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

Paredes Picks Off Kojo's Pure Bluff

• Level 11: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
David Paredes

With the board reading {7-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{A-Hearts}, Kunimaro Kojo made a huge bet of nearly 200,000 chips. Paredes contemplated his decision for a few moments before announcing a call. Kojo was clearly disappointed in this development and showed {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} for a busted open-ended straight draw. Paredes proudly flipped his {9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for middle pair and an astonishing call, vaulting him to a 2:1 chip lead.

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