The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "fizzygypsy" Wins $65K at 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, Feb 3, 2019, "fizzygypsy" was the top Canadian after winning KO Series #01-HR at partypoker for more than $65,000. Honourable mention goes to Ontario's Michal "wywrotx" Wywrot who won the RakeLESS Sunday Main Event on 888poker and pocketed $25K in the process. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
RakeLESS Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker got a little sweeter this Sunday when the rake was dropped from the price. The guarantee stayed at $100,000 but the buy-in dropped to $200 even, with the entire amount going to the prize pool. This week saw 521 entries with 252 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $154,600.
The only Canadian to make the final nine was "sblanch259" who ended up pocketing $15,769.20 for third place. The winner was "Tedson89" from the United Kingdom for a prize of $29,219.40.
RakeLESS Sunday Main Event
A new entry on the 888poker Sunday schedule, the RakeLESS Sunday Main Event this week offered up a $100,000 guarantee for a rake-free $300 buy-in. A total of 441 entries in the freezeout put the total prizes at $132,300.
Only a single Canadian made the final table this week, but Ontario's Michal "wywrotx" Wywrot made the best of it. He ended up with all the chips and added $25,137 to his more than $3,000,000 in online earnings.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
The $1,050 High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $150,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 297 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $297,000.
Of the final nine players, just one player was sporting the maple leaf. American poker refugee Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo ended up in fifth to collect $17,797.04 wearing our flag. “MITS 304” from Cyprus took the victory, collecting $56,690.45.
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 24,648 players enter, creating a prize pool of $241,550.40.
The only Canadian to make the final nine was "ultrafish212" who finished just outside a three-way deal at the end, collecting $7,199.45 for fourth place. German winner "DC#07" collected $20,670.85 from the final 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 $150,000 in prizes. With 123 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $246,000.
The only Canadian in the final nine this week was "pmachnie" who made their way to fourth place and a prize of $24,581.99. The winner was “Remi Lebo_10” from the Ukraine who outlasted them all to collect $53,919.76.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with the new buy-in of just $109 but still a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 13,228 to create a total prize pool of $1,322,800.
Canada was blanked for this final table. The win, worth $129,213.18, went to “benasg” from Lithuania.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
For $2,100, entrants to the High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown are guaranteed $200,000 for turbo eight-max progressive knockout action. This week, 157 runners dug the total pool $314,000 deep.
One Canadian squeezed into the final eight this week as Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone took seventh place for a total score of $8,291.41 in prizes and bounties. Germany's "CiTral6077" came away with the win, and pocketed more than $90,000 in prizes and bounties in the process.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
KO Series #01-HR
The big story at partypoker this past Sunday was the start of the KO Series. The high roller version of the first event guaranteed $300,000 for a buy-in of $1,050. This week, 399 entries signed up to bring the total prize pool to $406,980.
Only a single Canadian made the final table of this one, but "fizzygypsy" ended up with all the chips. The Canadian secured a win worth $65,096.83 in prizes and bounties.
KO Series #01-M
The medium version of the first KO Series event had a $100,000 guarantee for a buy-in of just $55. That encouraged 2,596 entries to come out, bringing the total prizes to $136,290.
Just one Canadian cracked the final eight in this one. "COL_Moutarde" made it as far as fourth place and took home $6,212.29 in cash and bounties. The winner of it all was "azino3tapara" from Georgia for a total prize of $14,933.18.
Sunday Main Event
For a buy-in of $215, players in the Sunday Main Event were guaranteed $100,000 in prizes. With only 480 entries however, the guarantee wasn't met, and $100,000 was all they were playing for.
Two Canadians managed to crack the final eight in this one. Ontario's "showtizzzle" managed a fifth place finish worth $4,540 but "WWWpartyCOM" made another appearance in the Sunday scores with a third place finish worth $9,200. The winner of it all was "hector1958" from Uruguay for a prize of $18,850.
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!