€25,000 High Roller

Kurganov Increase His Lead

Igor Kurganov

Igor Kurganov raised to 120,000 and Daniel Negreanu called.

"Let's check in the dark…something different," said Negreanu.

The dealer gave us a flop of {10-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {3-Clubs} and as Negreanu had already checked, Kurganov bet 100,000. Negreanu peeked at his cards and made the call. On the turn we saw the {9-Diamonds} and the same action ensued except this time Negreanu was no longer in the dark. Kurganov made it 290,000 and Negreanu made the call. The final card was the {Q-Diamonds}, Negreanu checked and Kurganov bet 650,000.

"I would like a different river card please…count that," Said Negreanu pointing at first to the {Q-Diamonds} and then his opponents bet.

In the end Negreanu folded his hand and Kurganov continued to extend his lead at the top.

Chip stacks
Igor Kurganov ru 4,400,000 3,112,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 2,400,000 1,740,000

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