Igor is a 57-year-old pig farmer in mid-1800s Latvia. Like Elya, he wishes to marry Myra Menke and he promises Myra's father a fat pig as a bride price. He agrees with Myra's father to accept that whomever brings the fattest pig will win Myra's hand. He ends up marrying Myra, as the pigs weigh exactly the same and Myra was unwilling to choose.
Igor Barkov Character Timeline in Holes
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Part 1, Chapter 7
...pigs, and couldn't decide whose pig to accept. When Elya suggested that Myra choose, both Igor and Myra's father were shocked, but Myra's father agreed on the grounds that he didn't... (full context)