The Canadian Sunday Briefing: torscotr06 Wins $75K on Stars 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, May 19, 2019, "torscotr06" had the best Canadian result after a win and a third on PokerStars won them more than $75,000. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
XL Inferno #10: $100,000 Tune Up
The XL Inferno series is in full swing 888poker, and event #10 put $100,000 guaranteed in the kitty for a buy-in of $160. With 595 entries and 230 rebuys, they prize pool blew past the guarantee to hit $123,750.
One Canadian made the eight-handed final table, but "Nordynordbrg" could only make it as far as eighth place when they got their pocket aces in against the kings of the UK's Ian "simpioni" Simpson, only to see Simpson hit a "dirty, dirty, filthy, filthy" king on the turn to knock the Canadian out for a score of $2,785.37. Simpson made it a couple spots farther, but the win went to his countryman, "prebzzz" for $23,376.37.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
SCOOP-30-H: Progressive KO
The big action got underway early this past Sunday with SCOOP in full swing. SCOOP-30-H: Progressive KO put $500,000 guaranteed into the middle for $1,050. With 691 entries, the prize pool ended up at $691,000.
One Canadian found a spot in the final nine as "torscotr06" found a third place finish and almost $43,000 in prizes and bounties. All the chips ended up in the stack of "bartowskiFR" of the UK for the combined top prize of well over $100,000.
SCOOP 31-M: Sunday Warm-Up SE
The $215 SCOOP 31-M: Sunday Warm-Up SE heats up the action with a $500,000 guarantee this week. After late registration there were a total of 3,369 who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $673,800.
Just a single maple leaf showed up on the final table, but it belonged to one of Canada's top players. Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell made it to fifth place for a decent Sunday score of $24,997.57. The final three players cut a deal that left Argentina's Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja with the top prize of $78,342.13.
High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up
The eight-max High Roller Club: Sunday Warm-Up guarantees at least $225,000 in the prize pool for $1,050. This week, 304 high rollers made it out, putting the prize pool at $304,000.
The only Canadian among the final eight was "ccyrenne" who took $13,506.90 for sixth place. The final two players chopped it up, which left the UK's Patrick "pads1161" Leonard with the first place prize of $50,974.13.
The Bigger $109 guarantees at least $115,000 for the $109 buy-in. This week 1,666 entries built a prize pool of $166,600.
There were two Canadian flags in the final nine. Third place went to "sahara6565" for a score of $13,315.96, but a maple leaf was also at the top of the list, with "torscotr06" adding another $25,315.96 to their Sunday winnings for first place.
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 $185,000. The tournament this week saw 19,564 players enter, creating a prize pool of $191,727.20.
The only Canadian at the final table was part of the two-way deal at the end. The deal gave Ontario's "urmaniii" second place and $12,913.54, while UK Player "acepeelace" took $17,288.21 for the win.
SCOOP-32-L: Mini Sunday Million SE
Giving the Sunday Million feel for a tenth of the buy-in is the SCOOP-32-L: Mini Sunday Million SE where the buy-in is $55 with a $500,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 13,181 entries to create a total of $659,050 up for grabs.
The only Canadian flag at the final table belonged to "c-loc84" in fourth place for a $29K score. Top dog in this one was Steve "MadBunz" Heron from the United Kingdom for $75,630.57 after a heads-up deal.
SCOOP-32-M: Sunday Million SE
The most coveted online poker tournament in the world got a boost this week as SCOOP boosted the buy-in of the SCOOP-32-M: Sunday Million SE to $530 with a guarantee of $1,250,000. This time around, entries came to 3,008 to create a total prize pool of $1,504,000.
Just one Canadian made it to the last table in play on this one, but Quebec's "alexos888" was only able to manage seventh place for a score of $28,488.31. The winner was "BillLewinsky" from the Netherlands for a sweet score of $217,139.56.
SCOOP-32-H: Sunday High Roller SE
There was $1,000,000 guaranteed for the $5,200 SCOOP-32-H: Sunday High Roller SE this week. A total of 282 entries meant they were actually playing for $1,410,000.
