2019 Pinktober Poker Open

Main Event: Stuart Henrique Adds More

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 63 of 466

Stuart Henrique

We missed how it happened but wondered by Stuart Henrique’s table to see our Day 2 starting leader added to his stack. He built it up from 505,000 to begin the day to a whopping 745,000 after a level and a half of play.

Only seven tables remain in action and those 63 players are trying to make the next milestone, the money when 47 are still here.

Main Event: Wally Maddah Doubles Through Jamie Smith

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 66 of 466

Wally Maddah (left) and Jamie Smith (right)

Jamie “Beard” Smith opened to 10,000 from under the gun. It folded all the way around to Wally Maddah in the big blind, he moved all in for 77,000 and Smith quickly called.

Maddah: AcKs
Smith: QhQs

Maddah needed to catch to stay in the Main Event but the 7h6h3h flop did not look promising. Smith took away Maddah’s heart outs and Maddah began standing up before the dealer put out the Kc turn. Maddah faded the hearts and queens on the Tc river to double.

Wally Maddah – 161,500 (32 bb)
Jamie “Beard” Smith – 265,000 (53 bb)

Main Event: Peter Walsworth Climbing Early

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 73 of 466

Peter Walsworth

Peter Walsworth opened to 10,000 from middle position and Deon Sampson moved all in for 58,000 from the hijack. Every folded back around to Walsworth and he quickly called.

Walsworth: AsAd
Sampson: 8s8d

A tough spot for Sampson and he could not find a save as the board ran out Tc6h4d9c5d. Sampson was eliminated and Walsworth added to his big stack.

Peter Walsworth – 465,000 (116 bb)
Deon Sampson – Eliminated

Main Event: Cards in the Air for Day 2

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 78 of 466

At 11 am on the dot, tournament staff put cards in the air for Day 2 of the Pinktober Poker Open Main Event.

78 players remain, 47 get paid, and the winner will take home more than $93,000. Blind levels are 40 minutes long until the start of Level 18 when they increase to 60 minutes.

Main Event: Day 2 Ready to Go

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 78 of 466

Stuart Henrique returns with the Day 2 chip lead

Three starting flights combined to put 466 entries into the 2019 Pinktober Poker Open Main Event and the field is down to 78 players. They return to the Poker Room today to begin working down to a champion.

Karl Manouchakian bagged the biggest stack in Flight A, his lead held through Flight B, but Stuart Henrique passed him by late in Flight C to take the overall lead. Henrique returns to a stack worth 505,000 with Manouchakian’s 433,000 in good shape as well. Jamie “Beard” Smith (386,000), Tam Nguyen (375,000), and Anthony Dianaty (375,000) round out the top five.

The Main Event will play three more 40-minute levels before they increase to one hour. Not long after that, levels will jump to 90 minutes when the tournament reaches the last three tables.

It will be a long, tough road with a slow structure and more than $93,000 awaiting the winner.

Top ten returning stacks:

  1. Stuart Henrique – 505,000 (126 bb)
  2. Karl Manouchakian – 433,000 (108 bb)
  3. Jamie “Beard” Smith – 386,000 (97 bb)
  4. Tam Nguyen – 375,000 (94 bb)
  5. Anthony Dianaty – 375,000 (94 bb)
  6. Peter Walsworth – 369,000 (92 bb)
  7. Derek Bowers – 360,000 (90 bb)
  8. Kareem Marshall – 354,000 (89 bb)
  9. Shawn Barnett – 343,000 (86 bb)
  10. Christopher Boyle – 331,000 (83 bb)

Day 2 Chips | Day 2 Seats | Payouts

Pinktober Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Day 2 – $1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)

1PM: Event 6 – $140 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)

  • $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 25-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

Complete Pinktober Schedule

Main Event: Returning Day 2 Table and Seat Assignments

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 78 of 466

Flight A: 101 Entries; 15 Advanced
Flight B: 122 Entries; 20 Advanced
Flight C: 243 Entries; 43 Advanced
Day 2: Sunday at 11 am

