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

846 Entries Made During The Six Starting Flights With Day 2 Direct Entry Available Until 1 P.M. On Sunday

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All six of the starting flights in the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic $250 buy-in no-limit hold’em event are now in the books, with 846 entries made during the six starting flights and day 2 entry still available in this exciting event. Flight 1E drew 175 entries while flight 1F added another 154. That mean’s that the prize pool has already surpassed the $150,000 estimation, growing to $169,200.

Players who still want to take part in this exciting event can buy directly into day 2 by taking advantage of the Quantum Reload structure. Players who exercise this option can enter on Sunday, July 23 by 1:00 p.m. (no late registration) for only $1,500. Direct buy-in will give players a healthy starting stack of 100,000 (20,000 more with an optional $30 staff add on) and 40-minute rounds to work with.

From the 329 entries made in Saturday’s two starting flights, only 49 players made it through to day 2. Afte the completion of all six starting flights John Meekhael ended up being the overall chip leader with 385,000/ Other big stacks include poker triple crown winner Gavin Griffin (263,000), Shaun Davis (248,500) and Steven Wendroff (247,500).

There are 125 players that will return to day 2, not including those who will Quantum Reload. Here is a look at their chip counts heading into the day:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 John Meekhael 385,000
2 Gavin Griffin 263,000
3 Shaun Davis 248,500
4 Steven Wendroff 247,500
5 James Hoang 230,500
6 Jolen LaPerna 228,500
7 Benjamin Jensen 226,400
8 Farhad Nourmohammadi 217,000
9 Travis Keigley 208,000
10 Brian Kent 206,500
11 Dmitry Shindyalov 201,500
12 George Ferentinos 201,500
13 Barry Seidman 187,000
14 Ryan Smith 185,000
15 Maxx Dansky 180,500
16 Ken Herold 177,000
17 Anders Wright 176,000
18 Sam Muhlmeister 174,500
19 Keith Morgan 167,000
20 Larry Conklin 155,500
21 Josh Mountain 153,300
22 Seyed Fazeli 150,500
23 Ernesto Navarro 149,000
24 Justin Haines 147,500
25 Severino Cabrera 144,000
26 Christopher Black 132,000
27 Juan Vazquez 130,500
28 Shawn Englerth 129,000
29 Steve Firestone 125,000
30 Steve Moshiki 123,000
31 Harvey Alegado 120,500
32 Ori Kossonogi 119,500
33 Brian Comestro 119,000
34 Craig Fouts 117,000
35 Chris Ashtari 116,500
36 Ryan Adams 116,500
37 Dana Katzenmeier 116,000
38 Thuy Kawano 115,000
39 Alfredo Paullada 114,000
40 Gary Fessia 113,500
41 Micah Cade 113,500
42 Greg Baron 112,500
43 Bradford Lawn 112,000
44 Jerry Linn Holland 111,500
45 Steven Merklein 111,500
46 Hien Ly 111,000
47 Daniel Polerecky 110,500
48 Derek Cahill 109,000
49 Robert Ostler 108,500
50 Michael Megison 107,500
51 Daniel Gordon 106,000
52 Kevin Meyers 103,000
53 Jason Semo 102,500
54 John Huckeby 101,000
55 Rich Vasse 99,500
56 Tony Gonzalez 99,100
57 William Berman 98,000
58 Stefan DeLorenzo 97,500
59 Leonard Beh 96,000
60 Russell Davies 91,500
61 Willie Gardner 91,500
62 Indo Nguyen 91,000
63 Vladimir Medvinsky 89,300
64 Nicholas Anderson 88,500
65 Stephen Winters 84,000
66 Josh McHone 82,500
67 Charlie Quirmbach 81,500
68 Eric Hanson 81,000
69 Ranjit Randhawa 81,000
70 Zhongfei Li 81,000
71 Josh Virnick 80,500
72 John Sherfy 79,500
73 Chadd Cunningham 78,000
74 Daniel Mantini 78,000
75 Jonathan Persekian 75,000
76 Brian Chung 73,500
77 Bryan Bui 73,000
78 Joseph Anthony 73,000
79 Jose Cisneros 72,800
80 Rich Hendricks 72,000
81 Gabriel Habbaba 71,500
82 Sebastian Triscar 71,500
83 Darryl Mann 70,500
84 Juan Marquez 70,000
85 Paul Miller 68,800
86 Jerry Hamilton 68,500
87 Brian Comestro 66,000
88 David Benjamin 66,000
89 Daniel Lujano 64,500
90 Rene DelLacova 60,500
91 Michael Velasquez 59,000
92 Manual Hernandez 58,500
93 Thomas Woodard 58,000
94 Kenneth Espinoza 55,700
95 Tin Pham 52,500
96 AlanL Ho 52,400
97 Chuck Haddy 51,500
98 Jose Araya 51,000
99 William Leunis 50,500
100 Jim Dages 50,000
101 Robert Hoag 50,000
102 Dan Stone 49,000
103 Chris Conn 48,500
104 Reza Emtiaz 47,000
105 Reza Emtiaz 46,500
106 Steve Sowers 46,500
107 Timothy Adkison 42,500
108 Reza Emtiaz 42,000
109 Joe Stiglich 41,500
110 Everett Roff 40,500
111 Ebony Kenney 39,300
112 Michael Piellucci 39,200
113 Robert DeAgazio 39,000
114 Kenneth Riha 38,500
115 Steve Sowers 37,500
116 Chris Marano 36,600
117 Charles Teplitz 36,500
118 Ed Tamura 33,300
119 Richard Furfaro 32,500
120 Israe Veliz 30,000
121 Jane Krotz 30,000
122 Josh Jackson 29,500
123 Russell Powell 26,000
124 Jon Nguyen 25,500
125 Brian Kent 21,500

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Previous winners of this event include Shawn Busse, Robert DeAgazio and Barry Knowlton. For more information, please visit the CPPT homepage.

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