We arrived at the table in time to find Antonio Luft all in and at risk for his last 145,000 against Goran Mandic. The flop read and both players had flopped sets.
Luft tabled and was dejected to find that Mandic held for top set. Play was halted while the ESPN camera crew was called over. Luft stood up and stared at the board with a stunned look on his face. After about one minute, the dealer was instructed to roll out the rest of the board.
The dealer tapped the table and produced the turn card.
Players around the table gasped and yelled in disbelief as Luft had spiked a fourth nine to make quads. Luft dropped to his knees with his elbows on the table as he stared upward, stunned. The completed the board and just like that Luft found renewed tournament life. He now has about 300,000 in chips while Mandic's stack has dropped to 340,000.