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Annual Pinktober Event Highlights Seminole Hard Rock Poker Schedule

Seminole Hard Rock will raise thousands of dollars in support of breast cancer awareness.

Live poker is slowly making its return to the U.S., and one of the former hotspots is getting back up and running.

At the Seminole Hard Rock properties in Florida, poker games were being dealt as early as May with the new plexiglass-equipped tables, but action has really started to pick back up in recent months. Not only have some of the normal tournaments been running at the property, but a special event coming up in October will give players the chance to play for bigger prizes and do some good at the same time.

The turning of the calendar will mean it's time for Pinktober.

Pinktober Returns in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins in October. Sports fans are used to seeing their favorite players don pink accessories in commemoration, but poker players in Florida know that Pinktober is the poker world's way of giving.

The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa property's annual tournament series will provide $250,000 in guarantees for the players and raise tens of thousands of dollars for charity, most going to the American Cancer Society. With Pinktober as one of the driving forces, the venue raised more than $57,000 last year.

One dollar from every tournament buy-in recorded will go into the charity pool. The action begins Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 18, with two big multi-flight events promising to build huge prize pools.

DateTimeEventBuy-in
Oct. 711 a.m.One Day $50K No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)$180
Oct. 811 a.m.No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight A*$400
Oct. 86 a.m.No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight B*$400
Oct. 911 a.m.No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight C*$400
Oct. 1011 a.m.No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight D*$400
Oct. 1112 p.m.No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 2 
Oct. 112 p.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight A*$200
Oct. 1211 a.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight B*$200
Oct. 126 p.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight C*$200
Oct. 1311 a.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight D*$200
Oct. 136 p.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight E*$200
Oct. 1411 a.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight F*$200
Oct. 146 p.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight G*$200
Oct. 1511 a.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight H*$200
Oct. 156 p.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight I*$200
Oct. 1611 a.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight J*$200
Oct. 163 p.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight K*$200
Oct. 1711 a.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Flight L*$200
Oct. 1812 p.m.Little Slick No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 2 
Oct. 182 p.m.$10K No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)$200

*Carries $100,000 guarantee

Last year, David Nathaniel won $95K in the Main Event.

Baumstein Dominating Recent Tournament Action

Scott Baumstein
Baumstein has been on a roll (c/o SHRPO.com)

Speaking of winnings at Seminole Hard Rock, one player in particular has to be extraordinarily happy that tournament action has resumed at the venue. Scott Baumstein has been on fire of late.

In the middle of September, SHR Hollywood hosted the $360 September Deep Stack Special (Single Reentry), which drew 201 entries. Baumstein took the second-place stack into the final day and topped the field for a payday of $14,832.

He followed that up with another victory over the past weekend, this time in $1,100 September Big Slick NLH (Single Re-Entry). There, Baumstein topped an 80-entry field for $26,229 in prize money.

With plenty more action on tap, Baumstein will have a chance to add to his winnings as Pinktober takes over the popular Tampa poker room next month.

For more information, including how to book a room, click here.

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