Cookies on the PokerWorks Website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the PokerWorks website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

Continue using cookies

Poker News | Online Poker | Tournaments

Super Poker Sunday 06/20: JohnnyBax Wins Sunday Brawl on Full Tilt

Share this
As the 2010 World Series of Poker progresses in Las Vegas, it becomes more difficult to find a correlation between attendance there and attention to it, and the number of players in the online poker Sunday majors. There has been a definite impact, but for no apparent reason, most of the big Sunday tournaments saw a spike in registration this week. Something to ponder.

The highlight of Sunday, June 20, for many players was the opportunity to play for WSOP Main Event seats. Both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars offered massive qualifiers that offered hundreds of seats. With the 2010 WSOP Main Event only about two weeks away, there weren’t many chances remaining to get one’s hands on a $10,000 seat, and with guarantees in this week’s offerings, players came out in droves to win their way into the biggest live poker tournament of the year. Response was overwhelming, and many poker players are now making flight and hotel arrangements to be in Las Vegas by July 5.

With the Sunday Million on PokerStars and $750K Guarantee on Full Tilt put on hold this week to make way for the aforementioned seat giveaways, most other tournaments on the schedule found increases in registration numbers. Even so, with the big money prize pools out of the lineup, most winners took home five-figure payouts - still impressive but not at the usual level. But the tournament that garnered the most attention was the Sunday Brawl on Full Tilt, as one of the most well-known online poker players in the world, Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy, claimed victory in the event. Though he is sometimes known as a backer of many live and online players, his win in the Brawl let everyone know that he is a player in addition to a shrewd businessman.

For all of the Sunday results, take a look below.

PokerStars

Sunday Warm-Up

The first in an extensive list of Sunday majors on PokerStars brought players to the Warm-Up, which saw a sharp increase in registration this week after losing some ground in prior weeks this summer. But there were 4,129 players willing to pony up the $200 + $15 buy-in for the $750K guarantee, and those numbers ended up pushing the prize pool to $825,800, which offered payouts to the last 630 players standing. Upon reaching the final table, the final three players came to a chop agreement, and getting to heads-up for needdollarz and SiiliSuhonen resulted in the former taking the title but the latter winning the biggest prize of nearly $108K.

1st place:    needdollarz ($98,320.19)
2nd place:    SiiliSuhonen ($107,888.59)
3rd place:    QazMiNowPlz ($87,678.76)
4th place:    raare01 ($46,657.70)
5th place:    degiomusic ($35,096.50)
6th place:    JoeJ1337 ($26,838.50)
7th place:    Nitrite ($18,580.50)
8th place:    da produca ($10,322.50)
9th place:    lankeshwar ($6,606.40)

Sunday 1/4 Million
One of the few tournaments this week to see a slight decrease in registration was the Quarter Million, though the numbers were still significant and made for the best buy of the PokerStars Sunday tournaments. For only $10 + $1, players were offered a $250K guarantee, but with 26,970 players in the mix, the prize pool climbed a bit over that amount to where it landed at $269,700. That gave the top 4,500 finishers a financial reward, and the tournament finally ended when JoshieBooy69 beat rasqual92 heads-up to claim more than $24k in first place prize money.

1st place:    JoshieBooy69 ($24,293.76)
2nd place:    rasqual92 ($16,694.43)
3rd place:    yw330 ($12,136.50)
4th place:    Zejj ($9,439.50)
5th place:    brunobarb ($6,742.50)
6th place:    muratore ($4,045.50)
7th place:    1eon ($2,697.00)
8th place:    mrwolf80 ($2,022.75)
9th place:    4aleks ($1,348.50)

D.N.G. Sunday Special
Another tournament found its way to an upswing this week, as the SNG Sunday Special regained some of its original popularity as the only Sunday tournament offering a $300K guarantee for only $50 + $5. When registration stopped this week, there were 6,051 players in the tournament, meaning that the guarantee would be surpassed once again with a set prize pool of $302,550. That was quite enough to pay 900 players in the end while keeping a sizable portion for the final table finishers. The last three players standing came to a financial arrangement, and in the end, thomber26 took it down to find more than $32K in prize money awarded.

