Day 2 Begins at Noon Local Time; Crosa Leads & Late Registration Remains Open
The field in the $3,300 High Roller at the inaugural PokerStars Festival Uruguay saw a total of 44 entries take their seats for Day 1 play, all with their eyes on the top prize and trophy to be awarded to the eventual winner. When the 34 remaining players bagged chips for the evening after six levels, Uruguayan player Martin Crosa had emerged as the chip leader (171,700). The only other player to more than triple their 50,000 starting chips was Argentinian Hugo Spangenberg, who bagged 159,500 at the conclusion of Day 1. Uruguay's Francisco Garcia (102,100) and South Africa's Jesse Rosen (101,700) are the only other players who will take six-figure stacks out of the bag when Day 2 begins at noon local time. They are joined by some highly-accomplished players, including PokerStars Team Pro Leo Fernandez (78,900) and World Series of Poker bracelet winner Andres Korn (64,000).
Day 2 will start at level 7 with 300/600 blinds and a 100-chip ante. Late registration and re-entry will remain open until the start of level 9, which will be at approximately 2:20 p.m. There will be a 20-minute break every two levels and an 80-minute dinner break after level 12. Play will end for the day when the final table has been reached or at the discretion of tournament staff.
Keep it here for updates on the action in the PokerStars Festival Uruguay $3,300 High Roller, as well as the final table of the Main Event which is also set to begin at noon, presented by the PokerNews live reporting team.