First NameLast NameCitySTCHIP COUNTTableSeat
FabianFosterDavenportFL82,00091
BrandonByarsTampaFL61,00092
SeanConklinNeptune BeachFL70,00093
LeonardDemchakOldsmarFL73,00094
DerekBowersRiverviewFL360,00095
CharlieHuynhOrlandoFL206,00096
StevenCollinsTallahasseeFL83,00097
MakensFrancklinOrlandoFL100,00099
DouglasMarroTampaFL130,000101
TomNguyenTampaFL121,000102
KarlManouchakianTampaFL433,000103
WinstonOwenOspreyFL274,000104
PaulStanechewskiTampaFL57,000105
YvonneMcQuillanFort MyersFL91,000106
DanielDedomenicoOdessaFL158,000107
JeremiahWilliamsLoves ParkIL95,000108
EmadAlabsiClevelandOH282,000109
WoodrowPassSeffnerFL136,000111
JoshuaHarrisonTampaFL56,000112
AnthonyDianatyTampaFL370,000113
MauriceParadisOldsmarFL191,000114
JustinZakiTampaFL139,000115
DavidDiBernardiMadeira BeachFL254,000116
EllenHellerLutzFL94,000117
JohnOttTampaFL66,000118
HerbertWoodberyWinter GardenFL310,000119
TanNguyenMerritt IslandFL375,000201
SamuelOhDuluthGA74,000202
ChristopherBoyleTampaFL331,000203
DiegoAndradeTampaFL273,000204
ShawnBarnettHolidayFL343,000205
TobyBoasGrovelandFL141,000206
LandonBrownSaint PetersburgFL140,000207
DavidVogelClearwaterFL146,000208
JeremyZidesWoodland HlsCA141,000211
DavidNathaniel JrMiramarFL269,000212
BartleyO'ConnellTampaFL95,000213
QuyenHoangOrlandoFL123,000214
StuartHenriqueBrooklynNY505,000215
DoyleElliottBradentonFL126,000216
DavidHartingFort MyersFL137,000217
LawrenceCowsarFlemingtonNJ325,000218
WilliamMunizTampaFL129,000219
BryceMcVayJupiterFL62,000311
KareemMarshallCambrideMA354,000312
DavidNadeauLargoFL132,000313
ChristopherDombrowskiWesley ChapelFL192,000314
StevenVeneziano JrEsteroFL289,000315
JeffreyBaarSarasotaFL180,000316
WallyMaddahTampaFL112,000317
JordanJoeckelLutzFL269,000319
PeterWalsworthLakewood RanchFL369,000321
DeonSampsonWesley ChapelFL73,000322
DavidTuthillSt PetersburgFL73,000323
MarkWiserLand O LakesFL147,000324
AmelioAmatoSarasotaFL80,000325
GeraldSilvaTampaFL100,000326
OscarLindo ZeledonSpring HillFL73,000327
EdwardKoflerNorthdaleFL199,000328
DonaldScheibBradenton BchFL70,000329
GlynGriffisWindermereFL152,000331
MichaelTurtonTampaFL117,000332
HristosTsironisOrlandoFL175,000333
AdamTemplemanValricoFL122,000334
RussellJaicksSarasotaFL182,000335
AphidethNakhoneinhOldsmarFL98,000336
JustinBusiereLongwoodFL162,000337
DanielSilvaElktonFL151,000338
JohnO'NealJacksonvilleFL121,000339
HarryBindaClevelandOH108,000441
DanielBismuthSarasotaFL299,000442
JamieSmithLargoFL386,000443
AnthonyMarchTampaFL232,000444
RodneyTurvinCairoGA209,000445
LawrenceDowlingOrlandoFL79,000446
CarlosGuerreroOrlandoFL230,000447
DustinGeseliusBrandonFL153,000448
DanielWilsonApollo BeachFL268,000449

Main Event: Returning Day 2 Chip Counts

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 78 of 466

Flight A: 101 Entries; 15 Advanced
Flight B: 122 Entries; 20 Advanced
Flight C: 243 Entries; 43 Advanced
Day 2: Sunday at 11 am

