The crowd were edging closer to the table, certain that this was the hand that would crown the 2010 Tournament of Champions Champions, and it very nearly was.
With Howard Lederer opening to 40,000 preflop, Huck Seed made the call from the big blind leading to a flop of . Lederer bet 60,000 (after it was checked to him), Seed moved all in, and Lederer made the call.
With the crowd holding their breath in unison, the dealer reached for the deck before laying an onto the felt, thus increasing Seed's outs by four more cards.
Then, the river, a seven from heaven, the ! Seed had been graced with a last ditch double through!
This was just another dramatic moment in a tournament that has provided more twists and turns than an episode of Columbo, and it was one that saw Seed retake the lead with 550,000. Lederer, meanwhile, dropped down to 260,000.