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Shea Quintin Nabs MSPT Title At Venetian Las Vegas Poker Tournament Series

Florida Player Earns $324,946 In Mid States Poker Tour Main Event


Shea Quintin Credit: MSPTAfter three starting flights and an additional two days of play, a champion has been crowned in the Mid States Poker Tour main event, part of the ongoing DeepStack Championship Poker Series at the Venetian Las Vegas.

The $1,600 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament drew a huge field of 1,644 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,342,700, which surpassed the original $2 million guarantee.

After a quick final table that took less than four hours, the title and the first-place prize of $324,946 went to 26-year-old Florida poker player Shea Quinton.

“I feel incredible,” Quintin told PokerNews reporters. “My previous best score was a little bit more than $28,000 and this is a little more than that."

Quintin defeated Russia’s Yulia Lisichkina heads-up, who also banked a career-best payday of her own for $284,050.

The final table also featured Angelina Rich, who coincidentally won this same event back in June of 2015 when it had a buy-in of $1,100 for $304,386. This time the Australian settled for ninth place and $36,780.

Here are the final table results.

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Shea Quintin $324,946 1,080
2 Yulia Lisichkina $284,050 900
3 Fehim Hajdari $178,045 720
4 Jack O’Neill $135,877 540
5 Matthew Sabia $100,736 450
6 Rohan Dhuper $74,966 360
7 Kevin Ayow $57,396 270
8 Rickey Evans $45,448 180
9 Angelina Rich $36,780 90

The DeepStack Championship Poker Series will continue at the Venetian until July 31, featuring more than $22 million in guaranteed prize pools. The MSPT will also return to the property for another main event in September.