PokerStars Festival Marbella: The Main Event sweet 16
We're deep into Day 3 of the PokerStars Festival Marbella Main Event, and there are just 16 players over two tables remaining.
The players have gone on a well-earned dinner break, and it's Fernando Curto who holds the chip lead currently with 3.77 million. When players return, the blinds will be 25K/50K, giving Curto a healthy 75-blind stack.
The biggest name left in the field is undoubtedly Leo Margets. With $870K in live tournament winnings, her biggest career cash to date came back in 2009 at the World Series of Poker Main Event. She finished 27th that year for a cool $352K.
Since then Margets has been a regular on the PokerStars live circuit. She's still seeking her first big title though; could this be the one?
Well, it's not looking great right now. Margets is coming back as the short stack with just 470K - less than ten big blinds.
Former chip leaders Juan Carlos Lopez is still in, although his stack his fallen to below average (1.26 million, 25 big blinds). The average stack right now is 1.485 million.
The plan is to play down to a final table of eight tonight, which means they could end up finishing around the 1am mark. Check out the full chip counts below:
|Ignacio Lopez de Maturana||1,730,000|
|John Joseph Divers||1,520,000|
|Ignacio Barcenas Romera||1,435,000|
|José Carlos López||1,260,000|
|José Luis Calvo||1,180,000|
|Tom Aksel Bedell||770,000|
|Marco Paul Lander||705,000|
Meanwhile, the €2,200 High Roller is also on a dinner break with seven players remaining. That'll be crowning a champion tonight.
Oh, and then there's the little matter of the Player's Party, which is just about to start...
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Jack Stanton is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.