Leonardo Pires, the hyper-aggressive Brazilian who led the tournament for three consecutive days, didn't make it to the PCA Main Event final table. Despite the fact that Pires entered Day 5 with more than 25% of the chips in play, he still ended up hitting the rail already in 13th place for $45,860.
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Joined: Oct '15
Age: 33 (M)
Leonardo Pires falls prey to the classic ending for this type of players. Hyperaggressive is a good style but had he incorporated different gears in his playbook he might have been on the final table. Going into the penultimate day with 25% chips and bluffing all of them away. Classic idiot with a stack. Good for the pros though.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 39 (M)
There goes the Portuguese (Brazil's official language) representative... Well, just reading the news without knowing how he felt from the top with such big advantage just makes think a conclusion: being hyper-aggressive got its downs...
I am not blaming him 4 not playing this one more safely... He went in to take down this tourney and not just getting into the money/onto the final table - I'd rather tip my hat off to him than the winner at the end tbh.