RAFFAELE SORRENTINO CLINCHES 2017 POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP MONTE CARLO MAIN EVENT

RAFFAELE SORRENTINO CLINCHES 2017 POKERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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Raffaele Sorrentino is the victor of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €5,300 no-limit hold’em Main Event. The Italian outlasted a field of 727 total entries to grab his first major title and the €466,000 top payout.

In addition to the prize money and the hardware, Sorrentino also bagged 1,824 Card Player Player of the year points. This was just his second final table finish of 2017, and as a result he now sits in 21st place in the 2017 POY rankings, which are to be presented this year by Commerce Hotel and Casino.

Sorrentino arrived into the final day in third chip position with six players left. While chip leader Michael Kolkowicz grabbed the first knockout, Sorrentino then began to take the driver’s seat and eliminated every other player at the final table.

Sorrentino took just under a 3-to-1 chip lead into the final tussle heads-up against German Andreas Klatt. The two struck a deal that saw the former earn €451,714 and the latter win €402,786 which left €15,000 and the title to play for. Klatt was fresh off of a victory in the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship event earlier in the series for €151,445.

In the final hand the tournament was decided by a cooler, with Klatt going all in holding the Q Q

up versus Sorrentino’s A A . The board improved neither player’s hand and Sorrentino secured the pot and the title.