Kurganov wins €25K High Roller in Monte Carlo, Negreanu runner-up.
Russian Igor Kurganov was too big of a mouthful for Daniel Negreanu when they met heads-up at the EPT Grand Final €25K High Roller.
Justin Bonomo who was a big chip leader before the start of the final table, didn't get to play a significant role at the high roller event. He was knocked out in fourth place by Daniel Negreanu.
Negreanu made it all the way to the final - heads-up against Igor Kurganov.
They battled back and forth for long periods. The decisive hand played out like this:
Negreanu, short stacked, gets called on an all-in pre-flop, holding:
With Kurganov showing:
The board was cruel to the Canadian though:
So for the second time during the EPT Grand Final Negreanu had to leave a high roller final table without victory. The second place finish netted him €600,000 while Kurganov got to take €1,080,000 back to Russia.
1. Igor Kurganov €1.080.000
2. Daniel Negreanu €598.500
3. Phillip Gruissiem €366.000
4. Justin Bonomo €266.000
5. Artem Litinov €216.000
6. Noah Schwartz €166.000
7. Nathan Schoo €133.000
8. Max Lykov €100.000