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Crown Melbourne Poker Championship Grants Sean Ragozzini Throne and A$11,090

Australia is one of the hottest locations for poker over the span of the past month but especially since the beginning of August, as the Crown Melbourne Poker Championship is in progress. One of the last tournaments to come to an end was Event 4 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack which granted Sean Ragozzini with the first place and the award coming with it reaching A$11,090.

The very first day of this month saw the official start of this poker festival aiming to bring more to participants registering for action from near and far. In order to heat up the situation MPC Opening Event which features an A$100,000 guaranteed prize pool which could be entered with the help of a buy-in amounting to some A$300. With the help of this kick-starting event, the poker festival is set to attract its first enthusiasts willing to put their skills under the spotlight. Another event which succeeded in drawing the attention of many players was the Deepstack one.

Each of the players willing to enter had to pay some A$550 buy-in bringing them starting chip stack of 25,000. This gave them the opportunity to operate with them as they deem it wise and there was also an extended registration period, providing as many players with the chance to claim their spot in the structure. As many as 174 entries were registered in the structure of the event and this defined the event as one of the popular ones among participants of the poker festival.

Thanks to their joint efforts the total prize pool reached some A$60,900, guaranteeing a sweet payday for the top positions on the official leader board. Speaking of them, only the top 19 positions on the rank list were in for the money and the minimum payout received by George Pagotelis amounted to some A$275. He was the first lucky player to make it to the cash. Setting the tone for more and more payouts, action then approached its final stages with rapid pace and some of the most skillful players remaining on the felt.

Sweet Payday for 19 Lucky Players

Among them were names to the liking of Dean Francis, Adrian Chin, and Brett Whitney. Francis has total live earnings of $23,070 which only comes to show his true potential, as he reached the third position on the official ranking. This guaranteed him a payout of A$4,785 as he could not make it to the heads-up duel at the end of the Final Table. Luke Macdonald reached the final battle against Ragozzini and made an attempt at outplaying him. Since this could not happen he bagged his largest payout from a Crown tournament amounting to some A$7,395.

Ragozzini has total winnings amounting to some $77,578 which come to show his skills level across a wide variety of poker tournament. Crown Casino is definitely a location which brings him good fortune since his performance there is always impressive and cash payouts have been generated in the past. His las cash winning came at the A$175 No-Limit Hold’em Friday Freezeout event in July where he reached the 14th position and was granted a total of A$315 for his performance.

His largest cash payout was also accomplished at this venue, during the 2018 Aussie Millions Main Event where he claimed some A$20,000. However, this is not the last event of the rich schedule of Melbourne Poker Championship as there is Event 6 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max which commences this Tuesday. Buy-in for this event amounts to some A$550 and each participant would be granted some 10,000 in chips at the very beginning of the event. CasinoGamesPro’s team would continue providing the latest updates from the upcoming events.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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