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Kurganov Doubles Huge Through Shak

Igor Kurganov
Igor Kurganov

On the very next hand following the beat he took from Andrew Robl, Dan Shak raised to 32,000 on the button. Igor Kurganov reraised to 88,000 from the small blind, and action moved back to Shak. He reraised the pot to 280,000, and Kurganov shoved. Shak quickly called, but would be met with a surprise.

First, Kurganov tabled the {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}, and he was up against Shak's {A-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. Shak thought Kurganov had around 300,000-400,000, but Kurganov actually had closer to 700,000 in chips thanks to quietly building his stack throughout the day. Shak cited the last hand with Robl and also said he thought Kurganov had far less chips than he did. At any rate, the money was in and the board needed to be run out.

The flop came down {Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, and Kurganov picked up a set of queens to really get ahold of the hand. The turn was the {J-Spades}, and now Shak's only hope was a ten on the river to chop the pot.

The {2-Clubs} landed on fifth street, and Kurganov won the pot. He doubled to nearly 1.4 million while Shak was left with just about 260,000.

Chip Counts
Igor Kurganov 1,382,000 682,000
Dan Shak 260,000 -645,000

Tags: Andrew RoblDan ShakIgor Kurganov

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