Sam Grafton opened to 200,000 in early position and was called by Philipe Pizzari in the cutoff and Hugo Rodilla in the big blind. The flop came and the action checked around to the on the turn.
Rodilla led out with a bet of 150,000 and Grafton raised to 400,000. Pizzari called and Rodilla got out of the way. The river was the and both players quickly checked. Grafton tabled for ace-high while Pizzari held for a pair of sixes.
On the latest PokerNews Podcast episode of 2023, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen discuss a controversy from the WSOP Circuit King’s Resort that was a chopped pot but accidentally resulted in the elimination of one player at the final table.
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.
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 to give Menzel a commanding lead, but his demeanor quickly changed when the peeled off on the turn to miraculously improve his and Magnus' hands.
The 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.