Aussie Millions Main Event

Li Jumps Into Second Place

Bjorn Li

We caught the action on the turn when the board read {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{J-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Josh Barrett check-called a hefty 127,000 bet. On the river the {K-Spades} hit and Barrett checked once again. Li tanked for a while and finally grabbed a stack of 25,000 chips. He played around with them for a while before putting in a 225,000 bet. Barrett sighed and tanked for well over a minute before announcing the call. Li tabled {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} and Barrett mucked.

"I almost checked back the river", Li said with a smile after getting some good value on the river. "I almost jammed the river", Barrett replied instantly. "That's what I was afraid of" Li continued as he started stacking up the newly won chips. "But I would have hero called you probably", Li said with a big smile on his face. You can call it a bit arrogant, but Li seems to be feeling super confident and ready for a big clash with any player willing to challenge him.

Chip stacks
Bjorn Li au 1,640,000 418,000
Josh Barrett 440,000 -355,000

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