The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "jayjayme" Takes 2nd in Sunday Warm-Up
Every Sunday, millions of dollars are paid out to poker players around the world when sites like 888poker, and PokerStars 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, October 21, 2018, “jayjayme” had the best Canadian result after winning more than $25,000 for a runner-up finish in the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars. 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 365 entries with 195 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $112,000.
This week just one Canadian made it all the way to the final table. “BrAvEHrT1” made it worthwhile by getting to heads-up play and taking second for $15,960. The winner of the tournament was Pedro Vinícius "GritinhO_Dzi" Garagnani of Brazil who won $21,560 for the victory.
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 54 entries with 19 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $73,000.
This week "DosPoochies" was the only canuck to make the final seven money spots with a fourth place finish worth $7,300. The last player sitting was “Kannwas” of Austria who won $25,550 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 2,548 entries creating a prize pool worth $127,400.
Canada failed to find a seat in the final nine this week but “CooLSerGZ” from Russia managed to outlast the field though to win $16,840.69 after cutting a heads-up deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,139 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $227,800.
Among the final nine players, there was only one Canadian, but "jayjayme" managed to get heads up and collect second place money worth $25,888.10. Brazilian Guilherme "VinceVegaMFR" Cheveau took the victory for $36,006.70.
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 21,706 players enter, creating a prize pool of $212,718.80.
Canada was blanked from this final table, and after a tree-way deal at the end, the win went to "Paulus7777" from Hungary for $18,361.23.
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 91 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $182,000.
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood was the only Canadian at the High Roller final table this week. Greenwood won $8,137.65 for seventh place while the winner was “bartek901” from the United Kingdom who outlasted them all to collect $43,132.24.
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 5,835 to create a total prize pool of $1,167,000.
Canada managed a single spot at the final table with Manitoba's Matthew "Matthew101" Carpenter grabbing eighth place money worth $13,207.40. The win, worth $145,753.12 after a heads-up deal, went to Geovanne “Grande_Prego” Pereira 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 $150,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 8,726 entries to create a total of $174,520 up for grabs.
No Canadians found a seat at this final table. The player with all the chips at the end was Switzerland's “WonderfullyP” for a score of $21,796.96.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 248 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $124,000 to play for.
One Canadian made the final nine, and James "jays94" Molloy made it to sixth place for a $5,487.02 payday. The winner was “hello_totti” from Russia who pocketed $19,880.83 for the victory after cutting 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 777 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $159,098.52.
Just a single Canadian made the final six of this one, but "limbfromlimb" couldn't go any farther, settling for sixth place money of $4,812.74. The winner was “franky229” from Germany, collecting $26,829.02.
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!