The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Parker Talbot Wins More Than $130K
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 20, 2019, Parker Talbot from Toronto had the best Canadian result after two second place finishes. On PokerStars, where he plays as "tonkaaaa", he chopped the Sunday Million heads-up while over on partypoker, he took second in the Sunday Bounty Hunter. Between the two second place finishes, he won more than $130,000 this Sunday. A couple of honourable mentions go to Sam Greenwood who came off a solid series at the PCA to get three online cashes on Sunday, as well as "r1d3rst0rm" who followed up their Sunday Million win from last week with two cashes this week. 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 349 entries with 130 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
Canada blanked the final table this week. Two Swedes ended up chopping it heads up, with "Texxxas_" taking down the first place prize of $17,592.86.
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 2,796 entries creating a prize pool worth $139,800.
One player waving the maple leaf made the final table. “Aussie_star1” made seventh place money worth $1,985.78 with a Canadian flag beside their name. Brazilian Rodrigo "SELOUAN1991" Selouan took down the win for a prize of $17,780.86.
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
The High Roller Club version of the Sunday Warm-Up is an eight-handed event that costs $1,050 to enter and guarantees a total prize pool of $150,000. This week's total entries were 268 which put $268,000 into the kitty.
Canada failed to find a spot in the final eight this week, but the win went to Lebanese player "kimokh" for $51,155.00.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,058 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $211,600.
Of the final nine players, one was sporting the maple leaf at the final table. Ontario's “newguy89” added $9,175.94 to their online bankroll for fifth place. The player with all the chips at the end was "Egor699" from Russia for a score of $34,334.00.
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 25,143 players enter, creating a prize pool of $246,401.40.
No Canadians stormed the final nine this week. It came down to a three-way chop at the end, with Russian player "IvanDurak888" winning the biggest share of $19,712.08 for the win.
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 121 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $242,000.
Quebec's "caecilius" was the only Canadian at the final table, and took home $8,485.07 for eighth place. The winner was Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino playing from Slovenia who cut a heads-up deal to take $48,431.57 for the win.
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 5,837 to create a total prize pool of $1,167,400.
Two Canadians cracked the final nine in the Milly this week. The eighth place finisher was "rmullen" for a prize of $13,211.93, but Toronto's Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot cut a deal heads-up but had to settle for second place and a score of $124,114.98. The win, worth $144,114.99 went to “PokerDave476” 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 $150,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 10,153 entries to create a total of $203,060 up for grabs.
No Canadians made it as far as the final table this week. The player with all the chips at the end was “TheProMonkeh” from the United Kingdom, worth $19,864.31 after a heads-up deal.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $100,000. A total of 334 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $167,000 to play for.
One player with the maple leaf made the final table. After winning the Sunday Million last week, "r1d3rst0rm" added another $17,585.78 to their online bankroll with third place. The winner was “bjuran” from Sweden who pocketed $31,417.13 for the victory.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
For top end eight-max, turbo progressive knockout action, the High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown puts $150,000 guaranteed into the pot for $2,100. This week, 143 entries topped the prize pool out at $286,000.
Canada found a couple spots in the final eight. Continuing a solid couple of weeks on the virtual felt, "r1d3rst0rm" notched a seventh place finish for $6,593.93 in main prizes plus $1,250 more in bounties. Canadian "skitzo333" did a little better with a fourth place finish worth $14,068.52 plus $3,500 more in bounties, but it was Russian player "NEWFlat" who ended up with all the chips, for a score of $20,016.50 and a bounty bonus of $48,171.87 extra.
High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic
The Sunday Majors conclude on PokerStars with the Sunday Supersonic, a six-max hyper-turbo event. The High Roller Club version costs $1,050 to enter, and guarantees $125,000. With 203 entries this week, they were playing for $206,219.58 total.
The only Canadian to make the final table was Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood. He couldn't quite take it all down, finishing second for $31,067.82 to Sweden's Anton "antesvante" Wigg, who pocketed $40,466.15 for the win.
The Sunday Majors conclude on PokerStars with the Sunday Supersonic, a six-max hyper-turbo event. The regular version costs $215 to enter with a guarantee of $100,000. This week a total of 665 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $136,165.40.
Only one Canadian made the final six this week, but "Kirito777" was the first to exit, collecting $4,701.46 for sixth place. The winner was “tschibo187” from Germany, collecting $23,187.65 for the win.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
Sunday action got rolling this week on partypoker with the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter which put $150,000 guaranteed into the pool for a buy-in of $1,050. This week, 167 entries pushed the prize pool to $170,340.
Canada found a single spot at this final table as "p0kchkmonsta" made it all the way to heads up play. The Canadian had to settle for second place, but along the way to the $13,276.50 runner-up prize they collected $7,101.25 in bounty bonus. The winner of the heads up battle was UK player "SpiritDNA" who banked $21,198.13 in bounties on the way to the top prize of $18,478.55.
Sunday Bounty Hunter
For $215, entries to the Sunday Bounty Hunter were guaranteed $100,000 in total prizes. After 587 entries, that prize pool actually hit $120,922.
Two Canadians made it as far as the final eight in this one. BC's "ImSeriously" managed to grab sixth place money worth nearly $4,000 in prizes and bounties while Parker "brooooooooooo" Talbot made it all the way to second place and collected $7,695.57 in prizes as well as $1,309.65 in bounties. The winner of it all was Hungary's "MANGOtree" who added more than $21,000 to their online bankroll from prizes and bounties.
Sunday High Roller
For $1,050, players in the Sunday High Roller got the chance to play for $100,000 in guaranteed prizes. This week's total of 114 entries put $114,000 into the kitty to play for.
One Canadian made it into the final eight of this one, and it was a familiar name. Sam "DeanMalenko" Greenwood made it to fifth place and added another $7,410 to his bankroll. The top dog this week was Swedish player "CASHEEEGAMEEE" for a score worth $25,786.71.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
The Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter offered up $200,000 in guaranteed prizes for a cost of $530. After late registration closed, 401 entries meant they were actually playing for $205,512.50.
Canada failed to find a spot in the final eight here this week. The last player standing was "Mr.Water99" from Macau and they took home nearly $47,000 in bounties and prizes.
Sunday Super High Roller
The Sunday Super High Roller gave players that could afford the $2,600 price tag the chance to play for $150,000 guaranteed. When the smoke cleared on registration, 62 entries meant the prize pool was $155,000.
Three Canadians found a spot in the final eight this week. Sam "DeanMalenko" Greenwood made another cash with an eighth place finish worth $7,362.50 while "chadi6969" made it to fifth place for $10,850. It was Canadian "pockjack0" who took it all down though, for a nice score of $50,375.
Sunday Main Event
The Sunday Main Event guaranteed $100,000 in prizes for a cost of just $215. After late registration, 574 players meant they were all playing for $114,800 total.
Canada found just a single spot at the final table. "Happy2k18" managed to find an eighth place finish worth $1,882.72. The last player sitting was "wessie555" from the Netherlands worth $21,398.72.
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!