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 , but he was in a world of hurt, as Nghi Van Tran held .
Marafioti would need a ton of help to survive, and the flop was about as good as he could have asked for, coming . Any heart would do for Marafioti, and the dealer didn't leave him waiting anymore, as the hit the turn. Marafioti shot out of his chair, and began to jump around the main stage in celebration. The meaningless river was the , 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.