Shortly after that hand with John Dolan in which Michael Skender lost a large chunk of his stack, he was involved in another big hand versus Gianni Direnzo.
The table had folded around to Direnzo who open-shoved from the small blind. Skender was covered, and made the call, showing to Direnzo's .
The board ran out , allowing Skender to survive with a chop.
"I'm not going home!" grinned Skender afterwards. He remains short with about 800,000.