2019 Pinktober Poker Open

David Nathaniel Captures Pinktober Poker Open Main Event Title

2019 Pinktober Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 466
Prize Pool: $447,360
October 17-20, 2019

David Nathaniel

(Tampa, FL) — The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Pinktober Poker Open debuted a new format for its Main Event this, increasing the buy-in to $1,100, upping the guaranteed prize pool to $300,000, and adding more play to the structure. People noticed the change and it had a great turnout. Miramar Florida’s own David Nathaniel completed a long Day 2 by taking the title outright for $93,545.

The Main Event featured three starting flights and the 466 entries easily surpassed the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool to put $447,360 up for grabs. Of those starting entries, only 78 survived Day 1 with 47 of them set to earn some money.

The field played down to the money bubble after the first break and it moved along at a steady clup until the last three tables. That’s where the pace slowed as the levels increased to 90 minutes and the stacks deepened.

They formed the final table ten at 10 pm but we would not have a winner for another five hours; there was plenty of play built into the structure. Quyen Hoang began the final table with a huge lead, seemed set to dominate with a lot of pressure on his opponents, but ultimately settled for fourth place. Nathaniel entered the final table seventh out of tenth in chips but battled throughout to take a lead into heads up play with Rodney Turvin.

The two swapped the lead several times but Nathaniel won the last, critical hand to take home the title along with the $93,545 payday.

This result continues a nice SHR Poker run for Nathaniel with the win coming on the heels of a 10th place finished in the WSOP Circuit Coco Main Event a few weeks ago. That will be good enough to push him into the lead in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year race.

Congratulations to David and thank you to all of our great players for a fantastic Pinktober Poker Open series!

Main Event final table results:

1st: David Nathaniel – $93,545 + Guitar trophy
2nd: Rodney Turvin – $65,489
3rd: Anthony Dianaty – $42,101
4th: Quyen Hoang – $27,651
5th: Harry Binda – $21,294
6th: Bryce McVay – $17,617
7th: David Tuthill – $14,763
8th: Mike Turton – $12,070
9th: Toby Boas – $9,354
10th: Charlie Huynh – $7,820

Complete Pinktober Poker Open Main Event results (PDF)

Event 6: Shane Britt Wins Bankroll Builder

2019 Pinktober Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Event 6

$140 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 280
Prize Pool: $29,400
October 20, 2019

Shane Britt, Bankroll Builder Champ
PlaceFirstNameLastNameCityStateWINNINGS
1ShaneBrittBrandonFL$4,726
2AnthonyArgentoPort RicheyFL$4,726
3Shadrach SamuelTercyJonesboroGA$2,800
4JustinFishmanTampaFL$2,800
5CharlesCaseLakelandFL$1,411
6SharonCsordasNorth PortFL$1,147
7BenjaminTompkinsKissimmeeFL$970
8JosephLehrerPark CityUT$853
9FranklinWamsleyOrlandoFL$720
10JonmikelMacnicholsDelandFL$603
11JustinDonnellyOcalaFL$603
12DanielAntunes LopesOrlandoFL$603
13BrentonAssingLithiaFL$544
14BobSmithLakelandFL$544
15WayneHaleOdessaFL$544
16FidencioVelezOaklandFL$485
17DavidGoldbergBradentonFL$485
18JuanBarriosHialeahFL$485
19MarkWiserLand O LakesFL$426
20SandraPetersSarasotaFL$426
21RobertoPolancoBradentonFL$426
22ChanceChastainRepublicMO$397
23RemediosPatalinghugGainesvilleFL$397
24AnonynousAnonynousAnonynous$397
25JasonGilesHaines CityFL$382
26DustinPopeSt PetersburgFL$382
27SourinayChandaraPinellas ParkFL$382
28ChristineHolubeckSt PetersburgFL$368
29MatthewWhiteNorth PortFL$368

Main Event: David Nathaniel Defeats Rodney Turvin for the Title

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante

David Nathaniel

Rodney Turvin found a small double up with AdKd versus As9c and tried again a few hands later. On the button, Turvin was all in for 3,720,000 and David Nathaniel quickly called.

Nathaniel: 9d9h
Turvin: Ad2s

Turvin had an over card but was drawing thin to double up. The final board ran out Qs7s3h7h6s to send all the chips to Nathaniel. Turvin earned $65,489 for his runner-up finish while Nathaniel took home $93,545 for his Pinktober Poker Open Main Event title.

Full tournament recap to come tomorrow.

