The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "WWWpartyCOM" Wins $200K+ 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 2, 2018, “WWWpartyCOM” had the best Canadian result after winning Powerfest #003-SHR (Championship Event) on partypoker. The Canadian made it through 181 entries to claim the top prize of $221,300. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 280 entries with 153 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
One Canadian managed to find a seat in the final nine this week. “StackdTall” took fifth place, worth $5,500. The winner of the tournament was “Pik00rs” of Austria who won $19,500 for the victory.
The $50,000 Sunday Challenge
The $50,000 Sunday Challenge offered a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool for a buy in of $109. A total of 254 entries and 90 rebuys didn't manage to crack the guarantee, so they were playing for $50,000.
One Canadian made the final nine, as Edmonton's "popsnpoker" grabbed fourth place worth $4,250. Austria's "palmenwedler" took down the top spot for a score of $10,225.
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 2,925 entries creating a prize pool worth $146,250.
There were two players from our nation who managed to make the final table. “popo123_ftw” was the first player eliminated from the final table, for a prize of $1,185.56 while Toronto's "Bananazoo" managed a fifth place finish for $4,888.24. “lhrvini” from Brazil managed to outlast the field though to win $20,156.49.
WCOOP-02-M: Sunday Kickoff SE
With $300,000 guaranteed in the prize pool, the $109 WCOOP-02-M: Sunday Kickoff SE drew 3,768 entries for a prize pool of $376,800.
One Canadian made the final table, with Quebec's "hopezACE" taking down fourth place for a score of $19,537.34. Russian player "MCvisitor" was the last player with chips, pocketing $53,941.13 for the win.
WCOOP-03-M Sunday Warm-Up SE
This week, the $215 Sunday Warm-Up got the WCOOP treatment with a $750,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 4,389 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $877,800.
Of the final nine players, just one was sporting the maple leaf. Alex "FoNZ87" Di Fonzo from Port Moody ended up in fifth to collect $15,649.90 from the main pool, plus $1,726.57 in bounties. “wvwMasteRwvw” from Cyprus took the victory, collecting $62,603.44 from the main pool as well as another $35,765.03 from the bounty pool.
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 23,022 players enter, creating a prize pool of $225,615.60.
"nollidk" from Newfoundland was the only Canadian to make it to the final nine, and they finished in sixth place for a prize of $3,198.68. “schranzer980” from Slovakia took down first place worth $20,832.80.
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 61 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $122,000.
Just one Canadian made the final nine this week, but Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski's ninth place finishe was one shy of the money. The winner was Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov from Russia who outlasted them all to collect $37,908.37.
WCOOP-04-M: Sunday Million SE
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 6,794 to create a total prize pool of $1,358,800.
Canada failed to find a seat at this final table The win, worth $193,055.14 went to “jah1923” from the Romania.
WCOOP-04-L: Mini Sunday Million SE
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a tenth of the buy-in is the weekly Mini Sunday Million where the buy-in is $22. This week, the WCOOP bumped the guarantee up to $250,000. This time around there were a total of 18,532 entries to create a total of $370,640 up for grabs.
At the final table, two players were from Canada and they made a pretty good show of it. "Teddygram902" managed a third place finish for $19,951.92 while "Teddygram902" from Toronto went all the way, taking down top spot for $35,680.01 after a heads up deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 201 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $100,500 to play for.
Just one player with the maple leaf made the final table. "Kirito777" managed a sixth place finish and $5,108.67 in cash. Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes took the victory for $17,183.53 after a heads up deal.
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 759 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $155,412.84.
Canada had no part in the final six of this one. The winner was “Bio-x” from Argentina, collecting $26,465.19.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Powerfest started at partypoker this Sunday. The High version of the first even offered $150,000 in guaranteed prizes for a buy in of $215. This week, 792 entries brought the prize pool to $158,400.
No Canadians made the final 9 in this one, but Hungary's "bitBeast" was the only player left standing at the end, pocketing $28,274.40 for the win.
