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06/05/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 3 - Final Table - David Singer Victorious

David Singer
Winner is... this guy!

After hours and hours of heads-up play David Singer has emerged victorious from Event 3 Pot-Limit Hold'em.

In the pivotal hand of heads-up play, and perhaps the tournament, Fernandez bet $80,000 from the button. Eventually Singer re-raised to $160,000. Fernandez moved all-in almost immediately and Singer called. Fernandez had singer covered, albeit just barely. The players flipped over their cards:

Singer: A K

Fernandez: 5 5

It's the classic two over-cards versus a pair race except this time there is a bracelet on the line. The flop came a stunning A K T and suddenly Singer has Fernandez dominated. Fernandez was praying for a five as the dealer turned the 8 and then rivered the 4 giving Singer the checkmark.

After the hand Singer went up to approximately $1.7 million with Fernandez down to approximately $400,000.

On the very next hand Fernandez shoved on a 7 6 5 3 while holding 7 3 for two-pair but Singer had Q 4 for the straight. The river fell J and David Singer just earned his first WSOP bracelet.

It's been a long time coming for the Full Tilt pro who made the final table of two $50,000 WSOP H.O.R.S.E. events and two WPT final tables to boot.

Singer will take home $214,131 for his efforts while Jacobo Fernandez will have to settle for $136,643.

PL.com's own Arthur Crowson was on hand for the win so make sure to check out his interview with the winner.

Level
23
Blinds
20000/40000
Average Stack
$1,069,500
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
06/04/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 4 - Final Table - Marathon Men

David Singer and Jacobo Fernandez have been going head-to-head for close to four hours now and show no signs of slowing down. In the last level of play Fernandez got extremely low only to battle his way back to the top.

Right now the chip counts are:

Fernandez: $1.3 million

Singer: $805,000

The rate they're going we could still be hours away from crowning the champion of Event 3 Pot-Limit Hold'em. It's possible that Event 4 will end before this one even though it started at 5 p.m.

Level
23
Blinds
20000/40000
Average Stack
$534,750
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/04/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 3 - Final Table - War of Attrition

Neither David Singer or Jacobo Fernandez seem to have any desire to play a big pot. The chip has bounced back between them more times than a ball in a tennis match. We're talking small-ball poker here, folks, which is no surprise considering this is a Pot-Limit event.

In a recent hand Singer and Fernandez limped to a flop of 7 3 2 and Singer bet $65,000. Fernandez made the call and the 2 hit on the turn. Both players checked and the river fell 8. Fernandez bet $175,000 and Singer folded.

Fernandez has the chip lead right now but that's sure to change momentarily if this match continues the way it has been going.

Level
20
Blinds
10000/20000
Average Stack
$534,750
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/04/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 3 - Final Table - Back At It

David Singer and Jacobo Fernandez have returned from their dinner break and it's very likely they will now play until there is a winner. Strap into your seats, kids, we could have a wild conclusion to Event 3.
Level
18
Blinds
6000/12000
Average Stack
$534,750
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/04/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 3 - Final Table - Back and Forth, Dinner Break

The heads-up battle between David Singer and Jacobo Fernandez has already had more ups and downs then a roller coaster but Singer appears to have an edge as time wears on.

Jacobo Fernandez wins a monster

Jacobo Fernandez bet $75,000 pre-flop but David Singer re-raised an additional $105,000. Fernandez called and the flop came K 8 2. Fernandez checked but Singer bet $200,000. Fernandez pondered his move for a couple minutes but eventually opted to re-raise to $500,000.

Singer folded in short order and suddenly Fernandez was in the driver's seat.

Singer storms back

David Singer apparently had not intention of sitting back and letting Fernandez walk all over him in heads-up play. Just a few hands after the big fold Singer managed a double.

In the hand Singer and Fernandez limped to a Q 7 2 flop. Fernandez checked but Singer fired out $25,000. Fernandez came back over the top for $100,000. Singer thought for a minute or two but then pushed all-in.Fernandez made the call and flipped over 8 3. Singer was surprisingly in the lead with K 2. The turn and the river missed Fernandez and Singer doubled up.

Singer continues to battle

The hand seemed to be a turning point for the heads-up match because David Singer started to win the majority of the pots. Singer bet a large number of hands pre-flop and Jacobo Fernandez laid it down. A couple times Fernandez bet but was re-raised out of the pot by Singer. Momentum is definitely with Singer right now.

Dinner break

After some confusion, Fernandez doesn't speak great English so Singer had to translate, the players have decided to take a 90 minute dinner break. Check back at 9:10 p.m. pacific time to see who takes this sucker down.

The chip counts are almost even with David Singer holding approximately $1.1 million to Fernandez' $1 million.

Level
18
Blinds
6000/12000
Average Stack
$534,750
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/04/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 3 - Final Table - Greg Alston Gone, Heads-up time!

We have our third place elimination and we are now heads-up between Full Tilt pro David Singer and Jacobo Fernandez.

Greg Alston kicked (third)

Greg Alston made it $34,000 but Jacobo Fernandez re-raised him all-in. Alston made the call and flipped over J J to Fernandez' 8 8. The board came K 7 6 6... 8! Alston goes out of the tournament in one of the worst ways possible.