1st: David Nathaniel – $93,545
2nd: Rodney Turvin – $65,489

Main Event: David Nathaniel Doubles Back

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 466

David Nathaniel limped his button and Rodney Turvin made a move to put Nathaniel all in. He quickly called at risk for 5,940,000 and Turvin’s response was “uh oh”.

Nathaniel: AdKc
Turvin: As9c

It was Turvin with kicker problems and it was Nathaniel’s turn to double big after the 7d2d2h4cQd board was spread.

David Nathaniel Jr – 11,940,000 (199 bb)
Rodney Turvin – 2,040,000 (34 bb)

Main Event: Rodney Turvin Doubles Back into the Lead

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 466

Rodney Turvin

After a series of raises, Rodney Turvin got his 4,280,000 stack in the middle and David Nathaniel had a chance to finish it off.

Turvin: Ac9d
Nathaniel: Ah8s

Turvin was ahead, asked the dealer to be kind and the Th6s2dQh4h board meant kickers played to double Turvin back into the lead.

Rodney Turvin – 8,620,000 (144 bb)
David Nathaniel Jr – 5,360,000 (89 bb)

Main Event: David Nathaniel Pulls Into the Lead

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 466

David Nathaniel

Rodney Turvin was picking up a lot of smaller pots but David Nathaniel took a big one to move into the lead. They saw a 8c3c2c flop with Nathaniel on the button. Turvin checked, Nathaniel bet 150,000 and Turvin called.

The turn was Ks, Turvin checked again, Nathaniel bet 350,000 and Turvin called to see the river 8d. One last check from Turvin and Nathaniel bet 1,000,000. Turvin thought for a minute, called, and Nathaniel tabled Kd8s for the full house. Turvin shook his head, showed the 8h for trip eights and mucked.

David Nathaniel Jr – 7,800,000 (156 bb)
Rodney Turvin – 6,180,000 (124 bb)

Main Event: Heads Up Underway

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 466

Rodney Turvin (left) versus David Nathaniel (right)

With no delay, the heads-up match for the Pinktober Poker Open Main Event title is underway with very deep stacks and Rodney Turvin holding a slight lead. Levels will now run 40 minutes each until we have a winner.

Seat 3: Rodney Turvin – 7,780,000 (156 bb)
Seat 4: David Nathaniel Jr – 6,200,000 (124 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $93,545
2nd: $65,489

Main Event: Anthony Dianaty – 3rd Place ($42,101)

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 466

Anthony Dianaty

Shortly after David Nathaniel doubled through Anthony Dianaty, the two were battling again. They were heads up to a 6d5d4h flop and Dianaty put his last ~2,700,000 in the middle. Nathaniel called and it was a cracking.

Nathaniel: 5s5c
Dianaty: AdAc

Dianaty’s aces were outflopped as Nathaniel hit a set of fives. The board finished with 6s turn and 4s river for the Dianaty’s shocking exit.

David Nathaniel Jr – 6,200,000 (124 bb)
Anthony Dianaty – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($42,101)

Main Event: David Nathaniel Doubles Through Anthony Dianaty

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 466

David Nathaniel

David Nathaniel limped from the small blind, Anthony Dianaty raised to 350,000 from the big blind and Nathaniel called. The flop came Jd6h3h, Nathaniel checked, Dianaty bet 350,000 and Nathaniel called.

The turn was Qh, Dianaty moved all in, and Nathaniel called at risk for 1,025,000.

Nathaniel: Jh9s
Dianaty: Ts9c

Nathaniel was ahead with his paired jack and needed to dodge Dianaty’s open-ended straight draw with one card to come. The river Qc was safe for Nathaniel and he double through.

David Nathaniel Jr – 3,450,000 (69 bb)
Anthony Dianaty – 2,750,000 (55 bb)

Main Event: Quyen Hoang – 4th Place ($27,651)

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 466

Quyen Hoang

David Nathaniel opened to 100,000 from under the gun and Quyen Hoang three-bet to 325,000 from the small blind. Rodney Turvin put in a fourth bet to 1,050,000 from the big blind, Nathaniel called, and Hoang moved all in for 2,280,000. Turvin called and our former chip leader was at risk.

Turvin: QhQd
Hoang: 9d9s

Another final table cooler, this time for Hoang. The Js7s3d flop was no help, he picked up a gutshot draw on the Tc turn but he missed the 3s river to go out in fourth place.

Rodney Turvin – 7,400,000 (148 bb)
Quyen Hoang – Eliminated in 4th Place ($27,651)

Main Event: Harry Binda – 5th Place ($21,294)

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 466

Harry Binda

Harry Binda was back as the short stack and opened for his 315,000 stack from the cutoff. Quyen Hoang called on the button and Rodney Turvin moved all in from the small blind to get a quick surrender from Hoang.