Powerfest #002-HR (PKO)
Powerfest's second event, Powerfest #002-HR had a whopping $500,000 guarantee for a buy in of $1,050. With 462 entries recorded, that meant the prize pool stayed at $500,000, with $240,240 in the bounty pool.
The only player at the FT with the maple leaf beside their name was "MrMaximize" who took seventh place for $6,104.36, plus an additional $3.022.50 for knocking out three players. Playing from Germany, Australian "rudiga1" took down the top prize, winning $48,964.95 from the main pool, as well as $44,801.26 more for seven bounties.
Powerfest #002-H (PKO)
The High version of the second Powerfest event this weekend offered $300,000 in guarantees on the $215 buy in. With 1,384 entries, the prize pool stayed at $300,000.
Just a single Canadian made the final table, and "floppymcsets" took down fifth place wirth $5,702.61 from the main pool, plus $1,598.28 more for taking six bounties. Brazil's "MnDBreaker" was the player with all the chips at the end. They picked up first place money worth $25,953.70, as well as $15,982.94 for taking out 13 other players.
Powerfest #002-M (PKO)
The Medium version of Powerfest #002 was still pretty big, with a guarantee of $100,000 for a buy in of just $55. When the dust settled, 2,441 entries swelled the prize pool to $128,152.50, with $67,127.50 devoted to bounties.
Canada was shut out of a spot at this final table, but "MDKmada" from the United Kingdom was the top dog in this one, winning $10,010.79 from the main pool, plus $4,242.99 more for taking eight bounties.
Sunday High Roller-HR (DeepStack)
The Sunday High Roller-HR (DeepStack) put $125,000 guaranteed up top for a buy in of $1,050. This week's total entries came to 126, which put $126,000 into the prize pool.
Canada had three players at the final table in this one. "FkTheseGuysBro" ended up in seventh place and collected $5,040 while "InthisCity" was sixth place for a score of $6,300. "TheRepoMan86" took the top Canadian spot in this one with fifth place worth $8,190. The player with all the chips at the end was Thailand's "Ignent" who pulled $30,870 out of the prize pool for the win.
Powerfest #003-SHR (Championship Event)
The Powerfest #003-SHR (Championship Event) was the showcase event this Sunday at partypoker. The $5,200 buy in event had a gargantuan $1,000,000 guarantee. With only 181 entries, the $1,000,000 guarantee wasn't surpassed.
Only a single Canadian managed to find a seat among the final nine but "WWWpartyCOM" made the best of it by accumulating all the chips. The Canadian added $221,300 to their bankroll from the win.
Powerfest's fourth tournament put $100,00 guaranteed into the prize pool for a buy in of just $33. With 3,510 entries, the prize pool topped out at $105,300.
One Canadian found a spot at this final table, and "Ratsgator" made it all the way to third place for a score of $7,434.18. The winner of the whole thing was Brazill' "Pendex_ip" who locked up $16,418.18 for the win.
Powerfest #005-HR (Championship Event - PKO)
The marquis bounty event this past Sunday at partypoker was Powerfest #005-HR (Championship Event - PKO). Players had a chance to compete for $1,000,000 in guaranteed prizes for $1,050. A total of 876 entries meant the prize pool stayed at $1,000,000, with $455,520 devoted to bounties.
Just one Canadian made the final nine, but "Tremaz77" made it all the way to heads up but had to settle for second place money of $67,951.10 (plus $12,656.71 more for 10 bounties). The top player in this one was "SirStanleyRoyce from the United Kingdom, who pocketed $95,175.65 form the main pool, as well as $83,344.24 for knocking off 18 other players.
Powerfest #007-HR (Fast Mix-Max)
Powerfest #007-HR (Fast Mix-Max) was a $530 buy in that guaranteed $200,000 in prizes where players played 8-handed poker through Level 19, after which they went to 6-handed tables. A total of 378 entries didn't quite meet the guarantee, leaving $200,000 in the pool to play for.
Only one Canadian made the final table, but it was a solid show. The top dog in this one was Canadian "InthisCity" with their second partypoker score of the day. After finishing sixth in the Sunday High Roller, the Canuck added another $40,000 to their bankroll with 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!