Igor Kurganov Busts Girlfriend Liv Boeree From World Series Of Poker Main Event
The before all else evening of this 2019 World Series of Poker main event kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas with over 1,300 entrants from the first starting flight.
One player who won’t be progressing to day two is EPT winner Liv Boeree, who found herself seated in the equal beginning table because her boyfriend, high-stakes pro Igor Kurganov. When some players may like a day of poker using their significant other, Boeree was searching for a milder table draw (which made even harder if Dan Smith and Brian Altman chose their chairs.)
Out of those thousands of individuals I might be sat with on day 1 at the #wsop principal occasion I obtain this clown what’s happening pic.twitter.com/LtdkruI7Cm
– Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) July 3, 2019
Unfortunately for the poker ability bunch, which won decorations collectively in the 2017 $10,000 tag group occasion, they simply couldn’t avoid each other when it came to confrontations on the felt.
In level 3, Boeree moved all-in over the top of a raise from Altman. The action folded around to Kurganov in the big blind, and he looked down at pocket kings.
You might not relish the thought of knocking your girlfriend out of the $10,000 main event, but Kurganov seemingly got a kick out of it.
After putting in a four-bet to isolate and seeing Boeree’s A
, Kurganov reportedly said, “Let me get it done. I’ll never obtain the opportunity ! “
Boeree flopped a flush draw but couldn’t obtain some further help as the trader created a plank of Q
. She had been delivered to the railing while her boyfriend piled the final of her fries. Kurganov completed the afternoon with a healthful count of 129,100.
noone’s busting on anybody tonight that’s for damn certain #WSOPME pic.twitter.com/C2ez3xgeyO
– Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) July 4, 2019
This isn’t the before all else time we’ve seen a poker couple battle it out at the equal table. In April of 2018, Tim Reilly knocked his wife Ness out of a WSOP Circuit main event at Planet Hollywood while both players were already in the money.
Last summer, Kristen Bicknell and Alex Foxen infamously took before all else and second place in a Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series event, although the two took some heat for how the awkward situation was handled during three-handed play.