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Ho-Chunk Gaming WI Dells

March 15 - 23, 2014
Main Event: Entrants
Winner: Jason Sell
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EVENT RECAP

Ho-Chunk Gaming WI Dells - Baraboo, WI

March 15-23, 2014

Main Event: 383 Entrants

Jason Sell Wins PokerNews MSPT at Ho-Chunk Gaming WI Dells, $97,539

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The Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Season 5 Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells came to a close Sunday night when Jason Sell topped a record field of 383 players to win the title and $97,539 first-place prize. Sell, who began the day with just 14 big blinds, scored his victory after defeating 2012 World Series of Poker National Championshiprunner-up Nik Stone in heads-up play.

Sell got off to a great start when he got lucky with queen-nine against ace-king to double straight out of the gates. It was mostly smooth sailing from there to the final table.

While Sell was on his way, many other notables hit the rail including Kou Vang, who was denied his fourth consecutive MSPT final table; Day 1a chip leader Aaron JohnsonDay 2 leader Chris Burmeister; and the experienced David Gutfreund.

The final table featured WSOP bracelet winner Nick Jivkov, but he was the first to fall, along with Jason Seefeld when Jivkov pushed all in under the gun, and action folded to Ryan Jefferson, who shipped over the top from the cutoff. Seefeld thought for about 30 seconds before pushing his 300,000-chip stack forward and the blinds got out of the way.

Jivkov: 7♠7♦ 
Jefferson: A♥A♣ 
Seefeld: Q♠Q♦

Jefferson led the way with aces, and his lead only grew on the 5♦A♦J♣ flop. Only Seefeld had an out after the 10♣ turn, but no king materialized on the river and Jefferson collected two opponents' stacks. Since Jivkov began the hand with more chips, he took ninth place while Seefeld finished in 10th.

DJ Buckley busted a short time later in another three-way all in. Amazningly, a third three-way all in resulted in the eliminations of Jun Kim andTravis Lauson in sixth and fifth place, respectively.

From there, Mike Deis exited in fifth when his K♠J♦ was outdrawn by Sell's K♣10♠. Deis' performance came just a few weeks after he took sixth at MSPT Majestic Star.

Fourth-place finisher Taylor Tollefson four-bet all in preflop with pocket fours, but ran smack into Sell's rockets, and that led to two hours worth of three-handed play that featured several huge swings, including seven doubles by the short stack in all-in pots.

It looked like we were going to see eight when Stone opened to 250,000, and Jefferson called. Sell put everyone all in from the big blind, and Stone folded while Jefferson snap-called.

Jefferson: A♠A♥ 
Sell: 6♣6♦

The flop came 7♣5♠2♣, and then the A♣ turn gave Jefferson a set; however, it also gave Sell a flush draw. Sell filled it on the J♣ river, dealing Jefferson a heart-breaking third-place exit.

Play ended after a short heads-up match between Sell and Stone. In the last hand, Sell put the much-shorter-stacked Stone all in and managed to make a flopped pair of fives hold up. Stone took home $53,370 for his runner-up finish, while Sell became champion and captured the $97,539 first-place prize.

Season 5 of the MSPT will continue from March 29 through April 6 at the Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Iowa. For more information, visit MSPTPoker.com.

 

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
MN 
$97,539
1,400
2
WI 
$53,370
1,200
3
WI 
$35,335
1,100
4
MN 
$23,925
1,000
5
MI 
$18,404
900
6
IL 
$14,723
800
7
WI 
$12,882
700
8
MN 
$11,042
600
9
IL 
$9,202
500
10
WI 
$7,361
400
11
IL 
$7,361
400
12
Elgin 
IL 
$7,361
400
14
WI 
$5,153
300
15
MN 
$5,153
300
16
WI 
$3,681
200
17
Larsen 
WI 
$3,681
200
18
MN 
$3,681
200
19
MN 
$2,761
100
20
WI 
$2,761
100
21
Hugo 
MN 
$2,761
100
22
WI 
$2,761
100
23
Holmen 
WI 
$2,761
100
24
MN 
$2,761
100
25
Beloit 
WI 
$2,761
100
26
MN 
$2,761
100
27
IL 
$2,761
100
28
MN 
$2,024
50
29
WI 
$2,024
50
30
WI 
$2,024
50
31
Wausau 
WI 
$2,024
50
32
WI 
$2,024
50
33
WI 
$2,024
50
34
IL 
$2,024
50
35
WI 
$2,024
50
36
WI 
$2,024
50