Igor Kurganov faded a field of 67 runners at the 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona Super High Roller. The total prize pool topped €4.1M with 19 additional re-entries. Kurganov, a Team Pro, took down the €50K Super High Roller for a score worth €1,078,106. Kurganov defeated Bartlomiej Machon from Poland heads-up for the win, which also marked his first victory on European soil since he became a Team PokerStars Pro.
Barcelona, Spain. The location has always been a focal point of tournament poker in Europe. For many years, the Barcelona Casino hosted the first event of the EPT season. These days, the EPT is nevermore, but the poker fest ivies continue with the re-branded PokerStars Championship Barcelona.
While the Main Event is underway, the 50K Super High Roller played down from a final table to a winner.
Team Pro Igor Kurganov shipped the SHR. It was no easy task. He outlasted 66 other players (and 19 additional re-entries) to win €1,078,106.
The final two made a deal. When the dust settled, Igor Kurganov walked away with €1,078,106 and Machon locking up €864,694.
Germany's Koray Aldemir took down $528,400 for third. Fellow German Deitrich Fast finished in fourth place for a $406K score.
China's Stanley Choi went deep with an 8th place finish. Kid Poker cashed in ninth place.
The 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona continued in the wake of the terror attack last week. Brad Willis from PokerStars Blog wrote a sensational piece titled... On Terror, Fear, and Perseverance in Barcelona.
2017 PSC Barcelona Super High Roller
Entrants: 67 + 19 re-entries
Prize Pool: €4,129,290
€50K SHR Payouts:
1. Igor Kurganov (Russia) €1,078,106
2. Bartlomiej Machon (Poland) €864,694
3. Koray Aldemir (Germany) €528,500
4. Dietrich Fast (Germany) €406,790
5. Ivan Luca (Argentina) €322,100
6. Chris Kruk (Canada) €251,900
7. Bryn Kenney(USA) €198,200
8. Stanley Choi(China) €154,900
9. Daniel Negreanu (Canada) €117,700
10. Daniel Colman (USA) €103,200
11. Isaac Haxton (USA) €103,200