Running Aces Harness Park: February 16 - 20, 2011

 
Jason Seitz wins MSPT Running Aces, $56,295
 
Five years after winning his first major title, Seitz is back on top
 
Seitz won the Heartland Poker Tour Mille Lacs event in February, 2006 earning $47,005. Exactly five years later Seitz is back on top.
 
Seitz outlasted the largest Minnesota State Poker Tour field to date – 201 entrants – to earn $56,295 and the coveted RF Moeller Championship diamond bracelet.
 
Winning the title was no easy task. There were three former MSPT champions in the final twelve.
 
As two of the top chip stacks remaining, Season 1, Event 5 - MSPT Hinckley Champion Matt Hyland and Season 1, Event 1- MSPT Mille Lacs Champion Jeremy Dresch went toe-to-toe. Dresch came out on top eliminating Hyland in 12th place.
2010 defending MSPT Running Aces Champion Joe Matheson made another deep run before being busted by Seitz in 3rd, almost doing the improbable by repeating.
 
Seitz is a gas station owner and often travels to deal large tournaments such as the World Series of Poker and the Chicago Open. This past year he spent two months in Vegas dealing and playing cash games.
 
Seitz prefers to play smaller cash games and tournaments but tries to play the large ones when he can. “I didn’t have any time to try to satellite in this week.” Seitz said. “But I didn’t want to miss the MSPT so I just direct-bought.”
 
The summer prior to winning the HPT event in ‘06, Seitz went deep in the $10K WSOP Main Event, earning $16K.
 

Results

Rank Player Name City State AmountPoints
1 Jason Seitz Shakopee MN $56,2951,200
2 Jeremy Dresch Fridley MN $27,7601,000
3 Joe Matheson Andover MN $17,470900
4 Hank Mlekoday Minneapolis MN $13,585800
5 Bob Beedle Stillwater $11,650700
6 Sam De Silva Austin MN $8,735600
7 David Mandt East Gull Lake MN $7,570500
8 Dan Shogren Isanti $6,600400
9 Tim Mieczkowski Sauk Centre MN $5,435300
10 Rob WazWaz Minneapolis MN $4,465200
11 Jim Erickson New Auburn WI $3,885200
12 Matt Hyland Brainerd MN $3,400200
13 Mat Hart Burnsville $2,910150
14 Matt Christensen Roseville $2,425150
15 Ken Cary Eden Prairie MN $2,135150
16 Jay Philips East Bethel MN $1,945100
17 Curt Freese Sommerset $1,945100
18 Rocky Wylie Sturgeon Lake MN $1,945100
19 Michael Tester St. Paul $1,75050
20 Dan Serie St. Paul $1,75050
21 Al Giardina Denver CO $1,75050
22 Edward Janezich Minneapolis $1,55050
23 Andrew Karon Duluth $1,55050
24 Mark Sandness Wayzata MN $1,55050
25 Alan Curl Bell Fourche SD $1,35550
26 Paul Pederson Apple Valley $1,35550
27 Robert Meshbesher Crystal $1,35550

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