Raffaele Sorrentino has become the first two-time PokerStars Championship Main Event finalist. More importantly, the 37-year-old from Italy might as well become the first two-time champion. After conquering the Main Event in Monte Carlo for €466,714, Sorrentino is now desperate to claim another title. He called for it at the end of Day 3: "How will I finish this tournament? I will win again!" he said.
Sorrentino hails from Calabria but resides in Malta so that he could continue crushing the international online tournament fields as "1mDonuts" at PokerStars. The nickname is familiar to many MTT grinders in the virtual realm. Sorrentino has both second and third from a Sunday 500 to his name as well as a final table appearance in a Sunday Million. During his trip to EPT13 Prague, Sorrentino pocketed the biggest cash in his online career. He busted an EPT side event and decided to play an online session in his room. He ended up winning the Thursday Thrill for $106,166.
Sorrentino's victory in Monte Carlo doubled his lifetime live tournament earnings but the Italian wasn't quiet during summer either. Last month, he won the $1,600 No Limit Hold'em - Bounty at Deepstack Extravaganza III in Las Vegas, taking $84,588. So far, Sorrentino has amassed over $1 million in live cashes and he's now guaranteed to pick up his third six-figure reward and has a decent shot at scooping his first seven-figure cash. He will move to the Italian top 20 on the all-time money list after adding his Main Event prize.
Sorrentino's Main Event run:
|Day 2||85,800||161 / 865|
|Day 3||300,000||44 / 287|
|Day 4||955,000||19 / 70|
|Day 5||3,000,000||9 / 16|
|Day 6||15,500,000||1 / 6|