Marques Proves Li Not Invulnerable
Nível 22 : 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Baitai Li has dropped from the chip leader spot for only the second time in two days after a big pot - and river decision - against Pedro Marques.
Heads up to a flop, Marques led out for 32,000 and Li, in position, raised to 85,000. Marques made the call, then both players checked the turn. A lone black card, the , arrived on the river and when Marques checked, Li bet 225,000. Back to Marques, who check-raised all in for a total of 532,000.
Li took an understandably lengthy time to think, giving the board and Marques a good stare, and the river eight a poke (the dealer gently brought it back in line with the other cards). Li laid his hand down and in doing so, forfeited the chip lead in the tournament to Ari Engel.