Main Event

Day 2 Begins at Noon Local Time; Halysson Sala Leads

chip leader Halysson Sala

Days 1a and 1b of the inaugural PokerStars Festival Uruguay $1,650 buy-in Main Event drew a combined total of 261 entries, but only 86 players will take to the felt at noon local time on Wednesday when Day 2 play begins. Leading the way is Halysson Sala, who will take a 240,000-chip stack out of the bag, and just behind him are Francisco Araujo (226,000) and Day 1b chip leader Julio Arocena (223,000). Other than the top three, the only other player to bag a stack in excess of 200,000 chips was Chile's Juan Parra, who will begin Day 2 with 211,200. PokerStars Team Pro Leo Fernandez will also return for Day 2 play with a stack of 131,900.

Play on Day 2 is scheduled to continue until the end of level 20 (which would be 10 one-hour levels, like on both Day 1s) or until 24 players remain at the discretion of tournament staff. There will be a 20-minute break every two levels and an 80-minute dinner break following the end of level 16.

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Tags: Francisco AraujoHalysson SalaJuan ParraJulio ArocenaLeo Fernandez