Igor Kurganov defeated a total 86 entries to claim his win at the 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona €50,000 super high roller. Igor earner with the win his tenth career live tournament title and €1,084,100 (USD 1,275,071). It was the fourth seven-figure tournament score of Kurganov’s career.
Kurganove expressed his happiness and said it was relatively simple. He added, “I won the first three, four hands in a row and immediately became the chip leader. I think I was leading all the way except for about 20 minutes.”
Kurganov’s lifetime live earnings are $14 million, including the tournament’s win.
The event saw many well-known poker players, with the like of Isaac Haxton, who finished 11th earning $122,054, Daniel Colman finished at 10th place for $122,054 Daniel Negreanu, the top player with earnings $33,113,327 finished 9th for $139,203.
The players also won along with the money Card Player ‘Player of Year points’. The event added to the players POY leaderboard, presented in 2017 by the Commerce Hotel & Casino.