$100,000 Challenge

Shak Booms Over 1MM

Dan Shak

Igor Kurganov started the action with a raise to 24,000 from under the gun. Masa Kagawa made the call on the button, and action folded over to Dan Shak in the big blind. He also called, creating a three-way pot to the flop.

The flop came down {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, and Shak checked. Kurganov bet 50,000, but Kagawa opted to raise it up to 150,000. Shak looked at the dealer and announced that he was all in — a bet worth 462,000. Kurganov folded, and Kagawa snap-called.

Shak tabled the {8-Spades}{7-Clubs} for the flopped nuts. Kagawa had flopped top two pair with the {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and needed to fill up to win the hand.

The turn was the {J-Diamonds}, keeping Shak in front. The river completed the board with the {4-Spades}, and Shak's hand held up.

Shak doubled to over 1 million in chips, while Kagawa was kicked all the way back to 325,000.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 1,056,000 568,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 700,000 -50,000
Masa Kagawa
Masa Kagawa
325,000 -535,000

Tags: Dan ShakIgor KurganovMasa Kagawa