The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "RPILON" Wins The Big Game
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, February 24, 2019, the top Canadian by an overwhelming margin was "RPILON" after taking down The Big Game at partypoker for a massive score worth more than $200K. 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 334 entries with 162 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week one Canadian made it all the way to the final table. “SpiderMonk03” managed to get fifth place, worth $5,700. The winner of the tournament was “Turrrrible” of the United Kingdom who won $19,350 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $200,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 950 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $200,000.
Of the final nine, two players sporting the maple leaf were at the final table. Bryan "bparis" Paris ended up in sixth to collect $6,597.62 but "NY17PATS14" made it to third spot for a prize of $17,263.04. “Fakhish” from Russia took the victory, collecting $32,779.54.
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 23,187 players enter, creating a prize pool of $227,232.60.
One Canadian managed to sneak into the final nine of the Storm, but "SAM BIG ACE" was the first to bust, winning $1,047.54 for ninth place. The winner was "JohnPaiste" from Argentina for a score of $20,974.98.
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 $200,000 in prizes. With 127 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $254,000.
Two maple leafs made it to the final table this week. Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell was bumped in seventh place, but she took home $11,571.37, while US poker refugee Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo fired two bullets but took home the win worth $55,673.22.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $125,000. A total of 349 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $174,500 to play for.
The only Canadian to make the final nine was "ccyrenne" who made it to fourth place for $13,560.53. The winner was Boris "olelemaiko" Kolev from Bulgaria who pocketed $32,164.52 for the victory.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown is an eight-max progressive knockout event that costs a hefty $2,100 to enter and guarantees $250,000. With 129 entries this week, the prize pool topped out at $258,000.
One Canadian made the final eight, and it was a familiar name in the high roller scene. Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood won more than $21,000 in combined prizes for third place. The win went to New Zealand's "Imar54" for more than $75,000 in prizes and bounties.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday Bounty Hunter: $109
The $109 version of the Sunday Bounty Hunter put $100,000 guaranteed into the prize pool. By the time late registration was done, 1,193 entries put $124,072 into the middle.
Canada found a single spot at this final table, but it was a face and name that is becoming very familiar on the Canadian poker scene. The younger half of the Staples brothers, Matthew "MatthewStaples" Staples, managed to find a third place finish in this game for bounties and prizes worth more than $8,000. The win went to Norwegian player "MNORVI" for more than $16,000 in combined prizes.
Sunday High Roller Clásico
The Sunday High Roller Clásico put $100,000 into the kitty guaranteed for the price of $530. With a total of 208 entries, the actual prize pool topped out at $104,000.
Three maple leafs were spotted at the final table. "CanadianSanta" found the seventh place spot to pocket $3,224 while a familiar name in the partypoker Sunday results, "WWWpartyCOM" took third place and $10,972. The top Canadian result went to "virophage" who made it heads-up, but had to settle for second place and $15,392. The win went to "KrillleR" from Sweden for a score of $21,205.60.
The Big Game
partypoker's big buy-in game this week was The Big Game which put $1,000,000 in the middle guaranteed for the high roller price of $5,200. The marquee event attracted 196 entries by the end of registration which meant they didn't quite cap the $1,000,000 guarantee.
Just a single Canadian found their way to the final table this week, but "RPILON" went all the way, ending up with all the chips, and a huge $203,900 first place prize.
Sunday High Roller Gladiator
With $200,000 guaranteed, the $2,100 Sunday High Roller Gladiator offered some high roller bounty action. When registration closed, 120 entries put the prize pool at $246,000.
Canada found two spots in the final eight. Sam "DeanMalenko" Greenwood made it to third place for a total prize of more than $23,000 while "skitzo793" took that one spot better with second for nearly $28,000 total. The win went to Brazil's Joao Paulo "joaosimaobh" Simao for a total of $65,000.
The Sunday Gladiator put $200,000 guaranteed into the middle for bounty action in a $320 buy-in event. With 754 entires, the total pool ended up at $232,232.
Canada managed to find one spot in the final eight. For the second time this Sunday, "CanadianSanta" found their way to the final table, this time finishing one spot better in sixth for a combined prize of nearly $4,000. The win went to "Sunshineeee" from Finland for a combined score of more than $34,000.
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!