And on the very next hand, it's all over.
With the board reading
, David Singer's bet of 40,000 is raised to 180,000, only for Singer to make a deep reach of 480,000 total, putting Fernandez all in for his remaining chips.
Clearly tortured by the decision ahead, Fernandez sat back in his chair and counted out his chips as the expectant crowd pushed closer to the rail. Singer, meanwhile, usually cucumber cool, squirmed in his seat like a frog in a blender, perhaps attempting to feign discomfort.
If that were the case, then the plan certainly worked, Fernandez making the call and, almost reluctantly, pushing his stack across the line.
Realizing he was ahead and just one card away from a coveted bracelet win, Singer swiftly revealed
for the turned straight whilst his foe could only muster an inferior, but still alive
There were a couple of scattered calls from the rail for a seven, but the pleas fell on stony ground, the dealer popping out a harmless
onto the felt to give Singer the victory.
As Singer spotted the river, it finally sunk in -- he was now part of that elite group of bracelet winners, his patience and timing in this event reaping the rewards he so richly deserves.