The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Jon Van Fleet wins $225K on partypoker
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 16, 2018, Canada had very strong results from panrtypoker's Powerfest events. Jon "sordykrd" Van Fleet from Vancouver took second ($224,640) in Powerfest #095-SHR behind Ben "CowEyed" Tollerene who was also playing from Canada. In Powerfest #096-HR it was Oshawa's "Mike__420" who took it down for a score of $100,509.75, while "nolet20" won the Powerfest #097-HR for the tidy sum of $102,214.75 plus an additional $88,328.95 in bounties. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The XL Eclipse #9: $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker had an XL Eclipse feel this week and boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 378 entries with 184 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $112,400.
This week just one Canadian made it all the way to the final table. “AtifatSucria” managed to get seventh place, worth $3,091. The winner of the tournament was “CalmRevolver” of Russia who won $21,637 for the victory.
XL Eclipse #10: $100,000 Tune Up
With the XL Eclipse festival in full swing, event #10 offered up $100,000 in guaranteed prizes for a buy in of just $160. A total of 552 entries, with 230 rebuys, brought the prize pool this week to $117,300.
One Canadian managed to find a seat among the final nine players. "Cavalier23C" grabbed sixth place money worth $4,985.25, while the winner of the event was Swedish player "cuadrado12" who won $22,169.70 for the top prize.
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 16 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $51,000.
This week two Canucks found a spot at the final table and in the money. Sam "FlatTopTony" Greenwood grabbed fourth place money worth $5,100 while Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski collected $20,400 for taking down the whole thing.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
WCOOP-56-M: Half Price Sunday Kickoff
With a guarantee of $200,000, the $55 WCOOP-56-M: Half Price Sunday Kickoff started Suday off at PokerStars this week. A total of 6,619 entries meant the actual prize pool was $334,259.50.
Two Canadians found final table seats in this one. "hai5betUfold" took sixth place for $7,302.33 while Kingston's "TheTender31" made it to fourth place and a score of $15,442.45. The win, worth $47,493.84, went to British player "lozzz".
The $55 Sunday Marathon features a $125,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 3,503 entries creating a prize pool worth $175,150.
No Canadians made the final table, but “Mulatin181” from Brazil managed to outlast the field to win $23,892.80.
WCOOP-57-M: Sunday Warm-Up SE
The $215 WCOOP-57-M: Sunday Warm-Up SE heats up the 8-max action with a $600,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 4,233 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $846,600.
Of the final nine players, one was sporting the maple leaf. “a.urli” ended up in third to collect $60,449.27. “Legadzo” from the United Kingdom took the victory, collecting $120,900.63.
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 24,651 players enter, creating a prize pool of $241,579.80.
One Canadian made the final nine. "ggmitchell" took eighth place worth $1,610.10 while Russian player "ABALAKOV" went all the way, taking $22,164.97 for 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 $150,000 in prizes. With 95 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $190,000.
No Candadians made the final table of this one. The winner was Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney playing from Mexico who outlasted them all to collect $45,028.15.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $150,000. A total of 386 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $193,000 to play for.
Four players with the maple leaf made the final table. US import Chance "ChanceCU" Kornuth took eighth place for $4,054.52 with a maple leaf on his back while "Pthelegend" came one place higher for $5,516.90. Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski made it all the way to fourth place and a prize of $13,890.21, but "torscotr06" got to heads up, taking second for $25,709.47. The winner was “CrazyLissy” from Russia who pocketed $34,977.51 for the victory.
This week, the Sunday Cooldown put $100,000 guaranteed into the prize pool for $109. The turbo format drew 1,311 entries for a total prize pool of $131,100.
No Candians made the final table of this one, but the winner was "Grospelllier" from Hungary worth $17,030.88 in a three way deal at the end.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $150,000 guarantee. This week a total of 1,057 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $216,431.32.
