2016 Aussie Millions

Sponsored by: pokerstars
Event #9: $25,000 Challenge
Days:
12

Event Info

Prize Pool 2,928,000 AUD
Players 122

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Another Double for Kornuth

• Level 23: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Chance Kornuth limped the button and Igor Kurganov popped it to 200,000. Kornuth then pushed back with a three-bet to 450,000, Kurganov moved all in, and Kornuth snap-called off for 1.61 million.

Kurganov: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Kornuth: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Kurganov's better half, Liv Boeree, called for a seven from the rail, but it was not meant to be as the board ran out a clean {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}.

Chance Kornuth us 3,200,000 1,830,000
Igor Kurganov ru 2,900,000 -1,830,000

Tags: Chance KornuthIgor Kurganov

Double for Kornuth

Webjoker • Level 23: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Chance Kornuth first lost a small limped pot where he paid off Kurganov on the river to find himself short with just 680,000 in chips.

The next hand saw Igor Kurganov slide a big 25,000-stack worth 500,000 forward to make it 525,000. Chance Kornuth moved all in from the big blind and Kurganov made the call.

Chance Kornuth: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Igor Kurganov: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}

The {Q-Spades}{9-Spades}{Q-Clubs} flop was still good for Kornuth, but it did gave Kurganov some additional outs on top of his aces and kings. Kurganov was looking for an ace, king or nine on the turn but didn't get one with the {4-Hearts} popping up.

The river came the {10-Spades} and Kornuth doubled. Back to 27 big blinds for Kornuth.

Igor Kurganov ru 4,730,000 -495,000
Chance Kornuth us 1,370,000 495,000

Tags: Chance KornuthIgor Kurganov

Chop It Up

• Level 23: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Igor Kurganov limped the button and Chance Kornuth checked his option to see a {3-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop. Kornuth check-called a bet of 50,000 and then led out for 75,000 on the {A-Hearts} turn. Kurganov called and then both players checked the {J-Hearts} river. Kornuth showed the {3-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for aces and threes, and then Kurganov rolled over the {3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for the same hand.

Tags: Igor KurganovChance Kornuth

Another One for Kurganov

Webjoker • Level 23: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Chance Kornuth raised to 100,000 from the button and Igor Kurganov made the call. Kurganov check called a bet of 60,000 on {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and check called another 175,000 on the {6-Diamonds} turn. The river came the {8-Clubs} and both players checked. Kornuth tabled {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} but was beaten by Kurganov who showed {K-Clubs}{6-Spades} for two pair.

Igor Kurganov ru 5,225,000 225,000
Chance Kornuth us 875,000 -225,000

Tags: Chance KornuthIgor Kurganov

Level:
23
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

Break Time

• Level 22: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Players are now on a short break.

Kurganov Pulls Out to Big Lead

• Level 22: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

In the last hand of the level, Igor Kurganov raised to 100,000 from the button and then called when Chance Kornuth three-bet to 350,000. Both players checked the {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop, and then Kornuth led out for 350,000 on the {3-Hearts} turn.

Kurganov called, the {9-Clubs} completed the board on the river, and Kornuth fired out 850,000. Kurganov paused for a few beats before announcing he was all in, and Kornuth snap-folded.

Igor Kurganov ru 5,000,000 1,100,000
Chance Kornuth us 1,100,000 -1,100,000

Tags: Igor KurganovChance Kornuth

The First Four-Bet

Webjoker • Level 22: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

While on the rail a girl was shouting on the top of her lungs because she was in some sort of big argument with someone, Kurganov took down a sizable pot when he flopped trips and got check raised on the turn. Kurganov called that check raise and Kornuth and Kurganov both checked the river in that pot. Kurganov took it down as Kornuth had nothing but a missed straight draw.

Not much later it was again Kurganov taking down a big pot. Igor Kurganov had three-bet a 100,000 open to 365,000 twice before, and did so for the third time just now. Chance Kornuth had folded almost instantly the last two times, but now announced to make it 870,000. Kurganov thought about it for a bit before announcing all in. Kornuth instantly folded.

Igor Kurganov ru 3,900,000 1,500,000
Chance Kornuth us 2,200,000 -1,500,000

Tags: Chance KornuthIgor Kurganov

One for Kornuth

• Level 22: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Igor Kurganov raised the button to 100,000 and Chance Kornuth called. The latter then check-called a bet of 80,000 before check-calling one of 215,000 on the {Q-Spades} turn. Both players then checked the {2-Clubs} river. Kurganov showed the {j-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for a missed straight draw, and Kornuth tabled the {5-Spades}{9-Spades} for a pair and the win.

Chance Kornuth us 3,700,000 -260,000
Igor Kurganov ru 2,400,000 260,000

Tags: Igor KurganovChance Kornuth

Two Bullets and a Little Lady

Webjoker • Level 22: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Igor Kurganov raised to 90,000 from the button and Chance Kornuth made the call. Both players checked on {K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} before Kornuth fired 100,000 on the {J-Diamonds} turn. Kurganov called.

The river came the {3-Diamonds} and Kornuth fired 300,000. Kurganov made the call, but mucked upon seeing Kornuth's {K-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for flopped trips.

In the meantime Liv Boeree has joined the rail. She is here to cheer for her boyfriend Igor Kurganov. He can use some help, because the heads up hasn't been kind to him so far.

Chance Kornuth us 3,960,000 770,000
Igor Kurganov ru 2,140,000 -770,000

Tags: Liv BoereeIgor KurganovChance Kornuth