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Scott 'Brian' Blount Wins 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic

Outlasts Field of 691 Total Entries To Wins $37,010

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Scott 'Brian' BlountThe 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic $250 buy-in no-limit hold’em event is in the books. The tournament drew a total of 691 entries, up from 640 in last year’s January running of this event.

A total of 641 entries were made over the six starting flights that ran from January 25–27, with another 50 players opting to take advantage of the Quantum Tournament structure and buy directly into day 2 for $1,500. As a result of the solid turnout, the total prize pool swelled to $188,400.

From the sea of entrants, only the top 94 finishers made the money, with the largest payday going to eventual champion Scott ‘Brian’ Blount, who took home $37,010.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Scott ‘Brian’ Blount $37,010
2 Eugene Goom $11,990
3 Jeff Norman $13,225
4 Kevin McColgan $11,990
5 Timothy Hamilton $11,990
6 Ryan Wallen $11,990
7 Kent McLaren $11,990
8 Chester Burnett $4,340
9 Joey Castanieto $3,450

This was the fifth CPPT event held at the legendary Ocean’s 11 Casino. 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 overcame a field of 582. In April of 2017 Shawn Busse outlasted a massive field of 920 total entries to win $48,910. Most recently Barry Seidman topped 910 entries in July of 2017 to win $38,873.

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. It 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.

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