The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Merlot3 & RedPant Top Canadians
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, Dec 16, 2018, The top Canadians were "merlow3" who won $26,656.96 for taking down the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 at PokerStars, while “RedPant” won the Sunday Bounty Hunter at partypoker for a total score of $21,619 in prizes and bounties. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $80,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $80,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 284 entries with 136 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $84,000.
This week no Canadians made it all the way to the final table. The winner of the tournament was “yattag0” of Brazil who won $16,380 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 2,544 entries creating a prize pool worth $127,200.
No players from our nation managed to make the final table. The win went to “Ortilazza” from Argentina managed to outlast the field to win $12,859.31 after a deal between the final three players.
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
The high roller version of the Sunday Warm-Up is played eight-max and guarantees $150,000 in prizes for $1,050. This week's soiree ended up with 183 runners for a prize pool of $183,000.
No Canadians cracked the final eight of this one. The player with all the chips at the end was Brazil's "Pardal77" who took the top prize of $36,303.46.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 919 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $183,800.
Two of the final nine players this week were sporting the maple leaf. Quebec's “hopezACE” finished seventh for $4,240.68 while "KayCrusher" made it to third spot for a nice score of $15,867.25. The victory went to “wisopekeño!” from the United Kingdom for $30,693.25.
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 this week. The tournament this week saw 23,299 players enter, creating a prize pool of $228,330.20.
Two Canadians managed to wind their way through the Storm to the final table. "Aaaabbbccd" just barely cracked the final nine, taking ninth spot for $1,050.54. "Mom Muck Man" was able to weather the Storm a little longer, lasting till sixth place and a prize of $3,230.80. The final four players decided to cut a deal, which left "Khrstian" from Brazil taking the top prize worth $16,600.97.
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 82 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $164,000.
Just one Canadian cracked the nine money spots in this one. Guillaume “nolet20” Nolet managed a ninth place minimum cash worth $5,708.75. Playing from the United Kingdom, it was Swede Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson who took down the whole thing for a score of $39,839.65.
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 5,236 to create a total prize pool of $1,047,200.
No Canadians cracked the final nine this week. The win, worth $141,494.47 went to “veeea” from the Russia.
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 9,295 entries to create a total of $185,900 up for grabs.
At the final table, two players were from Canada. "Gossimer007" just squeaked into the ninth place spot for $960.75, as well as a ticket to the full Sunday Million along with the rest of the final table. "MTCashman1" managed to get a couple spots deeper, collecting $1,930.45 for seventh place. The player with all the chips at the end was “borchardt007” from the Brazil for $21,617.07.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 280 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $140,000 to play for.
Three players with the maple leaf made the final table. The sixth place finisher was "gray31" for a score of $6,274.73 while fellow Canadian "ameliaroy007" made it to third place for $14,945.93. The winner was Canadian “merlow3” who pocketed $26,656.96 for the victory.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The high roller version of the Cooldown guarantees $150,000 in prizes for $2,100 in a turbo speed eight-max progressive knockout event. This week's total came to $180,000 after registration capped out at 90.
Two Canadians found seats in the final eight of this event. Ottawa's Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell managed seventh place and collected $4,557.85 in prizes plus an additional $1,000 in bounties. The top Canadian in this one was "skitzo333" who ended up third for $12,822.49 in prizes as well as $1,625 in bounties. Swedish player "Maahone" was the last player sitting for a score of $21,507.01 for first place and $32,187.50 in bounties.
For $109, the Sunday Cooldown guarantees players $100,000 in prizes for eight-max turbo progressive knockout action. With 1,274 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $127,400.
One Canadian managed to crack the final eight in this one, but that was as far as "blaboub" could get, collecting $936.88 for eighth place in the prizes, as well as an extra $653.91 in bounties. The winner of the whole thing was UK player "thehushpuppy" who won the top prize of $10,018.53 and added $8,138.21 in kill tax.
High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic
For $1,050, the high rollers can get in some Supersonic action with a six-max hyper-turbo that guarantees $150,000. This week's total came to 146 which meant they played for the guarantee of $150,000.
Canada was shut out of the final six of this one. The player with all the chips at the end was "Kot_Spartac" from the Russian Federation for a first place prize of $31,485.39.
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 600 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $125,000.
The only Canadian to make the final six in this one was "cisforcannon" who survived for a fourth place finish and $8,072.92. The Canadian just missed out on a three-way chop at the end that saw UK player "KushGodDZA" take the winning share of $16,180.63.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller
Players with a big enough bankroll can start their Sunday off at partypoker with the Sunday High Roller, a $1,050 buy-in with a guarantee of $100,000. This week's entries came to 101 which put the total prize pool at $101,000.
A single Canadian managed to last until the final table. Canadian player "uNORTH0dox" made it as far as heads-up play before cutting a deal to secure second place money worth $20,712.78 while the first place spot went to Brazilian "whresmymind" for $21,707.23.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
With $200,000 guaranteed, the $530 Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter packed a lot of value in. When registration closed, 419 entries swelled the prize pool to $214,737.50.
Canada failed to find a spot at this final table. The winner of it all was "I am bored." from Germany who pocketed $20,007.40 from the main pool plus and additional $18,682.80 in bounty bonus.
Sunday Bounty Hunter
At just $109 to buy-in, the Sunday Bounty Hunter guaranteed at least $150,000 in the prize pool. When the dust settled, 1,595 entries brought to total pool to $165,880, with $79,750 set aside for the cash prizes.
Two Canadians cracked the final table of this one. The first player to exit the final table was Canadian "seotaiji86" who won $949.02 fro eighth place, as well as an extra $1,790.45 in kill tax. The other Canadian to crack the final eight, "RedPant", went all the way, however, ending in top spot for a score of $13,478.32, while along the way collecting $8,141.69 more in bounties.
Sunday Super High Roller
The deepest bankrolls get a chance at $100,000 in guaranteed prizes in the $2,600 Sunday Super High Roller. When registration closed, 58 entries brought the prizes to $145,000.
Canada was shut out of a spot at this final table, but the win went to Finnish player Juha "JHelppi" Helppi" for a total of $47,125.
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!