The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "tomcemm" Wins $42K from partypoker
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 9, 2018, “tomcemm” had the best Canadian result after taking down partypoker's Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter for more than $42,000 in prizes and bounties. 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 282 entries with 135 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
No Canadians made it to the final table this week. The winner of the tournament was “bomberman115” of Lithuania who won $19,500 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 33 entries with 13 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $50,000.
This week one Canuck found a spot at the final table but Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich ended up bubbling the money in sixth place. The win went to Swedish player "SalsaFiesta" for a cool $20,000.
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 2,500 entries creating a prize pool worth $125,000.
No Canadians cracked the final nine in this one. Fluereci "robertscom" Robert from Romania managed to outlast the field though to win $13,628.83 after a deal heads-up.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 933 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $186,600.
Of the final nine players, two players sporting the maple leaf were at the final table. The first player to exit the final table was Canadian “jayjayme” for a score of $2,352.54 while Sandy "SandMan221" Taylor managed one spot better with eighth for $3,241,76. Russian player “lostomjj” took the victory, collecting $30,584.06.
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
The high roller version of the Warm-Up costs $1,050 to enter for $100,000 guaranteed. The eight-max format drew 175 entries this week for a total prize pool of $175,000.
Canada managed to find one spot in the final eight as "hneves182" made it to sixth place, and a score of $9,783.76 with a maple leaf on their back. The winner of this one was Finnish player "elmerixx" and they collected $35,281.1 for the win.
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 23,779 players enter, creating a prize pool of $233,034.20.
There was one Canadian who managed to storm the final table this week as "portneeds" won $3,290.83 for sixth place. German player “TCO1986” took down first place worth $19,670.36 after the final four 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 $100,000 in prizes. With 101 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $202,000.
No Canadian high rollers made this final table. The winner was “cskar4e1” from the Bulgaria who outlasted them all to collect $46,547.86.
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 5,325 to create a total prize pool of $1,065,000.
Two Canadians made the final table this week. The eighth place finisher was "ELajeunesse" who pocketed $12,061.55 while "Livewhale" went one spot farther with seventh for $17,187.28. The win, worth $143,898.63, went to “OMGACEACEACE” from Poland.
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 9,428 entries to create a total of $188,560 up for grabs.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The player with all the chips at the end was “wudsikurdukk” from the Germany, worth $21,324.56.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 244 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $122,000 to play for.
One player with the maple leaf made the final table this week. The sixth place finisher was Canadian "4rebmun" for a prize of $5,604. The winner was Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino, who pocketed $23,459.18 for the victory.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown is an eight-max progressive knockout tournament with $100,000 guaranteed for $2,100. The turbo speed event saw 109 runners for a total prize pool of $218,000.
Two Canadians made the final eight of this one, and they did Canada proud. "DotComRicher" took down third spot to win $14,828.90 from the main pool plus $14,375.00 in bounties, while "skitzo333" was runner-up for a bankroll addition of $32,143.06 in total prizes and bounties. The win went to "mikki696" from Austria for $25,117.45 from the main pool plus $26,843.75 in bounties.
For $109, the Sunday Cooldown is an eight-max progressive knockout tournament with $100,000 guaranteed. A total of 1,237 entries this week brought the prize pool to $123,700.
Canada found two seats at this final table. "BIG FLOPPY 1" was the eighth place finisher for $909.67 in main prizes and $570.31 more in bounties, but "torscotr06" made it to fourth spot, collecting $2,201.41 in bounties on their way to $3,523.13 in prizes.
High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic
The high roller version of the Supersonic is a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $100,000 guarantee and a $1,050 buy-in. A total of 171 runners this week brought the prizes to $173,712.06.
Canada managed to take down second spot in this one, with "roo_400" catching a $26,798.22 score. The win went to Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino for $35,208.40 for his second win of the day.
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 615 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $125,927.40.
No Canadians made the final six in this one. The winner of this Supersonic was also a two time winner Sunday. “Cskar4e1” from Bulgaria collected their second win of the day worth $21,949.85.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller Bounty
Sunday action on partypoker kicks off with the Sunday High Roller Bounty guaranteeing $200,000 for a $1,050 buy-in. A total of 200 entries brought the actual prize pool to $204,000 with $100,000 reserved for the main prizes.
Canada couldn't take a seat at the final table. When the dust cleared, "ucantrybut" from the Ukraine had all the chips and won $20,390 from the main pool plus $22,839.38 more in bounties.
Sunday High Roller
For $1,050, players in the Sunday High Roller had a chance at $150,000 in guaranteed prizes. With 146 entries by the time registration closed, the total prize pool stayed at $150,000.
Canada managed to find a single seat at this final table but "uwannagobud" had to settle for $4,500 for eighth place. The last player sitting was "j2805667" from Malta for a score of $34,485.
Sunday Warm Up
Players in the Sunday Warm Up paid $215 for a shot at $100,000 guaranteed. A total of 518 entries brought that prize pool to $103,600.
Canada was blanked for the final table, but Canadian "sooosickkk" was managed tenth place for $1,367.52. The winner of the whole thing was Lithuanian player "Barsukeen" for a score of $19,311.04.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
For $530, the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter guaranteed a prize pool of $200,000. With 453 entries when registration closed, the total prize pool came to $232,162.50, with $113,250 set aside for the main prize pool.
Canada found two spots at this final table. The aptly named "good player" found third place money worth $10,419 plus an additional $6,855.78 extra in kill tax, but there was also a Canadian at the top of the results, "tomcemm". The win was worth $21,347.83 in main prizes plus $21,282.17 more for bounties.
Sunday Bounty Hunter (Special Edition)
The Sunday Bounty Hunter (Special Edition) gave players the chance to get in on the bounty action for just $33, while still battling for a guarantee of $150,000. A total of 5,686 entries swelled the actual prize pool to $179,109 with $93,819 set aside for the bounty pool.
One Canadian found a spot in the final eight of this one. "THELANCELOT" made it all the way to heads-up play, but had to settle for second place and $9,096.17 from the main pool ($252.53 in bounties). The win went to Brazilian Neville Mateus Endo "NevilleWeeee" Costa for a combined total $21,749.31 from the main and bounty pools.
Sunday Super High Roller
For $2,600, the high rollers got a shot at $200,000 guaranteed in the Sunday Super High Roller. A total of 94 entrants brought to total prize pool to $235,000.
Canada was shut out of this final table. The winner of it all was "fren96" from the United Kingdom for a prize of $62,275.
Sunday High Roller
At $530, the Sunday High Roller gave some high roller action for a slightly lower price point, but a guarantee of $150,000. With only 259 entries, they ended up playing for just the guarantee.
No Canadians made the final table in this one. The player with all the chips at the end was "Paul07new" from Malta for a win worth $25,725.69.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter (Mix-Max, Fast)
Sunday action concluded with more bounty action in the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter (Mix-Max, Fast), which offered a guarantee of $200,000 for a buy-in of $1,050. When registration closed, 177 entries meant the prize pool stayed at $200,000, with $92,040 of that dedicated to bounties.
Canada failed to make the final table of this one, but "KryptoKing420" fell just short, finishing in ninth for a combined total of $6,803.90 in bounties and prizes. The win went to "ch1ck3nrobb3rr" from the United Kingdom worth $26,889.18 from the main pool and $22,022.82 extra in bounties.
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!