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Awarded to date

Running Aces Harness Park

February 16 - 20, 2011
Main Event: Entrants
Winner: Jason Seitz
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EVENT RECAP

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.
 
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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
MN 
$56,295
1,200
2
MN 
$27,760
1,000
3
MN 
$17,470
900
4
MN 
$13,585
800
5
 
$11,650
700
6
Austin 
MN 
$8,735
600
7
MN 
$7,570
500
8
Isanti 
 
$6,600
400
9
MN 
$5,435
300
10
MN 
$4,465
200
11
WI 
$3,885
200
12
MN 
$3,400
200
13
 
$2,910
150
14
 
$2,425
150
15
MN 
$2,135
150
16
MN 
$1,945
100
17
 
$1,945
100
18
MN 
$1,945
100
19
 
$1,750
50
20
 
$1,750
50
21
Denver 
CO 
$1,750
50
22
 
$1,550
50
23
Duluth 
 
$1,550
50
24
MN 
$1,550
50
25
SD 
$1,355
50
26
 
$1,355
50
27
 
$1,355
50