Steve Meling has made it to the final nine and will surely be one of the greatest "rags to riches" stories of all time if he's able to pull off going on to win the Big One for One Drop.
According to Meling, he played in a $65 satellite at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs casino where he won an entry into a larger $765 satellite. From there, Meling won his seat into this event and has so far parlayed it into an appearance at the final table. Still, Meling is guaranteed nothing just yet until he can work his way into the top three.
Upon review, nothing on record can be found for Meling when it comes to live tournament cashes, so storming onto the poker scene with a $400,000 core or better would be an amazing accomplishment. Of course, if he's able to win the seat and then go on to cash in the Big One for One Drop, the story will go down as one of the most epic ones in poker history.
Earlier, we talked about how Sarkiss Osalian and his chance to pull of a miracle, but he busted. It's now up to Meling to hold it down for the amateurs chasing the poker dream.