Melvin "the Miracle" Matibag is one of the rising stars of the Filipino Poker Tour, known for playing some creative cards. He open-raised all in from under the gun for almost 30,000. A player in middle position called with pocket kings and was in great shape against Matibag's . But we wouldn't be writing about this hand if the kings just held up on an uninspired board. Matibag flopped an gutshot straight flush draw, . He missed the turn , but filled his straight with the river , crippling his opponent down to just 800 chips.
"Ship it to me!" Matibag exulted. "Miracle! That's how we roll."