Alston will not be getting a shot at heads-up but will get $82,725 for coming in third.

Singer vs. Fernandez

David Singer and Jacobo Fernandez have appeared destined for heads-up collision throughout the final table and the time is finally upon us. Will the veteran pro dominate or will the relatively unknown Jacobo Fernandez make a name for himself? Stay tuned...

Level
18
Blinds
6000/12000
Average Stack
$534,750
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/04/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 3 – Final Table – Tehan, Harriman and Lipkin gone!

It’s been a busy last hour and Joe Tehan, Russ Harriman and Robert Lipkin have all take their places on the rail. David Singer is emerging as the clear favorite to win this event.

Joe Tehan terminated (sixth)

Joe Tehan, one of the more well-known faces at this final table, has been eliminated. Tehan got it all-in with J T and David Singer looked him up with 9 9. Tehan flopped a gut-shot straight draw on the flop but missed on the river and the turn. Tehan will receive $43,796 for coming in sixth.

Russ Harriman Hacked (fifth)

A short-stacked Russ Harriman moved all-in for his last $100,000 or so and got looked up by Greg Alston. The players revealed their hands:

Harriman: Q Q

Alston: A J

It appeared that Harriman would have a great chance at doubling up but an ace on the flop proved otherwise. Harriman couldn’t improve and was eliminated fifth for $55,474.

Robert Lipken gets lipped (fourth)

Robert Lipken has been eliminated from contention in Event 3. Lipken made an ill-advised move with 7 5 against David Singer. Singer made the call and flipped over J J. Lipken would need a lot of help from the board.

The board came Q T 2 9 2 and Singer got the decisive checkmark and with it the chip lead. Lipken will receive $67,640 for finishing fourth.

Level
19
Blinds
8000/16000
Average Stack
$534,750
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/04/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 3 - Final Table - Fernandez Crushing, King Eliminated

Jacobo Fernandez has come out of nowhere to claim the chip lead with David Singer breathing down his neck. There are six players remaining but Singer and Fernandez could very well meet heads-up.

Fernandez becomes dominate force

Jacobo Fernandez is firing on all barrels. He just forced a big fold from Joe Tehan and then several hands later he hit a full house against Greg Alston to rake a huge pot. Fernandez now has over $1 million chips.

Checkmate for Zachary King (seventh)

Well-known online player Zachary "Carter" King, alias CKingUSC, has seen his last flop and raised his last pot at this final table. King shoved with A 8 only to have Greg Alston call with A A. There was no help for King on the board and he'll have to settle for seventh and $34,063.

Level
18
Blinds
6000/12000
Average Stack
$178,250
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
06/04/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 3 – Final Table – Glen Bean, Al Barbieri hit the road

We’re down to seven at the final table of Event 3. Full Tilt pro David Singer still looks the most dangerous and it’s questionable as to if anybody will be able to stop him.

Glen Bean Jacked (ninth)

Short-stacked Glen Bean shoved with J 8 and ended up looking down the barrel of Zachary “Carter” King’s A Q. Bean managed to hit an eight on the flop of but an ace on the river spelled doom for Bean. On the bright side Bean will be receiving $19,464 as a consolation prize.

Al Barbieri Buried (eight)

Al Barbieri was severely crippled by Gregory Alston when his pocket queens were cracked by Alston’s pocket jacks and just two hands later he hit the rail.

With less than $50,000 Barbieri made a standard shove with K 6 and David Singer called him down with A Q. Singer hit an ace on the flop and there were no miracles for Barbieri on the board. Barbieri finishes 8th for $26,764.

Level
17
Blinds
5000/10000
Average Stack
$152,786
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
06/04/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 3 – Level 16 – This is a Final Table?

The Event 3 final table has the unfortunate distinction of being a non-televised final table and is therefore being played at a regular table in the Amazon Room. No lights or cameras here, folks. You’ll just have to settle for a bracelet and a truckload of money.

Singer Doubles

The most well-known player at the final table, David Singer, is making the most of his time in the limelight. He just doubled up with A-Q on a Q-5-3 board. Singer pushed on the flop and Gregory Alston called with J-J. Singer is right back in the game.

Singer Doubles Part II

Full Tilt pro David Singer shows no signs of slowing down. Just a couple hands after his first double-up Singer pulled it off again. In the hand Singer bet $22,200 pre-flop from early position and Al Barbieri called from the button.

The flop came Q-3-2 and Singer fired $40,000. Barbieri made the call and the turn came 8. Singer moved all-in and Barbieri called. The players flipped over their cards:

Singer: A A

Barbieri: K Q

Singer made a set when the river came A and so far seems to be a cut above the rest of the players at this final table. With over $300,000 he’s getting close to the chip lead.

Level
16
Blinds
4000/8000
Average Stack
$118,833
Players Left
9
Tables Left
1
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Event Information

Event Name
Event 3, Pot-Limit Hold'em
Venue
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2008-06-02
Final Day
2008-06-04
Buy In
$1,500
Entrants
713
Prize Pool
$973,245
First Prize
$214,131

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 David Singer $214,131
2 Jacobo Fernandez $136,643
3 Greg Alston $82,725
4 Robert Lipkin $67,640
5 Russ Harriman $55,474

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