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Mateus Lessa Wins 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's Eleven San Diego Classic

Brazilian Poker Pro Tops Field of 926 Total Entries To Win His First CPPT Title and $43,120

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2019 CPPT Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic Champion Matteus LessaA total of 926 total entries were made in the July running of the 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s Eleven San Diego Classic. From that sea of players, only one would walk away as the champion: Mateus Lessa. The Brazilian poker pro earned $43,120 as the winner of this event, while also securing his first live tournament title.

This was the second-largest score of Lessa’s career, behind the $95,570 he earned for his third-place finish in the World Series of Poker Circuit $1,700 no-limit hold’em main event held in Los Angeles earlier this year.

Lessa entered day 2 with 160,000 in chips, having survived starting flight 1E. Lessa and the 101 other players that qualified for day 2 during the six starting flights of this event were joined by 46 direct entries.

A number of notable players made the money in this event, including January champion of this event Matthew Welch (29th – $970) and WSOP bracelet winner Benjamin Moon (32nd – $970).

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner and World Poker Tour main event champion Erick Lindgren managed to make a run to the final table as one of the day 2 direct entries. Lindgren was ultimately knocked out in fifth place, earning $10,870 for his deep run in this event.Lindgren’s career live tournament earnings now sit at more than $9.9 million.

Lessa defeated DeAngela Nava heads-up in the end to secure the title and the top payout of $43,120. Nava took home $28,755 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Player Payout
1 Mateus Lessa $43,120
2 DeAngela Nava $28,755
3 Tai Reyes-Purpero $18,465
4 Joshua Vlahos $14,860
5 Erick Lindgren $10,870
6 David Icke $8,590
7 Alexander Mctigue $6,685
8 Bob Doerfler $5,065
9 Aaron Magers $3,645

A full list of payouts can be found here.

This was the tenth CPPT event held at the legendary Ocean’s 11 Casino. Previous winners of this event include Shawn Busse, Robert DeAgazio, Barry Knowlton, Barry Seidman, Scott “Brian” Blount, David McCaw, Seth Brown, Matthew Welch and Adam Weinraub, who topped a field of 728 entries in April to win $32,212.

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.

For more information on this event, please visit the CPPT homepage.