The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Raistlyn M" Wins Mini Million for $22K
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 28, 2018, “Raistlyn M” had the best Canadian result after crushing the Mini Sunday Million for more than $22,000, as well as a ticket to take a stab at the full Sunday Million. 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 342 entries with 180 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $104,400.
Canada failed to take a seat at the final table of this one. The winner of the tournament was “derharry69” of Malta who won $20,097 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 51 entries with 25 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $76,000.
A single Canadian made the money this week, and it was a familiar name from the high rollers. Sam "FlatTopTony" Greenwood pushed his way to heads up but had to settle for second place worth $17,100. The winner of the tournament was Malta's “HateH4teHate” who won $26,600 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 2,513 entries creating a prize pool worth $125,650.
There was one player from our nation who managed to make the final table. “ryanmcgrath” barely cracked the final nine with a ninth place finish wirth $1,032.31. “dampfnudel77” from Austria managed to outlast the field though to win $17,552.20.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 920 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $184,000.
Of the final nine players, one player sporting the maple leaf was at the final table. “MistheMan” ended up in sixth to collect $5,904.39. “OMGitshunt” from Belarus took the victory, collecting $30,726.76.
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 22,678 players enter, creating a prize pool of $222,244.40.
Canada grabbed a bagel on this final table but Brazilian player “AnoeloBR” took down first place worth $20,556.63.
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 106 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $212,000.
Canada was shut out of the High Roller final table this week. The winner was “prebz” from the United Kingdom who outlasted them all to collect $40,354.98 after the final three players cut a deal.
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 5,397 to create a total prize pool of $1,079,400.
No Canadians made the final table of the Million this week. The win, worth $131,018.62 after a heads up deal, went to “behindme93” from the Romania.
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 $125,000 guaranteed. Additionally, all players to reach the final table get a ticket to the full Sunday Million. This time around there were a total of 9,020 entries to create a total of $180,400 up for grabs.
Two Canadians found a spot in the final nine this week. "sauce3000" found their way to fifth sporting a maple leaf, for a score of $5,002.62 but "Raistlyn M" did Canada proud by collecting all the chips along with a $22,383.84 payday for the win.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 240 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $120,000 to play for.
No Canadians managed to crack the final nine of the 500. The winner was “Sphinx87” from Poland who pocketed $23,081.66 for the victory.
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 730 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $149,474.80.
None of the final six players were from Canada. The winner was “manuverd0n” from the United Kingdom, collecting $25,454.03.
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!