$250,000 Challenge



Big Double for Kurganov Leaves Robl Short

[user68268] • Level 10: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Andrew Robl raised to 40,000 from under the gun, and action folded to Igor Kurganov in the small blind. He put out all of his green T25,000 chips for a reraise to 310,000. Robl moved all in, and Kurganov called.

Kurganov was at risk for 431,000 with the {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}. Robl held the {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} and pleaded, "No ace, no ace."

The dealer flopped the {K-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts} and there was no ace, but Kurganov did pick up a straight draw.

The turn delivered that Broadway straight when the {Q-Spades} fell, and the river failed to pair the board with the {9-Diamonds}.

Kurganov won the pot with a big double to the chip lead, while Robl was left with just 45,000 in chips — 20,000 of which was to be in the big blind on the next hand.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 890,000 420,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 45,000 -515,000

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Reinkemeier Doubles Through Kurganov

[user20283] • Level 10: 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante

Igor Kurganov just raised after which his good friend and opponent Tobias Reinkemeier moved all in. Reinkemeier's shove was for a total of 251,000 and Kurganov ended up making the call.

Kurganov: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Reinkemeier: {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}

The board ran out {2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and Reinkemeier's jacks held up.

"I hate you Tobi," Kurganov said with a smile.

"Hey, you are the one who made the call," Reinkemeier needled his friend who's now the short stack in the tournament.

Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 505,000 270,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 190,000 -380,000

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[user68268] • Level 9: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The players are on a 15-minute break.

Robl Shoves Flop

[user68268] • Level 9: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Andrew Robl made it 32,000 to go on the button, Winfred Yu called from the small blind, and Igor Kurganov called from the big blind.

On the {J-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop, Yu and Kurganov checked. Robl bet 35,000, and Yu folded. Kurganov check-raised to 96,000, and Robl went into the tank. Eventually, he reraised all in for about 300,000. Kurganov quickly folded.

Tags: Andrew RoblIgor KurganovWinfred Yu

Shove from Trickett

[user68268] • Level 9: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

From the cutoff seat, Sam Trickett raised to 32,000. Richard Yong called from the small blind, then Erik Seidel reraised to 90,000 from the big blind. Trickett moved all in for about 450,000, which knocked Yong and Seidel out of the way to give him the pot.

Tags: Erik SeidelRichard YongSam Trickett

Check-Raise from Yu

[user68268] • Level 9: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Winfred Yu checked the {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Spades} flop before Igor Kurganov fired a bet of 27,000. Yu check-raised to 125,000 and won the pot.

Tags: Winfred YuIgor Kurganov

Kurganov Busts Bloom Again

[user20283] • Level 9: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

And this time there's no coming back for Tony Bloom. Bloom just moved all in for 258,000 chips from the cutoff and Igor Kurganov made the call from the small blind.

Kurganov: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Bloom: {A-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and Bloom was knocked out. Just nine players remain, one more elimination and the field will be combined at one table.

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 570,000 255,000
Tony Bloom gb
Tony Bloom
gb Ausgeschieden

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