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2018 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11: Erick Lindgren Among Leaders After Flights 1A and 1B

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

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The first day of the July running of the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic has come to a close. This is the seventh time that the CPPT has made it’s way to beautiful Oceanside, California to for this $250 buy-in main event. The tournament will once again feature six starting flights spread out over three days (July 26-28). The event again features a $150,000 estimated prize pool this year but has previously drawn as many as 920 entries to create a prize pool worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Most recently this tournament drew 902 entries in April of this year, with David McCaw taking home $29,649 as the champion after striking a deal at the final table.

The summer running of this event kicked off on Thursday, July 26, with the first two starting flights of six getting underway. Flight 1A drew 121 total entries while flight 1B attracted 139. With 260 total entries so far the prize pool has already grown to $52,000 with four starting flights yet to go.

Erick Lindgren ended the day in second chip position with 251,000Players can also take advantage of the Quantum Tournament structure of this event and buy-in directly for $1,500 on Sunday, July 29 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 260 entries in flights 1A and 1B, only 38 players survived from the two starting flights that ran today, with Hunter Moss in the lead with 298,000. The second largest stack at the end of the day was none other than two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Erick Lindgren, who bagged up 251,000. The 41-year-old poker pro has more than $9.9 million in lifetime earnings and will be a huge threat for a run at the title in this event now that he has made it through to day 2.

Here is a look at the complete chip counts of those who survived flights 1A and 1B:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Hunter Moss 298,000
2 Erick Lindgren 251,000
3 Glenn Poole 248,500
4 Edward Stites 186,500
5 Matt Goddard 162,500
6 Robert Fortuno 153,500
7 David Kaye 145,000
8 Francisco Larre 140,500
9 Kevin Dooley 134,500
10 Greg Baron 131,500
11 Eric Jeffries 126,000
12 Christopher Marble 122,000
13 James Ford 120,500
14 Josh Vlahos 116,000
15 Kevin Gorham 113,000
16 Gabriel Habbaba 101,500
17 Cameron Sinclair 98,500
18 Dane Linn 92,000
19 Kyle Miholich 85,000
20 Erin Constantino 85,000
21 Rex Mendoza 81,500
22 Phue Nguyen 79,500
23 Ali Salehi 74,000
24 Tyler Huculak 73,500
25 Alex Kruglyak 73,000
26 Eugene Goom 72,500
27 David Leese 69,500
28 Raymond Gonzalez 68,000
29 Matek Cincotta 58,500
30 Emily Olmstead 54,500
31 Alex Chambosse 49,500
32 Emon Bakhtian 48,500
33 Steve Whitesides 43,500
34 Eugene Teibloom 38,500
35 Jason Elston 31,500
36 Marcus Tapia 31,500
37 Mark Muller 26,500
38 Edward Brodsky 17,500

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.

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