The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Egption" Scores $100K from Milly
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 30, 2018, “Egption” from Ontario had the best Canadian result after making it to a three-way deal in PokerStars' Sunday Million. The Canadian secured $100,000 from the deal and finished in second place. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $80,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $80,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 320 entries with 163 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $96,600.
This week one Canadian made it all the way to the final table. “MainHiAK” had to settle for ninth spot and a score of $1,932. The winner of the tournament was “Ronaldo4112” of Malta for a first place prize of $18,837.
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 48 entries with 20 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $68,000.
This week Canada found one spot in the final nine, but Sebastian "p000cket000" Sikorski didn't quite make the six paid spots, finishing seventh. The winner of the tournament was “Romeopro33” of the Ukraine who won $25,160 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 $100,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 2,755 entries creating a prize pool worth $137,750.
There was one player flying the maple leaf who managed to make the final table. Sam "luckysam02" Johnson won $6,607.75 for fourth place. “holdem 2755” from the UK managed to outlast the field though to win $19,121.81.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $150,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,063 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $212,600.
Canada took a goose egg on final table seats for this one. “T3G3S” from Poland took the victory, collecting $34,496.09.
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 23,739 players enter, creating a prize pool of $232,642.20.
No Canadians managed to make the final table of this one, but Brazilian Davi "MestreKÓ" Magalhaes took down first place worth $21,429.17.
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 117 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $234,000.
Three Canadians took a seat at the High Roller final table this week. Nick "caecilius" Petrangelo took eighth place for a score of $7,559.06 while Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet made it to sixth place and collected $13,063.42. The top Canadian in this one was Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski with fourth place for $22,575.92. The winner was “calitox” from Panama who outlasted them all to collect $51,289.54.
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 5,779 to create a total prize pool of $1,155,800.
Just one Canadian made the final nine, but London, Ontario's "Egption" made it far enough to be part of a three-way deal at the end. The Canadian secured $100,000 and ended up finishing second. The win, worth $142,372.85 after the deal went to Luiz Felipe "lftgjc" Sales 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 $175,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 9,910 entries to create a total of $198,200 up for grabs.
Canada failed to make the final nine in this one. The player with all the chips at the end was “shurik2201” from Russia, worth $23,967.47 in addition to the Sunday Million ticket awarded to all of the final nine players.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 273 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $136,500 to play for.
Two players with the maple leaf made the final table. Toronto's "pseftis" grabbed seventh place money worth $4,404.97 while Jimmy "jays94" Molloy made it all the way to second place for $19,359.46. The winner was Jonathan "Proudflop" Proudfoot from the United Kingdom who pocketed $26,030.69 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 795 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $162,784.20.
Two Canadians made the final six. Ontario's Doug "dlanger610" Lang took fourth place for a prize of $9,790.86 while "OLD TIME GIN" from Montreal made it one spot farther for third place and a prize of $13,805.80, bringing their total PokerStars winnings to more than $4.5 million. The win went to Latvian player “kurtuteci” for $27,450.49.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday Warm Up High Roller-HR
Action kicked off on partypoker this week with the Sunday Warm Up series. The Sunday Warm Up High Roller-HR guaranteed $100,000 in the pot for a buy-in of $1,050. This week, 189 entries added up to a prize pool of $189.000.
Canada failed to find spot at this final table but the last player sitting was "SanityWaterline" who also took down the Whale on 888 playing as “Romeopro33”. The Ukrainian player added $41,825.70 to their Sunday scores with this win.
The Sunday Warm-Up-H put $100,000 guaranteed into the prize pool for a buy in of just $215. A total of 689 entries turned into an actual prize pool of $137,800.
Just a single Canadian made the final nine in this one, but Winnipeg's Jesse "shakentucan" Johnston managed to get heads up. He was forced to settle for second and a score of $17,886.44. The winner of this one was Brazil's Diego "EmilioSurita" Bittar, who ended up with all the virtual chips and $25,120.94 in prizes.
Sunday BIG Bounty Hunter-HR
With $200,000 guaranteed, the Sunday BIG Bounty Hunter-HR gave high rollers with $525 to burn a chance at some bounty action. With 495 entries this week, the total prize pool came in at $253,687.50, with $123,750 set aside for the main prize pool, and the rest going to bounties.
Canada had two representatives at the final table. "coco60k" took sixth for $4,083.75 plus $5,976.02 more for six bounties while "skitzo793" made it to second place to collect $16,607.25 plus $1,550.39 for four bounties. The top dog in this one was Kenny "Spacey1891" Hallaert from the United Kingdom. He won $23,327.80 from the main pool for the win, as well as an extra $26,713.71 for scoring 19 kills.
Sunday BIG Bounty Hunter-H
For $109, the Sunday BIG Bounty Hunter-H offered a $200,000 guarantee for bounty fun. With 1,996 entries, the actual prize pool ended up at $207,584 with $107,784 of that devoted to the bounty pool.
Canada was blanked at this final table, but the winner of this one was "pioter93" from Poland for $16,668.40 from the main pool and $12,333.64 for knocking out nine other players.
Sunday BIG Bounty Hunter [Special Edition]-M
A special edition of the BIG Bounty Hunter put $200,000 guaranteed into the prize pool for just $33. With 6,214 entries, that $200,000 guarantee ended up being the actual prize pool.
Canada didn't make it to the final table this week but the player with all the chips at the end of this one was Colombia's Julian "julianpineda87" Pineda. The win was worth $14,814.47 from the main pool plus $5,852.62 more for nine bounties.
Sunday Super High Roller-SHR
The Sunday Super High Roller-SHR put $200,000 guaranteed into the prize pool for a hefty buy-in of $2,600. A total of 96 entries put the actual prize pool in this one at $240,000.
Canada occupied three seats at the final table. "TIMEXCNT" was the first to exit, finishing ninth for $7,800 while "KryptoKing420" made it to sixth for $12,600. The winner of this one, however, was Canadian "uwannagobud" for a score of $47,512.46.
Sunday Main Event High Roller-HR
The Sunday Main Event High Roller-HR cost $530 with a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. With a total of 256 entries this week, the total prize pool hit $128,000.
There were no Canadians at the final table of this one, but the player with all the chips at the end was Costa Rica's "JimyTransaction" who pocketed $26,099.20 for the win.
Sunday Main Event-H
For players with a smaller bankroll, the Sunday Main Event-H put $100,000 guaranteed into the prize pool for $109. By the time registration closed, 1,012 entries totaled a prize pool of $101,200.
No Canadian managed to make the final nine in this one, but the win went to Ukraine's "k2Schogori" for a score of $17,406.40.
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!