Raffaele Sorrentino won the €5,300 PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo event, beating 727 to take home the PSC title, and its €466,714 ($508,281) first place prize. This win helped him take his career earnings to $928,135.
Speaking about his latest triumph, 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, conducted at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, saw 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) earn a return on their investment.
Six players made it to the final table and after a series of eliminations, Sorrentino and Klatt were left to fight it out for the main prize. The former held a 3:1 chip lead over 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 winner.
After a brief tussle, all the chips were in the middle preflop with Sorrentino’s pocket rockets holding up against pocket queens of his opponent.
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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