Raffaele Sorrentino Wins 2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €5,300 Main Event
The Italian poker pro Raffaele Sorrentino scooped the Main Event title of the first PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo festival after seven days of play and dominant final table performance.
Sorrentino collected €466,714 for his career’s best achievement. The player beat a 727-strong field to become the champion of the first PokerStars Championship to take place on European soil.
Here it is important to note that there were six players to return for the Main Event’s final day on Friday. The short stack at the time, Argentina’s Diego Zeiter was the one to leave the table first. His 6th place secured him with a payout of €108,300. Russians Maxim Panyak and Andrey Bondar left after Kolkowicz in 4th and 3rd places, respectively, taking home €199,900 and €271,500.
Sorrentino was eventually faced with tough competition from German Andreas Klatt, who had already made a statement at the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo that he had been a hard nut to crack. The player won the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship at Monte-Carlo Casino and could have won the Main Event to record his name in history books.
Despite the fact that Sorrentino had massive advantage over his final opponent, heads-up was not a child’s play. The Italian needed 20 hands to finish off his German rival. It is also important to note that the two players had struck a deal before the beginning of their final duel.
The moment of victory came when Klatt shove all in, his pair of queens clashing against Sorrentino’s pair of aces. The board ran out [8d][2h][2s][Kd][2d], giving both players a full house, but Sorrentino made a better combination to scoop the title. As for Klatt, he left €402,786 richer.
Born in Italy, the player has spent the past several years on the road in constant pursuit of quality poker action. Prior to joining the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event’s field, the player had taken part in a poker festival in Mexico. He had flown 12 hours across the globe to arrive on time for the historic PokerStars event.
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