The Sunday Briefing: Marco Johnson Wins 2nd WCOOP HORSE Title at PokerStars

Marco Johnson

It was another busy slate of tournaments on the virtual poker felt this weekend. The 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) rounded out its second week of action at PokerStars, and the MiniFTOPS series wrapped up at Full Tilt Poker after a champion was crowned in the Main Event. Meanwhile, partypoker hosted a $215 Sunday major with a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson (pictured) was one of several players who collected a WCOOP bracelet on Sunday. Johnson, a highly respected mixed-games player from the U.S., won his second career WCOOP HORSE title in Event #42: $320 HORSE. Johnson also reached the final table of the Sunday 500 on PokerStars, placing eighth for more than $10,000.

Dan "djk123" Kelly was looking to claim his fifth career WCOOP victory in the $10,300 High Roller Heads-Up event on Sunday. Kelly, who holds the record for WCOOP titles with four, reached the semifinals of the event before losing to eventual champion "OtB_RedBaron." Ben "Ben86" Tollerene also advanced to the semis but lost to Hong Kong's "ForTheSwaRMm."

Several other notables pocketed big scores on Sunday. Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and partypoker:


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WCOOP #40: NLHE Six-Max ($750K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+501,156$1,156,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jean-Pascal "hopezACE" Savard$193,630
2Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin$144,500
3Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams$109,820
4Johan "busto_soon" Van Til$75,140
5David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin$49,245
6Andrey VNIIM$34,680

Notable Finishes: Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino (8th - $2,030), Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro (11th - $14,450), Ryan "RJules12" Julius (12th - $14,450), Dylan "Pokerl)evil" Hortin (16th - $9,710), Tommy "TMoney0209" Miller (18th - $9,710)


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WCOOP #41: NLHE Progressive Super Knockout ($750K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$250+250+302,605$1,302,000

PlacePlayerPrizeBounties
1lipe piv$102,898$30,691
2EZGrind$77,283$21,623
3young_diam18$55,356$7,041
4LordGregoire$38,098$10,880
5Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas$ $28,980$4,782
6jenej$22,468$4,507
7shermanash$15,955$5,298
8Pokerfan89Gr$9,443$12,821
9baksss11$5,535$4,985

Notable Finishes: David "My Brim Low" Ivers (16th - $2,409), Stevan "random_chu" Chew (27th - $2,018)


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WCOOP #42: HORSE ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+20529$158,700

PlacePlayerPrize
1Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson$29,994
2Aftret$21,979
3Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee$16,187
4LMarto115$11,902
5LRolldUpTrips$7,935
6Ulett_23$5,554
7sDosenpfand$3,967
8Parasences$2,777
9Piipboy$2,142


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WCOOP #44: NLHE High Roller Heads-Up ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10,000+30064$640,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1OtB_RedBaron$224,000
2ForTheSwaRMm$128,000
3Ben "Ben86" Tollerene$64,000
3Dan "djk123" Kelly$64,000
5Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky$40,000
5OLD TIME GIN$40,000
5SayNo2Racism$40,000
5FMyLife$40,000


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MiniFTOPS Main Event ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$70+57,365$515,500

PlacePlayerPrize
1dadowiec$74,961
2MrPitta$60,210
3jokai22$51,200
4MachadadaRGS$31,964
5The Geniusjan$23,199
6sincleer$16,497
7mihaistelist$10,981
8Joseph "subiime" Cheong$7,630
9AndronZavozi$5,361


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PartyPoker 500K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+152,218$524,148

PlacePlayerPrize
1kabotajoe1$75,000*
2RonBarcelo77$50,000*
3CHAMOOONAAA$39,000*
4dero12$39,330*
5ineedsheet$19,655
6blondebigboobs$15,200
7InNackenKacken$11,793
8mauze09$8,648
9Wathh$6,080

*Reflects four-handed deal

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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+301,068$534,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Negriin$79,900*
2vladobu6i$79,018*
3Tom "hitthehole" Middleton$50,730
4Zimnan “Zimmy86” Ziyard$37,166
5CuAt69UsdSng$26,433
6elementx8$21,093
7Tony “D1rtyR1v3r” Nardi$15,753
8Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson$10,413
9marko 2701$5,874

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Bryan “IKnewwwIt” Leskowitz (25th - $2,242)


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,698$339,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1Faith#1Virtu$50,460*
2GoTribeGrady$48,023*
3grind4fame$31,413
4jvieiradias8$23,092
5PokerSavage1$16,640
6ticotico2009$13,244
7mrAndreeew$9,848
8saner31$6,452
9Liv Boeree$3,497

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: TJ "1BigAceHole" Ulmer (11th - $2,852), Ari "BodogAri" Engel (16th - $1,562), Elio "smokrokflock" Fox (22nd - $1,358), Frank "roo_400" Billard (24th - $1,358)


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The Sunday Major ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,159$231,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1graftekkel$46,360
2blakiazvl$30,875
3winwin07$22,021
4Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist$16,457
5sookie05$12,285
6SirRui$9,040
7Team Tre Tusen$6,722
8Drani07$4,867
904032129$3,477

Notable Finishes: Kory "s00tedj0kers89" Kilpatrick (11th - $2,318), Mark "dipthrong" Herm (17th - $1,344), Jason "jadedjason" James (21st - $996)


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Sunday Brawl ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+15770$154,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1C Darwin2$31,570
2Rick the Trick$21,560
3Pressor$16,185
4nowa1$12,230
5Jonas "donut604" Mackoff$8,932
6Caio Pimenta$6,314
7Charlie "chaz_man_chaz" Combes$4,620
8gernas$3,532
9GM_VALTER$2,618

Notable Finishes: David "My Brim Low" Ivers (12th - $1,771), Steve “HR Dub” Williams (13th - $1,309), Matthias "goodvibe" Neu (23rd - $677), Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet (27th - $677)

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