The Canadian Sunday Briefing: ‘roo_400’ and Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson Final Table Sunday 500
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 29, 2019, “roo_400” had the best result from Canada, with a runner up finish in the Sunday 500 on PokerStars. 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 327 entries, keeping the total prize pool at $100,000.
This week one Canadian made it all the way to the final table. "LeetRunGood" finished in fifth place for $5,700. The winner of the tournament was “josef_shvejk” of Russia who won $19,350 for the victory.
Sunday Majors on PokerStars
Winter Series - 14-H: $530 NLHE - Progressive KO
The Winter Series -14-H: $530 NLHE - Progressive KO gets the Sunday majors underway this week at PokerStars with a $275,000 guarantee. After late registration there were a total of 620 entries who bought into the tournament to create a total prize pool of $310,000
Of the final nine players, none were from Canada. II-Giuglia ended up as the winner, collecting $26,856 plus another $27,896 in bounties.
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 67 entries, the total prize pool ended up at $134,000.
There were no Canadians that reached the final table. The winner was “Remi Lebo_10” from Ukraine who outlasted them all to collect $41,637.
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, the tournament was a part of the Winter Series which featured a $3,000,000 guarantee while moving back to the original $215 buy-in. This time the entries came to 17,543 to create a total prize pool of $3,508,600 over a two day event.
No Canadians made the coveted final table this week. The top Canadian finishers were Mike "SirWatts" Watson and "cookiemo8436" who finished in 26th and 21st respectively, both receiving $9,975. The winner was “takisxa” from Greece who bested the field to scoop in $375,697.
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 9,617 entries to create a total of $192,340 up for grabs.
At the final table, one was from Canada. The lone Canuck was also the first player to exit the final table as "hedpe28" finished in ninth for $973. The win went to Malta's “jonhf90” who won $21,961 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 18,127 players enter, creating a prize pool of $177,644.
No Canadians entered the final table with chips this week as Russia's "ManiacParty" managed to walk away with all the chips and $16,760 in victory.
With a buy-in of $530, the Sunday 500 guarantees $75,000. A total of 144 entries missed the guarantee, coming in at $75,000 to play for.
Two Canadians made the final table. The first Canadian to exit the final table was Mike "SirWatts" Watson who finished in sixth place for $2,196. The top Canadian was "roo_400" with a runner up finish and $6,292 in prize money. The winner was “wpt077” from China who pocketed $8,186 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 624 entries pressed their luck to create a total prize pool of $127,770.
This week no Canadians made the final table. The winner was Brazilian “sgsabioni” who walked away with $22,271 in 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!