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Final Table Takedown: Tony Sinishtaj Captures First Major Title Against Some of the Game’s Best Players

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Aug 02, 2017


Tony Sinishtaj is 36 years old and has been playing poker professionally for about seven years. He fell in love with the game in 2003 after watching Chris Moneymaker on TV during the World Series of Poker main event. Sinishtaj has been married for almost nine years now and has a 13-month-old baby boy. He resides in Northern New Jersey, but considers himself 100 percent a New Yorker. He grew up in the Bronx as a young kid, but his family moved to Queens in his early teens, where Sinishtaj lived until he got married in 2008.  Sinishtaj came in second at the 2013 WSOP Circuit event at Caesars Atlantic City for $107,000 and later that year took down a $2,500 buy-in event at the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza for $66,599. Before winning the 2017 Seminole Poker Showdown, he had gone deep in the $5,300 buy-in main events in 2013 ...

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