A player in middle position opened to 300 and was called by the hijack before Xiaoyong Liao three-bet to 1,300 from the cutoff. The original raiser called and the hijack folded, prompting the dealer to announce a heads-up pot as he brought a flop of . Liao's opponent checked to him and he made a continuation-bet of 1,500. His opponent called.
The turn came and the middle-position player led out, betting 2,000. Liao called. Both players then checked the river to take the hand to showdown.
The middle-position player tabled , showing queens up with a king kicker. Liao did one better, showing to earn him the pot with his ace kicker.