RankFirst NameLast NameCitySTCHIP COUNTTableSeat
1StuartHenriqueBrooklynNY505,000215
2KarlManouchakianTampaFL433,000103
3JamieSmithLargoFL386,000443
4TanNguyenMerritt IslandFL375,000201
5AnthonyDianatyTampaFL370,000113
6PeterWalsworthLakewood RanchFL369,000321
7DerekBowersRiverviewFL360,00095
8KareemMarshallCambrideMA354,000312
9ShawnBarnettHolidayFL343,000205
10ChristopherBoyleTampaFL331,000203
11LawrenceCowsarFlemingtonNJ325,000218
12HerbertWoodberyWinter GardenFL310,000119
13DanielBismuthSarasotaFL299,000442
14StevenVeneziano JrEsteroFL289,000315
15EmadAlabsiClevelandOH282,000109
16WinstonOwenOspreyFL274,000104
17DiegoAndradeTampaFL273,000204
18JordanJoeckelLutzFL269,000319
19DavidNathaniel JrMiramarFL269,000212
20DanielWilsonApollo BeachFL268,000449
21DavidDiBernardiMadeira BeachFL254,000116
22AnthonyMarchTampaFL232,000444
23CarlosGuerreroOrlandoFL230,000447
24RodneyTurvinCairoGA209,000445
25CharlieHuynhOrlandoFL206,00096
26EdwardKoflerNorthdaleFL199,000328
27ChristopherDombrowskiWesley ChapelFL192,000314
28MauriceParadisOldsmarFL191,000114
29RussellJaicksSarasotaFL182,000335
30JeffreyBaarSarasotaFL180,000316
31HristosTsironisOrlandoFL175,000333
32JustinBusiereLongwoodFL162,000337
33DanielDedomenicoOdessaFL158,000107
34DustinGeseliusBrandonFL153,000448
35GlynGriffisWindermereFL152,000331
36DanielSilvaElktonFL151,000338
37MarkWiserLand O LakesFL147,000324
38DavidVogelClearwaterFL146,000208
39TobyBoasGrovelandFL141,000206
40JeremyZidesWoodland HlsCA141,000211
41LandonBrownSaint PetersburgFL140,000207
42JustinZakiTampaFL139,000115
43DavidHartingFort MyersFL137,000217
44WoodrowPassSeffnerFL136,000111
45DavidNadeauLargoFL132,000313
46DouglasMarroTampaFL130,000101
47WilliamMunizTampaFL129,000219
48DoyleElliottBradentonFL126,000216
49QuyenHoangOrlandoFL123,000214
50AdamTemplemanValricoFL122,000334
51TomNguyenTampaFL121,000102
52JohnO'NealJacksonvilleFL121,000339
53MichaelTurtonTampaFL117,000332
54WallyMaddahTampaFL112,000317
55HarryBindaClevelandOH108,000441
56MakensFrancklinOrlandoFL100,00099
57GeraldSilvaTampaFL100,000326
58AphidethNakhoneinhOldsmarFL98,000336
59JeremiahWilliamsLoves ParkIL95,000108
60BartleyO'ConnellTampaFL95,000213
61EllenHellerLutzFL94,000117
62YvonneMcQuillanFort MyersFL91,000106
63StevenCollinsTallahasseeFL83,00097
64FabianFosterDavenportFL82,00091
65AmelioAmatoSarasotaFL80,000325
66LawrenceDowlingOrlandoFL79,000446
67SamuelOhDuluthGA74,000202
68LeonardDemchakOldsmarFL73,00094
69OscarLindo ZeledonSpring HillFL73,000327
70DeonSampsonWesley ChapelFL73,000322
71DavidTuthillSt PetersburgFL73,000323
72SeanConklinNeptune BeachFL70,00093
73DonaldScheibBradenton BchFL70,000329
74JohnOttTampaFL66,000118
75BryceMcVayJupiterFL62,000311
76BrandonByarsTampaFL61,00092
77PaulStanechewskiTampaFL57,000105
78JoshuaHarrisonTampaFL56,000112

Main Event Day 1C: Stuart Henrique Bags Overall Lead

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight C Players Remaining: 43 of 243

Stuart Henrique

It looked like Karl Manouchakian was going to hold the Day 2 lead but Stuart Henrique stormed ahead late and put 505,000 away for Day 2. That tops Manouchakian’s 433,000 but they are both in the comfort zone.

Others advancing among the 43 from Flight C include David Tuthill, Justin Zaki, Anthony Dianaty, Emad Alabsi, Brandon Byars, and Doyle Scott Elliott.

We have 78 players set to return tomorrow for Day 2 at 11 am with 47 of them set to make some money.

We will post the full Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments as soon as they are available.

