2021 Pinktober Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 5 $600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed Entries: 153 Prize Pool: $66,250 October 21, 2021
Event 5 was the mid-series tournament on the Pinktober Poker Open schedule and it had a very nice turnout. It attracted 125 entries for the $600 buy-in and Ken O’Donnell won it outright for more than $20,000.
The tournament easily surpassed its $50,000 guarantee and put $66,250 in the prize pool. We had 13 players advance to Day 2, all in the money, and they quickly played down to the final table.
O’Donnell was in the middle of the pack but quickly took charge along with the chips. Players continued to drop until he had a big lead heads-up with Daniel Kasper. With barely a blip, O’Donnell picked up every chip in the tournament and won the title along with $20,059.
1st: Ken O’Donnell – $20,059 2nd: Daniel Kasper – $12,398 3rd: Yan Ting Jiang – $8,311 4th: Jeff Trudeau Jr – $5,778 5th: Joseph Parrish – $4,173 6th: Steve Zhang – $3,135 7th: Karl Manouchakian – $2,454 8th: Walter Rossi – $2,005 9th: Jack Ranallo – $1,713 10th: Yousef Nassr – $1,713 11th: David Tuthill – $1,534 12th: Cary Rosenthanl – $1,534 13th: Anthony March – $1,443
$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Shortly after the break, Daniel Kasper put his 350,000 at risk and Ken O’Donnell had a chance to lock down the title.
Kasper was live but O’Donnell improved when he paired his ace on the flop. There was still hope for Kasper but the turn and river ended his tournament in second place. O’Donnell took the last chips of the tournament and picked up $20,059 for the win.
1st: Ken O’Donnell – $20,059 2nd: Daniel Kasper – $12,398
$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante Players Remaining: 3 of 125
Two folds and Ken O’Donnell announced all in from the small blind. Jeff Trudeau Jr checked his cards and called at risk for about 340,000.
O’Donnell: Trudeau Jr:
Not a traditional race but Trudeau Jr needed to fade two overs or an interesting board. Unfortunately for him, it was the second option that got there because O’Donnell made a ten-hight straight when the dealer spread .
Ken O’Donnell – 1,850,000 (62 bb) Jeff Trudeau Jr – Eliminated in 4th Place ($5,778)