The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Sam Greenwood Crushes Sunday
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 31, 2019, Sam Greenwood was Canada's top dog after he went all the way in partypoker's super high roller of the day for a score of more than $160,000. 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 313 entries with 129 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $100,000.
This week Canadians bracketed the final table. The first player to exit the final nine was Canadian "deeman1823", collecting $1,750 for their effort. The only player not to bust was also Canadian as Ontario's Tim "REALTTWIST" Kelly took down the whole thing for a score of $19,350.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The big action got underway on PokerStars with the $109 Sunday Kickoff with $100,000 guaranteed in a special "Knockout Sunday" promotion. This week saw 1,071 runners build a prize pool of $107,100.
One Canadian managed to crack the final nine as "vanpoker86" made it all the way to heads-up play. The Canadian could only manage second place though, for a total score of just over $6,500, while the win went to UK player "Agent Bear" for a combined score of nearly $16,000.
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
The high roller version of the Sunday Warm-Up fires up the action with $175,000 guaranteed for eight-max action that costs $1,050 to enter. This week's total of 296 entries put $296,000 into the middle.
Canada managed to find third place in this one with "Cmon_Gasquet" grabbing $31,656.51 for their efforts. The top prize, worth $56,499.54, went to "Tomatee" from Uruguay.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with a buy-in of just $109 but a $1,000,000 guarantee. This time around, entries came to 12,790 to create a total prize pool of $1,279,000.
Just a single Canadian made the final nine in this week's special "Knockout Sunday" version of the Milly. "GizMo 1789" made it to fourth place for a combined score of nearly $30,000. The win went to Sweden's "42ayay" for a massive score of over $90,000.
High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown
The High Roller Club: Sunday Cooldown is an eight-max, turbo, progressive knockout tournament that puts $200,000 into the middle guaranteed for the cost of $2,100. A total of 135 entries brought this week's prizes to $270,000.
Two Canadian flags were draped over chairs at the final table. Ontario's Michael "HuntItShipIt" Doherty took down fourth place in this one for a combined score of more than $17,000 while "n3xD" made it to second place for a total of over $37,000. Top dog in this one was China's "zzwwzzwwzz" for nearly $60,000.
The $109 Sunday Cooldown offers turbo speed, eight-max progressive knockout action with $125,000 guaranteed. This week. 1,731 entries filled the chairs, putting $173,100 total into the middle to play for.
One Canadian made the final eight in this one with "krasark" making it to fifth place with no bounties to collect a prize of $3,374.33. All the chips went to Hungary's "losa811" for a combined win of more than $21,000.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $175,000 guarantee. This week, as the special "Knockout Sunday" turned this into a bounty event, a total of 874 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $178,960.24.
Two chairs had maple leaf sticker on them this week. The fifth place finisher was "hayroller" for a combined score of nearly $7,000, but "NY17PATS14" made it to second place for a combined win of more than $11,000.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
The big Sunday action gets underway at partypoker this week with the beginning of Powerfest. The high roller version of the first event cost $530 to enter and guaranteed $250,000 in prizes. This week, 555 entries brought the total prizes to $277,500.
A single maple leaf made it to the final table, and it was being waved by partypoker ambassador Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell. She survived as far as seventh place, and pocketed $6,354.75 for her efforts. The top prize went to UK player "Ignent" for $51,726.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
Bounty action kicked off at partypoker with Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter, a $530 buy-in with $150,000 guaranteed. This week's total of 332 entries mean the prize pool filled up to $170,150.
There was one Canadian flag amongst the final 8 this week. US poker refugee Alex "FkTheseGuysBro" Foxen made the party, but was the first to leave, collecting more than $4,000 in prizes and bounty for eighth place. Playing from the United Kingdom, Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel went all the way to win more than $30,000 in total prizes.
The second event in the Powerfest series kicked off with a high roller version that cost $1,050 to enter with $300,000 guaranteed in the middle. By the time registration closed, 371 players put $371,000 total into the pool.
The only Canadian in the final eight was Ontario's "shorezydrew" who managed a seventh place finish worth $9,460.50. The winner was "Hac3Cosas" from the United Kingdom for a score of $71,974.
The high version of Powerfest #02 put a guaranteed $250,000 into the prizes for a buy-in of $215. When registration closed, 1,365 entries brought the actual prizes to $273,000.
Canada found the sixth place finish in this one, with "samlepirate088" making $7,152.60 for their trouble. The winner was Ireland's "Iveybluffallin" for a win worth $40,325.77.
With $500,000 guaranteed, the $5,200 Powerfest #03-SHR was the biggest event of the day. When the dust cleared, 141 total entries brought the total prizes to $705,000.
Canadian flags bracketed the final table of this one. The first player to exit the final eight was "TIMEXCNT" who collected $21,150 on their way out the door. At the other end of the final table, Sam "DeanMalenko" Greenwood was the last player standing and added $162,079.50 to his already impressive bankroll.
Sunday High Roller Terminator
For $1,050 the Sunday High Roller Terminator guaranteed $200,000 in total prizes. This week's total entries of 212 meant there was actually $216,240 in the middle to play for.
Two Canadians graced the final stage. The seventh place finisher was "WWWpartyCOM" and they made nearly $7,000 in combined prizes, but Alex "FkTheseGuysBro" Foxen grabbed a second score of the day with fourth place and a total win worth more than $14,000. The win went to "MisterN411" of the Netherlands for total prizes worth almost $37,000.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
For $530, the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter guaranteed at least $200,000 in the middle. After 450 entries this week, the actual prizes grew to a combined pool of $230,625.
Just one Canadian found a final table spot this week, but Team partypoker Online member Travis "DramaticDegen" Darroch ended up heads-up against the UK's "BigPescado69". The two ended up nearly splitting the prizes with "BigPescado69" winning $16,617.71 in prizes plus a whopping $28,405.61 in bounties, while the Canadian won $16,595.16 in prizes plus a bounty bonus of more than $2,000.
Powerfest #04-HR guaranteed at least $500,000 in the middle for a buy-in of $2,100. After registration closed, a total of 250 entries brought the prizes to $512,500.
One Canadian made it into the final eight, and "pockjack0" made it to heads-up and pocketed more than $57,000 in prizes and bounties. The winner was "JgsNV" from the Netherlands for a total score of just shy of $100,000.
The medium version of Powerfest #04 cost $55 to enter but put $200,000 guaranteed into the kitty. With just 3,767 entries this week, the total prizes didn't quite reach the guarantee.
The only Canadian at the final table was "scizo20" who won over $7,000 in cash and prizes for fifth place. The win went to "good-bye-PS" from Uzbekistan for a combined score of more than $18,000.
The final big bounty event of the day at partypoker was Powerfest #06-HR with $300,000 guaranteed for $1,050. Late registration closed with 303 entries on the board, and a total of $309,060 in the pool.
Two maple leafs were spotted in the final eight. "KERRMODE" won more than $10,500 in bounties and prizes for seventh place, while Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell made another score on the site she represents with more than $8,000 in combined prizes for sixth place. The winner was Sweden's "petdet3ctive" for more than $50,000.
Sunday action wrapped up this week with Powerfest #06-H progressive knockout which put $100,000 guaranteed into the middle for a cost of just $109. The gates came down with 1,275 entries and a total prize pool of $132,600.
One Canadian made the final eight, and "AlligatorBLUD" won more than $7,000 in combined prizes for third place. Top dog in this one was "spinner2255" who won nearly $18,000 total.
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!