The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "johhnnyknock" Wins Sunday Supersonic
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, November 18, 2018, “johhnnyknock” had the best Canadian result after winning the Sunday Supersonic on PokerStars. The win was worth $23,605.99. Honourable mentions this week go to Parker “888tonkaaaa” Talbot who won the Mega Deep on 888poker for $17,390.19, and "hneves182" who notched two cashes in High Roller Club events for a Sunday total of more than $30,000. 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 329 entries with 177 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $101,200.
Just one player wearing the maple leaf. Toronto's Parker “888tonkaaaa” Talbot made the most of his final table showing, making it to heads up and negotiating a deal where Talbot secured $17,390.19 for the win over Austrian player "sikosomatik".
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 2,795 entries creating a prize pool worth $139,750.
Canada was shut out of the Marathon final table. The win went to "birs320" from Malta for a score of $11,579.66 after a three-way deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,048 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $209,600.
A single Canadian found a seat in the final nine. American import Alex "bigfox86" Foxen ended up in fifth to collect $9,089.22. The win, worth $31,440.73 after a heads-up deal, went to "viskuzi".
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
The Sunday Warm-up got a boost from the High Roller Club with a new $1,050 buy in to an 8-max event. With $100,000 guaranteed in prizes, 242 entries blew past that to create a prize pool of $242,000.
Canada failed to find a seat at this final table. The winner was UK player Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo who pocketed $46,533.60 for the win.
The Double Deuce is a turbo speed tournament where players get 22,000 chips for $22 with a guaranteed prize pool of $125,000. A total of 8,031 entries brought the actual prize pool to $160,620.
Canada found three spots at the final table. "Richboi99" found seventh place money worth $1,715.00 while "hotdog-frite" made it to fourth place for a prize of $4,884.77. Canadian "end2end17" was the last player with chips and won $15,538.42 after a heads-up deal.
High Roller Club: Bounty Builder HR
The High Roller Club: Bounty Builder HR is a progressive knock out format with a $530 buy in and a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000. This week, 1,018 entries showed up to bring the pool to $509,000.
One Canadian made the final table, with "DotComRicher" grabbing sixth place for $3,617.19 in bounties and $8,873.60 in prizes. The winner was Finland's "elmerixx" for $27,028.20 in bounties plus $41,936.73 from the main pool.
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 23,129 players enter, creating a prize pool of $226,664.20.
The only Canadian to make the final table was "jasssou", who had to settle for ninth place and a prize of $1,044.92. The win, worth $20,926.16, went to Brazilian "ccCuruca".
High Roller Club: Sunday HR
The highest-priced regular Sunday major on PokerStars is the High Roller Club: Sunday HR with a hefty buy-in of $2,100 and $150,000 in guaranteed prizes. With 87 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $174,000.
The only Canadian to make the final table was Burlington's Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams. Adams took fifth place and collected $14,530.94 while the win, worth $41,580.18, went to Patrick "pads1161" Leonard from the United Kingdom.
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 5,657 to create a total prize pool of $1,131,400.
Canada failed to make the final nine of the Million this week. The final three players made a deal before Norwegian "MrFure" won it all for $133,713.75.
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 9,281 entries to create a total of $185,620 up for grabs.
Canada missed out on the final table this time. The player with all the chips at the end was “Comatose7” from Russia, worth $21,582.77.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 297 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $148,500 to play for.
No Canadians made the final table of this one. The winner was “CrazyLissy” from Russia who pocketed $28,275.44 for the victory.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The High Roller Club bumped the Sunday Cooldown up to a $100,000 guarantee for $2,100. After registration closed, 107 entries to the turbo, 8-max progressive knock out built a prize pool of $214,000.
Three players wearing the maple leaf made the final eight. "MrMaximize" was the first player to leave the final table, collecting $3,898.54 from the main pool plus $4,375 more in bounties, while Windsor's "JGagMan" made it to seventh spot for $5,073.82 from the main pool and $1,750.00 from bounties. "hneves182" made it to fifth place wearing the Canadian flag for a score of $8,594.10 plus $3,750 extra in bounties. The winner was "prebz" from the United Kingdom, who collected $24,656.57 from the main prizes plus an extra $27,937.50 in kill tax.
High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic
The regular Sunday Supersonic has a high roller cousin with this 6-max hyper speed tournament that guarantees $100,000 for $1,050 buy in. This week, 197 entries created a total prize pool of $200,124.42.
Only one player sporting the Canadian flag found a spot in the final six. "hneves182" notched their second Sunday score with a fourth place finish worth $17,771.42, while Sweden's "TiltMeBig" amassed all the chips for the top prize of $39,270.07.
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 677 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $138,622.52.
Just one Canadian made the final six this week, but "johhnnyknock" went all the way to take down the top prize of $23,605.99.
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!