The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "TimThompson" Wins $50K 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, November 4th, 2018, “TimThompson” had the best Canadian result after managing a fourth-place finish in the coveted Sunday Million and adding $54,267.67 to his bankroll. 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 200 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $108,400.
This week one Canadian made the final nine, but "PBD03" was the first player to exit the final table, and took home $1,897 for ninth place. The winner of the tournament was Swedish player “tutten7” who won $20,867 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 46 entries with 19 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $65,000.
This week just one Canadian made the final nine, but "DosPoochies" finished in seventh, just outside the top six paid spots. The winner of the tournament was “Farrugia_1” of Malta who won $24,050 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 2,967 entries creating a prize pool worth $148,350.
There were two players from our nation who managed to make the final table. “dujo123” took eighth place for $1,713.66 but "7Phenom1991" made it all the way to third place, for a score of $10,068.33. “Maty25” from Argentina outlasted the field and collected $20,446.19 for the win.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,135 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $227,000.
Of the final nine players, not a single one was sporting the maple leaf. The winner of thew whole thing was "frenchtouch3" from Malta for a score of $36,833.
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 23,006 players enter, creating a prize pool of $225,458.80.
One Canadian managed to last to the final nine, and New Brunswick's "flushchase33" pushed through to fourth place for a $6,759.75 return on their $11 investment. Bulgarian player “gakata_1819” took down first place worth $20,809.76.
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 100 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $200,000.
Canada was shut out of the final table this week. The winner was “probirs” from Hungary who outlasted them all to collect $47,398.02.
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 5,815 to create a total prize pool of $1,163,000.
One maple leaf showed up in the final nine this week. "TimThompson" grabbed fourth place money worth $54,267.67 wearing the maple leaf, while the win, worth $157,025.49 went to “vasilikos7” from the United Kingdom.
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 and the additional prize of a ticket to the full Sunday Million for all players who make the final table. This time around there were a total of 9,313 entries to create a total of $186,260 up for grabs.
Two canucks found seats at the final table. "Goonieguhu" pocketed $2,426.03 for seventh place, while "cuts88" made it to fourth place for $7,460.86. The player with all the chips at the end was “treypoker24” from the United Kingdom, worth $19,704.76 after a heads-up deal.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 273 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $136,500 to play for.
One player with the maple leaf made the final table. "n3xD" grabbed seventh place money worth $4,404.97. The winner was “Blodpudding” from Sweden who pocketed $26,030.69 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 772 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $158,074.72.
No Canadians made the final six of this one. The winner was Brian "brianm15" England from Costa Rica, collecting $26,656.39.
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!