The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Turbo565" Grabs $25K in Sunday Million
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 13th, 2018, “Turbo565” had the best Canadian result with sixth place in PokerStars Sunday Million, for a $24,693.74 bankroll boost. 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 356 entries with 173 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $105,800.
This week two Canadians made it all the way to the final table. “0canada014” managed to get seventh place, worth $2,909.50, but “Nordynordbrg” made it to fourth place, collecting $8,199.50. The winner of the tournament was Andrey "ifearpanic" Pateychuk of Russia who won $20,366.50 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 $125,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 2,727 entries creating a prize pool worth $136,350.
Just a single Canadian made the final table in this one, but the showing was a good one. "RPILON" went all the way, winning the Marathon for a prize of $18,927.92.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,087 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $217,400.
Of the final nine players, PokerStars Team Online and Twitch phenom Jaime "jaimestaples" Staples was the only Canadian. Staples made it all the way to third place for a prize of $18,235.88. “ice931128” from China took the victory worth $35,275.02.
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 $225,000. The tournament this week saw 22,509 players enter, creating a prize pool that didn't grow beyond $225,000 guarantee.
One Canadian made the final nine, with "haulindan" making it to sixth place for a score of $3,196.35. Croatian player “420Kratos” took down first place that was worth $19,065.38 after a three-way deal.
Bounty Builder Series 68: Sunday High Roller SE
The highest-priced regular Sunday major on PokerStars is the Sunday High Roller with a hefty buy-in of $2,100. This week, it was part of the Bounty Builder Series and the guarantee was boosted to $500,000. With 457 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $914,000 with $457,000 devoted to bounties.
Just one player made the final nine sporting a maple leaf, but that's as far as "MrMaximize" got. They ended up taking ninth place money worth $8,294 plus an extra $8,812.50 in bounties. The winner was “patasss” from the Argentina who outlasted them all to collect $81,914.63 plus $63,632.80 more in kill tax.
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 5,369 to create a total prize pool of $1,073,800.
Two Canadians made the final table this time. "D.END.49" took down eighth place sporting the maple leaf, worth $12,151.21 while "Turbo565" made it two spots farther to sixth place and a $24,693.74 payday. The win, worth $145,086.89, went to Warley Bruno "WarleyBruno" Galvão 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, as well as a Sunday Million ticket for all players who make the final table. This time around there were a total of 8,933 entries to create a total of $178,660 up for grabs.
Canada failed to find a spot at the final table of this one. The player with all the chips at the end was “ghth” from Ireland, worth $22,163.76 plus a chance at the Milly next week.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 246 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $123,000 to play for.
A single player with the maple leaf made the final table. "hneves182" played their way to seventh place wearing the maple leaf, and collected $4,056.83. The winner was “Sasuke234” from Sweden who pocketed $23,658.73 for the victory.
The Sunday Cooldown is a $109 Turbo that offers $100,000 in guaranteed prizes. With 989 entries this week, the prize pool stayed at the $100,000 guarantee.
Canada was shut out of the final table in this one, but the winner was Danilo De Lima "dans170'" Demetrio from Brazil, for a score of $16,456.41.
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 747 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $152,955.72.
No Canadians made the final six of this one. The winner was Jean Franco "jeanfranco07" Sierra from Uruguay, collecting $26,04.82.
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!