The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Kristen Bicknell Clears $50K on Stars
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, December 2, 2018, Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell had the best result from Canada. Bicknell went deep for a second-place finish in the High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown worth more than $50,000 in prizes and bounties. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $100,000 Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 328 entries with 150 reentries creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
No Canadians made the final table of this one. The win went to "Happynose" from Belarus for a total of $19,250.
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 and 24 rentries to create a total prize pool of $75,000.
Canadian "2sick2bluff" managed to survive for a minimum cash of $3,375. The winner of the tournament was “Romeopro33” of Ukraine who won $26,250 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 2,583 entries creating a prize pool worth $129,150.
Canada was shut out of the final table in this one. “Naked:D” from the Ukraine managed to outlast the field though to win $10,471.07 after a deal four ways.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,114 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $222,800.
Canada had one player at the final table, and Vancouver's "ModzillaPL" made it all the way to third place for $18,151.33. “steakaddict.” from Romania took the victory, collecting $36,151.33.
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 23,308 players enter, creating a prize pool of $228,418.40.
No Canadians stormed the final table this week. UK player “luckyb197896” took down first place worth $18,457.58 after the final three players cut a deal.
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 guaranteeing $150,000 in prizes. With 155 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $310,000.
No Canadians made the final nine of this one, but "pisky16" came up just short with a tenth place finish worth $6,965.20. The winner was “Naza114” from the the Netherlannds who outlasted them all to collect $65,069.75.
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 5,721 to create a total prize pool of $1,144,200.
No Canadians made the final nine this week. The win, worth $134,333.28, went to Arturs "ARTSchGamble" Scerbaks from Germany.
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 9,194 entries to create a total of $183,880 up for grabs.
Canada missed the final table this week. The player with all the chips at the end was “Mister.Ivan” from the Netherlands for a score of $21,379.04.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 404 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $202,000 to play for.
Two players with the maple leaf made the final table. Sandy "SandMan221" Taylor took third place worth $19,879.78 while Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood made it one spot farther, collecting $26,891.43 for second. The winner was “ale6ka” from Belarus who pocketed $36,376.40 for the victory.
The Sunday Cooldown is an eight-max progressive knockout played at turbo speed with $100,000 guaranteed. This week's total came to $134,200 ($67,100 for bounties) after reg closed with 1,342 entries.
Canada managed to find one spot at the final table. Brady "Brainy14" Spencer from Dieppe, New Brunswick took down fourth place for a prize of $3,773,78 plus $2,243.55 in bounties. The win went to Swedish player "Emilohlsson" for a main prize of $10,419.49 with an additional $7,767.94 from bounty money.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The high roller version of the Cooldown costs $2,100 to enter with $150,000 guaranteed in prizes. This week, 186 players turned up to create a prize pool of $372,000.
Canada managed two spots at the eight-handed final table. "DotComRicher" took down eighth place for $6,063.87 in main prizes and $4,500.00 more in bounties, but Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell made it all the way to heads-up before having to settle for second place and $28,508.31 from the main pool as well as $27,296.88 more in kill tax. The winner was "mikki696" from Austria who collected $44,546.87 in bounty money plus $36,898.61 from the main prizes.
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 783 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $160,327.08.
"NY17PATS14" was the only Canadian to crack the final six, taking third spot for a prize of $13,597.41. The winner was Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara from Japan, collecting $27,036.16.
High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic
The high roller version of the Supersonic costs $1,050 to enter, and guarantees $150,000 in prizes. With 265 entries this week, the total pot was $269,202.90.
No Canadians finished in the final six this week, and the win went to Argentinian player Iván "Negriin" Lucá for a total prize of $51,384.69.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
The Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter offered up $200,000 guaranteed for a $530 buy-in. When registration closed, 511 players built a prize pool of $261,887.50, with $134,137.50 devoted to bounty payments.
Canada failed to find a spot at this final table. The winner of the whole thing was Croatian player "Alex_reHmando" who pocketed $22,681.85 from bounties plus $24,081.08 from the main prize pool.
Sunday Big Bounty Hunter
There was more bounty action with the Sunday Big Bounty Hunter. For $109, players played for a guaranteed prize pool of $150,000. This week, 1,812 entries built a prize pool of $188,448, with $90,600 in the main prize pool.
No Canadians made the final nine of this one. The top dog was "MechaCorta" from Argentina, who won $8,111.59 in bounties plus $15,229.86 from the main pool.
Super Sunday High Roller
The highest priced tournament on partypoker each Sunday is the Super Sunday High Roller. For $2,600, players compete for prizes guaranteed at $200,000. This week, 117 entries brought the total pool to $292,500.
Canada found two spots at the final table. "ChanceSeeYou" was the first player to exit the final table, winning $7,312.50 for ninth place while Sam "DeanMalenko" Greenwood got one spot better for a score of $9,506.25. At the end, all the chips were in front of "SpiritDNA" from the United Kingdom, who added $71,662.50 to their bankroll.
Sunday Main Event
The Sunday Main Event guaranteed $150,000 in the prize pool for a buy-in of $215. When registration closed, 847 entries brought the prizes to $169,400.
One Canadian made it all the way to the final nine. Seventh place went to "fizzygypsy" along with a score of $3,388. The win, worth $29,611.12, went to Swedish player "P0L4R1C3".
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
For $1,050, entrants into the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter were guaranteed $200,000 in prizes. A total of 249 entries meant the actual prize pool was $253,980.
Canada took down seventh spot in this one, with "KryptoKing420" collecting $2,535 in bounties as well as $3,423.75 in regular prizes. The win, worth $29,257.54 from the main pool plus $30,092.97 for bounties, went to Russian player Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov.
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 downl oad 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!