Igor Kurganov is widely considered to be one of the best No Limit Hold’em tournament players in the world, and the PokerStars Team Pro has been backing up that statement online this week.


On Monday, Kurganov took to the Twitch streets for his first ever live stream on the PokerStars Twitch channel. He gave viewers a glimpse behind the curtain of the highest stakes tournaments going on PokerStars: the hugely popular High Roller Club.

It was a great stream that saw Kurganov interacting with viewers’ questions. Although sometimes those questions were misconstrued:

Igor would stream for five hours and 40 minutes before calling it a night. In that time he only managed a couple of min-cashes (still pretty big when considering the buy-ins), but with 26,938 total views in that time, we’d consider that an amazing debut stream.

Anyone aspiring poker players who tuned in will know how valuable it was to hear Kurganov talk through his thought processes in interesting spots. He managed to explain high-level concepts in a way that everyone could follow.

With the stream over, Kurganov promised he’d back on Twitch soon.

However, he’d be back online playing the High Roller Club the very next day.

Igor has now cashed for $44,319 throughout the past couple of days, including a win for more than $17,000. Here’s a look at some of those results:

04/12/2018
6th Place
Winnings: $6,747.23 ($4528.48 for 6th + $2,218.75 in bounties)
Tournament: High Roller Club: $1,050 Daily Cooldown [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
Entries: 162
Prize Pool: $162,000 ($81,000 in prizes + $81,000 in bounties)

5th Place
Winnings: $7,339.46
Tournament: High Roller Club: $530 Daily Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $75K Gtd
Entries: 244
Prize Pool: $124,322.88

05/12/2018
3rd Place
Winnings: $12,651.52 ($6,870.27 for 3rd + $5,781.25 in bounties)
Tournament: High Roller Club: $1,050 Daily Cooldown [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
Entries: 101
Prize Pool: $101,000 ($50,500 in prizes + $50,500 in bounties)

1st Place
Winnings: $17,581.45
Tournament: High Roller Club: $530 Daily Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $75K Gtd
Entries: 173
Prize Pool: $88,146.96

He even found the time to give a Facebook Live chat to Platinum Pass winners. You can check out that chat here.

All in all, a very impressive week.


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