Main Event

Valentyn Shabelnyk Eliminated in 8th Place (€72,850)

KaleGozer • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Valentyn Shabelnyk

Valentyn Shabelnyk raised to 130,000 in early position and Kalidou Sow called on the button. The flop was {4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Shabelnyk checked. Sow bet 135,000, Shabelnyk check-raised all in for 1,100,000 and Sow called with lightning speed.

Valentyn Shabelnyk: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Kalidou Sow: {7-Spades}{6-Spades}

Sow already flopped great against Aleksandr Mordvinov earlier and now flopped near perfect with his suited connector, leaving Shabelnyk drawing nearly dead. Shabelnyk was relegated to just 2% in equity to keep his chances at the last-ever PokerStars Championship Main Event title alive.

The {3-Spades} on the turn officially left Shabelnyk drawing dead, leaving the {J-Clubs} river just for the statistics. Shabelnyk bowed out in 8th place and received €72,850, a new career-high cash for the Ukranian.

Player Chips Progress
Kalidou Sow fr
Kalidou Sow
fr 6,555,000 1,390,000
Valentyn Shabelnyk ua
Valentyn Shabelnyk
ua Busted

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