The Canadian Sunday Briefing: HectorHermano Wins 50K Pay Day
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, Jul 07, 2019, “HectorHermano” had the best result from Canada, by winning the $5,000 buy-in Sunday Blade on Natural8 for $55,518. Here’s the full report on major Canadian results from this Sunday:
Sunday Majors on 888poker
The $100,000 Mega Deep
The usual premier Sunday tournament on 888poker boasts a guarantee of $100,000 for a $215 buy-in. This week saw 531 total entries creating a total prize pool of $106,200.
This week no Canadians made it to the final table. The winner of the tournament was “SheldonC0per” who won $20,380 for the victory.
The $20,000 Whale is 888poker’s second biggest tournament of the day with a buy-in of $530 buy-in along with a $20,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 37 entries to miss the guarantee.
This week two Canadians found a cash at the final table. "tinabrown817" was the first Canadian eliminated falling in fourth of the five cashers collecting $2,000. The top Canadian was "zoobanana" who collected $5,400 for the runner up finish. The winner of the tournament was “GASTRADER1” who won $8,000 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
The biggest tournaments of the day get started on PokerStars every week with the $109 Sunday Kickoff with a $35,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 431 entries creating a prize pool worth $43,100.
Canada was absent from the final table this week while “"zhou188” managed to outlast the field though to win $5,620 after a three way deal.
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $100,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 535 entries who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $107,000.
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. “Lamperouge_v” ended up with the victory, collecting $17,417 after a heads up deal.
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 saw 19574 players enter, creating a prize pool of $191,800.
There was one Canadian that reached the final table this week. "shogunM" managed to turn their $11 buy-in into a four figure pay day with an eighth place finish for $1,301. The winner was “I_M_ICM”
From Austria who took home $16,958 for the victory.
Sunday High Roller
The highest-priced regular Sunday major is the Sunday High Roller with a hefty buy-in of $2,100 and guaranteeing $100,000 in prizes. With 52 entries, the total prize pool ended up at $104,000, just passing the guarantee.
There were no Canadians that reached the final table. The winner was “Premi Lebo_10” from Sweden who outlasted them all to collect $36,560.
This is the most coveted online poker tournament in the world with a buy-in of just $109 with a $1,000,000 guarantee, this time around, entries came to 10,799 to create a total prize pool of $1,079,900.
Unfortunately, no Canadians made the coveted final table. The winner was “allen sheik” from Brazil who bested the field to scoop in $110,835.
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 $150,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of 7,758 entries to create a total of $155,160 up for grabs.
At the final table, none were from Canada. The win went to Lithuania's “zhukaSS” who won $16,423 for the victory.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 142 entries fell short of beating the guarantee.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The winner was “veeea” from Russia who pocketed $15,742 for the victory.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown with a turbo structure. The guarantee is set at $125,000 and with 1,300 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $130,000.
The final nine players had no Canadians. Russia’s “MCvisitor” managed to outlast the field for a nice payday of $10,093.
The Sunday majors conclude on PokerStars with the $215 Sunday Supersonic — a six-max hyper-speed tournament with a $100,000 guarantee. This week a total of 475 entries pressed their luck to come up short of the guarantee.
This week one Canadian made the final table. "p0cket00" ended up bowing out in seventh place for $3,040. The winner was “Platin-Kurde” of Germany who won $17,827.
Sunday Majors on Natural8
Sunday Blade $5K
The biggest buy in over at Natural 8 is the Sunday Blade andhas a $100,000 guarantee with a $5,000 price tag. There were a total of 32 entries to create a $123,500 total prize pool.
Canada's "HectorHermano" outlasted all players to collect $55,518 while "bh9999" was the other Canadian to cash, finishing in third place for $20,971.
Sunday Blade $1K
The Sunday Blade $1K edition carries a $30,000. This week, 39 entries were cast with two more Canadians making the final five payout spots.
"KenBrynney" was the first Canadian eliminated, falling in fifth spot for a min cash of $2,329. "taoagm" was not only the last Canadian standing but also the last player standing, winning the tournament for $15,805.
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!