In the Spotlight for Big Wins
Those three all registered cashes in the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®, though nothing new over the last week. Meanwhile Raffaele Sorrentino (4th) came away from Monaco earning a lot of headlines for his victory in the €5,300 Main Event where he topped a field of 727 players to earn a €466,714 first prize, thereby encouraging many to check out his page.
Andreas Klatt (9th) took second to Sorrentino in the PSC Monte-Carlo Main Event, rounding off a spectacular series that started with his victory in the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship where he bested a 1,252-entry field to win €151,445.
Those results (plus another final table in Monaco) positioned Klatt well to top the MonteDam Swing leaderboard and win a PokerStars Championship Barcelona package worth €7,500, something Klatt achieved once he cashed in the World Poker Tour Amsterdam Main Event this week. Klatt spoke with PokerNews about his recent hot run here.
Right in the middle of the list are Doug Polk (5th-tie) and Jason Mercier (5th-tie), a pair of players in the news around this time last year during the lead-up to the 2016 World Series of Poker. Interestingly, those two were searched exactly the same number of times over the last seven days. Like many players, Polk and Mercier are currently involved in the Spring Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars where the $25,000 NLHE Heads-Up High Roller event tops the marquee this afternoon.