Kurganov wins €25K High Roller in Monte Carlo, Negreanu runner-up.

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posted Wednesday May 2nd 2012 at 06:39 PM

by Oscar Vallet

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. 


Final result:

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 

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