2017 PokerStars Festival Uruguay

Main Event
Dias: 1a
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Festival Uruguay

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
50,000 / 100,000

Main Event

Dia 1a Começado

Welcome to Day 1a of the PokerStars Festival Uruguay $1,650 Main Event

PokerStars chips
PokerStars chips

The first of two starting flights for the Main Event at the inaugural PokerStars Festival Uruguay at the Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino gets underway Monday at noon local time. Players will receive 25,000 starting chips in exchange for the $1,650 buy-in (the local currency is the Uruguayan Peso, but USD operates in parallel, and all tournament buy-ins and payouts are expressed in USD) and are scheduled to play 10 one-hour levels with 20-minute breaks every two levels. There will be an 80-minute dinner break following the end of level 6 and unlimited re-entries are available until late registration closes at the start of level 9.

Players who bag chips at the conclusion of Day 1a may not play Day 1b, but those who don't find a bag in Monday's starting flight can try their luck again on Tuesday when Day 1b gets underway. The second and final starting flight will be structured identically to Day 1a, and both flights will combine for Day 2 play. The tournament is scheduled to play down to 24 players on Day 2, then to 8 on Day 3, and the new champion will be crowned on Day 4.

Keep it here for updates on the action in the Main Event, as well as the $3,300 High Roller which starts on Thursday, at the first-ever PokerStars Festival Uruguay.

Nível: 1

Blinds: 50/100

Ante: 0

Francisco Araujo Fires Twice

Nível 1 : 50/100, 0 ante

With about 1,000 chips already in the pot and the board reading {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{10-Hearts}, the big blind checked, the under-the-gun player checked, the next player to act checked, and Francisco Araujo bet 500 from the hijack. The under-the-gun player was the only caller.

The {5-Spades} fell on the river and the under-the-gun player checked. Araujo bet 1,300, his opponent folded, and Araujo took the pot.

The Buenos Aires native has over $370,000 in live tournament earnings, including a deep run in the Main Event at the 2016 World Series of Poker, where he finished 106th.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Francisco Araujo ar
Francisco Araujo
29,800 4,800

Tags: Francisco Araujo

Boat Over Boat for Scaffo Earns Him a Small Pot

Nível 1 : 50/100, 0 ante

We caught up with a hand on the flop involving Mattias Scaffo, Nicholas Malandre, and two other players on the flop. There was already 1,150 in the pot and the dealer rolled out the flop of {K-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Scaffo lead out with a bet of 650 and only one of his opponents called.

The turn was the {4-Diamonds} and both players checked to see the {3-Clubs} on the river. There, Scaffo's opponent put out a bet of 1,050 and Scaffo thought for a bit before just calling. The player showed {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} but Scaffo had that beat with {K-Spades}{K-Hearts} for the other two kings. That earned Scaffo the small pot, while his opponent was forced to send over the chips.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Matias Scaffo uy
Matias Scaffo
28,500 3,500

Tags: Matias Scaffo

Jose Ili Chips Up

Nível 1 : 50/100, 0 ante

A player in early position raised to 225, Jose Ili was next to act and called, and Andres Infante three-bet to 600 from the cutoff. The original raiser folded and Ili called.

The flop came {J-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Ili lead out for 1,125. Infante raised to 3,500 and Ili called.

The turn brought the {9-Spades} and Ili checked. Infante bet 3,500 and Ili quickly called.

The {8-Hearts} fell on the river and Ili bet 5,500, sending Infante into the tank. After some consideration and a few sips of Red Bull, Infante folded and Ili took the pot.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Jose Ili cl
Jose Ili
29,200 29,200
Andres Infante co
Andres Infante
15,000 15,000

Tags: Andres InfanteJose Ili

Quads For Blanco

Nível 1 : 50/100, 0 ante

Catching up to a hand on the river, action was on Marcelo Blanco who was involved with one other player and over 2,000 already in the pot. The board was {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and Blanco put out a bet of 1,500. His opponent thought about it for a bit before calling and Blanco turned up {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for quads, earning him the decently sized pot early here on Day 1a.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Marcelo Blanco ar
Marcelo Blanco
31,000 6,000

Tags: Marcelo Blanco