2022 Pinktober Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 8 $1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed Entries: 94 Prize Pool: $91,180 October 12, 2022
We are warming up the players with some bigger buy-in tournaments as we near the Pinktober Poker Open Championship and Event 8 has a nice $1,100 buy-in with a $50,000 guarantee. Frank Weigel took the lead late in the day and held on to take the title for $25,000 and the seat into the PPO Championship.
The tournament drew 94 entries to create a prize pool worth $91,180 and the last 12 players made the money. They burst the bubble before the dinner break and quickly formed the final table. Weigel began the final table with the chip lead, lost it briefly, but moved back on top as players dropped.
After Clyde Maliauka was eliminated in third place, Weigel and runner-up John Canawati made a deal to end the tournament. Canawati earned $18,640 for his runner-up finish while Weigel took home an even $25K plus the added PPO Championship seat.
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
After Clyde Maliauka was eliminated in third place, Frank Weigel and John Canawati decided to divide up the remaining prize pool. Canawati earned $18,640 for his runner-up finish and Weigel banked an even $25,000 plus the $1,700 PPO Championship seat.
Frank Weigel – 2,245,000 (75 bb) John Canawati – 575,000 (19 bb)
1st: Frank Weigel – $25,000 + PPO Championship seat 2nd: John Canawati – $18,640
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante Players Remaining: 3 of 93
Frank Weigel opened to 65,000 from under the gun, it folded to Jacob Naumann in the big blind, and he moved all in for 210,000. Weigel double checked his cards and called.
Naumann was ahead with his pair of threes and they stayed ahead on the flop. The turn gave both players aces up and Weigel’s king kicker played. The river finished the board and Naumann was eliminated in fourth place.
Frank Weigel – 1,275,000 (51 bb) Jacob Naumann – Eliminated in 4th Place ($8,330)
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante Players Remaining: 4 of 93
Frank Weigel opened to 55,000 from the cutoff and John Canawati shipped for 575,000 from the button. The blinds folded and Weigel quickly called.
It was a final table race and Canawati needed to improve his big slick to double up. Weigel faded the flop, Canawati missed the turn but added a gutshot wheel draw. The river was good news for Canawati and he doubled into the lead.
John Canawati – 1,200,000 (60 bb) Frank Weigel – 550,000 (28 bb)
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 19: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante Players Remaining: 6 of 93
After the tough beat, Karl Manouchakian was all in from the big blind against Marsha Wolak in the cutoff and John Canawati on the button. Both live players checked the flop and Wolak tossed out a bet after the turn to get a quick fold from Canawati.
Manouchakian needed to catch an ace on the river to double but the river sent him out in seventh place.
Marsha Wolak – 360,000 (30 bb) Karl Manouchakian – Eliminated in 7th Place ($3,660)