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Igor Kurganov Doubles Up

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+2

Philipp Gruissem raised to 100,000 on the button and Igor Kurganov moved all-in from the small blind. The action folded back around to Gruissem and he made the call.

Kurganov{Q-Spades} {Q-Clubs}
Gruissem{8-Hearts} {8-Spades}

Board: {J-Clubs} {10-Spades} {2-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds}

Kurganov doubles up and Gruissem is relegated to the short stack.

Chip Counts
Igor Kurganov 2,350,000 1,050,000 pos
Philipp Gruissem 230,000 -1,110,000 neg

No Turn Action

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+2 • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Daniel Negreanu raised to 100,000 on the button and Philipp Gruissem defended his big blind. The flop was {8-Spades} {6-Clubs} {5-Spades} and Negreanu won the pot with a 130,000 c-bet.
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Philipp Gruissem raised to 150,000 in the small blind and Igor Kurganov folded in the big blind.

Level 25 started

Level:
25
Blinds:
25000/50000
Ante:
5000

Break Time

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+2 • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The players are on a 15-minute break.

Bonomo Gathers Some Chips

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+2 • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Justin Bonomo raised to 80,000 on the button and Philipp Gruissem made it 210,000 to play from the small blind. Bonomo made the call and the pair of them checked a flop of {A-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {9-Clubs}. The {3-Spades} turned up on fourth street and a delayed Gruissem c-bet won the pot.
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Philipp Gruissem raised to 80,000 on the button and Igor Kurganov won the pot with a 220,000 three-bet from the small blind.
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Igor Kurganov raised to 80,000 on the button and Justin Bonomo called in the big blind. The flop was {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades} {9-Hearts} and Bonomo check-called a 80,000 Kurganov bet. That was the end of the action as the {9-Clubs} and {3-Spades} was checked through and Kurganov simply mucked his hand to give the pot to Bonomo.
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Justin Bonomo limped from the small blind and Philipp Gruissem checked in the big blind. The flop was {8-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} and Gruissem called a 60,000 bet by Bonomo. The turn card was the {K-Hearts} and the same action ensued, this time for 160,000. The final card was the {10-Hearts} and Bonomo fired his third barrel of 410,000 and Gruissem folded his hand.

Kurganov Doubles Up

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+2

From the button, Igor Kurganov limped in. Justin Bonomo checked his option in the big blind after Daniel Negreanu folded from the small blind and the flop came down {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Bonomo checked and Kurganov bet 70,000. Bonomo check-raised to 190,000 and Kurganov called. After he called, Kurganov had 480,000 behind.

The turn was the {A-Spades} and Bonomo went all in. Kurganov made the quick call with the {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}. Bonomo tabled the {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and was drawing dead.

The river completed the board with the {7-Hearts} and Kurganov doubled up.

Chip Counts
Igor Kurganov 1,460,000 685,000 pos
Justin Bonomo 900,000 -750,000 neg

Chop, Chop

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+2 • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

From under the gun, Igor Kurganov limped in. Justin Bonomo completed from the small blind and Philipp Gruissem checked his option in the big blind. The three players took the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop and action checked around. They all also checked the {10-Spades} that tripped up the board on the turn to see the {9-Diamonds} land on the river. Bonomo checked and Gruissem bet 130,000. Kurganov called and Bonomo folded.

Gruissem showed the {9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Kurganov the {J-Spades}{9-Spades}. Both held the same full house and chopped up the pot.

Bet, Bet, Jam from Bonomo

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+2

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu completed the bet from the small blind after the action folded to him preflop. In the big blind, Justin Bonomo raised to 110,000. Negreanu called and the dealer slid out the {J-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop. Negreanu checked and Bonomo bet 120,000. Negreanu called.

The turn card was the {Q-Clubs} and Negreanu checked-called again, but this time for 260,000. The {3-Hearts} then landed on the river. Negreanu checked and Bonomo bet 600,000 of his 700,000 left. Negreanu folded and Bonomo won the pot.

Chip Counts
Daniel Negreanu 2,825,000 -475,000 neg
Justin Bonomo 1,650,000 180,000 pos

Three-Bet from Gruissem

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+2 • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Justin Bonomo opened from the button to 80,000 and Philipp Gruissem three-bet to 220,000 from the small blind. Everyone folded and Gruissem won the pot.

Negreanu Fires the River

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+2 • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu raised from the button to 95,000 and Philipp Gruissem called from the big blind to take the {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{5-Clubs} flop. Both checked and the {5-Spades} on the turn paired the board. Gruissem checked and Negreanu checked.

The river completed the board with the {J-Diamonds} and Gruissem checked. Negreanu bet 175,000 and Gruissem folded.

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Winner

Winner Igor Kurganov
Winning Hand ♦K♠3
Prize 1,080,000

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,325,000