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CPPT Returns To Ocean’s Eleven Casino For The San Diego Classic This July

Adam Weinraub Topped 728 Entries In The April Running Of This Exciting Event To Win $32,212

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 17, 2019


Ocean’s Eleven Casino and the Card Player Poker Tour have now teamed up for nine runnings of the San Diego Classic tournament. Over the course of those events, more than 7,300 entries have been made and $1,950,000 in prize money has been awarded. The third and final CPPT Ocean’s Eleven San Diego Classic of 2019 is set to take place from July 18 -21 in stunning Oceanside, California.

The $250 buy-in tournament has six starting flights to choose from, with two per day for the first three days of the event. Players can choose from the morning flight at 10 a.m., the evening flight starting at 6 p.m., or even play both flights each day!

Players will also be able to take advantage of the popular Quantum Tournament structure of this event and buy in on day 2 for $1,500. Those who exercise this option will receive 100,000 in tournament chips. With a $30 optional staff add-on, players will also receive 20,000 additional chips, with the blinds starting at 1,000-2,000 for the beginning of day 2.

Adam Weinraub Emerges Victorious In April

Orange, California resident Adam Weinraub outlasted a field of 728 total entries to win the April running of the 2019 CPPT Ocean’s Eleven San Diego Classic. The 2007 World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational champion earned $32,212 for taking down this event, bringing his career live tournament earnings to $730,877. At the final table Weinraub wore a sweatshirt emblazoned with the title of the movie he produced, Walk To Vegas. The movie was co-written by WPT commentator Vince Van Patten, who also stars in the film.

Weinraub was one of the 51 direct entries into day 2 of this event made for $1,500. The day 2 players joined the 677 entries made over the six starting flights to build a final prize pool of $201,700, which was awarded to the top 98 finishers.

Plenty of notables made the money but failed to survive to the final table, including former champion Barry Seidman (95th – $400), Bobby Suer (82nd – $425) and two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Erick Lindgren (23rd – $1,355).

A number of big names made it to the final table in this event, including 2014 WPT Legends of Poker main event runner-up finisher Mike Eskandari. He went on to finish sixth for $7,320. Bicycle Casino Tournament Director Mo Fathipour, who pioneered the Quantum Tournament format that this tournament utilizes, finished fifth for $9,500.

In the end, it came down to a heads-up showdown between Weinraub and Jason Cohen. Weinraub was able to close out the tournament, sending Cohen home with $26,868 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded to the final-table finishers:

Place Player Earnings

1 Adam Weinraub $32,212
2 Jason Cohen $26,868
3 Joseph Zeller $19,720
4 Ajay Chabra $12,500
5 Mo Fathipour $9,500
6 Mike Eskandari $7,320
7 Albert Wallake $5,695
8 Luis Rodi $4,480
9 Frank Benchanan $3,570

Here is a look back at the past nine CPPT Ocean’s Eleven San Diego Classic Events:

Date Entries Champion Top Payout
4/25/16 778 Robert DeAgazio $23,813
1/31/17 630 Barry Knowlton $17,157
4/24/17 920 Shawn Busse $48,910
7/23/17 910 Barry Seidman $38,873
1/29/18 691 Scott ‘Brian’ Blount $37,010
4/30/18 949 David McCaw $29,649
7/30/18 938 Seth Brown $46,870
1/29/19 823 Matthew Welch $41,300
3/28/19 728 Adam Weinraub $32,212

About Ocean’s Eleven Casino

Ocean’s Eleven is Southern California’s only casino located along the Pacific Ocean on the Interstate 5 freeway. It sits less than a mile from some of the area’s most picturesque beaches. The casino first opened in 1997, and in the two decades that followed it has become the place to play in the San Diego area.

The property 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 hold’em, Omaha, Omaha eight-or-better and pot-limit Omaha. Popular table games available include Blackjack, Baccarat & Pai Gow Poker.

Haig Kelegian, the Ocean’s Eleven owner known as “The King of Clubs,” notes that, “It is not enough to be the largest poker room in the region. We have to offer the best action and the best service day in and day out.”

In addition to the fantastic cash game action, Ocean’s Eleven also offers an exciting array of weekly tournaments. The $20,000 guaranteed Mega Saturdays begins at 10 a.m. The $200+$30 buy tournament with optional $10 staff add-on features 25-minute levels. The $10,000 guaranteed Deepstack Sundays is a $70+$20 buy-in with an optional $10 staff add-on. It also kicks off at 10 a.m. and features 25-minute blind levels. There is a $3,000 guaranteed 10 a.m. event each and every weekday, with another $3,000 guaranteed nightly event starting at 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday. The weekday events are $45+$10 with an optional $5 add-on and 15 minute levels. Every Friday at 6 p.m. is the $5,000 guaranteed $60+$15 buy-in with an optional $5 staff add-on.

Ocean’s Eleven has numerous promotions for players to take advantage of, including ‘Spin To Win’ $5,000 cash prizes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, $3,000 drawings on Mondays and Wednesdays, and much more.

Speaking of player-friendly promotions, Ocean’s offers a $20,000 fixed jackpot in all its hold’em and Omaha games. Whether the game is $1-$2 no-limit hold’em, $8-$16 limit hold’em, or $8-$16 Omaha, players at every game play for the same jackpot! On Fridays between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. the jackpot grows to $50,000 for hold’em and Omaha.

Players can also take advantage of the Racing For Dollars monthly promotion, which pays players a rebate based on their hours played in cash games, with players earning $60 for every 20 hours and $500 for every 100 hours.

Players may also eat for free after playing two hours of live poker.

With all of the games, amenities and promotions, Ocean’s Eleven Casino is the place to go for poker in the San Diego area.

Will You Be The Next CPPT Champion?

The next running of the CPPT Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic is fast approaching. The event will take place from July 18 -21. To learn more about the CPPT and see other upcoming tour stops, visit the tour’s homepage at ♠