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2020 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean's Eleven San Diego Classic Attracts 845 Entries

The Eleventh Running Of This Event Built A Total Prize Pool of $233,900


A total of 845 total entries were made in the January running of the 2020 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic, creating a total prize pool of $233,900. The event drew 786 entries throughout six day 1 $250 buy-in starting flights, adding another 59 day 2 direct entries made for $1,500. In the end a player who preferred to remain anonymous took home $39,000 as the champion of this event.

The final day of this event began with 87 players remaining. A total of 59 day 2 buy-ins grew the number of contenders, with two-time WSOP bracelet winner and World Poker Tour main event champion Erick Lindgren among the players who took advantage of the Quantum Tournament structure. Lindgren went on to finish 17th for $1,760.

The final table featured a number of players who had previously made deep runs in this event. Third-place finisher Adrianne Hall had finished fourth in this same event last January. This time around she earned $19,550 for her impressive showing.

Runner-up Tai Reyes-Purpero had also previously made the final table of a San Diego Classic event, having placed third in July of 2019. Reyes-Purpero managed to improve on that finish, earning $21,840 as the second-place finisher in this event.

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

Place Player Payout (USD)
1 Anonymous $39,000
2 Tai Reyes-Purpero $21,840
3 Christopher Thomas $19,915
4 Adrianne Hall $16,059
5 Eugen Taiblaum $15,675
6 John Taylor $13,181
7 Steven Silverstein $6,540
9 Adam Regiaba $4,955
9 Frank Benchanan $3,565

A full list of payouts can be found here.

This was the eleventh 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, Adam Weinraub and Mateus Lessa, who took down the July 2019 running of this event for $43,120.

Ocean’s Eleven is Southern California’s only casino located along the Pacific Ocean on the Interstate 5 freeway. It sits less than a mile from some of the area’s most picturesque beaches. The casino first opened in 1997, and in the two decades that followed it has become the place to play in the San Diego area.

The property 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 and pot-limit Omaha. Popular table games available include Blackjack, Baccarat & Pai Gow Poker.

Haig Kelegian, the Ocean’s Eleven owner known as “The King of Clubs,” notes that, “It is not enough to be the largest poker room in the region. We have to offer the best action and the best service day in and day out.”

With its exciting array of games, amenities and promotions, Ocean’s Eleven Casino is the place to go for poker in the San Diego area. Check out the casino’s homepage to learn more. For additional information about the Card Player Poker Tour, visit the tour’s homepage.