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Final Table Takedown: Igor Kurganov Captures Twelfth Tournament Win and Another High-Roller Event

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Nov 08, 2017


Igor Kurganov is a Russian professional poker player born in 1988. He tends to play in the highest tournament buy-in events almost exclusively. The first six-figure cash on his resume came at the 2011 European Poker Tour Madrid event, placing second to Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier. In 2012, he captured his first major title at the EPT Grand Final high roller for $1.4 million. In 2014, he came in third at the EPT Grand Final super high roller for $1.5 million. Even though poker is a huge passion, Kurganov is most proud of being a founder of Raising for Effective Giving (REG) along with Liv Boeree, Phil Gruissem, and Stefan Huber. The charity partners with poker players to pledge a percentage of their income to finding efficient ways of helping solve global problems. Kurganov has more than $14 million in career tournament earnings. Event: PokerStars Championship Barcelona High Roller Players: 86 ...

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