2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship

2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Days: 4

Shylko & Magnus Get Three-Outed Before Two-Outing Menzel

Level 27 : Blinds 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Aliaksandr Shylko
Aliaksandr Shylko

Aliaksandr Shylko was in the hijack and opened to 200,000 for his third consecutive preflop raise and Nadya Magnus three-bet jammed a stack of 1,400,000 from the button. Table chip leader Max Menzel then re-shoved a bigger stack from the small blind and Shylko took off his sunglasses before calling.

Nadya Magnus: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Aliaksandr Shylko: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Max Menzel: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

Magnus and Shylko were in good shape to chop the pot and Shylko closed his eyes as he awaited the runout. The Belarusian looked completely defeated when the flop landed {5-Spades}{9-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} to give Menzel a commanding lead, but his demeanor quickly changed when the {k-Diamonds} peeled off on the turn to miraculously improve his and Magnus' hands.

The {3-Diamonds} river completed the board and Magnus and Shylko both stayed alive.

"I think there's a little brown speck on the back of your pants," Dylan Destefano joked to Shylko.

Player Chips Progress
Aliaksandr Shylko by
Aliaksandr Shylko
4,300,000 2,685,000
Max Menzel de
Max Menzel
4,000,000 -2,885,000
Nadya Magnus us
Nadya Magnus
2,000,000 325,000

Tags: Aliaksandr ShylkoDylan DestefanoMax MenzelNadya Magnus