In one of the early hands at his table, Al Riccobono saw a flop with two other players. The board was and one player bet 3,500. The next player raised to 13,500 and then Riccobono moved all in for around 28,000. The original bettor folded, but the next player made the call. Riccobono showed a set of fives with in his hand and his opponent tabled .
The turn brought a , which gave Riccobono's opponent a miracle straight to take the lead. The river was another miracle, albeit on a much more minor scale, with an falling to allow Riccobono to chop the hand with his opponent and stay alive.