PokerStars EPT Sochi

Main Event

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000

Players Info

Prize Pool $381,000
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Jason Sell Wins 2014 Mid-States Poker Tour Ho-Chunk Gaming ($97,539)

mnuwwarah • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Jason Sell - First Place
Jason Sell - First Place

Jason Sell topped a field of 383 to take down Mid-States Poker Tour Ho-Chunk Gaming for $97,539 here in Baraboo, Wisc. Sell spent much of the day as one of the chip leaders despite entering with about 14 big blinds. He booked easily the biggest cash of his career ($159,218 in total cashes) after about 13 hours of play here on Day 2.

Sell doubled up in the third hand we logged today when he got lucky with queen-nine against ace-king, and it was mostly smooth sailing from there to the final table. On the way, he outlasted notables such as Kou Vang, Aaron Johnson, Day 2 leader Chris Burmeister, and David Gutfreund.

The final table featured World Series of Poker 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 in the cutoff. Seefeld thought for about 30 seconds before pushing his 300,000 stack forward. The blinds got out of the way.

Jivkov: {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Jefferson: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Seefeld: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Right after Sell had joked about the slowness of the final table, we had a three-way all in with Jefferson leading the way with aces. His lead only grew on the {5-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop, and only Seefeld had an out after the {10-Clubs} turn. No king materialized on the river, and Jefferson collected two opponents' stacks.

DJ Buckley busted shortly after in another three-way all in. Yet another three-way all in resulted in the eliminations of Jun Kim and Travis Lauson.

Mike Deis exited in fifth just a few weeks after taking sixth at MSPT Majestic Star when his {k-Spades}{j-Diamonds} was outdrawn by Sell's {k-Clubs}{10-Spades}.

Fourth-place finisher Taylor Tollefson four-bet all in preflop with 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 an incredible seven double ups by shorter stacks who were all in at risk.

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 but Jefferson snapped.

Jefferson: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Sell: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

The flop came {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs}, but an {a-Clubs} turn gave Sell a flush draw. He filled it on the {j-Clubs} river, dealing Jefferson a heart-breaking third-place exit.

Play ended after a short heads-up match between Sell and Stone when Sell put the much-shorter-stacked Stone all in with live cards and managed to make a flopped pair of fives hold up.

Thanks for tuning in to PokerNews' coverage of another exciting MSPT event.

Tags: Aaron JohnsonChris BurmeisterDavid GutfreundDJ BuckleyJason SeefeldJason SellJun KimKou VangMike DeisNick JivkovNik StoneRyan JeffersonTaylor TollefsonTravis Lauson

Level:
31
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
20,000

Ryan Jefferson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($35,335)

mnuwwarah • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Ryan Jefferson - Third Place
Ryan Jefferson - Third Place

Nik Stone opened to 250,000, and Ryan Jefferson called. Jason Sell put everyone all in from the big blind, and Stone folded but Jefferson snapped.

Jefferson: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Sell: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

The flop came {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs}, but an {a-Clubs} turn gave Sell a flush draw. He filled it on the {j-Clubs} river, dealing Jefferson a heart-breaking third-place exit.

Jason Sell us 6,770,000 1,735,000
Ryan Jefferson Busted

Tags: Jason SellNik StoneRyan Jefferson

Sell Coolers Stone

mnuwwarah • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Jason Sell hit a huge double.
Jason Sell hit a huge double.

Jason Sell opened for 250,000 in the small blind, and Nik Stone put him all in. Sell snap-called.

Sell: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Stone: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Two big pairs in the blinds meant the plays were automatic, and Sell was never in any danger on the {7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{2-Spades} board. He now has almost all of the chips in play.

Jason Sell us 6,060,000 3,545,000
Nik Stone 505,000 -3,025,000

Tags: Nik StoneJason Sell