The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Jon Van Fleet Takes Sunday HR for $50k
Every Sunday, millions of dollars are paid out to poker players around the world when sites like 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 21, 2019, Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet from British Columbia had the best Canadian result with a win in the High Roller Club: Sunday HR on PokerStars. Honourable mention this week again goes to Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell who notched big scores on both PokerStars, and her native partypoker. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
The High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up is an eight-max event that costs $1,050 to enter and guarantees at least $225,000 in prizes. This week, 268 entries filled the coffers with a prize pool of $268,000.
There were a couple of Canadian flags spotted at the final table. Seventh spot, worth $8,998.01, went to "salman07860" while "mraink" carried the maple leaf all the way to third place for a score of $28,661.98. All the chips ended up in front of Austrian Thomas "WushuTM" Mühlöcker for a win worth $51,155.00
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $175,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 910 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $182,000.
Of the final nine players, one maple leaf was spotted. Ontario's “edoiler” ended up in fifth spot to collect $8,122.60. “Roberta114” from Vietnam took the victory, collecting $30,392.80.
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 $225,000 in prizes. With 128 entries this week, the total prize pool ended up at $256,000.
Only a single Canadian made the final table of this one, but Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet from British Columbia made the most of it. It took him two bullets, but Van Fleet ended up with all the chips at the end, and a nice payday of $56,111.60.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $125,000. A total of 356 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $178,000 to play for.
The only Canadian in the final nine was a familiar name as Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell added another score to her impressive online results with fourth place for $13,832.52. Top dog in this one was Norwegian "fityfmi" for a win worth $32,809.55.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
The big Sunday action on partypoker got underway this week with the Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter where players got a shot at $150,000 in guaranteed prizes for $530. When registration closed, 293 entries put $150,162.50 into the middle.
The only Canadian flag to make the final eight in this one was American poker import Alex "FkTheseGuysBro" Foxen, who managed a seventh place finish worth more than $5,500. Top of the pack in this one was Sweden's "CASHEEEGAMEEE" for a combined score of nearly $25,000.
Sunday High Roller Terminator
The bounty action continued on partypoker with the Sunday High Roller Terminator. For players able to find the $1,050 in the couch cushions, there was a guarantee of $200,000. With just 184 entries when the dust cleared, that prize pool never grew beyond $200,000.
One maple leaf was spotted at the final table, and it was worn by sixth place finisher Parker "brooooooooooo" Talbot. Talbot added more than $7,000 to his online bankroll for the finish, while more than $45,000 in combined prizes went to the winner, "wildace10" from Hungary.
Sunday Terminator [Special Edition]
A special edition of the Sunday Terminator put $150,000 guaranteed for just $33. The low-priced bounty event drew 3,269, but that wasn't quit enough to crack the guarantee, which left them playing for $150,000.
The only maple leaf at the final table belonged to "ALLINandGAMBLE" who made it to heads-up play before settling for nearly $13,000 in combined prizes for second place. The win went to the United Kingdom's "Cheersmat69" for more than $17,000 total.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
For $530, entrants into Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter were guaranteed $200,000. After 451 entries went through the turnstiles, a total of $231,137.50 went into the prize pool.
Three Canadians were spotted among the final eight. Fifth place went to "donzledurbru" for almost $8,000, but "FrioPequeno" and "MW1592" ended up third (more than $16,000 combined) and second (more than $17,000 combined) respectively. The top dog in this one was Latvian player "Drewchy" for nearly $37,000 in combined prizes.
Sunday High Roller Gladiator
High rollers got another chance at bounty action with the Sunday High Roller Gladiator which put $250,000 guaranteed into the middle for $2,100. When registration closed, there were 117 beans in the jar, which meant they were playing for $250,000.
Two maple leafs were spotted among the final eight. Fifth place, worth nearly $19,000 in combined prizes, went to partypoker ambassador Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell for her second score of the day, while Ontario's "shorezydrew" went two spots farther and won more than $25,000 for third. The win went to another partypoker pro, Patrick "Patrick_Leonard" Leonard from the United Kingdom for just shy of $50,000 total.
For $55, entrants to the Sunday Gladiator were guaranteed $100,000 in prizes for bounty action. With 2,388 entries, they blew past the guarantee and ended up with $125,370 in the middle.
One maple leaf made the final eight as "Monkfacex" pocketed nearly $3,700 in combined prizes for fourth place. Norwegian player "jochee" took down the big prizes with $7,685.40 for the win as well as more than $7,000 more in bounty bonus.
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!