A payday of $75,000 awaits fifth place in this Super High Roller, a payday of $0 seventh. All conscious of this, the larger stacks have been steadily active, slowly increasing in the first half of Level 16. Showdowns are rare, but thanks to the cards up magic of PokerGO’s livestream, we know that Kurganov has been the most active with the widest range of hands, as is the prerogative of the chip leader with maximum pressure on the middling stacks.
He has taken chips from Luke Reeves with a well-timed nine-high river bet, three-bet Steve O’Dwyer a few times to win some small preflop pots and kept his hand in while showing down few of his hands.
As aptly said by the comms team: “He’s getting away with everything! Welcome to the Igor Kurganov experience.”