Main Event Day 1C: Tan Nguyen Going on a Run

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight C Players Remaining: 54 of 243

Tan Nguyen

Flight C has reached the final level of the evening and action slowed way down. There are still 54 players remaining and they are trying to hold onto their chips to make Day 2.

Tan Nguyen is the latest at the top of the counts and the first player over 300,000. He’s up to 303,000 and in contention for the Day 2 chip lead.

Main Event Day 1C: Emad Alabsi Leads After Last Break

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 13: 1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Flight C Players Remaining: 61 of 243

Emad Alabsi

The remaining players made it to the final break of the day with 61 remaining and two more levels to go. Anthony Dianaty still holds a nice stack with 229,000 but Emad Alabsi passed him by and leads the field holding 270,500.

We’re still waiting to see if any monster stacks emerge over the last two levels in an attempt to catch Karl Manouchakian for the overall lead.

Main Event Day 1C: Anthony Dianaty Up Top

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Flight C Players Remaining: 71 of 243

Anthony Dianaty

Flight C is quickly playing down but we expect the pace to slow as the night wears on. With no other options to refire, players will be a little more protective of their chips.

Anthony Dianaty is having himself a nice evening and looks like the biggest stack in the room at the moment. He sits with 170,600 and he can get comfortable at a table that will not break tonight.

Main Event: Prize Pool and Payouts with $93,545 Up Top

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

The big numbers are in and we had a fantastic turnout for the 2019 Pinktober Poker Open Main Event. The three starting flights combined for 466 entries to easily surpass the $300,000 Guarantee.

They put $447,360 up for grabs and the last 47 spots will be paid. A min-cash will earn $2,192 and the Pinktober Poker Open Main Event champ will walk away with $93,545 plus that shiny guitar trophy.

In addition to the prize money, our players helped raise another $4,660 for the American Cancer Society.

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-12th: $7,820
13th-15th: $6,621
16th-18th: $5,426
19th-21st: $4,518
22nd-24th: $3,713
25th-27th: $3,221
28th-36th: $2,617
37th-45th: $2,398
46th-47th: $2,192

Main Event Day 1C: Back from Dinner; Registration Closed with 243 Entries

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Flight C Entries: 243 (Total Entries: 466)

The dinner break is complete, players are back in their seats, and registration is closed on the Pinktober Poker Open Main Event. An unofficial 243 entries show on the tournament clock and we will post the prize pool payout numbers as soon as they are available.

FlightDay/TimeEntriesAdvanced
AThursday at 11am10115
BFriday at 11am12220
CSaturday at 11am243TBD
Totals46635

Chip counts through Flight B

Main Event Day 1C: Dinner Break

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight C Entries: 232 (Total Entries: 455)

Flight C has reached the dinner break and the remaining players can now take an hour to enjoy the various options around the casino.

When they return, registration will officially close on the Main Event and we will know how much money will be up for grabs.

Dinner Break Options

The Pinktober Poker Open Tampa Main Event dinner break is coming up soon and it’s time to consider where you would like to spend your 60 minutes away from the Poker Room. As always, the Poker Room Snack Bar is available for your sandwich needs but there are plenty of other options throughout the casino.

For some fine dining, we have Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill, and our new Italian restaurant Cipresso. All three offer fantastic fare that will fuel your push late in the day. You can find the menus below as well as reservation information.

For contemporary dining, there are five choices and all will fill your food needs. Hard Rock Cafe, Fresh Harvest Buffet, Rock ‘N Raw Sushi, Rise Kitchen & Deli, and Jubao Palace Noodle Bar are all open and ready to feed you.

Fine Dining:

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood – Menu
Reservations: Book a table online or call 866-388-4263

The Rez Grill – Menu
Reservations: Book a table online or call 813-627-8120

Cipresso – Menu
Reservations: Book a table online or call 813-627-8130

For Contemporary Dining:

Hard Rock CafeMenu
Fresh Harvest BuffetMenu
Rock’N Raw SushiMenuSushi Menu
Rise Kitchen & DeliMenu
Jubao Palace Noodle BarMenu

Main Event Day 1C: Last Level to Register

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 400/800 with a 800 ante
Flight C Entries: 229 (Total Entries: 452)

Mitch Mitchell is part of the huge Main Event Flight C field

Flight C reached Level 9 and time is running out to take part in the Pinktober Main Event. They will play out the level, take a one-hour dinner break, and registration will close when they return.

