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Kurganov Surges to the Front

Posted 2012-05-01 GMT+1 by

Igor Kurganov raised to 100,000 from the button and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind. On the {Q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop, Negreanu led for 150,000 and Kurganov called.

The turn was the {3-Spades} and both players checked to see the {K-Diamonds} land on the river. Negreanu fired 365,000 and Kurganov fired back with a raise to what looked to be 865,000. Negreanu was verbal in stating that he didn't expect the raise and then folded his hand. Kurganov offered that Negreanu could pick one card, but Negreanu said he didn't need to see it.

Chip Counts
Igor Kurganov 3,880,000 550,000 pos
Daniel Negreanu 2,770,000 -550,000 neg

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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