APPT Manila Main Event
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Only a Miracle Could Save Him

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Another Miracle for Melvin
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 {8-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds}. 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, {5-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} {5-Spades}. He missed the turn {4-Clubs}, but filled his straight with the river {6-Spades}, crippling his opponent down to just 800 chips.

"Ship it to me!" Matibag exulted. "Miracle! That's how we roll."