The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "TIMEXCNT" Wins $60K in Super High Roller 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 17, 2019, the top Canadian result went to "TIMEXCNT" for fifth place and more than $60,000 in the massive $5,200 KO Series #74-SHR at partypoker. Honourable mention this week goes to Ontario's "marlin5555" who won the KO Series #76-HR event for more than $25,000 in prizes and bounty. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
$100,000 RakeLESS Sunday Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker is now RakeLESS and boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $200 buy-in. This week saw 507 entries with 225 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $146,400.
This week two Canadians made it all the way to the final table. Quebec's “alexos888” was the first player bounced from the final table, collecting $2,239.92 for ninth place while "Prof_Plum" fired twice, but managed a fifth place score worth $7,905.60. The winner of the tournament was Rihards "Rihard4a" Dobelis of Latvia who won $27,669.60 for first.
RakeLESS Sunday Main Event
A new addition to the 888poker Sunday schedule, the RakeLESS Sunday Main Event is a $300 freezeout tournament that guarantees $100,000 up top. As part of the RakeLESS promotion, the full $300 buy-in is added to the prize pool, and this week's total of 376 entries meant they were playing for $112,800.
Canada blanked on this final table, but the win, worth $21,646.32, went to Russian player "CalmRevolver".
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 2,812 entries creating a prize pool worth $240,600.
Just one player from our nation managed to make the final table. London, Ontario's Mike "AAcademiKK" Bartholomew grabbed eighth place money worth $1,408.98. The win, worth $17,883.26, went to Russian player "valdemaar74".
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 1,080 entries to create a total prize pool of $216,000.
Of the final nine players, one was sporting the maple leaf. Toronto's Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger ended up in sixth to collect $6,734.79. Playing from the Netherlands, Julio "julioassp" Ribeiro took down the win for $35,047.94.
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 22,948 players enter, creating a prize pool of $224,890.40.
Canada whiffed on seats at this final table. German player "RaZorFaZoR" was the last player with chips and won $20,758.87 for their efforts.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with a lower buy-in of just $109 but still a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 11,732 to create a total prize pool of $1,173,200.
Canada failed to find a seat at the Milly final table this week. The win, worth $119,324.72, went to “yarik1903” from the Ukraine.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $125,000. A total of 270 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $135,000 to play for.
Just a single Canadian made the final nine of this one. "Lafleur71" managed to make it to third place and pocketed $14,412.15. The winner was “tinnoemulder” from the Netherlands for a score of $25,705.00.
Turbo Series 113: Mini Sunday Supersonic
As part of the Turbo Series, the Mini Sunday Supersonic got a boost to $100,000 guaranteed for the low price of just $22. A total of 8,643 runners came out for the six-max, hyper-turbo this week, which brought the actual prize pool to $181,070.85.
Nova Scotia's Keith "thewave85" Sampson was Canada's only representative in the final six of this one, and he ended up heads-up for the win. The Canadian had to settle for second place and a prize of $17,702.77 as the win, worth $25,414.29, went to the Netherlands' "yigit2017".
High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $1,050 High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $175,000 guarantee. This week a total of 266 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $270,218.76.
The only Canadian in the final six was Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams, a familiar face in high rollers live and online. He managed fourth place this week for a prize of $21,005.80 while Bulgarian player "ludako123" took down the win for $51,578.53.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
KO Series #73-M
The KO Series was still in full swing at partypoker this weekend, and Sunday began with KO Series #73. The medium version cost players $55 to enter, but still guaranteed $100,000. When registration closed, 2,443 entries brought the prize pool to $128,257.50.
Two Canadians made their way to the final table this week. The sixth place finisher was "unde_" with a score of more than $3,000 in bounties and prizes, while British Columbia's Adam "androm3da91" Crawford split the top prize with Germany's "isawthedevil". The two cut a heads-up deal that saw them both win about $7,500 in prizes and along the way to his second place finish, the Canadian also picked up $1,625.10 in bounties.
KO Series #74-SHR
The marquee event this Sunday at partypoker was also the priciest ticket in online poker. At $5,200 the KO Series #74-SHR had $1,000,000 guaranteed as the total prize pool. By the time the gates closed, 206 players brought the actual money to $1,050,600.
One well-healed Canadian managed to score a spot in the final eight. "TIMEXCNT" collected more than $60,000 in prizes and bounty on their way to fifth place. The winner was Swedish player "STORTjavlaGL" who won nearly $194,000 in combined prizes.
KO Series #74-H
For $109, KO Series #74-H offered up a $250,000 guarantee. The final total came to 2,901 entries for a prize pool of $301,704.
Two Canadians found a seat in the final eight of this one. The fourth place finisher was Canadian "i remember" for a combined score of nearly $13,000 but "mraff11" made it all the way to heads-up play. The Canadian split the prize pool with Polish winner "mazda1991" with both players winning $18,037.59 in prizes. The Canadian also had close to $2,000 in bounty bonus, while the eventual winner collected nearly $14,000 in bounties.
Sunday Super High Roller
The $3,150 Sunday Super High Roller gave players with a deep bankroll the chance at $200,000 in guaranteed prizes. When the dust cleared on registration, 67 entries put the prize pool at $201,000.
The only player sporting a maple leaf in the final eight was fourth place finisher "VictorVazquez" for a score of $18,090. The win, worth $61,305, went to Russian player "aLiNeNok1677".
Sunday Gladiator: $320
For a buy-in of $320, the higher version of the Sunday Gladiator guaranteed $200,000 in prizes. A total of 751 runners brought the actual pool to $231,308.
Two Canadians found their way to the final eight. The sixth place finisher was Canadian "coco60k" for a combined score topping $6,000 while "COL_Moutarde" made it as far as third place for a combined win of nearly $14,000. All the chips ended up going to South Korean player "IMSOBOSSY" for a combined win of nearly $38,000.
Sunday Gladiator: $55
The $55 version of the Sunday Gladiator put $100,000 guaranteed into the kitty for bounty action. When registration closed, 1,942 entries brought the actual pool to $101,955.
The only Canadian to make the final eight in this one was Ontario's "Lousy Smarch" who collected nearly $1,700 in cash and bounties for sixth place. The win went to UK player Feargus "EZ.PZ" Murphy for a combined score of more than $11,500.
KO Series #75-HR
For an entry fee of $1,050 KO Series #75-HR guaranteed a prize pool of at least $200,000. With 259 runners by the close of registration, the total prizes were set at $264.180.
One player with the maple leaf on their back made the final eight. "AussieOsbourne" had to settle for seventh place and more than $6,500 in combined prizes. The win went to "Otxark0agabr0" from the United Kingdom for total prizes of more than $55,000.
KO Series #76-HR
For $530, players in KO Series #76-HR were guaranteed $100,000 to play for. With 263 entries in the end, the prize pool actually ended up at $134,787.50
Two Canadians cracked the final eight of this one. The seventh place finisher in this one was Canadian "drewmscott" for a combined win of almost $5,000, but the top dog in this one was Ontario's "marlin5555". The Canadian won $10,341.18 in prizes, but also pocketed $15,711.17 in bounties along the way to the win.
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!