Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Marafioti Cracks Aces To Double Up


No more then 30 seconds after the big hand with Paul Volpe, we saw another big hand developing in the mothership. Matt Marafioti was all in preflop for his last 310,000 with {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, but he was in a world of hurt, as Nghi Van Tran held {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}.

Marafioti would need a ton of help to survive, and the flop was about as good as he could have asked for, coming {10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. Any heart would do for Marafioti, and the dealer didn't leave him waiting anymore, as the {5-Hearts} hit the turn. Marafioti shot out of his chair, and began to jump around the main stage in celebration. The meaningless river was the {k-Diamonds}, and Marafioti walked away from the table to compose himself after the miracle suckout.

After that hand, Marafioti shoots up to 673,000, while Van Tran drops to 1.2 million.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Nghi Van Tran us
Nghi Van Tran
us 1,200,000 -67,000
Matt Marafioti ca
Matt Marafioti
ca 673,000 356,000

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