$250,000 Challenge

Rebuy! Kurganov Makes Bloom Reach into His Pocket

• Level 3: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Igor Kurganov raised preflop and both Tobias Reinkemeier and Tony Bloom called. The flop came down {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{J-Spades} and Bloom checked to Kurganov who bet 18,000. Reinkemeier acted rather quickly and raised it up to 47,000 and the action was on Bloom.

"I'm all in," Bloom said after about a minute of pondering.

"This might take a minute," Kurganov responded after 20 seconds after the dealer had counted out Bloom's stack.

The 2004 Aussie Millions Main Event winner was all in for 241,300 and Kurganov had him covered.

"Call," Kurganov announced then and Reinkemeier snap-folded.

Tony Bloom: {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Igor Kurganov: {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}, {2-Hearts} and Kurganov took all Bloom's chips.

"I thought you maybe had jack-ten," Bloom said. "I'll rebuy," he added as he kept enjoying his massage like nothing happened.

Chip stacks
Igor Kurganov ru 675,000 425,000
Tony Bloom gb 250,000 -20,000

Tags: Igor KurganovTobias ReinkemeierTony Bloom