Hugo Spangenberg Leads 13 Players Into Day 3 of the PokerStars Festival Uruguay $3,300 High Roller
At the start of play on Day 2 in the $3,300 High Roller at the inaugural PokerStars Festival Uruguay, 34 players took their seats in pursuit of the top prize and championship trophy. By the time late registration and re-entries closed at the start of level 9, there were a total of 64 entries, generating a prize pool of $186,240. And at the end of the day, Argentinian player Hugo Spangenberg is at the head of the pack with a stack of 420,000. No other player bagged a stack in excess of 400,000, but with Christopher Franco (359,000), Ernesto Panno (346,000), and PokerStars Team Pro Leo Fernandez (329,000) not too far behind and the likes of recent World Series of Poker bracelet winner Andres Korn (224,000) and Maria Lampropulos (49,000) still in the hunt, the path to victory won't be easy for anyone.
Unfortunately, not all the familiar faces and fan favorites who took to the felt on Day 2 survived to the day's end. Ramiro Petrone, PokerStars Cup Uruguay winner Gustavo Prato, American grinder Mark Scacewater, and bracelet winner Ivan Luca were among the fallen.
Day 3 play will kick off at noon local time on Saturday and the 13 remaining players will battle it out until a champion is crowned. Blinds will be 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000-chip ante when play resumes. Nine places will be paid with a min-cash good for $5,400 and $54,480 going to the eventual winner. The full seat draw is below. Be sure to check back here for updates on the action presented by the PokerNews live reporting team.
|Jean Franco Sierra||Uruguay||1||7||192,000|
|Leonardo Fernandez Balague||Argentina||2||2||326,000|
|Juan Francisco Garcia||Uruguay||2||8||105,000|