1st place:    thomber26 ($32,454.80)
2nd place:    mr.salgado30 ($21,275.59)
3rd place:    GraveDanger3 ($27,507.57)
4th place:    Flopularity ($14,371.12)
5th place:    Riptidebsi ($11,345.62)
6th place:    xxx D. Ace ($8,320.12)
7th place:    One Time Joe ($5,445.90)
8th place:    deLe28 ($3,630.60)
9th place:    DagobertDyck ($2,117.85)

Sunday Million

It doesn’t happen often, but this is one week that the Sunday Million was off the schedule. There was no issue with the tournament itself, but it was the last opportunity for PokerStars players to win their seats to the upcoming WSOP Main Event. The massive mega satellite was offering a guarantee of 200 seats to players, and the tournament was important enough to prompt the site to remove the Sunday Million in lieu of it. Instead of $1.5 million being awarded with the normal Sunday Million prize pool, the mega more than doubled that amount in prize packages.

Sunday 500
The largest field in the Sunday 500 in months came out for the high stakes tournament of the weekend, which put to rest any fears of the higher caliber online players putting the Sunday majors aside for the entirety of the WSOP. The $500 + $30 buy-in tournament with the $500K guarantee drew 1,146 players to the tables this week, making for a $573,000 prize pool and distributions of it to the top 171 players. When the final table worked its way down to just three players, they came to an agreement that ended up with joegall8 able to take home more than $88K for the win.

1st place:    joegall8 ($88,412.70)
2nd place:    nutrinho87 ($70,000.00)
3rd place:    Clutch Hero ($65,000.00)
4th place:    randomcrayon ($38,964.00)
5th place:    2paac ($28,363.50)
6th place:    GasQ21 ($22,633.50)
7th place:    Avogator ($16,903.50)
8th place:    Bounatirou ($11,173.50)
9th place:    tysonduke23 ($6,188.40)

Sunday 2nd Chance
The last available tournament for Sunday majors players came with the Second Chance event on Sunday evening. The $200 + $15 buy-in brought the opportunity for a $250K guarantee, but when 1,595 players signed up, it brought the prize pool number to $319,000. After the top finishing 180 players took home some cash for their last chance efforts, it was New Shawboy who beat them all, including ChAtBan in the heads-up match, to take home more than $57K in prize money.

1st place:    New Shawboy ($57,420.00)
2nd place:    ChAtBan ($41,470.00)
3rd place:    JLizard ($31,900.00)
4th place:    OGURI ($23,925.00)
5th place:    IV.Geoffrey ($16,747.50)
6th place:    BillChapel ($13,557.50)
7th place:    Janto7 ($10,367.50)
8th place:    Ozzthor ($7,177.50)
9th place:    tcblade ($4,466.00)

Full Tilt Poker

The Sunday Brawl

The kickoff to the Sunday night action on Full Tilt Poker brought players to the Brawl, the knockout tournament that boasts of a $240 + $16 buy-in and places $40 bounties on each player’s head. It also has a hefty $400K guarantee each week, and this week, the registration number of 2,271 increased the prize pool to $454,200. That allowed payments to be made to the top 234 players, though as always, the biggest money was at the final table. When all was said and done, the top two finishers came to a financial agreement before Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy defeated mralan2950 to take down the title and more than $78K for the win.

1st place:    JohnnyBax ($78,294.24)
2nd place:    mralan2950 ($74,294.25)
3rd place:    CrazyVladlen ($44,511.60)
4th place:    Passepartout21 ($33,610.80)
5th place:    throwinphins ($23,618.40)
6th place:    BadgerPro ($15,442.80)
7th place:    UgottaBkiddin ($10,446.60)
8th place:    Sofia_25 ($7,267.20)
9th place:    Shahrazada ($5,450.40)

$750K Guarantee
Great minds think alike, it seems. As PokerStars removed its biggest Sunday guarantee for a WSOP seat mega satellite, Full Tilt Poker did the same by removing its $750K Guarantee this week, and in its place was a 150-seat Main Event Guarantee, which essentially guaranteed more than twice the amount to be awarded - via prize packages - as is normally offered with the $750K Guarantee. The chance to win 150 WSOP Main Event seats was Full Tilt’s biggest Sunday offering and proved to be quite the draw for interested players.

