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Ryan Hogan Wins PPO Event 1 After Heads-Up Deal

2022 Pinktober Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 1
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  985
Prize Pool:  $329,975
October 5-9, 2022

Ryan Hogan, 2022 PPO Event 1 champ

The 2022 Pinktober Poker Open kicked off the series with a $400 No Limit Hold’em tournament that featured a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. After a tough final table, Ryan Hogan took the top spot in a heads-up deal to win the title along with $47,073.

The tournament drew 985 entries over six starting flights and created a prize pool worth $329,975. A total of 101 players advanced to Day 2 on Sunday and were all in the money coming back.

Hogan was among the top stacks coming back and stayed with the leaders throughout the day. Julio Novo had a big lead to start the final table, but Hogan chipped away until the two were heads-up. Hogan held the lead and took the top spot as they split the remaining prize pool right down the middle.

Hogan picked up his third major Tampa title and all in different series. His first came during the 2020 Tampa Winter Poker Open, and he won his second early in 2022 during the Tampa Poker Classic.

Congrats Ryan!

Final table results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1stRyanHogan$47,073 *
2ndJulioNovo$47,072 *

* – denotes results of a heads-up deal

Complete PPO Event 1 winner list (PDF)

Event 1: Ryan Hogan Takes Top Spot in Heads-Up Deal

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante

Ryan Hogan

After David Meagher was eliminated in third place, Ryan Hogan and Julio Novo decided to split the remaining prize pool right down the middle. Hogan picked up a bonus dollar with $48,073 for the win with his big stack while Novo pocketed $48,072.

Ryan Hogan – 16,475,000
Julio Novo – 13,100,000

1st: Ryan Hogan – $47,073
2nd: Julio Novo – $47,072

Tournament recap to come later this evening.

Event 1: Updated Counts on Break

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  100,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 985

The five remaining players were sent on a 15-minute break and returned with Julio Novo still way out front. Blinds are up to 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante and the average stack is about 5,900,000 (39 bb).

Seat 3: Alain Medesan – 2,275,000 (15 bb)
Seat 5: Julio Novo – 12,650,000 (84 bb)
Seat 6: David Meagher – 725,000 (5 bb)
Seat 8: Ryan Hogan – 8,625,000 (58 bb)
Seat 9: Michael Laake – 5,300,000 (35 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $57,715
2nd: $38,430
3rd: $28,330
4th: $21,110
5th: $15,910