The Canadian Sunday Briefing: Mike Watson and Pascal Lefrancois Both Collect Six Figure Scores
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, Dec 08, 2019, Mike “SirWatts” Watson and Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois both had six figure scores to have the best result from Canada. 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 428 entries keeping the total prize pool at $100,000.
This week, one Canadian made it all the way to the final table. "xFINK_Ploydx" walked away with a five figure score, collecting $11,000 for third place. The winner of the tournament was “alwayswin111” of Austria who won $19,350 for the victory.
$20,000 Sunday Whale
The $20,000 Whale is one of 888poker’s biggest tournaments of the day with a buy-in of $320 buy-in along with a $20,000 guarantee. This tournament saw a total of 56 entries, which created an overlay of $2,640, keeping the prize pool at the $20,000.
This week no Canadians found a spot at the final table. The winner of the tournament was “strangejelly” of Bangladesh who won $7,000 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 $50,000 prize pool guarantee. This week’s edition had 552 entries, creating a prize pool worth $55,200.
There was one player from our nation who managed to make the final table. That Canadians was "chickensssss" who got to heads up play but fell in second place for a $7,087 pay day. “HITRII999” managed to outlast the field though to win $9,767
The $215 Sunday Warm-Up heats up the action with a $115,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 684 entries who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $136,800.
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. After the final card was dealt, “great dant” ended up with the victory, collecting $23,735.
High Rollers 25: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max PKO
The High Rollers event over on PokerStars is in full swing and one major event was the $2,100 buy-in 8-Max PKO, featuring a $400,000 guarantee. With 269 entries, the prize pool was surpassed, coming in at $538,000 to play for.
One Canadian made the final table and it was one of Canada's most well known online players, in Mike "SirWatts" Watson. Watson managed to run the table, winning the tournament and pocketing $117,203 in prize money and bounties combined.
High Rollers 24: $10,300 PLO 6-Max
Another tournament that was part of the High Rollers event on PokerStars was the $10,300 PLO 6-Max event, which featured a $500,000 guarantee. The tournament surpassed the guarantee when 69 players entered the fray, creating a $690,000 prize pool.
Only one Canadian made the final table, Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois, who managed to book the win and a $186,237 pay day.
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 11,202 to create a total prize pool of $1,120,200.
No Canadians made the final table this week. The win went to China's “139999” who won $107,862 for the victory after a heads up deal was made.
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 $100,000 guaranteed. This time around there were a total of [entries] entries to create a total of $ up for grabs.
One Canadian made the final table this week with "swamp2008". The win went to Brazil's “Danulla10” who won $12,448.59 for the victory.
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 $125,000. The tournament saw 17,034 players enter, creating a prize pool of $166,933.
This time around, one player made the final table from Canada. "Captaingirl2019" managed to make the final table but was the first player eliminated, collecting $810 for the ninth place finish. In the end, "Moozdzek" managed to outlast the massive field to collect $16,222.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $90,000. A total of 172 entries saw the guarantee be missed, keeping the prize pool at $90,000.
One Canadian made the final table. "L1VeYRdrEamS" finished in fourth place for a $4,048 pay day. The winner was “Swaggersorus” from the UK who pocketed $9,374 for the victory.
The buy-in drops to $109 for the Sunday Cooldown with a turbo structure. The guarantee is set at $115,000 and with 1,368 entries, the guarantee was surpassed with a total prize pool of $136,800.
The final nine players had two Canadians. "exitonlyKK" finished in eighth place for $993 while "Bluejaykehi" took the whole thing down, winning $10,621 for the victory.
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 528 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $108,113.
This week two Canadians made the final table. The first Canadian to exit the final table was "thx4urm0n3y" who finished in seventh place for $2,997. The top Canadian finisher in the tournament was "kervyrx7" who managed a fifth place finish for $5,156. The winner was Brazil's “gusmaa” who won $19,166 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on partypoker
Unfortunately, partypoker does not report tournament results with country information. Canadian results were unable to be reported.
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!