Max Menzel is a German poker player who finished second in the 2023 PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship for $2,859,990
He was defeated by Aliaksandr Shylko, after making a three-way ICM deal with him and Philipe Pizzari (3rd - $2,524,871)
The 37-year-old is predominantly a live cash game player. Originally from Berlin, Menzel was essentially a poker pro throughout his college years, funding his studies through cards. But when he and his wife decided to start a family, he decided to get a corporate career instead and now works in management for a German logistics company.
Menzel and his family moved to China ten years ago for work and while there he spent a lot of time grinding the games in Macau. But since moving to Singapore a year ago, poker has taken a backseat so he can spend more time with his wife and two young children.