MSPT Canterbury Park $1,110 Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $1,110
Prize Pool $1,009,240
Players 1,042

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 200,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 144

Minnesota’s Jason Seitz Earns Coveted Spot in MSPT Hall of Fame

AnthonyThompson • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 2,000 ante
Jason Seitz
Jason Seitz

At the beginning of 2021 at the MSPT Venetian opener, a new inductee won their way into the exclusive MSPT Hall of Fame.

Minnesota's Jason Seitz, 45, made the money on Day 2 of the MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event finishing in 32nd place for $5,677. It marked his 25th-career MSPT Main Event cash, which meant in coordination with his Season 2 win at the MSPT Running Aces, Seitz became just the seventh player to win their way into the MSPT Hall of Fame.

Seitz joined the likes of Blake Bohn, Patrick Steele, Mark Hodge, Aaron Johnson, Richard Alsup, and Kou Vang as the only players to achieve the remarkable feat.

While at the MSPT Canterbury Park, Seitz was celebrated and awarded his Hall of Fame trophy.

The MSPT Hall of Fame, established in 2017, is proud to recognize those individuals who have shown superior skill and achieved specific long-term accomplishments.

The criteria to earn a spot on the MSPT Hall of Fame is as follows:

  • Achieve a minimum of 25 MSPT Main Event Cashes and 1 MSPT Win OR 1 MSPT Player of the Year; or
  • Achieve a minimum of 10 MSPT Main Event Final Tables and 1 MSPT Win OR 1 MSPT Player of the Year

A former poker dealer at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park and tournament director at Running Aces, Seitz has $171,277 in career MSPT earnings. The family man – he and his wife, April, are expecting their fourth child in April – actually learned the game while serving as a dealer back in 2000.

“I played a lot of limit poker my first seven years,” Seitz said. “That made an easy transition to no-limit poker. Nowadays, I play a lot of mixed cash games either $10-$20 or $40-$80 mix. Luckily, I’m able to travel for the MSPT. I played my first MSPT in 2011 and won the event and ever since I was hooked. I play it every year.”

While winning his way into the MSPT Hall of Fame is an honor he cherishes, it’s actually his second most-proud poker accomplishment.

“My proudest poker accomplishment was winning the Poker Night in America at Canterbury Park for $101,755. It is my only six-figure score.”

As for the MSPT, making the Hall of Fame was on Seitz’s radar.

“I was aware and it was my 2020 poker goal to get into the MSPT Hall of Fame,” Seitz told PokerNews. “With the pandemic, there were only a few chances. Luckily, I cashed my last three MSPTs to become eligible. So now for 2021, I plan on staying home more with a new baby on the way. I’ll still play MSPT in the Midwest and probably play a few WSOP events this summer if it happens.”

For more on Seitz follow him on Twitter @Seitzjason.


Take 10

AnthonyThompson • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Maine Event players are on their first 10-minute break of the day.

A Round of Chip Counts

AnthonyThompson • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Matt Morfitt us
Matt Morfitt
us 900,000 393,000
Chris Nelson us
Chris Nelson
us 780,000 342,000
Kou Vang us
Kou Vang
us 630,000 131,000
Mike Hiatt US
Mike Hiatt
US 625,000 -75,000
Rodney Colson us
Rodney Colson
us 600,000 204,000
Cody Espeseth us
Cody Espeseth
us 560,000 51,000
Jake Blumberg us
Jake Blumberg
us 560,000 31,000
Pat Steele us
Pat Steele
us 510,000 149,000
Kenneth Johnson us
Kenneth Johnson
us 460,000 176,000
Chris Orvis US
Chris Orvis
US 450,000 105,000
Arlan Stello US
Arlan Stello
US 370,000 148,000
Matt Alexander us
Matt Alexander
us 370,000 178,000
Sarah Stefan us
Sarah Stefan
us 361,000 135,000
Terence Reid us
Terence Reid
us 310,000 -57,000
Aaron Frommgen US
Aaron Frommgen
US 270,000 -154,000
Kitkat Klassen us
Kitkat Klassen
us 270,000 44,000
Jonathan Kim us
Jonathan Kim
us 260,000 24,000
Angela Jordison us
Angela Jordison
us 256,000 158,000
Cory Nordstrand us
Cory Nordstrand
us 200,000 55,000
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
us 170,000 -166,000

Patrik Hoffman Wins Fall Poker Classic Event #1: $360 Mystery Bounty

AnthonyThompson • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Patrik Hoffman
Patrik Hoffman

While PokerNews is here offering live updates from the $1,100 Main Event, we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you about some of the side events that have taken place out over the past week at the Winter Poker Classic.

In Event #1: $360 NLH Mystery Bounty, 1,181 runners created a $234,700 prize pool + $118,100 in bounties that was paid out to the top 128 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were MSPT Hall of Famer Rob Wazwaz (122nd - $421), Alex Winter (86th - $538), DJ Buckley (32nd - $1,007), MSPT Hall of Famer Jason Seitz (22nd - $1,570), and Jonathan Kim (10th - $26,312).

In the end, it was Minnesota native Patrik Hoffman who collected every chip in play to capture the WPC trophy, along with the first-place $41,694 payday.

Final Table Results

1Patrik Hoffman$41,694
2Kirby Rogers$25,484
3Shek Wong$18,802
4Robert Maier$14,361
5Loki Abboud$10,817
6Scott Weston$8,236
7Ed Veith$6,358
8Jason Sell$4,950
9Rajasekhar Kola$4,011
Patrik Hoffman us
Patrik Hoffman
us 150,000 -3,000

David Bashel Bubbles Canterbury Park Main Event

AnthonyThompson • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
David Bashel
David Bashel

After clashing with MSPT Hall of Famer Pat Steele, David Bashel was all in preflop from the button for his last 112,000 and was called by Tom Zabka from late position.

David Bashel: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Tom Zabka: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Bashel was behind holding an inferior pocket pair and the {q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} river ended his tournament on the money bubble.

Tom Zabka US
Tom Zabka
US 530,000 168,000
David Bashel us
David Bashel
us Busted

Tags: David BashelTom Zabka



AnthonyThompson • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

The hand-for-hand process has begun with 109 players remaining.

Richman Straightened Out by England

AnthonyThompson • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Kyna England
Kyna England

Action folded to Kyna England who raised from the button only to call a three-bet Philip Richman made from the big blind.

The {7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop saw Richman continue for 75,0000 and England called bringing the {j-Diamonds} turn.

Richman checked his option and England jammed having him covered. Richman looked down at his cards, then England, and said "call."

Philip Richman: {k-}{k-}
Kyna England: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

Richman held the better made hand but the {8-Spades} fell on the river giving England a straight and ended his tournament one away from the money bubble.

Kyna England us
Kyna England
us 710,000 425,000
Philip Richman US
Philip Richman
US Busted

Tags: Kyna EnglandPhilip Richman