Uruguay's Pablo Melogno may not be a household name just yet, but it could soon become one.
Melogno brought 990,000 in chips to Day 3 of the €25,500 High Roller and was fifth in chips. He's been playing with poise and confidence, and he has quickly proven to be one of the toughest competitors in the field. Through the first two days, Melogno was constantly applying pressure to his opponents and wielding one of the larger stacks in the tournament.
Prior to this score, Melogno's live tournament earnings were nearly $300,000. His first result on record was in 2010 when he took fourth in the 2010 Conrad Poker Tour in Punta del Este of his home country. There he earned $133,000. He has another fourth-place finish in the Latin-American Poker Tour Punta del Este event in 2012 for $60,420, and then two more cashes for $40,000 and $32,000 in $1,000 events in the 2014 Conrad Poker Tour.
Melogno has only cashed once our of 12 times outside of Latin America, and that was in Las Vegas at the World Series of Poker last summer.