Turvin: AdQs
Binda: KcTc

Binda was live for a double but the dealer spread an all-low 7c5d4d8c5h board to end his day. Binda played a patient game and battled all day long, eventually laddering up to a $21,294 payday.

Rodney Turvin – 2,775,000 (56 bb)
Harry Binda – Eliminated in 5th Place ($21,294)

Main Event: Bryce McVay – 6th Place ($17,617)

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 466

Bryce McVay

Bryce McVay needed to make a move and three-bet shoved for ~460,000 from the small blind after Anthony Dianaty opened his button. The shove was called and McVay was at risk.

Dianaty: 4c4h
McVay: As9c

McVay had two overs but could not connect on the 7h2s2h7cKh board to exit in sixth place.

Anthony Dianaty – 4,760,000 (95 bb)
Bryce McVay – Eliminated in 6th Place ($17,617)

Main Event: David Nathaniel Doubles Through

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 466

On the first hand back from break, Quyen Hoang opened to 125,000 and David Nathaniel three-bet to 325,000 from the button. Hoang clicked it up to 975,000 and Nathaniel moved all in. Hoang quickly called to create a huge pot.

Nathaniel: QsQc
Hoang: JhJd

Hoang caught a cooler and it was good timing for Nathaniel. The board ran clean 7c4d4s9h3s and Nathaniel pulled the big double up.

David Nathaniel Jr – 3,675,000 (74 bb)
Quyen Hoang – 2,915,000 (58 bb)

Main Event: Break Time Counts

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 466

The six remaining players made it throught Level 26 and now enjoying a short break. Quyen Hoang continues to lead but Anthony Dianaty is closing while Bryce McVay and Harry Binda are the short stacks.

Seat 1: Quyen Hoang – 4,690,000 (94 bb)
Seat 3: Rodney Turvin – 2,175,000 (44 bb)
Seat 4: David Nathaniel Jr – 1,800,000 (36 bb)
Seat 5: Anthony Dianaty – 4,300,000 (86 bb)
Seat 8: Bryce McVay – 580,000 (12 bb)
Seat 9: Harry Binda – 560,000 (11 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $93,545
2nd: $65,489
3rd: $42,101
4th: $27,651
5th: $21,294
6th: $17,617

Main Event: David Tuthill – 7th Place ($14,763)

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 466

David Tuthill

Rodney Turvin opened to 130,000 from the hijack and Anthony Dianaty called ont he button. David Tuthill moved all in from the small blind for ~1,300,000, Turvin folded, and Dianaty quickly called.

Dianaty: KcQc
Tuthill: KhJs

Tuthill had kicker issues and never sniffed a save on the 5s5c3h4h2c run out to exit in seventh place.

Anthony Dianaty – 4,750,000 (119 bb)
David Tuthill – Eliminated in 7th Place ($14,763)

Main Event: Rodney Turvin Doubles Through Harry Binda

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 466

It was three-ways to a QdQc5c flop and Daniel Nathaniel checked in the small blind. Harry Binda bet 135,000 from the cutoff and only Rodney Turvin came along from the button.

The turn was 2h, Binda checked, and Turvin announced all in for 1,000,000 on the nose. Binda called and the hands were tabled.

Turvin: 8c7c – club flush draw
Binda: QsJc – trip queens

Turvin was all ready to roll out until the dealer put the 3c on the river to double him up while leaving Turvin short.

Rodney Turvin – 2,540,000 (64 bb)
Harry Binda – 215,000 (5 bb)

Main Event: Mike Turton – 8th Place ($12,070)

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 466

Mike Turton

David Nathaniel opened to 90,000 from the cutoff and Mike Turton three-bet shoved for 545,000 in the small blind. David Tuthill called from the big blind and Nathaniel folded.

Tuthill: JhJd
Turton: AsQh

Another race but Turton was unable to win this one as the board ran 8s6h5dKsTd to send him out.

David Tuthill – 2,600,000 (65 bb)
Mike Turton – Eliminated in 8th Place ($12,070)

Main Event: Toby Boas – 9th Place ($9,354)

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 466

Toby Boas

Quyen opened his third straight pot with a 75,000 bet from middle position. Toby Boas three-bet to 245,000 from the button, the blinds folded, and Hoang announced all in. Boas took a quick breath and called at risk.

Hoang: 8s8d
Boas: AdKc

Boas needed to improve to double up but missed the Th6d2d flop. The 8h turn improved Hoang to a set and Boas was drawing dead to the 4c river.

