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Aces No Match for a Miracle

The Miracle strikes early!

It's just minutes into Day 2 and Melvin "The Miracle" Matibag has already lived up to his nickname.

After some raising pre-flop, it went over to Melvin who shoved his stack of more than 17,000 all-in. One of the Chinese players at his table snap-called and the cards were tabled:

Melvin: {5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

It looked like Melvin was on his way out the door as he was a long shot against pocket rockets.

However, things got interesting as the flop came {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, putting the entire table on the edge of their seats.

The turn of {2-Clubs} did not help, but the {3-Hearts} on the river sent Melvin jumping onto his chair and shouting, "It's a miracle!" to the entire room.

After doubling up, he is now at about 36,000.

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