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2017 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic: Recap of Flights 1C and 1D

503 Entries Have Been Made Through The First Four Starting Flights

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The second day of the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic is complete, and this event is shaping up to be huge! A total of 503 total entries have now been made through the first four starting flights of this exciting tournament, meaning that the prize pool has already passed the six-figure mark with two starting flights and Quantum Reload day 2 direct buy-in still available in this $250 buy-in event.

The Quantum Reload option is 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.

Friday, April 21 saw flights 1C and 1D take place, with the former drawing 111 entries and the later attracting 129. The two flights added $48,000 to the prize pool, bringing the total up to $100,600 with a big turnout anticipated for Saturday’s 1E and 1F flights.

From the 240 entries made on Friday, only 35 players made it through to day 2, with Doug Hamel bagging up the chip lead with 269,000. In the four flights so far there have been four players to qualify for day 2 more than once, with Joseph Ochoa being the only player so far to qualify three times. In Ochoa’s case, that will be the 186,000 that he bagged up at the conclusion of flight 1D. Players that qualify multiple times will take their largest stack forward and be paid $1,200 in lieu of any additional entry into day 2.

Here is a look at the complete chip counts of the players that have qualified for day 2, combining the survivors from flights 1 A-D:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Doug Hamel 269,000
2 Richard Aronow 265,300
3 William Morgan 231,500
4 Brad Talbert 220,500
5 Vu Vo 219,000
6 Jason Brendle 202,500
7 Joe Siegel 201,500
8 Maxwell Worth 195,000
9 Mehran Novini 194,300
10 Joseph Ochoa 186,000
11 Britton Scheibe 181,000
12 Ubaid Habib 177,000
13 Seymour Ogeare 171,500
14 Ken Mondegari 158,000
15 Terry Donath 157,600
16 Thomas Hicks 147,500
17 Ali Salehi  147,400
18 Hong Tran 135,000
19 Chris Ashtari 134,700
20 Tony Gonzalez 129,500
21 Armando Mesina 124,600
22 Mahmood Mahdavi 121,000
23 Christina Kotula 117,500
24 Pammy Deleon 116,000
25 Steve Firestone 110,000
26 Mark Bartolay 106,500
27 Luis Adame 102,500
28 John Conway 95,500
29 Erik Silberman 94,500
30 Brad Hofer 92,000
31 Alan Ho 91,500
32 Vafa Kamali 88,500
33 Bjorn Ikast 87,000
34 Bryan Martin 87,000
35 Jeffrey Mohr  86,000
36 Tom Hecht 86,000
37 Thomas Sugameli 82,500
38 LoriAnn Persinger 82,000
39 Ori Kossonogi 80,600
40 Mark Walker 80,500
41 Thomas Sandberg 79,000
42 Jolen LaPerna 78,500
43 Howard Mazer 78,000
44 Dan Kotlajich 77,500
45 Veronica Daly  76,700
46 Jody Cooper  75,700
47 Andrew Castaneda 73,000
48 David Scheunemann 71,500
49 William Leunis 67,000
50 Julian Gonzalez 63,400
51 Joseph Davidman 62,400
52 Mark Drauschak 55,000
53 Thomas Foote 53,500
54 Rosendo Lopez 52,000
55 Anthony Anderson 51,500
56 Richard Spirra 49,500
57 Rich Lanes 48,500
58 LoriAnn Persinger 47,800
59 Nahrain Tamero 47,500
60 Kevin Hanks 46,000
61 Brad Talbert 43,000
62 Keith Morgan 42,500
63 Michael Patton 42,000
64 Tommy Winkler 42,000
65 Joe Zomorrodi 39,000
66 Daria Ivantey 28,000
67 Josh Jackson 27,500
68 Milad Demetry 18,500
69 Bradford Lawn 16,900

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.

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