€25,000 High Roller

Daniel Negreanu Eliminated in 2nd Place (€598,600)

Daniel Negreanu - 2nd Place

Igor Kurganov raised to 200,000 and Daniel Negreanu made the call. The flop was {7-Hearts} {6-Diamonds} {4-Spades} and Negreanu bet 150,000; Kurganov called. The turn card was the {10-Spades} and once again Negreanu quickly bet, this time for 225,000 and Kurganov called.

River: {3-Diamonds}

Negreanu bet 350,000, leaving 540,000 behind, and just stared down at Kurganov.

"I am all in," said Kurganov.

No sooner had the words left Kurganov's mouth, Negreanu erupted in his chair, "F***… how sick… how do you ever not have a straight now… I am not going down like this," said Negreanu has he folded his hand. The crowd were baying for Kurganov to show a bluff, but he would only oblige by showing the lone {9-Hearts}.

Then in the following hand, with only 6BB remaining, Negreanu moved all in and and was called by Kurganov.

Kurganov{K-Diamonds} {3-Spades}
Negreanu{A-Clubs} {J-Clubs}

"Really? 6BB and you find a hand like that?" Said Kurganov.

The two players got to their feet and the crowd lurched over the rail. This was it… you could sense it.

Flop: {K-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {4-Spades}

"Put a queen of clubs on there," said Kurganov.

Turn: {5-Clubs}

"That's fun," said Negreanu.

River: {10-Diamonds}

The €25,000 High Roller is over and the champion is Igor Kurganov who takes home a cool €1 million. Commiserations to Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu who finished in second place for €598,600.

Chip stacks
Igor Kurganov ru 6,650,000 5,362,000
Daniel Negreanu ca Ude

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