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The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway

Paul Volpe

The most anticipated day of the year for many online poker pros is the start of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event at PokerStars. In years past, several players have walked away with seven-figure paydays from the event, and we'll witness the same again this year as the 2,142 players created a prize pool of $10,710,000. The eventual winner on Monday night will pocket $1,820,700.

When play ended Sunday night only 271 remaining, meaning only one player exit empty-handed with the top 270 places receiving money. Isreal's "Viking8844" will enter Day 2 as the chip leader with 613,924 in chips. Several notables are still in contention, including Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, recent WPT champ Darren "darrenelias" Elias, Isaac "westmenloAA" Baron, Jake Cody, Andre "aakkari" Akkari and Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo.

We will have a full recap of the WCOOP Main Event at the completion of play, so check back here on Tuesday!

In other WCOOP news, Paul "paulgees81" Volpe collected his first WCOOP title by winning Event #63: $2,100 HORSE. Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion, Huck “octane190” Seed and Taylor "tRaMp$d0PrAy" Paur also reached the final table of that start-studded tournament.

Meanwhile, "kiiski" took down Event #65: 8-Game Re-Entry High Roller for $231,200 after chopping heads-up with Noah "Exclusive" Boeken.

Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, partypoker and WSOP.com:


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 101

WCOOP Event #62: Six-Max Progressive Knockout ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$332.50+$332.50 +$352,245$1,492,925

PlacePlayerPrizeBounties
1Afterpub$114,901*$38,757
2Yaba$90,376*$21,767
3ILS007$65,315$16,807
4Ken “kenny05” Smaron$42,921$5,873
5CONCRETE1990$27,992$6,153
6sousinha23$15,660$10,535

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Peter "Belabacsi" Traply (7th - $10,450), Joris "Tyren0" Ruys (8th - $10,450), Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro (9th - $10,450), Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist (13th - $5,075), Marty "TheLipoFund" Mathis (19th - $4,030)


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 102

WCOOP Event #63: HORSE ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100173$346,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Paul “paulgees81” Volpe$66,442*
2nilsef$62,442*
3Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion$41,520
4Fresh_oO_D$29,410
5üä-qaypö.wsx$19,030
6Huck “octane190” Seed$15,570
7Taylor "tRaMp$d0PrAy" Paur$12,110
8Creatiff111$9,515

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Kevin "iacog4" Iacofano (14th - $6,055), Ami "UhhMee" Barer (20th - $4,325), Maria "Femmeonfelt" Ho (22nd - 4,325), Sebastien “Seb86” Sabic (23rd - $4,325)


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 103

WCOOP Event #65: 8-Game Re-Entry High Roller ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10,000+300104$1,040,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1kiiski$231,200*
2Noah “Exclusive” Boeken$221,200*
3Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko$135,200
4Matthew “MUSTAFABET” Ashton$88,400
5Rory "Mafews" Mathews$67,600
6Alexey “LuckyGump” Makarov$46,800

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick (8th - $33,800), George "jorj95" Lind (9th - $33,800), BrynKenney (10th - $22,360), Theo “Theo J” Jorgensen (11th - $22,360), Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson (18th - $13,520)


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 104

Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+301,236$618,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Fabian "fabstinho" Quoss$103,236
2Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson$75,396
3morans350$56,856
4pappadogg$42,024
5OMGitshunt$30,282
6810ofclubs$24,102
7znake77$17,922
8Aftret$11,742
9Anjeyyy6,427

Notable Finishes: Ami "UhhMee" Barer (10th - $5,253), Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev (12th - $5,253), Elio "smokrokflock" Fox (26th - $2,472)

Get in on the Sunday Majors action yourself by visiting PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 105

$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,391$421,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1NeverHoldz$76,134
2Darren "darrenelias" Elias$55,164
3yasunori66$42,110
4Marcelosrf$31,582
5paulinhoo988$22,107
6Cody “thugmoneymkr” Slaubaugh$17,896
7Hucky69$13,685
8David "sexygee" Gent$9,474
9Kyle "KJulius10" Julius$ $5,895

Notable Finishes: Sam "KingKobeMVP" Stein (14th - $3,158), Dan "HundoFight" O'Brien (18th - $2,316), Elior "Crazy Elior" Sion (24th - $1,684)


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 106

PartyPoker 200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,045$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1kickbox100$27,400
2Barron1899$16,500
3lnghrdsrfr$9,800
4Ragoo007$7,400
5PAXTER$5,300
6NoSc00pForU$3,900
7Fortunatus3$2,900
8JIMBOFINIGAN$2,400
9PrettySteph$1,920


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 107

Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,794$358,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1znake77$58,861
210111420$43,056
3Rasmus "RasA86" Agerskov$32,292
4Pimmss$24,039
5oliveirallin$17,043
6Ami "UhhMee" Barer$13,455
7caaaaamel$9,867
8myrinho0777$6,279
9Siewas$3,588

Notable Finishes: Shannon "basebal1b" Shorr (10th - $2,834), Alex "mistakooll" Keating (19th - $1,399), Phil "MeSweets28" Galfond (22nd - $1,399)


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 108

The Sunday Major ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,333$226,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1duffmon$45,320
2extranando$30,183
3phounder$21,527
4SPRAGGS$16,088
5zdubbs22$12,009
6Tom "hitthehole" Middleton$8,837
7Kevin "KevBoyStar" Stani$6,571
8Jacob "baseman" Bazeley$4,758
9borisdm$3,399

Notable Finishes: Stefan "random_chu" Chew (12th - $2,266), Jordan "Jymaster11" Young (13th - $1,722), Jimmy "Mr_BigQueso" Collopy (23rd - $974), Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (27th - $974)


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 109

Sunday Brawl ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+15720$144,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1hkhk$29,520
2sumdumjer$20,160
3Rayan "rkruok" Nathan$15,134
4Ott-Man87$11,520
5inhoo$8,352
6Ben "bonafidedonkey" Palmer$5,904
7Jonas "donut604" Mackoff$4,320
8Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov$3,312
9ftpballerstatus$2,448

Notable Finishes: Justin "looshle" Pechie (12th - $1,656), Kevin "KevBoyStar" Stani (17th - $892)


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 110

$25,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15121$25,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1nowitsover$7,000
2uknowigotit$4,050
3itWasThatOr0$2,325
4jetsfan14$1,875
5MakemeFold$1,575
6black_ivey09$1,325
7randomrags24$1,050
8BoomBoom$700
9Jumpin1$525


The Sunday Briefing: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe Wins WCOOP HORSE Title; Main Event Underway 111

$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1570$15,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1INEFFABLE$4,350
2smrtwntcrzy$2,550
3aggie69$1,800
4FishN.chips$1,500
5C_MURDA$1,200
6izzy383$1,035
7mnbass1$885
8cantfakeit$735
9VPIHokie1970$525

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