The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Winnipeg's Jesse Johnston Tops 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, January 6, 2019, Jesse "shakentoucan" Johnston from Winnipeg had the best Canadian result after taking fourth place in the Winter Series 55 - Medium: Sunday Warm-Up SE to win $30,092.33. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $125,000 Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $125,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 344 entries with 136 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $125,000.
This week one Canadian made it all the way to the final table. “RedPantRed” managed to get eighth place, worth $2,812.50. The winner of the tournament was “mosi157” of Germany who won $24,062.50 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 2,746 entries creating a prize pool worth $137,300.
Canada took a bagel for this final table. The player who won it all was “benasg” from Lithuania, worth $17,559.14.
Winter Series 55 - Medium: Sunday Warm-Up SE
The Winter Series is coming to a close, and the Sunday Warm-Up SE got the penultimate day started. The Medium version cost $109 to enter, and guaranteed $300,000. When registration closed, 6,513 entries more than doubled the guarantee to $651,300.
One Canadian found a spot in the final nine as Winnipeg's Jesse "shakentoucan" Johnston managed fourth place for a prize of $30,092.33. "Elchmütz" from Germany took down the whole thing, for a score of $92,548.29.
Winter Series 55 - High: Sunday Warm-Up SE
The $1,050 Winter Series 55 - High: Sunday Warm-Up SE heats up the action with a $400,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 624 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $624,000.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The victory went to “despedespi33” for $109,363.38.
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 22,104 players enter, creating a prize pool of $216,619.20.
No Canadians made the final nine, but the winner was Marco "Mestre Roma" Romanino for a prize of $18,932.38 after a heads-up deal.
High Roller Club: Sunday HR
The highest-priced regular Sunday major on PokerStars is the Sunday High Roller with a hefty buy-in of $2,100 and guaranteeing $100,000 in prizes. With 69 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $138,000.
There was one player with the maple leaf at the final table. "Cmon_Gasquet" fought their way to third place for a prize of $21,525.12.
The winner was “omaha4rollz” from Hungary who outlasted the field to collect $37,247.54.
Winter Series 57 - High: Sunday 500 SE
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 SE guarantees $350,000. A total of 758 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $379,000 to play for.
Just a single Canadian made the final table and "n3xD" ended up finishing just outside of a three-way deal at the end, collecting $24,155.60 for fourth place. The winner was “bagoch” from Lithuania who pocketed $50,509.76 for the victory after the deal.
Winter Series 58 - Medium: Sunday Cooldown SE
This week the Sunday Cooldown was part of the Winter Series, and the $109 turbo progressive knockout event guaranteed $300,000. With 3,870 entries, the total prize pool hit $387,000.
Canada was shut out from the final table this week. The winner of it all was "Nikki5454" from Russia who took $23,637.93 in prizes after a three-way deal, in addition to $15,778.18 in bounties.
Winter Series 58 - High: Sunday Cooldown SE
The High version of the Sunday Cooldown guaranteed $400,000 for a $1,050 buy-in. When registration closed, 504 entries meant there was $504,000 in the kitty.
One Canadian found their way to the final table and "jays94" got sixth place, for $8772.09 in prizes and an additional $5,222.66 in bounties. All the chips ended up in front of Dejan "dejanaceking" Divkovic of Austria who collected $44,769.99 in prizes and $35,386.68 in bounties.
High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic
The High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic is a hyper-turbo six-max event that costs $1,050 to enter and guarantees $150,000. This week, 150 entries put the prize pool at $152,379.
No Canadians ended up in the final six. The winner was "BillLewinsky" from the Netherlands for $30,884.57.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $100,000 guarantee. This week a total of 678 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $138,827.28.
There was no room for Canada at the final table this week. The winner was “alvaro noble” from Uruguay, collecting $23,640.91.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller Deepstack
Sunday action gets underway at partypoker with the Sunday High Roller Deepstack, a $1,050 buy in with $100,000 guaranteed. The total entries this week only hit 92 which left them playing for just the $100,000 guarantee.
Canada was unable to find a seat at this final table. The winner of it all was "j2805667" from Malta who held on for a win worth $26,500.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
For $1,050, players in the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter competed for $150,000 in guaranteed prizes. When registration closed, 123 entries meant the prize pool never got above the $150,000 guarantee.
No Canadians managed to make the final eight in this one. When the dust cleared, "NL_Proft" from Russia was the only one with chips, finishing the day with $23,465 in bounties plus $21,079.80 more from the main pool.
Sunday Bounty Hunter
The Sunday Bounty Hunter offered up $100,000 in guaranteed prizes for just $215. This week, 493 entries showed up, which meant there was $101,558 in the prize pool, with $49,300 of that devoted to the main prize pool.
No Canadians found their way into the final eight this week. Brazilian player Rodrigo "seijistar" Seiji was the one with all the chips at the end, for a score of $9,293.05 in prizes plus $10,048.50 in bounties.
Christmas Freeze #45-HR
The Christmas Freeze festival came to a close this Sunday, with event #45 kicking things off with a $1,050 buy in for the high roller, with a guarantee of $200,000. Just 179 entries were recorded for this one, which left the prize pool at $200,000.
Canada found two seats in the final eight. The eighth place finisher was Canadian "i remember" who pocketed $5,500 for their effort, but "MILT_STEGALL" took the maple leaf a bit farther to collect $11,600 for fifth place. The last player with chips was Austrian "PendulumSwing" who took it all down for a prize of $44,260.
Christmas Freeze #45-H
The High version of event #45 featured a guarantee of $150,000 for a buy-in of $215. A total of 734 entries couldn't quite match the guarantee, so they played for $150,000 in total prizes.
Canada managed to find a single seat at the final table. The sixth place finisher was "funshot34" whose sixth place finish brought $4,410 to Canada. The win went to UK player Daniel "ROTTsFEARestFC" Charlton for a score of $26,775.
Christmas Freeze #46-HR
Event #46 in the Christmas Freeze schedule was a progressive knockout that put $300,000 guaranteed into the pool for a buy-in of $530. This week's total of 532 entries wasn't quite enough to meet the guarantee, so the pool never got deeper than $300,000. That put $160,350 into the main prize pool, with the rest devoted to bounties.
There was one Canuck seated in the final eight, though "i remember" just barely missed the final table with a ninth place score worth nearly $4,800 in prizes and bounties. Canadian "KryptoKing420" managed to make it to fourth place, and collected $2,792.17 in bounties on their way to $10,021.87 in prizes. Hungary's "ErzsiaSas" was the eventual winner, pocketing $26,116.08 in prizes plus $17,980.39 more in bounties.
Sunday Main Event
For $215, the Sunday Main Event offered up $100,000 in guaranteed prizes. With just 394 entries, the total prizes never grew beyond the $100,000 guarantee.
Canada managed to find a single seat at this final table as "smilethenclick" took down third place for $12,988.25 as part of a three-way deal at the end. The winner of it all was Switzerland's "Fedex18" who secured $15,282.14 for first from the deal.
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!