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Michael Williams Wins Bankroll Builder

2021 Pinktober Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$200 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  164
Prize Pool:  $26,240
October 24, 2021

Michael Williams

We closed out the weekend with a Pinktober Poker Open $200 Bankroll Builder Sunday afternoon; poker and football and big money. The tournament drew 164 entries and Michael Williams took the top prize after a six-way deal at the final table saw him earn $6,863.

The tournament doubled its $10,000 guarantee and then some, creating a prize pool worth $26,240. The last 17 spots paid out and they burst the bubble in an interesting manner. Still three away from the money, we lost a player at each of the last three tables at the exact same time so no hand-for-hand was needed.

Once the final table was reached, they lost three players before the last six decided to divide up the remaining prize money with Williams taking the biggest piece. Eric Fields, Jay Giles, Ruben Torres, Chanthy Phoutsakanh, and Wally Maddah were all part of the deal.

Congrats to Michael and great job by our players for such a great final Sunday of the series.

PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStateWinnings
1MichaelWilliamsHernandoFL$6,863 *
2ErikFieldsTampaFL$3,455 *
3JayGilesHaines CityFL$3,213 *
4RubenTorresPort CharlotteFL$2,505 *
5ChanthyPhoutsakanhLynnMA$2,121 *
6WallyMaddahTampaFL$1,851 *
7EmilyCaronVero BeachFL$922
8JustinCrosbyHaines CityFL$740
14EdwinVasconcelosPort OrangeFL$477
16RicardoRodriguez SuarezTampaFL$445

* – denotes results of a six-way deal

Event 8: Easy Money Bubble

$200 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  17 of 164

The action slowed again and it looked like we’d be getting the money bubble near the next break. We have 20 players remaining at three tables when things took off in a sprint.

One player was eliminated at each table, at the same time, to suddenly go from 20 remaining to 17 in the money just like that.

Wally Maddah is in the group cashing and he has chips. For record-keeping purposes, he also booked the 83rd Tampa Poker cash of his career for the most in our history. Karl Manouchakian tied for the lead on Friday with his 82nd, stayed there all day Saturday until Maddah cashed the One-Day Challenge, and now Maddah is back at the top.

That will conclude our coverage for the day. We will post the results and final numbers after they finish this evening.

Wally Maddah

Event 8: Jay Giles Leads by a Mile

$200 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  33 of 164

Jay Giles

Another break has come and gone and players are back in their seats for another five levels of action. The tournament is down to 33 players and should be in the money before they have another pause.

Jay Giles was the clear big stack in the room while they were gone and it wasn’t close. He was stacked up to 525,000 with only a few others teasing the 200K mark.

Giles hit it nice this summer with a nice runner-up finish in the $1K tournament during our WPT series in June, earning a $37,415 payday.

Event 8: Down to Five

$200 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Players Remaining:  40 of 164

Walter Rossi

In a blink, Event 8 is down to five tables with 40 players and no slowing them down yet. They will play out this level and take a 15-minute break while the purple chips come out of play.

Walter Rossi is building another big stack, just like he’s done all week. He is up to around 200,000 while players drop around him.

Event 8: Terrance Braxton Moving Up

$200 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  54 of 164

Terrance Braxton

The field is shrinking at a rapid pace this afternoon and they are down to seven tables with 54 players remaining. There’s still some time left before they can start thinking about the bubble but they can start building their stacks.

Terrance Braxton is moving in the right direction and up to 160,000 at the midpoint of the day.

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payouts with $7,376 to the Winner

2021 Pinktober Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$200 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  164
Prize Pool:  $26,240
October 24, 2021

Registration closed for the Bankroll Builder with 164 entries in the $200 buy-in tournament. They crushed the $10,000 guarantee and put $26,240 in the prize pool with the last 17 spots making the money. A min-cash is worth $434 while the champ will take home $7,376.

1st: $7,376
2nd: $4,558
3rd: $3,110
4th: $2,187
5th: $1,587
6th: $1,190
7th: $922
8th: $740
9th-10th: $615
11th-12th: $531
13th-14th: $477
15th-16th: $445
17th: $434

Event 8: Registration Closed with 164 Entries

$200 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Entries:  164

Rick Kincaid

Registration closed for the Bankroll Builder with a very nice 164 entries blasting the $10,000 guarantee. They pushed it over $25,000 and we will post the payout information as soon as it is available.

A walk among the tables found few monster stacks with the biggest looking like Richard Kincaid with 119,000. Bill Isbell is nearby with 115,000 but that was about as big as they got.

Event 8: Last Level to Register

$200 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  400/800 with a 800 ante
Entries:  157

Level 8 is upon us which means time is running out if you want to be a part of this huge Sunday field. The count is up to 157 and more players are jumping in line to get in the game.

After running out this level, players will take a 15-minute break and registration will close when they return.

Event 8: Running it Up

$200 Bankroll Builder (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Entries:  145

Tournament Manager Yi Li visits with Wally Maddah

The last Sunday of the Pinktober Poker Open is producing a great turnout for the Bankroll Builder tournament. They’ve already doubled up the $10,000 guarantee and will continue building it with more than an hour of late registration remaining.