Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Chop Only Delays the Inevitable, Kojo Downs Schulman

• Level 10: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

With both players all-in before the flop, Kunimaro Kojo held {Q-}{10-} and Nick Schulman tabled {Q-}{4-}. The final board read {J-}{4-}{9-}{8-}{10-} and both players stood, with Schulman offering a "nice hand sir". The dealer was ready to push the pot to Kojo when Schulman realized that they both held the same straight, and after some study of the board, the chips were split and the players resumed the match.

On the very next deal, however, the players were all-in again before the flop. Kojo held {Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Schulman flipped up the {6-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. The dealer ran a final board of {3-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Kojo finally earned the victory.

Tags: Kunimaro KojoNick Schulman