2022 Pinktober Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 2 $1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed Entries: 56 Prize Pool: $54,320 October 9, 2022
Event 2 of the 2022 Pinktober Poker Open had a $1,100 buy-in, a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool, and a two-day structure. It created a tough final table, and Igor Tretyakov came out on top with the outright win for $18,460.
The tournament drew 56 entries to create a prize pool worth $54,320 and the last seven players were set to make some money. They played down to the final table, lost two players after a long grind, and a tough group of players returned for Day 2. Ken Fishman bagged the biggest stack but it would be no cake walk to a win.
Doug Marro was an early exit on Day 2 then the last six players settled in with their deep stacks and slow structure. Former Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champ Matthew Leecy broke the stalemate with a sixth-place finish followed by Deborah Farmer, Aaron Thivyanathan, and Kevin Blewitt.
Tretyakov and Fishman were heads-up with Fishman holding the lead but it did not last long. Tretyakov took the lead and all the chips with an outright for his first major Tampa to go along with two titles in Hollywood.
Fishman earned $12,310 for his runner-up finish while Tretyakov banked $18,460 and the $1,700 Pinktober Poker Open Championship seat that was added to first place.
$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante Players Remaining: 2 of 56
Kevin Blewitt opened to 30,000 from the button and Igor Tretyakov called from the big blind to see the flop. Both players checked, the turn came , and Tretyakov bet 35,000. Blewitt moved all in for about 215,000 and Tretyakov quickly called.
“I knew you were trapping me,” Blewitt said before he saw the hands.
Blewitt was ahead preflop but Tretyakov paired his king to take the lead. The river was and Blewitt was eliminated in third place.
Igor Tretyakov – 720,000 (45 bb) Kevin Blewitt – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($8,210)
$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 19: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante Players Remaining: 4 of 56
Ken Fishman opened to 25,000 from under the gun, and Deborah Farmer moved all in for 181,000 from the small blind. Aaron Thivyanathan folded his big blind; Fishman thought for a minute and called with the bigger stack.
“My birthday hand,” Farmer told them, and she hopped to win the race to double.
Farmer saw bad news on the when Fishman paired his jack to take the lead. She called for a six but no save was found on the turn or river to send Farmer out in fifth place.
Ken Fishman – 825,000 (69 bb) Deborah Farmer – Eliminated in 5th Place ($4,110)
$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 18: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante Players Remaining: 6 of 56
On the last hand before break, Ken Fishman opened to 30,000 from the hijack, and Igor Tretyakov moved all in from the cutoff. The button and blinds folded and Fishman quickly called at risk for 212,000.
Fishman caught a monster and his queens held on the for a huge double.
Ken Fishman – 449,000 (45 bb) Igor Tretyakov – 364,000 (36 bb)