Raffaele Sorrentino Triumphs at PSC Monte-Carlo Main Event

Raffaele Sorrentino Triumphs at PSC Monte-Carlo Main EventLast weekend, the €5,300 PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo drew an impressive sized field of 727 players to create a prize pool of €3,635,000. Six days later, and it was Italian player Raffaele Sorrentino who would become the tournament’s ultimate champion, after besting his final opponent, Andreas Klatt, heads-up to claim the PSC title, and its €466,714 ($508,281) first place prize.
Sorrentino’s previous biggest score came after taking down the 2016 EPT Barcelona NLHE Turbo for €102,000 ($115,071). Following his latest victory on the French Riviera, which now pushes his career earnings to $928,135, Sorrentino commented:
“Last week, I felt that I could win. And then when I was here, it was day after day, getting nearer and nearer. And finally, I’ve won.. I’m really happy. It’s just a dream come true.”
The €5,300 PSC Main Event was held at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, and attracted some of the game’s most talented pros. Amongst those subsequently finishing in one of the 143 money places was Daniel Negreanu in 51st (€12,080), Dan Smith in 34th (€15,420), Manig Loeser in 28th (€19,840), Paul Tedeschi in 18th (€25,700), Sergio Aido in 14th (€33,600), Bertrand Grospellier in 12th (€33,600), and Davidi Kitai in 7th (€79,750).
Sorrentino then entered the final table in third position, and after Diego Zeiter became the first player to bow out in 6th, the Italian eliminated all the other players on his way to eventually taking a 3-to-1 chip lead over Andreas Klatt into heads-up play. Before starting their battle, the duo locked up €451,714 and €402,786 respectively, leaving €15,000 and the title for the ultimate champion.
Not long after, all the chips went to the centre of the table preflop with Sorrentino’s pocket rockets up against the pocket queens of his opponent, and with no help from the board, Raffaele Sorrentino was crowned the winner.
Final Table Results:
1: Raffaele Sorrentino (It) €466,714
2: Andreas Klatt (Ger) €402,786
3: Andrey Bondar (Rus) €271,500
4: Maxim Panyak (Rus) €199,900
5: Michael Kolkowicz (Fr) €147,120
6: Diego Zeiter (Arg) €108,300

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