the world when sites like 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, September 9, 2018, “MrMo19” had the best Canadian result after coming oh-so-close in the special WCOOP-31-M: Half Price Sunday Million. The runner-up finish for the Canadian was worth $132,912.29. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
WCOOP-29-M: 8-Max Progressive KO - Sunday Kickoff SE
The first big one of the day on PokerStars this week was WCOOP-29-M: 8-Max Progressive KO - Sunday Kickoff SE, which cost $109 to enter and had $300,000 guaranteed. A total of 4,709 players this week swelled the prize pool to $470,900, with $235,450 in the bounty pool.
Just a single Canadian made it to the final table in this one, but "joshuah333" made the best of it, collecting all the chips for the top prize of $33,552.36 plus $16,031.25 in bounty money.
The $55 Sunday Marathon features a $100,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 3,203 entries creating a prize pool worth $160,150.
No Canadians made it to the final nine in this one. “etxnl01” from the Netherlands managed to outlast the field though to win $21,900.40.
WCOOP-30-M: Sunday Warm-Up SE
The $530 WCOOP-30-M: Sunday Warm-Up SE heats up the action with a $750,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,856 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $928,000.
Of the final nine players, one was sporting the maple leaf. Mark "willy3009" Wilson ended up in third to collect $70,885.09 Brazilian João "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otávio made a heads up deal to take the top prize of $126,350.19.
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 22,492 players enter, creating a prize pool of $220,421.60.
One Canadian made the final table, and "SkrepDaddy" ended their day in eighth place for $1,480.72. Austrian player “batooo222” took down first place worth $19,869.54 after a heads-up 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 $150,000 in prizes. With 83 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $166,000.
There were two Canadians at the High Roller final table this week. "Lafleur71" took fourth place for a score of $17,896.77, but "caecilius" took down the whole thing. It took two bullets, but the Montreal player pocketed $40,488.54 for the win.
WCOOP-31-M: Half Price Sunday Million
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world, this week with a buy-in of just $109 but a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 16,950 to create a massive prize pool of $1,720,425.
Canada found two spots at the final table. "Mr.Bluf70" took seventh place worth $24,462.37, while "MrMo19" made it to heads up, but ended in second for a score of $132,912.29. The win, worth $186,467.37 went to “euras79” from the Lithuania.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 320 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $160,000 to play for.
Two players with the maple leaf made the final table. "caecilius" was bounced off in ninth place for a prize of $2,530.56 and "YRWTHMELTHR" made fifth place worth $8,685.55. The winner was “Bigfish112392” from the Philippines who pocketed $25,286.98 for the victory after a deal heads up.
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 925 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $189,403.
No Canadians made it to the final table this week. The winner was “mikki696” from Austria, collecting $31,277.63.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
It's Powerfest time at partypoker, so this past Sunday was converted to Powerfest tournaments. See below for details.
Powerfest #048-HR: PKO
Powerfest #048-HR: PKO offered a $500,000 guarantee for the well heeled players able to spend $1.050 to buy in. A total of 541 entries this week made a prize pool of $551,820, $281,320 of which was destined for the bounty pool.
One Canadian managed to make it all the way to the final table, and "InthisCity" fought for third palce worth $24,426.15 with an additional $6,841.25 in bounty bonus for seven knockouts. Brazilian player "EggsBenedict" took it all down for a prize of $50,421.20 plus $53,515.32 for 12 bounties.
Powerfest #048-H: PKO
Powerfest #048-H: PKO was a $215 buy in progressive knockout that put $300,000 guaranteed into the prize pool. When registration closed, 1,716 entries swelled the prize pool to $353,496, with $181,896 set aside for bounties.
Two Canadians made it into the final nine of the this one. Mike "Dietz17" Dietrich took fifth place for $6,314.88 plus $3,234.65 for 11 bounties but the top prize of $28,948.92 went to Winnipeg's Jesse "shakentucan" Johnston, as well as $20,685.08 extra for bouncing 12 players.
Powerfest #049-SHR: Championship Event - PKO
Super high rollers got their chance at $1,000,000 in guaranteed prizes in the Powerfest #049-SHR: Championship Event - PKO. A total of 203 players found enough in their couch cushions for the $5,200 buy in, leading to a prize pool of $1,035,300.
Canada failed to find a spot at the final table for the this Championship event. The winner of the whole thing, for a score of $103,479.25 plus $124,698.45 more for eight bounties, was "BackDoorMat" from the United Kingdom.
For $530, the Powerfest #050-HR guaranteed $500,000 in prizes. Once the numbers were in, 1,076 entries built a prize pool of $538,000.
Two Canadians found their way into the final nine this week. "ALLYOURLOOT" just squeaked in with a ninth place finish for $5,487.60, but "buck82" made it all the way to third for $43,847. Top dog in this one was Igor "IgorFederal" Trafane from Brazil for a $92,536 score.
There was $250,000 guaranteed in the prize pool for the $109 Powerfest #050-H, and with 2,860 entries, the total prize pool actually hit $286,000.
No Canadians made the final table of this one. All the chips ended up in front of "LeadRush" from Malta for a prize of $45,331.
Powerfest #051-H: PKO
Powerfest #051-H: PKO put players in a progressive bounty environment for $215 with $500,000 guaranteed. A total of 2,456 entries put the total prize pool at 4505,936, with $260,336 set aside for the bounty tax.
The only Canadian to make the final table was "TheRepoMan86", who finished eighth for $2,566.52 plus $2,770.50 for seven bounties. The winner of this one was Brazilian "nnizregnaD" for a score of $40,284.64, as well as $22,550.96 extra for 14 bounties.
Powerfest #051: Chamionship Event - PKO
For $1,050, entrants to Powerfest #051: Chamionship Event - PKO were guaranteed at least $1,000,000 in prizes. With 1,001 entries, they went a bit beyond that to $1,021,020 with $520,520 set aside for the kill tax.
Canada fired blanks for the final table on this one, but the last player standing was "Paul_Folders" from the United Kingdom. He won $62,745.35 for 11 bounties as well as the top prize of $86,086.
Powerfest #051-M: PKO
Powerfest #051-M: PKO was a $55 tournament that guaranteed $200,000 in total prizes. After 3,829 entrants were recorded, the prize pool capped at $201,022.50.
No Canadians made the final table of this one, and Brazil's "vAAnucci" took down the top prize worth $14,726.62 and $6,866.46 more for scoring 10 bounties.
Powerfest #053-H: Fast Mix-Max
Powerfest #053-H: Fast Mix-Max cost $109 to enter, and guaranteed $100,000. After registration closed, 1.087 entries brought the prize pool to $108,700.
Two Canadians made the final nine this time. "staydetuned99" was the first to go, finishing ninth for $1,934.86. "M1KE1NBRAZ1L" made it to third for a $10,054.75 payday. "aguachapelada" from Argentina was the only one left with chips, and that was worth $17,120.43.
Powerfest #053-HR: Fast Mix/Max
Powerfest #053-HR: Fast Mix/Max guaranteed $200,000 for a buy in of $530. With 390 entries, the guarantee of $200,000 was what they were playing for.
The only Canadian at the final table was Jon "sordykrd" Van Fleet from Vancouver who took eighth for $4,900. "ginger_master" was the player who stacked everyone else, and the Polish player got $40,000 for the win.
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!