The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Matt Stone Cashes Twice for Top Canuck
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 10, 2019, Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone was the top Canadian after cashing in two different tournaments on PokerStars for more than $36,000 in total prizes. 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 351 entries with 159 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $102,000.
The only maple leaf at the final table belonged to Ontario's Tim “REALTTWIST” Kelly, but he had to settle for ninth place and a prize of $1,785. The win, worth $19,737, went to "DeuceofDuc0".
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 44 entries with 15 rebuys to create a total prize pool of $59,000.
Once again, just a single Canadian made the final table, and once again, it was Tim “REALTTWIST” Kelly. This time, Kelly made it all the way to heads up play, but took home the second place prize of $14,750 while the top prize went to "tmurdah".
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $55 Sunday Marathon featuring a $100,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 2,350 entries creating a prize pool worth $117,500.
Just a single Canadian made the final nine of this one, but "cardinals970" had to settle for sixth place and a prize of $1,793.99. The win went to German player "Succeeed" for a total score of $11,339.52 after a two-way deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 809 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $175,000.
Of the final nine players, just one was sporting the maple leaf as Quebec's "r1d3rst0rm" took ninth place for $2,287.07. The winner of the whole thing was "Matze 90451" from Austria for just over $27,000 after a heads-up deal.
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 112 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $224,000.
The only Canadian to make the final nine was Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell who made it all the way to fourth place and pocketed $23,384.16 for her day's work. The winner was “anteen” from Sweden who outlasted them all to collect $51,617.42.
Mini Sunday Million
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a tenth of the buy-in is the weekly Mini Sunday Million where the buy-in is $22 with a $175,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 9,770 entries to create a total of $295,400 up for grabs.
Just a single Canadian made the final table as "philhole" took down sixth place for $3,649.06, as well as the ticket to the full Sunday Million that all final table players received. The player with all the chips at the end was Brazilian Arthur "ArtPokerReg" Regolatti for a score of more than $23,000 plus the ticket.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown puts $200,000 guaranteed into the prize pool for an eight-max, turbo, progressive knockout with a hefty buy-in of $2,100. With 114 runners this week, the total pool ended up at $228,000.
The only Canadian to crack the final nine was a familiar name to readers of the Canadian Sunday Briefing. Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone made it as far as third place, and took home more than $22,000 in cash and bounties. The winner was Polish player "fellatiado" for a combined score of more than $65,000.
The smaller version of the Sunday Cooldown still offers up eight-max, turbo, progressive knockout action, but with a lower buy-in of $109 and a guarantee of $125,000. When entries ended up at 1,691, the prize pool grew to $169,100.
Two maple leafs were spotted at the final table. Eighth place went to US poker refugee Ryan "MrMaximize" Riess for about $1,400 in bounties and prizes, while third place went to Australian poker refugee Anthony "GrindHeaps" Aston for nearly $7,500 in combined prizes. German player "SsicK_OnE" took down the whole thing for more than $22,000.
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 $200,000 guarantee. This week a total of 208 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $211,298.88.
Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone made his second final table of the day with a fifth place finish worth $14,405.87. The winner was "dragonwarior" from the United Kingdom for a score of $41,462.79.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller Deepstack
With $200,000 guaranteed, the Sunday High Roller Deepstack offers up high roller fun for $1,050. By the time the gate went down, 203 entries created a total pool of $203,000.
Canada found a single seat at this FT as "KryptoKing420" managed a seventh place score worth $6,293. The winner was "CardiffPhil" from the United Kingdom for a win of $41,391.70.
The Sunday Deepstack guaranteed $125,000 for deepstack action costing $215. This week, 699 players showed interest and together built a prize pool worth $139,800.
The only Canadian in the final nine was one of the new members of partypoker Team Online, Patrick "Egption" Tardif made it to fourth place and pocketed $8,374.02 for his efforts. The win went to Polish player "HADSHOOT" for a total score of $25,485.54.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
For a buy-in of $530, the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter guaranteed a total prize pool of $275,000. After registration closed, 551 entries meant the pool was $282,387.50 deep.
Canada found a single spot in the final eight as sixth place went to "Melania_Trump" for more than $7,400 in combined prizes. The big prizes went out to Brazilian player Geraldo Cesar "BateBicoPLZ" Neto who captured more than $47,000 for 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!