The Canadian Sunday Briefing: "Boss BL" Takes Second in Sunday Million
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, April 7, 2019, the top player with a Canadian flag was US poker refugee Elio “donzledurbru” Fox who won a Powerfest event on partypoker for about $100,000 but the top Canadian result went to "Boss BL" for their $77k score for second in the Sunday Million. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
XL Blizzard #9 - $100,000 Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker was part of the XL Blizzard festival this week and boasted a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 391 entries with 143 rebuys creating a total prize pool of $106,800.
Two Canadians found their way to the final table of this one. Seventh place went to "jt7bl2f" for $3,741, but there was a maple leaf at the top of the list as well as the top prize of $20,494.92 went to "69Gronk87".
XL Blizzard #10 - $100,000 Tune Up
As another part of the XL Blizzard series, XL Blizzard #10 - $100,000 Tune Up cost $160 to enter. Once the beans were counted, 539 entries plus 205 rebuys meant there was $111,600 in the middle to play for.
Ontario's Michal "wywrotx" Wywrot managed to grab fourth place money worth $8,593.20 but was the only Canadian at the final table. The top prize went to Chris "888Moorman" Moorman from the UK. He had to fire four bullets, but got it done for the top prize of $21,092.40.
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 2,602 entries creating a prize pool worth $130,100.
The only Canadian to make the final nine was "tizzle26" who won $5,295.51 for their effort. “Storimos” from Poland managed to outlast the field though to win $16,638.
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
For $1,050, the High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up guarantees at least $175,000 in the prize pool. That attracted 307 entries to bring the actual prize pool to $307,000.
One Canadian made the final table in this one, and "Oxota" made it all the way to heads-up play before settling for second place money of $43,274.68. The biggest prize of $57,754.87 went to the winner, "twirlpro" of Hungary.
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 21,664 players enter, creating a prize pool of $212,307.20.
One Canadian made it through this massive field to the final nine, and "Vane4ka" survived long enough to be part of a three-way deal at the end. The Canadian player took $12,828.32 for second place as the top prize of $16,828.33 went to Brazilian player "ray93poker".
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 10,316 to create a total prize pool of $1,031,600.
Just one Canadian managed to navigate this field to reach the most coveted online final table. "Boss BL" made it all the way to second place, and grabbed a nice score of $77,457.06. The win, worth $107,737.84 went to “matze 90451” from Austria.
Mini Sunday Million
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a fifth 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 9,733 entries to create a total of $194,660 up for grabs.
Three maple leafs were spotted in the final nine of this one. Seventh place went to "flynn01" for $2,499.73 while "Bucs9397" went one better with sixth for $3,635.18. The top Canadian was "Poker Stelly" with fifth place and a score of $5,286.33. The player with all the chips at the end was “kassirus888” from Russia, worth $23,650.45.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $115,000. A total of 333 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $166,500 to play for.
The only Canadian to make the final nine was Tim "TTWIST" Kelly from Ontario, and he pocketed $5,493.56 for seventh. The winner was Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson, playing from Mexico, who pocketed $31,323.14 for the victory.
High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic
The High Roller Club: Sunday Supersonic is a six-max hyper-speed tournament with $175,000 guaranteed for a buy-in of $1,050. The total number of entries was 243, and that meant there was $246,853.98 in the prize pool.
Canadian "jayjayme" managed to find sixth place in this one for a prize of $10,834.61, but the winner, "nikolaaa1234" from Bulgaria, took home $41,099.23 after a two-way deal.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $115,000 guarantee. This week a total of 738 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $151,112.88.
Two Canadians made the final six of this one, and the maple leafs bracketed the list. Sixth place went to "dmac1324" for $5,217.56 but the winner was fellow Canuck Troy "teckidtq" Quenneville. Quenneville added $25,733.04 to more than $3 million in PokerStars winnings for taking first place.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
The big action for Canadians got started on partypoker this weekend with the $109 Powerfest #34-H, a slow eight-max tournament that guaranteed $150,000 in prizes. A total of 1,859 entries meant the actual prize pool was $185,900.
Canada found the fourth place spot in this one as "hotsauceSWAG" added $9,592.44 to their virtual bankroll. The winner was "paul07new" from Malta for a score of $31,250.59.
Powerfest #35-M was a deep structure that put $100,000 guaranteed into the middle for the low price of $55. When 2,670 entries showed up, the prize pool grew to $133,500.
Fourth place in this one went to Canadian player Shyam "S_dot111" Srinivasan and he added $6,528.15 to more than $9,000,000 in online earnings. The top prize in this one, worth $21,576.72, went to Bulgarian player Evgeni "OMGMilkoisTesla" Arkov.
Sunday High Roller Terminator
The $1,050 Sunday High Roller Terminator guaranteed $200,000 in the middle for bounty action. When the gates came down on late registration, 219 players brought the prize pool to $223,380.
Kyle "KPitts34" Julius was the only Canadian in the final eight, finishing sixth for more than $6,600. The biggest prize in this one went to Brazilian Rafael "rafaelmoraesgm" Moraes for a total prize of more than $42,000.
With $500,000 guaranteed, the $2,100 Powerfest #37-HR offered high rollers some bounty action. When the dust settled, 230 entries left just $500,000 in the middle.
The only Canadian flag to make the final eight made a pretty good show of it. Top prize went to US poker refugee Elio “donzledurbru” Fox for just over $100,000.
There was a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000 in place for the deep, turbo $530 Powerfest #38-HR. With a total of 236 entries, the total prize pool hit $120,950.
Canada shared the top two prizes in this one. "ReQui3m4" made it as far as second place but had to settle for $17,900.60 when fellow Canuck "COL_Moutarde" took down the win for $24,661.75.
The big Sunday bounty action for Canadians wound down with the $300,000 guaranteed, $1,050 buy-in Powerfest #39-HR. A total of 308 entries put the actual prize pool at $314,160.
Just a single maple leaf was spotted at this final table, but it was sitting on top of the heal. "VamosAlaPlayaR" outlasted the entire field to pocket the top prize of $24,220.85 plus a bounty bonus of just under $40,000.
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!