The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Alex Foxen Wins $43K on PokerStars
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, November 25, 2018, the top player with a Canadian flag was American import Alex "Bigfox86" Foxen who won the High Roller Club version of the Supersonic on PokerStars for $43,057.52. Honourable mention this week goes to Vancouver's Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet who took fifth place in the High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown for a combined score of more than $23,000, as well as "WWWpartyCOM" who grabbed nearly $38,000 from the partypoker KO Series. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $100,000 Sunday Sale Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a special sale price of $109 buy-in this week. This week saw 1,081 entries with 372 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $145,300.
This week one Canadian made it all the way to the final table. “RedPantRed” managed to get seventh place, worth $2,906. The winner of the tournament was “23NoraB” of Austria who won $26,488.19 for the victory.
The $50,000 Sunday Sale Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day with a Sunday Sale buy-in this week of $530 along with a $50,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 98 entries with 32 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $65,000.
Canada was blanked on this final table. The winner of the tournament was Ramiro "lasochobi" Petrone of Argentina who won $16,250 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 2,684 entries creating a prize pool worth $134,200.
There was one Canadian who managed to make the final table. Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan from Toronto won $7,738.79 for third place. Team PokerStars Pro Online Fintan "easywithaces" Hand from Ireland managed to outlast the field though to win $17,162.88.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,143 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $228,600.
No Canadians made the final nine this week. “Eijseijs” from Sweden took the victory, collecting $36,132.68.
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
There was $100,000 guaranteed in the $1,050 High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up. A total of 279 entries showed up for the eight-max format, bringing the total prize pool to a whopping $279,000.
One Canadian made the final eight of this one. It was "n3xD" who made it to sixth place for a prize of $12,514.29. The player with all the chips at the end was Hungarian "BC1989RF" for a score of $53,256.67.
For $22, players in the Double Deuce get 22,000 chips to play for a $125,000 guarantee. This week, 7,909 entries brought the prize pool to $158,180.
No Canadians made the final table table of the Deuce this week. The winner was "Fantomas209" from Russia for a score of $19,343.08.
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 23,147 players enter, creating a prize pool of $226,840.60.
One Canadian made the final nine of the Storm this week but "paultemps316" was the first to exit the final table, for a score of $1,045.73. Croatian player “zlobni ceki” took down first place worth $20,188.68 after a heads-up deal.
High Roller Club: Sunday HR
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 132 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $264,000.
Canada's "DotComRicher" made a return to the High Roller final table with an eighth place finish worth $9,188.20. The winner was “pokerkluka” from the Netherlands who outlasted them all to collect $49,371.54 after a deal heads up.
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 6,058 to create a total prize pool of $1,211,600.
No Canadians cracked the final nine this week. The win, worth $163,574.88, went to “tikidiii” from Finland.
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. This time around there were a total of 9,337 entries to create a total of $186,740 up for grabs.
The only Canadian to make the final nine was part of a three-way deal at the end that saw "everboar" take second place for a score of $12,298.69. The player with all the chips at the end was “drak1973” from the Czech Republic, worth $17,008.27.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 362 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $181,000 to play for.
No Canadians made the final table of the 500 this week. The winner was Peter "Belabacsi" Traply from Hungary who pocketed $33,362.55 for the victory.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown is an eight-max turbo progressive knockout tournament that costs $2,100 to enter and guarantees $100,000 in prizes. This week, 142 entries built a massive prize pool of $284,000.
One Canadian cracked the final nine this week. Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet made it to fifth place for a score of $10,851.73 as well as $11,843.75 more in bounties. Ben "jenbizzle" Jones took down the top main prize of $29,806.20, and added $34,867.18 more in bounties.
High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic
The regular Supersonic gets a High Roller Club boost to a $1,050 buy-in for a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. With 216 entries this week, the prize pool doubled to $219,425.76.
One player waving the maple leaf made the final table, and it was American import Alex "Bigfox86" Foxen who went all the way, winning the top prize of $43,057.52.
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 801 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $164,012.76.
No Canadians made the final six this week. The winner was “Storimos” from Poland, collecting $27,657.66.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
KO Series #37-H: Mix-Max
It's KO Series time at partypoker this week, which means lots of fresh Sunday action. KO Series #37: Mix-Max put $200,000 guaranteed into the prize pool for a buy-in of $215. A total of 1,263 entries came together to create an actual prize pool of $260,178, with $133,878 of that total reserved for bounty payments.
Canada failed to find a spot on this final, but the winner was "YoOzio" from Poland who added $19,546.27 to their bankroll from the first-place main prize as well as an additional $7,985.89 from bounties.