The combined count is now over 450 and we should pick up a few more in the next 90 minutes.

Main Event Day 1C: Packed House

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 400/800 with a 800 ante
Flight C Entries: 225 (Total Entries: 448)

The Poker Room is hopping on a Saturday afternoon. It was normally be packed with weekend grinders in the cash games and today’s Main Event flight is kicking it up.

We have 225 entries now, the combined total grew to 448, and the prize pool is now over $430,000.

Main Event Day 1C: Jason Talarski Takes the Lead

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7: 300/600 with a 600 ante
Flight C Entries: 210 (Total Entries: 433)

Jason Talarski

The second break is complete and Flight C action is back underway.

While they were gone, we found a few six-digit stacks in the room but none was bigger than Jason Talarski. He is up to 135,900 after six levels, a number better than what a good number of people bagged in the first two flights.

Main Event Day 1C: Take a Break

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6: 300/500 with a 500 ante
Flight C Entries: 196 (Total Entries: 419)

Another three levels are in the books and it’s time to send the players on another 15-minute break. They’ll return and play three more before the one-hour dinner break.

The entry count jumped to 196 during Level 6 to push the Main Event prize pool over $400,000.

Main Event Day 1C: Familiar Faces

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6: 300/500 with a 500 ante
Flight C Entries: 190 (Total Entries: 413)

Rafael Reis

Flight C is nearing 200 entries with more than three and a half hours remaining in registration. Seems like a pretty easy mark to hit from here.

More Tampa regulars are joined the game including Rafael Reis, Manny Minaya, Steve Tziris, Filip Khavin, Alex Ivan, Brandon Byars, and the mother/daughter team of Ok and Jennifer Haselton.

Manny Minaya

Main Event Day 1C: Caldo Makes It 400

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5: 200/400 with a 400 ante
Flight C Entries: 177 (Total Entries: 400)

James Calderaro

Flight C reached 177 players in Level 5 and that was good enough to put the Main Event entry count at an even 400 combined. The prize pool is only a few entries away from pushing the prize pool over $400,000.

Player number 177 was none other than WSOP and WPT Champion James Calderaro. The fun-loving grinder grabbed his seat this afternoon and already having a good time with his table.

“Caldo” earned his first major title in 2014 after he won the Seminole Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship to put his name on the WPT Champions Cup. Three years later, he added WSOP bracelet champ to his résumé when he took down the 2017 WSOP $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller.

Main Event Day 1C: Daniel Bismuth Leads Early

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante
Flight C Entries: 167 (Total Entries: 390)

Daniel Bismuth

The first break has come and gone and we located our early frontrunner. There were a few stacks over 50,000 with Daniel Bismuth holding the biggest at 69,000. That’s a better start than the previous flights at this point and we should have to monster stacks by the end of the day.

There seems to be no slowing down at the registration desk with another burst of entries including the six players who recently won their seats via the 9 am satellite.

Main Event Day 1C: Still Building

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3: 100/200 with a 200 ante
Flight C Entries: 130 (Total Entries: 353)

John Dolan

The Flight C field continued to build into the third level of the day and the tables were expanding. This morning/afternoon’s setup has tables in the back of the room and now they are spreading across to the main cash game side.

But there’s plenty of room if you want to get in on the action.

John Dolan was an early entrant and he brings quite the list of accomplishments to the table. He’s usually seen in our cash games but the former WSOP November Niner knows his way around a tournament. In addition to that big WSOP score in 2010, Dolan has six other cashes over $100,000 including $550K for a fourth-place finish in the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.

Main Event Day 1C: Another WSOP Champ

$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante
Flight C Entries: 110 (Total Entries: 333)

Howard Mash

Florida poker had a great summer in Las Vegas with a lot of deep runs and some big wins. Earlier in the series, we had 2019 WSOP bracelet winners John Gorsuch ($1,500 Millionaire Maker) and Femi Fashakin (The Big 50) jump in the game and today we have Howard Mash.

He already had a couple of tournaments wins at our sister room in Coconut Creek but added a huge bump to his bankroll this summer. Mash cruised along in the WSOP Seniors Championship and was the last player standing in the 5,917-entry field to win his first WSOP bracelet while pushing his career earnings total over $1,000,000.