Quyen Hoang – 4,850,000 (162 bb)
Toby Boas – Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,354)

Main Event: David Tuthill Shows the Bluff

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 466

Toby Boas and David Tuthill were heads up and both checked a 5h4c3s flop. Tuthill checked again after the Kh turn, Boas bet 100,000 and Tuthill called.

Another check from Tuthill after the Tc river, Boas bet 220,000 and Tuthill pulled a check-raise all in for 595,000. Boas thought for several minutes, cut out some chips, but elected to fold.

Tuthill tossed over 8x6x for the busted open-ended straight draw.

David Tuthill – 1,140,000 (38 bb)
Toby Boas – 775,000 (26 bb)

Main Event: Charlie Huynh – 10th Place ($7,820)

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 466

Charlie Huynh

Charlie Huynh was short with 325,000 and moved all in from middle position. Anthony Dianaty called on the button and blinds released.

Dianaty: KcQc
Huynh: 8h7h

Huynh had two, live suited cards for a double up and paired the Ks7c6s flop. Unfortunately for him, Dianaty also paired his ace and Huynh was eliminated after the 2d turn and Jd river.

Anthony Dianaty – 1,650,000 (55 bb)
Charlie Huynh – Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,820)

Main Event: Harry Binda Doubles Through Mike Turton

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 466

Harry Binda

Harry Binda was under the gun with a short stack and moved all in for 165,000. It folded around to Mike Turton on the button, he called, and the blinds folded.

Binda: 8d6c
Turton: AsTd

Binda was live, Turton paired the Ac5h4h, but Binda had a gutshot draw that got there on the 7s turn for his small double.

Harry Binda – 405,000 (14 bb)
Mike Turton – 2,100,000 (70 bb)

Main Event: Bryce McVay Doubles Through Rodney Turvin

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 466

Bryce McVay opened to 60,000 from middle position and Rodney Turvin three-bet to 175,000 from the button. The blinds released, McVay moved all in for 580,000 and Turvin called.

McVay: AdKh
Turvin: 9h9d

McVay needed to improve to win the race and hit the AsKs4c flop. The Kd turn filled his boat and he doubled after the 8d river.

Bryce McVay – 1,235,000 (41 bb)
Rodney Turvin – 1,320,000 (44 bb)

Main Event: Final Table Lineup

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 466

Only two minutes were left in the Level when Chris Boyle was eliminated. Tournament staff redrew seats for the ten-handed final table and players went on a 10-minute break after two hands.

Seat 1: Quyen Hoang – 3,400,000 (113 bb)
Seat 2: Charlie Huynh – 476,000 (16 bb)
Seat 3: Rodney Turvin – 1,900,000 (63 bb)
Seat 4: David Nathaniel Jr – 775,000 (26 bb)
Seat 5: Anthony Dianaty – 1,700,000 (57 bb)
Seat 6: Toby Boas – 1,170,000 (39 bb)
Seat 7: Mike Turton – 2,240,000 (75 bb)
Seat 8: David Tuthill – 1,500,000 (50 bb)
Seat 9: Bryce McVay – 595,000 (20 bb)
Seat 10: Harry Binda – 230,000 (8 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $93,545 + Guitar trophy
2nd: $65,489
3rd: $42,101
4th: $27,651
5th: $21,294
6th: $17,617
7th: $14,763
8th: $12,070
9th: $9,354
10th: $7,820

Main Event: Chris Boyle Eliminated by Anthony Dianaty

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 466

Chris Boyle

After Anthony Dianaty sent a lot of his stack across that table, he found a needed double then put those chips to work. Chris Boyle open-shoved for 325,000 from the button and Dianaty called in the big blind after a two minute think.

Dianaty: As5d
Boyle: Ah4d

Dianaty was ahead but a chop was a real possibility until Boyle paired his four on the Qc9s4s flop. the turn 2s did nothing, but Dianaty came back on the 5s river to send Boyle out in 11th place.

Anthony Dianaty – 1,700,000 (68 bb)
Chris Boyle – Eliminated in 11th Place ($7,820)

Main Event: Michael Turton Doubles Through Anthony Dianaty

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 466

Anthony Dianaty opened to 50,000 from the button and Michael Turton moved all in from the big blind for 1,090,000. Dianaty called with a chance to set the final table.

Turton: 7c7d
Dianaty: AhQc

Turton was ahead and stayed that way as the dealer spread the 8s6h4dKc5s board.

Michael Turton – 2,255,000 (90 bb)
Anthony Dianaty – 420,000 (17 bb)