Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Igor Kurganov has won the PokerStars Championship Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller for a payday of €1,078,106. Kurganov emerged victorious from a final table that included the likes of fellow PokerStars pro Daniel Negreanu and other high roller regulars Bryn Kenney, Ivan Luca, Dietrich Fast, and Koray Aldemir. The win marks Kurganov's 12th first-place finish in a live tournament and his first Super High Roller title in Europe. Click here for a full recap of the action and see Kurganov discuss the win with PokerNews' Sarah Herring.
While things are just getting going here in the €5,300 Main Event at PokerStars Championship Barcelona, they're winding down in the €1,100 National Championship, which drew the largest field in PokerStars Live history with 4,557 entries. Over 3,600 of those were unique entries as well, and the prize pool swelled to the point where first place is set to be awarded €575,000.
Given all that, PokerNews has decided to fire up some live coverage of the final table. Check out all of the updates here.
At 12:30 local time (in about 100 minutes), the unofficial final table of the €50,000 Super High Roller gets underway. The biggest buy-in tournament of the inaugural PokerStars Championship Barcelona kicks off with just 9 players remaining, all guaranteed €117,700 at this point after Isaac Haxton (11th, €103,200) and Dan Colman (10th, €103,200) both departed late last night.
The last table of the tournament, which attracted a field of 86 entries, consists of mostly Super High Roller regulars. Koray Aldemir leads with a massive 4,540,000 stack. PokerStars Team Pro Igor Kurganov follows with 4,170,000. Daniel Negreanu, arguably the most famous poker player in the world these days, brings 1,170,000 in chips. Blinds kick off at 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000-ante.
|1||Stanley Choi||Hong Kong||2,055,000|
|6||Bryn Kenney||United States||740,000|
|7||Christopher Kruk||United States||3,610,000|
|Igor Kurganov||PokerStars Team Pro||4,170,000||4,170,000|
|Daniel Negreanu||PokerStars Ambassador||1,170,000||1,170,000|
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