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2020 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic: 786 Entries Made Through Six Starting Flights

Players Can Still Buy Directly Into Day 2 For $1,500

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A total of 786 entries have been made in the six starting flights of the 2020 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic with day 2 entry still available for those looking to get in on the action. Flight 1E attracted 194 entries, while the sixth and final starting flight of this event, flight 1F, added another 101. As a result of the strong turnout, the prize pool currently sits at $157,200, a number that will only get larger as day 2 entries are made.

Players who would like to take advantage of the popular Quantum Tournament structure of this event can buy-in directly on Day 2 for $1,500. Those who exercise this option will receive 210,000 in tournament chips, with the blinds starting at 2,000-3,000 with a 3,000 big blind ante for the beginning of at 12:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, Jan. 26.

From the 295 entries made in Saturday’s two starting flights, only 35 players made it through to day 2, joining the 59 survivors from flights 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D. There were seven players who qualified twice, who will each be paid $1,500 for their surrendered stack while taking forward their larger chip stack. The multi-qualifiers were: Tai Reyes-Purpero, Brian Hartner, David Lesse, Ernesto Mayoral, Jonathan Magal, Rich Spirran and Roberto Sanchez. As a result, there are 87 players that have moved on to Sunday’s action, not including those that will join the field via day 2 direct entry.

After the completion of all six starting flights, Tai Reyes-Purpero emerged as the overall chip leader with 770,000. Reyes-Purpero recently earned $132,208 as the champion of the Quantum Million 3 event held at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in late 2019. He also finished third in this same event back in July of last year, earning $18,465. Other big stacks include Adam Demerssmen (747,000), Chris Thomas (711,000), and Roger Aielli (538,000).

Here is a look at the chip counts of the remaining players:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Tai Reyes-Purpero 770,000
2 Adam Demerssmen 747,000
3 Chris Thomas 711,000
4 Roger Aielli 538,000
5 Brad Hofer 475,000
6 John Taylor 408,000
7 Robert Mierzejewski 400,000
8 Frank Benchanan 398,000
9 Leo Vaisburg 387,000
10 Jay Kaneshuzo 382,000
11 Tim Steeves 373,000
12 Brad Lawn 367,000
13 Shawn Daniels 360,000
14 Ashley Johnathan 355,000
15 Brandon Strickland 342,000
16 David Lesse 333,000
17 David lcke 319,000
18 Britton Scheibe 315,000
19 Roberto Sanchez 303,000
20 Stuart Brown 301,000
21 Bryan Harris 294,000
22 Norman Ferrando 293,000
23 Shooter Stracuzzi 289,000
24 Kevin Murphy 283,000
25 William Zaiss 268,000
26 Steve Potashnick 253,000
27 Timothy Mahoney 253,000
28 Lauren Coker 246,000
29 Gianluca Pace 245,000
30 Rich Spirra 238,000
31 Henry Strandberg 220,000
32 Jon Wiesman 211,000
33 Jim Dages 200,000
34 Stuart Brown 200,000
35 Robert Heims 195,000
36 Nahrain Tamero 185,000
37 John Dietz 181,000
38 Alan Ho 177,000
39 Nick Kosakosk 177,000
40 Joseph Barrus 176,000
41 Salem Michmali 175,000
42 Yary Hing 175,000
43 Reza Yazdanshenas 172,000
44 Ernesto Mayoral 170,000
45 Jody Cooper 160,000
46 John Taussig 160,000
47 Allison Bush 155,000
48 Afzal Atta 153,000
49 Russell Davies 151,000
50 Josh Vlahos 150,000
51 Joshuah Vlahos 150,000
52 Richaed Segovia 150,000
53 Jonathan Magal 149,000
54 Eduardo Costa 147,000
55 Steve Sharp 146,000
56 Daniel Diez 144,000
57 Gene Teibloom 141,000
58 Shawn Branum 139,000
59 John Pedicini 137,000
60 Andrew Cook 136,000
61 Jason Ferguson 132,000
62 Rich Sperberg 130,000
63 Brian Hartner 129,000
64 Jeff Chapman 124,000
65 Terry Favish 120,000
66 David Lebhar 119,000
67 Chase Besuden 118,000
68 Joy Jennings 108,000
69 Josh Virnick 103,000
70 Greg Choate 102,000
71 Jerry Hamilton 95,000
72 Hunter Moss 94,000
73 Corey Zorb 88,000
74 M’lis Edwards 83,000
75 Anthony Bland 82,000
76 Erhart Edquist 81,000
77 William Glasser 81,000
78 Adrianne Hall 78,000
79 Mikella Pedretti 72,000
80 Patrick Mitchell 68,000
81 C. Tamer Korman 59,000
82 Nahid Toma 55,000
83 Eric Brannon 41,000
84 Mark Greenland 40,000
85 Matt Bernatz 38,000
86 Janet Burke 33,000
87 Bush Allison 10,000

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