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
2AnthonyArgentoPort RicheyFL$4,726
3Shadrach SamuelTercyJonesboroGA$2,800
6SharonCsordasNorth PortFL$1,147
8JosephLehrerPark CityUT$853
12DanielAntunes LopesOrlandoFL$603
19MarkWiserLand O LakesFL$426
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)