$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with an 10,000 Ante Players Remaining: 33 of 505
There was an early-position raise to 28,000 and Vinny Censabella called from late position as did Joseph Skarzynski on the button. It was on massive start-of-day chip leader, Fernando Rodriguez, who’d sputtered as of late to claim a mortal stack. Rodriguez shoved the small blind for 373,000 total and it was back on the original raiser.
He folded after a minute or two leaving it up to Censabella who called without hesitation. Skarzynski got out of the way and it was a clash between the current and former chip leader.
Rodriguez was caught with ace-high and improving to a pair of threes wasn’t enough. He was eliminated by Censabella in 34th after beginning the day with more than 1,000,000 chips — twice that of second place.
Censabella stacked a massive pot and took the chip lead as players went on their second break.
Vinny Censabella – 1,780,000 Fernando Rodriguez – Eliminated in 34th place ($1,906)
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 Ante Players Remaining: 43 of 505
Start-of-day chip leader Fernando Rodriguez is back to reality with 690,000 chips. While it’s still good for one of the biggest in the room, he’s come from a long way from the 1,000,000 chips he slept on overnight.
Play is going deeper into the money and the stacks are leveling out with Vinny Censabella (820,000), Trevor Hurst (705,000) and Anthony Dianaty (550,000) among the leaders.
Vinny Censabella – 820,000 Trevor Hurst – 705,000 Fernando Rodriguez – 690,000 Anthony Dianaty – 550,000
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 Ante Players Remaining: 51 of 505
There was a quick succession of bustouts as players headed on break with a hand still going on Table 12. At the time, just 52 remained with 51 paying and they were already two minutes into break. Chris Gilkey was at risk preflop for his last roughly 175,000 versus David DiBernardi. Gilkey had the best of it, but needed to fade some outs.
DiBernardi spiked his queen to bust Gilkey on the stone bubble. With that, all tables were off to break and in the money.
David DiBernardi – 635,000 Chris Gilkey – Eliminated on the Bubble
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 16: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 Ante Players Remaining: 60 of 505
Karl Manouchakian recently hit the rail coming out on the bad end of a cooler. Manouchakian was in a heads-up pot versus Wil McCraney and the board laid . Manouchakian had for a fullhouse and shoved the rover. McCraney snapped off turning over for a rivered better fullhouse. With that, Manouchakian was eliminated shy of the money.
Wil McCraney – 385,000 Karl Manouchakian – Eliminated
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 Ante Players Remaining: 71 of 505
Wally Maddah open-shoved his last 32,000 from early position. Eric Mutschler plopped in a pile more from late position and the button and blinds folded. Maddah’s tournament life was on the line versus a lone opponent.
Maddah’s ace-10 was no good and he was eliminated at the hands of Mutschler.
Eric Mutschler – 120,000 Wally Maddah – Eliminated
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 Ante Players Remaining: 78 of 505
The clock hits 2pm and cards are in the air for Day 2 of the Pinktober Poker Open $565. Fernando Rodriguez begins the day with massive chip lead holding 1,035,000 chips. The next closest stack of 512,000 belongs to Wil McCraney.
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 Ante Players Remaining: 78 of 505
Five starting flights are in the books in the Pinktober Poker Open headliner $565 buy-in, $200,000 guarantee and it’s on to Day 2. The total field topped out at 505 entries and it’s narrowed to just 78 remaining following 14 levels of play. They return today at 2pm to jockey for a piece of the $252,500 prize pool that’s spotlighted by a $49,711 top prize. In addition, the top four finishers are set to head home with a $1,650 seat in the property’s $500,000 guaranteed December Winter Poker Open Main Event.
Fernando Rodriguez tops the counts but needs to keep up a break-neck pace versus the likes of Anthony Dianaty, David DiBernardi and John Dolan who are all in the top 25.
Only the top 51 players are set to finish in the money with a min-cash earning $1,352. Play should move a bit to start as Level 15 through 19 remain at 40 minutes before jumping to 60 throughout the rest of the event.
Updates will begin at 2pm and run all the way until there’s a champion. Good luck, players!
With Flight D playing down closer toward end of day, and Flight E settling in for a long, 10 hour night that wont wrap until after 4am, media staff is heading home for the evening. Complete chip counts, table draws and payout information will be posted Sunday by 8am. Play resumes at 2pm and tournament updates will continue all the way until there’s a champion in the Pinktober $565.