The Sunday Mulligan
The Mulligan saw a big upswing in the number of players this week, as the $200 + $16 tournament with the $200K guarantee found players seeking to win one of the most coveted titles on Full Tilt. The 1,427-player field brought the prize pool to $285,400, and that was good enough to pay out the last 162 players in the tournament. When it came to final table action, NextCase222 took it all the way to the end, and by defeating Johnny_Lazer during heads-up action, NextCase222 took down more than $61K in prize money.

1st place:    NextCase222 ($61,361.00)
2nd place:    Johnny_Lazer ($38,814.40)
3rd place:    tbird1955 ($28,825.40)
4th place:    K4rdK0wb0y ($22,832.00)
5th place:    Martin 97 ($17,124.00)
6th place:    Daniel Monteiro ($12,272.20)
7th place:    Godfatti ($7,991.20)
8th place:    PrishChips31 ($5,708.00)
9th place:    npomocc ($3,995.60)

$200K Double Deuce
It was the best bet of all of the Full Tilt Sunday options, as a $20 + $2 buy-in guaranteed a chance at a $200K prize pool. After last week’s sharp dip in attendance, this week found only a 40-player increase, which still didn’t match the guarantee, so the 9,083 players received an overlay, making it an even better financial choice. After the 1,350 finalists were paid, the final table found its last five players ready to make a deal, and the continuation of play ultimately found selinantis able to defeat idonku7860 to take the first prize of more than $22K.

1st place:    selinantis ($22,632.00)
2nd place:    idonku7860 ($21,140.00)
3rd place:    Withnailandi ($16,150.00)
4th place:    EM KOKC ($11,318.00)
5th place:    Desperat1onBet ($14,000.00)
6th place:    kololi1 ($5,600.00)
7th place:    spandit ($4,000.00)
8th place:    holyguacmole ($2,860.00)
9th place:    xl1xx ($2,022.00)

UltimateBet

$200K Guaranteed

After weeks of seeing the registration numbers dip well below the desire 1K player mark, the biggest of the UB Sunday offerings finally saw a significant increase in the number of players this week. A total of 980 players, nearly 100 more than the week before, bought in for $200 + $15 to take a shot at the $200K guarantee, which ended up being the prize pool that included an overlay for the players. The last 90 players standing got paid from that money, but it was NGG2112 and LEGATOPOKER who got to the heads-up portion of the tournament and seemed to chop the rest of the prize money. However, without exact payout figures listed on the site, indications are that NGG2112 did take first place.

1st place:    NGG2112 ($44,920.00)
2nd place:    LEGATOPOKER ($26,900.00)
3rd place:    HIGHLITE11 ($18,300.00)
4th place:    DONTELLNOBODY ($12,900.00)
5th place:    JRTEO ($10,900.00)
6th place:    GPTBIGGUY33 ($8,900.00)
7th place:    JASONPEASE29 ($6,900.00)
8th place:    HEREFUJIFUJI ($4,900.00)
9th place:    MCMATTO ($3,400.00)

Bodog

$100K Guaranteed

The big draw for Bodog on Sundays is the $100K Guaranteed, not only for the money certain to be in the prize pool but for the promise that week after week will provide an overlay for the players. This week saw a bigger overlay than usual, as registration dropped by nearly 75 players from the week before. There were only 477 players in the $150 + $12 buy-in tournament, though as always, the top 63 were paid out of the $100K prize pool. When it was all over, brat72776 was able to defeat ILuvAces to grab the first place prize of $25K.

1st place:    brat72776 ($25,000.00)
2nd place:    ILuvAces ($15,000.00)
3rd place:    jloper1 ($9,500.00)
4th place:    BigCM ($7,000.00)
5th place:    Iceman48 ($5,500.00)
6th place:    EstyzBalln ($4,500.00)
7th place:    SilenceS ($3,500.00)
8th place:    HeAt_85 ($2,200.00)
9th place:    WitchfinderG ($1,700.00)

News Flash

The IRS Scores Big at 2015 WSOP ME Final Table

The IRS managed to snag 34.13 percent from the payouts of the 2015 November Nine, totaling $8,467,091.

Read more

Quick Room Review

Bonus Room review

Subscribe to the Nightly Turbo

Be the first to know all the latest poker news, tournament results, gossip and learn all about the best online poker deals straight from your inbox.

RSS Feed