KO Series #37-M: Mix-Max
The medium version of the Mix-Max event guaranteed $100,000 in the prize pool for a buy-in of just $55. When registration closed, there were 2,496 entries recorded for a total prize pool of $131,040, with $62,400 devoted to the main prize pool.
No Canadians managed to last till the final nine in the this one. The winner of the whole thing was Latvian player Guntis "luffynated" Aleskins who won $7,953.98 from the main pool plus $6,067.90 extra in bounties.
Sunday Main Event High Roller
The Sunday Main Event High Roller gives the well-heeled players a chance at $200,000 guaranteed for $1,050. This week, 278 players ponied up the cash to build a prize pool of $278,000.
No one sporting the maple leaf made the final nine in this one. The player with all the chips at the end was "HungarysHero" after they made a deal heads up that secured the Hungarian $48,297.90 for the win.
Sunday Main Event
For the lower rollers, the Sunday Main Event guaranteed at least $150,000 in the prize pool for a $215 buy-in. When the smoke cleared, 830 entries brought the prize pool to $166,000.
One Canadian found a spot at this final table, but "hotsauceSWAG" was the first player to exit from the final nine, collecting $1,942.20 for ninth. The winner of it all was UK player Jonathan "proudflop" Proudfoot, for a score of $29,631.
KO Series #38-HR: 8-Max
The high roller version of Event #38 put a guaranteed $300,000 into the prize pool for $530. When registration closed, 815 entries showed up for this one, building a prize pool of $417,687.50 with $213,937.50 reserved for bounty payouts.
No Canadians were in the final eight of this one. Russia's "metallist535" was the last player sitting, and pocketed $36,369.82 from the prizes plus $35,374.29 for bounties.
KO Series #38-H: 8-Max
The high version of Event #38 cost $109 to enter but still guaranteed $300,000 in prizes. With 3,059 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a prize pool of $318,136 ($152,985 in the main pool).
Only one Canadian made the final table of this one, but "WWWpartyCOM" made the most of it. A regular in the partypoker winners' circles, the Canadian won $24,001.41 from the main pool as well as $13,932.40 more in bounties.
KO Series #38-M: 8-Max
In the medium version of Event #38, players with just $33 in their bankroll could compete for $200,000 in guaranteed prizes. With 5,380 entries, that guarantee of $200,000 was what they were playing for ($88,770 in the bounty pool).
Canada failed to seat a player in the final eight of this one. The win went to Brazilian player Guilherme "Fulgencio1962" Cheveau, worth $16,995.79 from the main pool as well as $6,334.86 extra in bounty bonus.
Sunday Super High Roller
For players with $2,600 to spare, Sunday Super High Roller gave them a shot at $200,000 in guaranteed prizes. With 117 entries when registration closed, the actual prize pool hit $292,500.
No Canadians made it to the end of this one. "hawkeyejunior" from Denmark was the winner, for a total prize of $71,662.50.
Sunday Main Event High Roller
For $530, the Sunday Main Event High Roller put $100,000 guaranteed into the middle. A total of 224 entries meant they were actually playing for $112,000.
One Canadian made the final nine of this one. Sam "DeanMalenko" Greenwood took down fifth place in this one for a score of $6,160 while the win, worth $22,836.80, went to Swedish player "haddoken".
Sunday Main Event
The Sunday Main Event guaranteed $100,000 in prizes for a $109 buy-in. After registration closed, 957 entries didn't quite make the guarantee, leaving just $100,000 in the prize pool.
No Canadians made it to the final eight on this one. The win, worth $17,480, went to UK player "AKOnFires".
KO Series #39-HR: Mix-Max Fast
The KO Series #39-HR: Mix-Max Fast guaranteed $300,000 in prizes for $1,050. When registration closed, 370 players meant the prize pool came to $377,400, with $185,000 in the main pool.
Canada didn't find a spot in the final six of this one. The win went to Hungarian player "ATM_Mage" for a score of $37,000.06 plus $24,784.32 in bounties.
KO Series #39-H: Mix-Max Fast
The high version of Event #39 cost $215 to buy in to, and guaranteed $200,000 in prizes. With 984 entries, the actual prize pool ended up at $202,704 with $104,304 set aside for the bounty pool.
No Canadians ended up at the final table this week. "Its__showtime" from Malta took down the win for $16,482.12 from the main pool and $11,642.30 extra in bounties.
KO Series #39-M: Mix-Max Fast
For $55, the medium version of Event #39 had a guarantee of $100,000. When registration closed, 2,084 entries brought the prizes to $109,410.
Canada didn't have any representatives at the final table this time. The winner of the $6,214.99 top prize was Brazilian "St3ll4" who also added an extra $4,100.27 in bounty bonus.
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!