Here’s a look at Sunday’s complete schedule:
12pm: Event 6 Pinktober Triple Stack Special $185 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) – $20,000 Guaranteed
2pm: Event 5 – Day 2 $565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) – $200,000 Guaranteed
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 13: 1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 Ante Flight D Players Remaining: 37 of 152
Players are back from their final break of the night and cards are in the air. Play has reached the deep stages of the flight and there are a number of big stacks emerging including a three-headed monster at Table 20 — David DiBernardi, Brian Hooser and Karl Manouchakian.
The above trio makes up three of the biggest stacks in the room and they all share a table. They’re battle-tested and ready for some tough play as they’ve settled in for another couple hours of action before their night ends.
David DiBerardi – 330,000 Brian Hooser – 260,000 Karl Manouchakian – 188,000
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 Ante Flight D Players Remaining: 43 of 152
David DiBernardi put an exclamation point on his taking of the chip lead, flopping Broadway and sending an opponent to the rail.
The flop was and DiBernardi’s opponent announced, “All-in,” for more than 60,000. DiBernardi snapped having the opponent covered and quickly turned over for the nuts Broadway plus a Royal Flush draw. The opponent had a measly pair and only had slim hopes for a chop.
The turn and river fell and DiBernardi grew his stack to over 350,000.
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 Ante Flight D Players Remaining: 52 of 152
Brian Hooser finds himself firmly atop the counts to start Level 12. With a stack totaling just under 250,000, he’s leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of his respective Flight D field and poised to bag one of the biggest holdings of the lot. As is, that’s good for a top 10 stack overall, but there’s plenty of work left in Flight D with play slated to last until about 8:20pm.
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 1: 100/100 Flight E Entries: 23 (Total Entries: 418)
The clock strike 5pm and the $200,000 guarantee is officially history in the Pinktober Poker Open $565. Cracking the threshold was the fifth and final flight — Flight E — which began just moments ago. At kickoff, the clock showed 23 entries more than enough to push the field past the 400-entry mark.
Here are the details on Flight E:
5pm: Event 5 Flight E $565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) – $200,000 Guaranteed
$565 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
Top four places receive $1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event seat
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 1,200 Ante Flight D Players Remaining: 78 of 152
Tom Nguyen has yet again found his way to the top of the counts. The Tamps standout has been steady through Flight D, but caught an uptick as of late. With registration freshly closed, Nguyen leads the field with 170,500 chips.
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 1,200 Ante Flight D Entries: 152 (Total Entries: 395)
Level 10 is going and registration is closed in Flight D of the Pinktober Poker Open $565. The fourth of five starting flights drew 152 entries bringing the tournament total to 395. One more starting flights remains — kicking off in just a few minutes — and the event will surpass the $200,000 guarantee before its cards even go in the air.
Here’s a flight-by-flight breakdown:
Friday at 10am
Saturday at 10am
Saturday at 6pm
Tonight at 5pm
Flight D is set to log 14 levels of play before action concludes at roughly 9:15pm local time.
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 Ante Flight D Entries: 150 (Total Entries: 393)
Level 9’s arrival means just one more level — and a break — remain for registration in Flight D. As is, the clock shows 150 entries putting the combined field at 393 and only seven players short of the $200,000 guarantee. That figure will be bested before cards even go in the air for the 5pm Flight E and the prize pool will continue to grow.
We will provide the final attendance figure from Flight D when it’s final.
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $200,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 7: 300/600 with a 600 Ante Flight D Entries: 143 (Total Entries: 386)
It wasn’t the win he was look for, but a win’s a win. Tampa regular Karl Manouchakian has already gotten a W this Pinktober Poker Open winning the bounty King of the Hill side event just a few days ago. The performance yielded a nice payday, but that score would pale in comparison were Manouchakian able to break through again in this $565, $200,000 guarantee.
Manouchakian owns more than $210,000 in reported earnings including three wins here in Tampa. His resume is highlighted by multiple five-figure and he has sights on adding another here in the Pinktober headliner.
He’s part of a rising Flight D field that now shows 143 entries putting the tournament just shy of the $200,000 guarantee.
The players checked down a flop and turn before Bunkley lead the river for 9,000. There was a fold, and a reluctant call and Bunkley turned over for the best of it. He took the pot and stacked his pile higher.