No Canadians made the final six in this, but Ontario's "newguy89" was the final table bubble for a score of $4,950.32. The winner was Frederick "PaNdaY" Hernandez from the Philippines, collecting $35,361.61.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
It's Powerfest time at partypoker and the Sunday Majors have been converted to Powerfest tournaments.
Powerfest #094-HR: $500k Gtd PKO Deep
For $1,050, Powerfest #094-HR: $500k Gtd PKO Deep guaranteed a prize pool of $500,000. A total of 664 entries swelled the prize pool to $677,280, which put $345,280 into the bounty pool.
No Canadians made this final table, but the winner was British player "spinner2255" who won $60,523.60 from the main pool, plus $40,093.35 more for seven bounties.
Powerfest #094-H: $300k Gtd PKO Deep
The High version of Powerfest #094 offered a $300,000 guarantee for a buy in of $215. With 1,831 entries to this tournament, the prize pool hit $377,186, with $194,086 diverted to the bounty pool.
Francois "S7v7nEl1v1n" Goulet was the only Canadian to survive to the final nine, and he made fifth place for a score of $6,683.15 plus $3,808.56 for 12 kill-shots. "Louise Banks" from Germany took down the whole thing, winning $30,779.91 from the main pool and $18,165.29 from the bounty pool for 8 knockouts.
Powerfest #096-HR: $500k Gtd
With a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool, Powerfest #096-HR: $500k Gtd cost $530 to enter. A total of 1,179 entries brought the actual prize pool to $589,500.
Just one Canadian made the final nine, but Oshawa's "Mike__420" took down the top spot for a score of $100,509.75, nearly doubling their lifetime earnings on partypoker.
Powerfest #096-H: $250k Gtd
For the lower buy in of $109, Powerfest #096-H: $250k Gtd guaranteed at least $250,000 in prizes. With 2,696 entries, the total actually topped out at $269,600.
Canada was blanked on this final table, but Brazil's João "Fitter..Happier" Leão won the top prize of $43,574.13.
Powerfest #095-SHR: $1M Championship Event
The biggest bankrolls came out for the $5,200 Powerfest #095-SHR: $1M Championship Event with a $1,000,000 guarantee. When registration was done, 312 players ponied up the cash to create a massive prize pool of $1,560,000.
Two players representing the maple leaf made this final table, and they were the last two players standing. Jon "sordykrd" Van Fleet from Vancouver made it to heads up for a score of $224,640 while American import Ben "CowEyed" Tollerene took it all down for a score of $310,440 with the maple leaf beside his name.
Powerfest #097-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event
The Championship for the knockout format was Powerfest #097-HR: $1M Gtd Championship Event, with $1,000,000 guaranteed up top for $1.050 entry fee. A total of 1,199 entries put the total prize pool at $1,222,980, with $623,480 set aside for bounties.
Canada found two spots in the final nine of this one, and our two players finished on opposite ends. "SoloStar111" from New Brunswick was the first player to exit the final table, with $5,875.10 from the main pool, and $633.75 more in bounties, while Canada's "nolet20" took down the top prize of $102,214.75, with a bounty bonus of $88,328.95.
Powerfest #097-H: $500k Gtd PKO
Players with a smaller bankroll but a taste for knockout poker got the Powerfest #097-H: $500k Gtd PKO for a buy in of $215 and a guarantee of $500,000. A total of 2,548 entries pushed the prize pool to $524,888 with $270,088 in the bounty pool.
No Canadians cracked the final nine in this one. Andy "TheScouse_AA" Aspinall from the United Kingdom took first for $41,182.43 from the main pool and $22,660.70 more for ten bounties.
Powerfest #097-M: $200k Gtd PKO
For just $55, the bargain priced Powerfest #097-M: $200k Gtd PKO offered a $200,000 guarantee. With a total of 3,963 entries, the actual prize pool of $208057.50 was a bit more, and put $108,982.50 into the bounty pool.
No Canadians took a seat at this final table. Ukrainian player "k2Schogori" took first place for $15,242.41 from the main pool as well as eight bounties worth $8,407.03.
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!