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This Week's Big Winner: Raffaele Sorrentino Wins PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jun 07, 2017

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Raffaele Sorrentino is the champion of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €5,300 no-limit hold’em main event. The Italian topped a field of 727 total entries to capture his first major title and the €466,714 ($513,269 USD) top payout. “Last week, I felt that I could win,” Sorrentino said. “And then when I was here, it was day after day, getting nearer and nearer. And finally, I’ve won.” In addition to the money and the hardware, Sorrentino also earned 1,824 Card Player Player of the year points. This was his second final-table finish of the year, and as a result he now sits in 21st place in the 2017 Player of the Year rankings, which are presented this year by Commerce Hotel and Casino. Sorrentino came into the final day in third chip position with six players remaining. While chip leader Michael Kolkowicz scored the first knockout, Sorrentino then began to take over and eliminated every other player at the final ...


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