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2017 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11: Recap of Flights 1A and 1B

The First Two Starting Flights of the Exciting Event Are In The Books

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The first day of the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic is now in the books! The tournament is estimated to build a total prize pool well in excess of $100,000 and it is likely that the event will far exceed that expectation, with over $50,000 added to the prize pool after the first day of action.

The $250 buy-in CPPT tournament has six day 1 starting flights in total, beginning at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day from Apr. 20-22. (Thursday through Saturday), with day 2 kicking on Sunday, Apr. 23 at 1:00 PM. Ocean’s 11 is also offering a Quantum Reload day 2 buy-in option for those who do not want to fight their way through day 1 qualifiers in this massive CPPT event. Players can enter on day 2 for $1,500 and receive an average chip stack of 120,000 with blinds starting at 1,000 – 2,000 that day.

Thursday, April 20 saw the first two starting flights out of six get underway in this CPPT event. Flight 1A drew 137 total entries while flight 1B attracted 126.

With 263 total entries so far the prize pool has already grown to $52,600 with four starting flights yet to go. Only 38 players survived from the two starting flights that ran today, with Richard Aronow in the lead with 265,300. Here is a look at the complete chip counts of those who have made their way to day 2:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Richard Aronow $265,300
2 Vu Vo $219,000
3 Jason Brendle $202,500
4 Maxwell Worth $195,000
5 Mehran Novini $194,300
6 Britton Scheibe $181,000
7 Ubaid Habib $177,000
8 Seymour Ogeare $171,500
9 Ken Mondegari $158,000
10 Terry Donath $157,600
11 Ali Salehi  $147,400
12 Chris Ashtari $134,700
13 Armando Mesina $124,600
14 Pammy Deleon $116,000
15 Alan Ho $91,500
16 Vafa Kamali $88,500
17 Jeffrey Mohr  $86,000
18 Ori Kossonogi $80,600
19 Mark Walker $80,500
20 Howard Mazer $78,000
21 Dan Kotlajich $77,500
22 Veronica Daly  $76,700
23 Jody Cooper  $75,700
24 David Scheunemann $71,500
25 William Leunis $67,000
26 Julian Gonzalez $63,400
27 Joseph Davidman $62,400
28 Tom Hecht $57,400
29 Mark Drauschak $55,000
30 Thomas Foote $53,500
31 Rosendo Lopez $52,000
32 Richard Spirra $49,500
33 LoriAnn Persinger $47,800
34 Nahrain Tamero $47,500
35 Kevin Hanks $46,000
36 Brad Talbert $43,000
37 Daria Ivantey $28,000
38 Joseph Ochoa $21,500

This will be the third CPPT event held at the legendary Ocean’s 11 Casino, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of it’s opening this year. In April of 2016, Robert DeAgazio took home $23,813 for topping a field of 778 entries. In January of 2017, Barry Knowlton pocketed $17,157 after he outlasted a field of 582.

Ocean’s 11 is the only casino in Southern California located along the Pacific Ocean on the Interstate 5 freeway, less than a mile from some of the area’s most picturesque beaches.

Ocean’s 11 Casino boasts 50 tables of the best poker and table games found anywhere in California with all the favorite poker games, including no-limit and limit Texas hold’em, Omaha, Omaha hi-lo split eight-or-better, pot-limit Omaha, and crazy pineapple.

The casino also offers daily and nightly tournaments Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m., plus Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday players can enjoy the $10,000 Guarantee Deepstack tournaments.

For more information on the Card Player Poker Tour, click here.