Pro Igor Kurganov has ascended to the top, defeating an 86-entry field in the PokerStars Championship Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller. Kurganov pickd up €1,084,100 after cutting a heads-up deal with Barlomiej Machon.
While 29-year-old Kurganov has been a tough force in the highest buy-in events for years, today marked the first time he scooped the title in a PokerStars Super High Roller.
Today's payday was the second-biggest in Kurganov's astonishing career, just shy of his €1,128,300 reward for a third place in the EPT10 Grand Final €100k Super High Roller.
"It's incredible! I'm so happy!" Kurganov said, pleased with his brilliant result that strengthened his already dominating position on the Russian all-time money list. Kurganov's live tournament winnings now exceed $14 million. He moves to the 23rd place in the worldwide all-time leader board.
"It was relatively simple today. I won the first three, four hands in a row and immediately became the chip leader. Then it was only an uphill. I think I was leading all the way except for about 20 minutes," the newly crowned champion described his journey through the final table.
"Additionally, it was really fun...
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