The Canadian Sunday Briefing: BrunoBellagio44 Gets $60K+ from Powerfest
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, September 23, 2018, "BrunoBellagio44" had the best Canadian result after cutting a three-way deal in partypoker's Powerfest #141-HR: $500k Gtd PKO. The Canuck won $39,003.37 from the main pool for third place, as well as an additional $22,095.95 for knocking out seven other players. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The usual Sunday Majors on 888poker gave way this week for XL Eclipse branded events.
XL Eclipse #31 - $100,000 Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker got a boost from XL Eclipse this week, boasting a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 486 entries with 249 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $147,000.
No Canadians made the final table. The winner of the tournament was “cuadrado12” of Sweden who won $27,930 for the victory.
XL Eclipse #32 - $1,000,000 Main Event
The Main Event for XL Eclipse came in the form of the $1,050 XL Eclipse #32 - $1,000,000 Main Event with $1,000,000 guaranteed. The total of 710 entries with 287 rebuys didn't quite hit the guarantee, leaving them all playing for $1,000,000.
Canada failed to find a final nine spot in this one. The winner was "Romeopro33" from the Ukraine for a prize of $187,500.
XL Eclipse #33 - $150,000 Mini Main Event
For players with a smaller bankroll who still wanted to compete in a "Main Event" there was the $160 XL Eclipse #33 - $150,000 Mini Main Event. When registration closed, 896 players with 397 rebuys brought the total prizes to $189,900.
Canada was shut out of the final table of this one. "TAPIS_TAPIR" was the player with all the chips at the end, scoring $34,182.
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 2,772 entries creating a prize pool worth $138,600.
No Canadians graced this final table. “baexy” from Germany managed to outlast the field though to win $16,369.92 after an even chop heads up.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $150,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,238 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $247,600.
Of the final nine players, one was sporting the maple leaf. “slarki1” battled all the way to second place to collect $28,138.25. “Poeira4” from the Netherlands took the victory for $39,135.71.
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 23,369 players enter, creating a prize pool of $229,016.20.
Canada had two representatives in the final nine. "1luckybeach" was lucky enough to catch ninth place worth $1,053.70 while "junior227007" took sixth place for a prize of $3,240.51. “izmer90” from Belarus cut a deal with three other players at the end to secure $14,290.93 and the win.
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 116 entries this week, they blew past the guarantee to $232,000 in prizes.
Three Canadians were at the High Roller final table this week. Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood socred $9,852.22 for seventh on his second bullet while Nick "caecilius" Petrangelo managed third place for a score of $29,424.69. US import Alex "bigfox86" Foxen took second place on his second buy in for $38,681.75. The winner was “Lena900” from Sweden who outlasted them all to collect $50,851.20.
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 6,103 to create a total prize pool of $1,220,600.
Just one player with the maple leaf made the final table this time and it was US import Chance "ChanceCU" Kornuth who took down fifth place for $39,966.47. The win, worth $164,789.54 went to “munchenHB” from Cyprus.
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 $175,000 guaranteed, with the added bonus of tickets to the full Sunday Million for all players who make the final table. This time around there were a total of 9,773 entries to create a total of $195,460 up for grabs.
The only Canuck to make the final table as "ti-brain01" who grabbed $3,632.29 plus the ticket for sicth place. The player with all the chips at the end was “yamiyan” from Russia. They were part of huge five-way deal at the end that saw the Russian winner take $17,746.98.
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 829 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $169,746.04.
Canada blanked on the final table this week. The winner was “Grozzorg” from Germany, collecting $23,911.86 after a deal heads up.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
It was the final weekend of Powerfest at partypoker this weekend, completing the massive 670 tournament series with a full slate of Sunday action.
Powerfest #140-: $150K Gtd
Powerfest #140-: $150K Gtd got things going by offering up $150,000 in prizes for $215. With 830 entries, the prize pool actually hit $167,000.
"KERRMODE was the only Canadian to crack the final nine, making it to sixth for $4.726.10. "Costa Rica's "gutter." took down the top prize worth $29,191.60.
Powerfest #141-HR: $500k Gtd PKO
Highrollers looking for bounty action got $500,000 guaranteed in the $1,050 Powerfest #141-HR: $500k Gtd PKO. When registration closed, 610 entries put the actual prize pool at $622,200, with $317,200 in the bounty pool.
The only Canadian in the final nine was part of a three way deal at the end and "BrunoBellagio44" took third for $39,003.37 plus $22,095.95 for seven kills. "R0meluLukaku" from the UK won first place for a prize of $42,243.21 plus $43,940.01 extra for 12 bounties.
Powerfest #141-H: $300k Gtd PKO
For a slightly lower buy in, the $215 Powerfest #141-H: $300k Gtd PKO offered up a guarantee of $300,000. With 1,725 entries, that grew to $355,000 total, with $172,500 in the main prize pool.
Canada failed to find a spot at this final table, but "bebaimis777" won the top prize playing from the United Kingdom, taking $29,100.75 from the main pool, as well as $14,732.24 more for ten bounties.
Powerfest #143-HR: $500k Gtd Championship Event
For $530, Powerfest #143-HR: $500k Gtd Championship Event put a guaranteed $500,000 into the prize pool. when all was said and done, 1,352 entries improved the guarantee significantly to a prize pool of $676,000.
Canada missed the final table for this one. The UK's "jizonhisniz" won the Championship Event for a prize of $114,446.80.
Powerfest #143-H: $250k Gtd
For just $109, Powerfest #143-H: $250k Gtd put $250,000 guaranteed on the table. With 2.867 takers for the deal, that swelled to $286,700.
The only Canadian to make the final nine was Jesse "shakentucan" Johnston from Winnipeg, who took seventh for $4,515.52. "vMagnus" from Lithuania was the winner, grabbing a prize of $41,028.79 after a heads-up deal.
Powerfest #142-SHR: $1M Gtd Championship Event
The super high roller championship cost $5,200 to enter, but guaranteed $1,000,000. With 327 entries, the blew passed that to build a pool of $1,635,000.
The only player wearing a maple leaf to make the final nine was "SplashThePot" who finished in ninth for $24,198. The winner of big championship was Finland's Sami "LarsLuzak1" Kelopuro for a score of $317,190.
Powerfest #144-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO
The progressive bounty championship was the $1,050 Powerfest #144-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event PKO with a guarantee of $1,000,000. A total of 1,138 entries were recorded, putting the total prize pool at $1,160.760.
Canada took a doughnut on this final table, but "nipa3p3" from Moldova was the player to take it all down, capturing $97,014.50 from the main pool, plus $74,129.50 more for eight kills.
Powerfest #144-H: $500K Gtd Championship Event PKO
For the lower buy in of $215, Powerfest #144-H: $500K Gtd Championship Event PKO put up $500,000 in guarantees for a progressive knockout Championship Event.
Canada had a good showing in this one with three maple leafs at the final table. "DramaticDegen" bowed out in ninth for $2,107.56 plus $5,899.58 for an impressive 16 kills while "BBCGiants" made it all the way to third for $19,878.61 as wella s an additional $5,430.86 for 11 bounties. Kingston Ontario's "AzorAhai" got heads up but had to settle for second and a score of $30,897.37 plus $7,950.46 more for 13 bounties. "NorotiousGIB" of Malta was the Champion, winning $43,671.12 from the main pool, plus $23,762.23 more for bouncing 15 other players.
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!