It is the penultimate day of the PokerStars Festival Uruguay with the High Roller finishing up today. Last night the Main Event finished up with Julio Belluscio taking it down for $66,748. Today there is a different beast to conquer. The High Roller only has 13 players remaining and leading them all is Hugo Spangenberg.
Spangenberg bagged up 420,000 chips to end the night but he was trailed by some very noteworthy players as well. Team PokerStars Pro Leo Fernandez is hot on his heels after bagging up 329,000 chips, as is Christopher Franco (359,000) who is looking for revenge after bubbling the Main Event just a few days ago. Also in the field are two of Argentina's top poker pros; World Series of Poker bracelet winner Andres Korn (224,000) and Maria Lampropulos (49,000).
Everyone is trying to lock up the first place prize that is worth $54,480 for this event, but that being said only nine of the final 13 will even make it into the money. A min-cash in this event is worth $5,400 and every prize from that point on will increase since nine players marks the start of the unofficial final table.
Play will continue from level 17 with blinds at 3,000/6,000 and a running ante of 1,000 and the plan for today is to play all the down to a champion. After that players can meet up for the PokerStars Festival Uruguay Players' Party which kicks off tonight as well. Action is set to beging at 12 p.m. local time and PokerNews will be here with all the action so make sure to stay tuned.