Canadian high-stakes crusher Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams made the final nine, but bowed out in eighth place for $35,665.24. The final three players made a deal that meant "josef_shvejk" of Russia took home the top prize of $224,958.52.
For $1,050, the SCOOP-33-H: PLO8 guaranteed $275,000 in prizes for four-card split-pot action. With 263 entries, the prize pool never grew beyond the guarantee.
Two Canadian flags showed up in the final nine. Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski managed seventh place for $9,284.27 while Patrick "Egption" Tardif made fifth place money worth $16,539.68. Finland's "GravityPilot" took down the top prize for $52,491.06.
High Roller Club: Sunday 500
With a buy-in of $530, the High Roller Club: Sunday 500 guarantees $135,000. A total of 274 entries beat the guarantee, coming in at $137,000 to play for.
The only Canadian flag at the final table belonged to Alex "bigfox86" Foxen. He took $10,951.49 for fourth place while the win went to the Netherlands' Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira for $26,085.89.
SCOOP 35-M: Sunday Cooldown SE
SCOOP 35-M: Sunday Cooldown SE put $200,000 guaranteed into the middle for a buy in of $55. The eight-max turbo event drew 6,128 entries this week for a total prize pool of $306,400
The only Canadian flag at the final table belonged to "Lafleur71" who booked a fourth place finish worth more than $12,000 combined. The winner was "1truegambler" from the UK for a combined win of more than $28,000 after a heads-up deal.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Sunday High Roller Grind
For $530, there was $100,000 guaranteed in the middle for the Sunday High Roller Grind. With 203 entries, they ended up playing for $101,500.
The only Canadian at the final table is a regular in the partypoker money. "WWWpartyCOM" made it to fourth spot and collected $7,917. The win went to Jamie "Lipkinator" O' Connor from the UK for a cool score of $17,871.12.
KO Series#26-H guaranteed $200,000 in prizes for a buy in of $215. When 1,123 entries checked in, the prize pool topped out at $231,338.
The only Canadian to make the final table was "gingasnapped" but they put on a great show, collecting all the chips and a total prize of more than $28,000.
KO Series #26-M
For $55 to enter, the KO Series #26-M guaranteed $100,000 in total prizes. With 2,459 entries, they ended up playing for $129,097.50.
Two Canadians found a final eight stack in this one. "Blocs" took down close to $3,000 for fifth place, but "mssclickbusto" went all the way for the first place prize of $7,914.14 plus $6,588.61 extra in bounty bonus.
Sunday High Roller Deepstack
The $1,050 Sunday High Roller Deepstack guaranteed at least $200,000 in prizes for deepstack action, but with only 193 entries, $200,000 was all they were playing for.
The only Canadian flag near the end of this one belonged to "KERRMODE", who took third for $21,100. The winner was Chris "GettinDaize" Oliver for $40,780.
KO Series #27-HR
With $500,000 guaranteed in prizes, the $1,050 KO Series #27-HR attracted 638 entries. That meany they ended up playing for a significantly increased $650,760.
Two Canadian flags were spotted at the final table. "BeforeSunrise" managed a sixth place finish for more than $18,000 in combined prizes, but Alex "FkTheseGuysBro" Foxen made it to third wearing the maple leaf, and pocketed almost $37,000. The winner was "fumateotro" from the UK for a grand total of nearly $90,000.
Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter
The Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter put at least $200,000 into the kitty for the price of $530. After 398 entries clicked though the turnstiles, the prize pool ended up at $203,975.
There were three maple leafs in the final eight. Parker "brooooooooooo" Talbot collected the sixth place prize of $3,754.27 plus more than $1,000 more in bounties, while "ReQui3m4" went one spot better in fifth for more than $7,000 combined. There was a Canadian flag at the top of the list as well, but it belonged to US import Jeff "JeffGross" Gross. Gross collected more than $33,000 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!