The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "BigStick91" Grabs 3rd in Milly for $60K
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, March 3, 2019, “BigStick91” was the top Canadian after scoring third place in the coveted Sunday Million on PokerStars for more than $60,000. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $100,000 Sunday Sale Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000, but this week cost a sale price of $109 to enter. This week saw 962 entries with 342 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $130,400.
Canada barely managed to slide onto the final table as Chris "ChristaBorg" Conley grabbed a ninth place finish for $1,564.80. The winner of the tournament was Espen “DubaiPrince4” Uhlen of Norway, who took down the top prize of $23,472.
The $50,000 Sunday Sale Whale
The Whale is 888poker’s high-roller tournament of the day, this week at the sale price of $530 with a $50,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 92 entries with 23 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $57,500.
The only Canadian to make the final table went all the way taking down the whole thing. "ThEtRaIN96" collected all the chips and took home $15,812.50 for the win.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
For a buy-in of $1,050, the High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up offers up a prize pool of $250,000 guaranteed. This week, after 291 players entered, the final prize pool capped out at $291,000.
One Canadian sneaked into the final nine. "Cmon_Gasquet" was the first player to exit however, picking up $6,251,84 for ninth place on his way out. The win went to Belgium's Anthony "OempaLoempah" Chimkovitch for a score of $55,545.20.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 997 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $199,400.
Two seats at the final table had Canadians in them. The eighth place finisher was "extragloves" for a score of $3,464.13 but “ccyrenne” ended up in fifth to collect $9,064.12. Polish player “fellatiado” took the victory, collecting $32,681.76.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with a reduced buy-in of just $109 but a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 11,525 to create a total prize pool of $1,152,500.
Two Canadians cracked the final nine in this one. "Waulker" managed to hold on for seventh spot and a prize of $17,120.38, but "BigStick91" made it to third place for a prize of $61,729.16. The win, worth $117,222.79, went to “Lucky_Jew_17” from Russia.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $115,000. A total of 317 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $158,500 to play for.
The only Canadian to make the final table made it a good showing. Jimmy "jays94" Molloy went all the way, finishing with all the chips and a score of $29,818.17.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The Sunday Cooldown is an eight-max progressive knockout tournament at turbo speed and the high roller version costs $2,100 to enter with $250,000 in guaranteed prizes. This week's total came to 147 entries and a prize pool of $294,000.
One Canadian made the final eight as "torscotr06" took seventh place for more than $12,000 in combined prizes. First place went to the Netherlands' "tonn22" for a combined score of more than $80,000.
The regular version of the Sunday Cooldown offers the same eight-max turbo action for a buy-in of 109 with a guarantee of $125,000. When late registration closed, 1,608 entries brought the prize pool to $160,800.
One Canadian found a spot in the final eight, but Scott "D_DIGGLER99" Hill was also the first to exit the final table in eighth for more than $1,750 in combined prizes. The winner was "betzel" from Brazil for for than $22,000 total.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller Deepstack
The Sunday High Roller Deepstack kicked off the Sunday partypoker action with a $200,000 guarantee for $1.050. When registration finished, 200 entries meant the prize pool stayed at $200,000.
One Canadian made the final eight as "Melania_Trump" made third place worth $21,100. Top dog in this one was Austrian player "mwhldwn" for $40,780.
Sunday Bounty Hunter
Bounty action got underway with the Sunday Bounty Hunter, a $215 buy-in tournament with $125,000 guaranteed. A total of 662 entries brought that prize pool to $136,372.
Canada found two spots at the final table. "Illumin8" managed to get fifth place for for than $3,000 while "vuks0n" went one better with fourth and more than $4,800. The winner was Caio "CPessagno" Pessagno from Brazil for more than $19,000 in combined prizes.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
For $530, the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter offered up $250,000 in guaranteed prizes. A total of 555 entries brought that prize pool up to $284,437.50.
Two Canadians made the final eight. "TheRepoMan86" won more than $5,500 for a seventh place finish, but "RingelStink" went all the way for the win and more than $40,000.
Sunday Bounty Hunter
There was $100,000 guaranteed in the prize pool for the $109 Sunday Bounty Hunter, and after 1,297 players showed up, the actual prizes ended up at $134,888.
Just one Canadian found their way to the final eight, but they were also the last player standing. "Zoran0199" went all the way, collecting more than $8,000 in bounties on their way to the $8,669.66 first place prize.
Sunday High Roller Gladiator
High roller bounty fans got the chance at $200,000 guaranteed for a buy-in of $2,100. After 134 entries were recorded, the prizes topped out at $274,700.
One player with the Canadian flag found the final eight, but US poker refugee Alex "FkTheseGuysBro" Foxen was the first player off the final eight for about $8,500 in combined wins. The winner was Croatian "SouhftfW" for $75,000 total.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter Fast
For high rollers who like turbo bounty action, the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter Fast offered up $200,000 guaranteed for $1,050. A total of 184 entries brought the prizes to $187,680.
Canada found the sixth place finish in this one, with Quebec's Jonathan "ca11meron" Cameron making almost $8,000 for the effort. The winner was the United Kingdom's "omgitsgiraf" for a combined score of more than $42,000.
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!