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2018 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11: Recap of Flights 1A and 1B

184 Entries Have Already Been Made With Four Starting Flights and Day 2 Direct Entry Still Available


The first day of the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic is now in the books! This marks the fifth time that the CPPT has made it’s way to picturesque Oceanside, California to for this $250 buy-in main event. The tournament will once again feature six starting flights spread out over three days (Jan. 25-27). Though the event again features a $150,000 estimated prize pool this year, the event has previously drawn as many as 920 entries to create a prize pool of nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

This year’s event kicked off on Thursday, January 25, with the first two starting flights of six getting underway. Flight 1A drew 111 total entries while flight 1B attracted 73. With 184 total entries so far the prize pool has already grown to $36,800 with four starting flights yet to go. Players can also take advantage of the Quantum Tournament structure of this event and buy in directly for $1,500 on Sunday, Jan. 28 for day 2 and receive 100,000 in tournament chips. Players can also pay a $30 optional staff add-on and receive another 20,000 in chips. Players will only be able to directly buy-in for day 2 up to the start of play at 1:00 p.m. local time.

From the 184 entries in flights 1A and 1B only 28 players survived from the two starting flights that ran today, with George Ferentinos in the lead with 235,100. Here is a look at the complete chip counts of those who have made their way to day 2:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 George Ferentinos 235,100
2 Jody Cooper 173,500
3 Aaron Mergers 158,000
4 Kent McLaren 147,500
5 Eric Harnish 141,000
6 Robert Fortuno 135,600
7 Patrick Mitchell 118,400
8 Adam Demersseman 115,600
9 Mike Brady 109,000
10 Kao Saevang 104,300
11 Richard Spirra 97,500
12 Joey Castanieto 91,100
13 Patty Brown 91,000
14 Zewdie Wondimagegnehu 89,500
15 Alan Ho 85,500
16 Jake Scoratow 84,500
17 Eugene Goom 84,500
18 William Butler 83,500
19 Robert Campbell 80,000
20 Roberto Sanchez 80,000
21 Adam Martel 78,500
22 Keith Morgan 67,800
23 Jeff Chapman 65,500
24 Israel Veliz 62,000
25 Christian Waidelich 61,000
26 Terry Donath 49,500
27 Israel Veliz 36,000
28 Sarvesh Chinnappa 20,100

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.

The property also 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, pot-limit Omaha, and crazy pineapple.

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