The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "AlexS1" Chops Sunday Million
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, Feb 10, 2019, "AlexS1" had the best Canadian result after chopping the Sunday Million for more than $90,000, but honourable mention this week goes to the winner of the Sunday Storm, "bicycle1212", for a score of nearly $20,000. 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 331 entries with 151 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
Canada failed to find a seat on this final table. The winner of the tournament was “ShipGold” of Norway who won $19,350 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 43 entries with 19 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $62,000.
Canada found a few spots on the final table, but "wywrotx" and Sam "FlatTopTony" Greenwood finished just outside the 6 paying spots. The only Canadian to cash was Tim "REALTTWIST" Kelly form Ontario who made it all the way to heads-up but had to settle for $15,500 for second place. The winner of the tournament was “f0rmEiTseGal” of the United Kingdom who won $22,940 for the victory.
$100,000 RakeLESS Sunday
A new addition to the 888poker Sunday schedule, the $100,000 RakeLESS Sunday costs $300 to enter with every penny going to the prize pool. The $100,000 guarantee was just capped this week as 336 entries brought the pool to $100,800.
No Canadians managed to make the final table of this one. The win went to "floatmasta" of Latvia, worth $19,504.80.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $55 Sunday Marathon featuring a $125,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 2,865 entries creating a prize pool worth $143,250.
One player from our nation made the final nine, but "torscotr06" had to settle for $2,034.79 for seventh place. “RoBnbly Par9” from Ukraine managed to outlast the field though to win $18,221.10.
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
The High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up is an eight-max event that heats up $200,000 in guaranteed prizes for a buy-in of $1,050. This week, 309 runners brought the prize pool to $309,000.
Canada found a couple spots in the final eight. "Carster" made the final eight, but had to settle for eighth place and $7,707.88, but "pmachnie" managed a couple spots better, with $13,729.05 for sixth. The winner of it all was "elmerixx" from Finland for a nice score of $58,131.04.
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 23,826 players enter, creating a prize pool of $233,494.80.
Just a single maple leaf found its way to the final table, but the player wearing it, "bicycle1212", made the most of the chance. When the Storm subsided, it was the Canadian sitting with all the virtual chips, and a score of $19,951.66 after a two-way deal at the end.
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 122 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $244,000.
Just a single Canuck found their way to the final nine as Nick "caecilius" Petrangelo from Quebec pocketed $18,765.55 for fifth place. The winner was Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche playing from the United Kingdom who outlasted them all to collect $53,481.38.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with the lowered buy-in of just $109 but still a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 12,371 to create a total prize pool of $1,237,100.
A couple of Canadians made the final table this week. The sixth place finisher, worth $25,077.13, was Canada's "eblumin" but "AlexS1" made it all the way to heads-up, ultimately ending in second for $90,415.92. The win, worth $124,602.88, went to “strongwill81” from Germany.
Mini Sunday Million
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a fifth 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 10,028 entries to create a total of $200,560 up for grabs.
At the final table, "tortrinigyal" was the only Canadian, and they grabbed a $5,786.55 score for fourth place. The player with all the chips at the end was “poulgreen” from Poland, worth $17,193.54.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown is a turbo, eight-max, progressive knockout event that costs $2,100 to enter with a guarantee of $200,000. This week, 143 runners brought the total to $286,000.
Just one Canadian made the final table, but it was a familiar name as Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone won more than $22,000 in bounties and prizes for fifth place. After cutting a deal heads-up, the win worth a combined total of more than $60,000 went to "Fukuruku" of the Ukraine.
Turbo Series 57: Sunday Supersonic SE
The Turbo Series meant a special edition of the Sunday Supersonic, the six-max, hyper-turbo, progressive knockout tournament that ends PokerStars Sunday major schedule, with a whopping $450,000 guarantee for just $215. A total of 2,676 runners put that prize pool at $547,937.76.
One Canadian managed to sneak into the final six as "gray31" won a bit more than $9,000 in prizes and bounties for sixth place. The win went to Thailand's "imluckbox" for a combined score of just under $70,000.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller
The Sunday High Roller cost $530 to enter with a guarantee of $100,000. This week, 193 entries showed up which meant the prize pool never grew beyond the $100,000 guarantee.
Four Canadian cracked the final eight of this one, and "seotaiji86" just missing out on the party with a ninth place finish. "KryptoKing420" made the final eight, but that's as far as they got, collecting $2,300 for eighth. "COL_Moutarde" ended in seventh spot for $3,100, while "RhymeAndReason" made one spot farther to sixth and a score of $4,200. The top Canadian result in this one came from "TheRepoMan86" with fourth place and a prize of $7,800. The winner of it all was "ilushan" from Russia for $20,390.
KO Series #38-HR
The KO Series is still in high gear at partypoker and the high roller version of event #38 put a guarantee of $300,000 on the table for a buy-in of $530. A total of 739 entries showed up, bringing the actual prize pool to $378,737.50.
Canada found a couple spots in the final eight. "Uhtredsan" managed to hold on for fifth place and more than $11,000 in combined prizes. "The1n0nlyJonG" managed to go a bit deeper, ending their run in third for a combined score of over $23,000. The winner was "JimyTransaction" from Costa Rica for combined win of more than $58,000.
KO Series #38-H
For just $109, KO Series #38-H offered up a $250,000 guarantee for bounty action. When 2,621 entries showed up, the prize pool ended up at $272,584.
One Canadian managed to squeeze into the final eight as "m8KinRunz" made it to seventh place and more than $5,000 in prizes and bounties. The player with all the virtual chips was "Dorianriosvnzla" for a score of almost $30,000 in combined prizes.
KO Series #38-M
At just $33, KO Series #38-M gave the low-rollers a chance to play some bounty action for $100,000 guaranteed. A total of 3,725 runners came out, putting the actual prize pool at $117,337.50.
Canada sneaked into the final eight as "Winchester899" grabbed close to $1,400 in combined prizes for eighth place. Hungarian player "Aldeberan90" ended up with all the chips and more than $11,000 in prizes.
The Sunday Gladiator is a $320 buy-in bounty event with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. A total of 728 entries brought the total prize pool in this one to $224,224.
The only Canadian in the final eight was making their second final table appearance of the day here on partypoker. After grabbing sixth in the Sunday High Roller, "RhymeAndReason" added more than $3,700 in combined prizes to their daily winnings for eighth place. The win, worth more than $32,000 in total prizes, went to German player "rnggodx".
The $55 version of the Sunday Gladiator guaranteed $100,000 up top. By the time registration closed, just 1,896 entries meant the prize pool didn't quite hit $100,000, so that's all they were playing for.
Canada found a single seat in the final eight of this one with "Stan25" pocketing more than $1,700 in bounties and prizes. The winner of it all was the United Kingdom's "tmgiant1234" for a combined score of more than $13,000.
KO Series #39-HR
The high roller version of the 39th KO series event cost $1.050 to enter and guaranteed $200,000. A total of 259 runners meant they were actually playing for $264,180 in prizes.
Two seats on this final table were taken by players wearing a maple leaf. After a "player of the week" performance a couple of weeks ago, "ReQui3m4" made a return to the Sunday scores with a sixth place finish worth $7,500 in bounties and prizes. There was also a Canadian flag at the top of the results, as American poker refugee Chance "ChanceSeeYou" Kornuth took down the top prize for a combined total of more than $53,000.
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!