Igor Kurganov And Liv Boeree Claim WSOP Tag Team Championship

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Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov took down the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Tag Team Championship for a total $273,964.

The final day of the event began with the six surviving teams taking their places and all it took was 30 hands for the first elimination. Team Martin Jacobson - Mark Radoja departing the event followed by Team Javier Gomez - Lander Lijo who was knocked out in fifth place. Notably, Team Gomez was the shortest stack at the beginning of the day but managed to outlast another pay jump.

The next pair to be busted was Team Anthony Ajlouny - David Fong - Mike McClain.

Daniel Negreanu's team started off as the chip leaders with Negreanu a strong favorite to bag his seventh WSOP bracelet but he missed the chance, eventually falling just short at third place. The last hand for Team Negreanu witnessed Negreanu going all in with top pair along with a straight draw versus Team Kurganov's two pair and flush draw. The river blanked out ending Team Negreanu`s tournament run.

Heads-up action between Team Kurganov and Team Mandavia lasted around 90 hands where the chop lead was exchanged several times with Team Kurganov in the driver’s seat for the majority of the time. Eventually, Team Mandavia was outmatched with their straight facing the nut-straight of Team Kurganov.

After three tiring days of poker action, power couple Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree took down the coveted title, earning $273,964 in first-place prize money and their very first WSOP championship bracelet.

Final Table Results

1. Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree - $273,964

2. Ankush Mandavia and Joe Kuether - $169,323

3. Daniel Negreanu, Eric Wasserson, David Benyamine and Mark Gregorich - $119,753

4. Anthony Ajlouny, David Fong and Mike McClain - $86,237

5. Javier Gomez and Lander Lijo - $63,253

6. Martin Jacobson and Mark Radoja - $47,271

7. J.C. Tran, Nam Le and Antonio Gutierrez - $36,008

8. Connor Drinan and Mike Aron - $27,967

9. Moritz Dietrich, Dietrich Fast and Jan Schwippert - $22,156