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.