2017 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic: Recap of Flights 1C and 1D

Recap of Flights 1C and 1D

The second day of the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Ocean’s 11 San Diego Classic has wrapped up and if today was any indication, this event is going to be massive! A total of 517 entries have now been made through the first four starting flights of this exciting tournament, meaning that the prize pool has already grown to $103,400 with two $250 buy-in starting flights and Quantum Reload day 2 direct buy-in still available.

The Quantum Reload option is for those who do not want to fight their way through day 1 qualifiers in this massive CPPT event. Players can enter on day 2 for $1,500 and receive an average chip stack of 120,000 with blinds starting at 1,000 – 2,000 that day.

Friday, July 21 saw flights 1C and 1D take place, with the former drawing 121 entries and the later attracting 140. The two flights added $52,200 to the prize pool, bringing the total into the six-figure range with a huge turnout anticipated for Saturday’s 1E and 1F flights.

From the 261 entries made on Friday, only 39 players made it through to day 2, with none other than Card Player columnist and poker triple crown winner Gavin Griffin bagging up the largest stack from either of Friday’s flights. Griffin, who has main event titles on the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour in addition to a World Series of Poker gold bracelet, ended the day with 263,000. Griffin finished 11th in this event back in April and is in good shape to improve on that performance with another deep run this time around.

Another big stack who has prior success on the Card Player Poker Tour is Maxx Dansky, who ended the day with 180,500. Dansky topped a field of 800 entries to win the 2012 CPPTChoctaw main event for $152,008.

In the four flights so far only one player has qualified for day 2 more than once: Reza Emtiaz. Players that qualify multiple times will take their largest stack forward and be paid $1,200 in lieu of any additional entry into day 2. In this case, Emtiaz will end up coming back to the 47,000 that he bagged up at the conclusion of flight 1A, given that he doesn’t qualify again with a bigger stack.

Here is a look at the complete chip counts of the players that have qualified for day 2, combining the survivors from flights 1 A-D:

RankPlayerChip Count
1John Meekhall385,000
2Gavin Griffin263,000
3Shaun Davis248,500
4Steven Wendroff247,500
5Jolen LaPerna228,500
6Benjamin Jensen226,400
7Barry Seidman187,000
8Ryan Smith185,000
9Maxx Dansky180,500
10Ken Herold177,000
11Anders Wright176,000
12Sam Muhlmeister174,500
13Larry Conklin155,500
14Josh Mountain153,300
15Severino Cabrera144,000
16Christopher Black132,000
17Juan Vazquez130,500
18Steve Moshiki123,000
19Ori Kossonogi119,500
20Chris Ashtari116,500
21Micah Cade113,500
22Gary Fessia113,500
23Greg Baron112,500
24Bradford Lawn112,000
25Jerry Linn Holland111,500
26Hien Ly111,000
27Daniel Polerecky110,500
28Robert Ostler108,500
29Kevin Meyers103,000
30Jason Semo102,500
31Tony Gonzalez99,100
32William Berman98,000
33Stefan DeLorenzo97,500
34Willie Gardner91,500
35Russel Davies91,500
36Indo Nguyen91,000
37Vladimir Medvisnky89,300
38Stephen Winters84,000
39Charlie Quirmbach81,500
40Josh Virnick80,500


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