Day 1B and 1C of the 2019 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic are in the books. A total of 532 entries have now been made through the first four starting flights of this tournament, which means the prize pool has grown to $81,200. There are now just two $250 buy-in starting flights remaining, with day 2 direct buy-in also available.
The tournament features an estimated prize pool of $150,000. That number is very liokely to be well surpassed, with the event having previously drawn as many as 949 entries to create a prize pool worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The April 2019 running of the San Diego Classic drew 728 total entries, with Adam Weinraub earning $32,212 as the eventual champion.
Flight 1C saw a total of 143 entries made, while flight 1D added another 132. With 257 entries from the first two starting flights, the total number has now grown to 532. A total of 33 players moved on from flights 1C and 1D, with the largest stack belonging to Mohammad Sotoudeh (614,500).
There are still two starting flights remaining in this tournament. Players can also take advantage of the Quantum Tournament structure of this event can buy directly into day 2 for $1,500 on Sunday, July 21. Players that elect to take advantage of this option will receive 170,000 in tournament chips, and can also pay a $30 optional staff add-on to receive another 30,000. Blinds will begin at 1,500-3,000 on day 2. Players can re-enter once before the end of the second level on day 2.
A combined total of 61 players have moved on to day 2. Mohammad Sotoudeh and Josh Vlahos both qualified twice and will be taking their largest stacks forward into day 2. Here is a look at the chip counts of those that survived from flights 1 A-D:
|MD Shifat Uddin||188,500|
|Stanley Edward Lipka||176,000|
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.
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. For more information on this event, please visit the CPPT homepage.