Sebastian Sorensson Wins PSC Barcelona Main EventAugust 28, 2017 10:38 am
Sebastian Sorensson has won the 2017 PokerStars Championship (PSC) Barcelona €5,300 Main Event, after besting a field of 1,682 players over a one week period to lift the title, and its first place prize worth €987,043 ($1,176,901).
The Swedish player, who works in a warehouse, won his ticket through to the Main Event via a satellite, and following his huge payday, remarked; “Do I continue working in a warehouse? I don’t think so!” Describing his mounting excitement as he progressed through the tournament, Sorensson also stated:
“When I arrived here and saw over a thousand people on the first day, I felt so intimidated. Then I reached the second day, the third day, the fourth day and so on and I asked myself: ’What’s going on?’”
The PSC Main Event was held at the Casino Barcelona, and featured a prize pool worth €8,157,700. By the time the final table had been reached, Sorensson was the second-shortest stack in contention, but he still managed to survive into four-handed play, before being dealt A-Q and busting Brian Kaufman (K-Q) in 4th for $479,325.
A deal was then struck in which Lachezar Petkov was assured a payout of at least €917,347, Sebastian Sorensson would receive €887,043, and Raffaele Sorrentino €850,110, with an extra €100,000 and the title left over for the ultimate winner.
Sorensson (4-4) subsequently eliminated Sorrentino (A-Q) iin third to take a 4-to-1 chip lead over Petkov into heads-up play. Despite the Bulgarian at one point managing to take the lead, he later slipped backed to a 3-to-2 disadvantage when the deciding hand was played with him moving all-in preflop holding K-9, only to be called by Sorensson with A-K. The A-3-2-J-10 which ensued sealed the deal, and so Petkov finished the runner-up, while Sebastian Sorensson was crowned the 2017 PSC Barcelona Main Event champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Sebastian Sorensson $1,176,901
2: Lachezar Petkov $1,093,799
3: Raffaele Sorrentino $1,013,629
4: Brian Kaufman $479,325
5: Andre Akkari $379,120
6: Usman Siddique $300,472
7: Aeragan Arunan $230,124
8: Albert Daher $162,160