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The Sunday Briefing: WCOOP and MiniFTOPS Begin; Fabian Quoss Wins The Sunday Major

Fabian Quoss

The most prestigious online poker tournament series of the year kicked off at PokerStars on Sunday. The 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) runs Sept. 7-28 with 66 events and $40 million in guaranteed prize pools, including a $10 million guaranteed Main Event on Sept. 28 that will award at least $1.5 million to the winner.

The 2014 WCOOP kicked off Sunday afternoon with a $109 no-limit hold'em event and was followed later in the day by Event #2 ($215 no-limit hold'em six-max) and Event #3 ($215 no-limit hold'em). All three events will come to a conclusion on Monday.

Also commencing on Sunday was the latest edition of the Full Tilt Poker MiniFTOPS series. FTOPS XXVI features $1.4 million in guarantees across 31 tournaments over the next two weeks, offering players a chance to play the same schedule as the most recent FTOPS series but for one-tenth of the buy-in.

The first MiniFTOPS winner was Russia's "VNikulshin," who bested a field of 6,333 to win Event#1: $22 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry. Event #2 also began on Sunday but features eight different starting flights and won't come to a conclusion until Sunday, Sept. 14.

Meanwhile, German high-roller Fabian Quoss took down another major tournament online over the weekend. Quoss won The Sunday Major on Full Tilt Poker for more than $47,000, besting a final table that included Jeremy "daisyxoxo" Fitzpatrick and Joseph "bigegypt" Elpayaa.

Other notables who pocketed big scores this week were Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson, Tommy "TMoney209" Miller, Artem "FaNjkEEE" Kobylynskyi and Jon "LUFCBas" Spinks, who made a pair of Sunday Major final tables at PokerStars.

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


The Sunday Briefing: WCOOP and MiniFTOPS Begin; Fabian Quoss Wins The Sunday Major 101

The Sunday Major ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,197$239,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1FabianQuoss$47,880
2pedrohennn$31,888
3Jeremy "daisyxoxo" Fitzpatrick$22,743
4TyRusT$16,997
5Joseph "bigegypt" Elpayaa$12,688
6asdfghj1234$9,336
7BasJe$6,942
8Fillibombombom$5,027
9GaNDalF -2509$3,591

Notable Finishes: Stefan "YrrsiN" Huber (13th - $1,819), Yann "yadio111" Dion (19th - $1,029), Ondrej "Vinkyy" Vinklarek (25th - $1,029)


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MiniFTOPS Event #1 ($75K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$20+26,333$126,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1VNikulshin$21,658
2ptweedsdro$15,072
3BlackBrahman$10,766
4Motanxxx888$8,106
5RymesWOrange$6,073
6RetoJung$4,179
7justfloppin$2,723
8Naslund44$1,899
9M_LUTKUS_M$1,329


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30986$493,000

PlacePlayerPrize
119Pistrike93$86,176
2Artem "FaNjkEEE" Kobylynskyi$62,611
3bolivianSWAG$46,835
4cocojamb0$35,003
5Mr.Kingball$24,650
6nicelife$19,720
7myrinho0777$14,790
8EzPaTuLa$9,860
9kotnutz$5,669

Notable Finishes: Aaron "Aguskb" Gustavson (12th - $4,683), James "Andy McLEOD" Obst (17th - $2,711), João "joaobarb" Barbosa (18th - $2,711), Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (20th - $2,070), Mike "Timex" McDonald (25th - $2,070)


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$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,345$419,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1akport$64,052*
2OhRaisyDaisy$ 67,408*
3CesarMorales$41,920
4Jon "LUFCBas" Spinks$31,440
5NastyMinder$22,008
6CuAt69UsdSng$17,816
7Paul "padjes" Berende$13,624
8ppantango$9,432
9YRWTHMELTHR$5,868

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: David "betudontbet" Emmons (12th - $3,982), Ravi "govshark2" Raghavan (16th - $2,305), Ami "UhhMee" Barer (17th - $2,305)


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,067$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1relaxplz1$16,285*
2ih8cheese$15,891*
3Mpa3yka$15,541*
4onlyGoodMusic$13,381*
5Elena__1987$5,300
6XulescuXxX$3,900
7Mateyos$2,900
8gp18089$2,400
9gigisi$1,920

*Reflects four-handed deal


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,647$329,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1xx23xx$55,174
2wudsikurdukk$40,351
3Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson$30,469
4Ansimans$22,399
5tempel22$16,140
6Jon "LUFCBas" Spinks$12,846
7Manfr&d$9,552
8OTT CANADA$6,258
9MNikolay$3,392

Notable Finishes: Martin "filfedra" Staszko (14th - $2,141), Ozgur "phaplap" Arda (15th - $2,141), Kyle "KJulius10" Julius (21st - $1,317)


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Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,727$364,051

PlacePlayerPrize
1IgorKarkarof$64,219
2buckguy2200$47,326
3fudgecake69$36,405
4Houbanan$26,393
5EzPaTuLa$18,930
6TacTical D$15,290
7capper11$11,649
8order110$8,009
9TiltMeBig$5,096

Notable Finishes: Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson (14th - $2,548), Benny "toweliestar" Spindler (15th - $2,548), Joel "jbrown8777" Brown (16th - $1,820), Jordan "Jymaster11" Young (18th - $1,820), Matt "ch0ppy" Kay (24th - $1,201), David "sexygee" Gent (25th - $1,201)

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


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Sunday Brawl ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+15821$164,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1Tommy "TMoney209" Miller$33,661
2c0rbl1meyguv$22,998
3Graftekkel$17,257
4midnightGuest$13,136
5Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi$9,523
6gigibaston$6,732
7Gl4diat0r$4,926
8Nitty fish$3,776
9BURRO1011$2,791

Notable Finishes: David "DonkCommited" Miscikowski (13th - $1,395), Bryn "OnceUponAStar" Kenney (14th - $1,395)


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$25,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15120$25,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1sizzlinbetts$7,000
2Heres_Starks$4,050
3Makemefold$2,325
4treeetop$1,825
5Zdvol632$1,575
6outsideinnj$1,325
7smaulerg$1,050
8Jumpin1$700
9SLHalper$525


The Sunday Briefing: WCOOP and MiniFTOPS Begin; Fabian Quoss Wins The Sunday Major 110

$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1586$15,910

PlacePlayerPrize
1Mrterry007$4,534
2BTCBlade$2,625
3aggie69$1,591
4FromBehind$1,273
5smrtwntcrzy$1,098
6Impervious$939
7Ivkid7$780
8BillReynolds$541
9izzy383$430

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