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Mike Shin wins MSPT Majestic Star Casino

28 January 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The MSPT Majestic Star Casino Main Event drew 309 entries, creating a $309,000 total prize pool, which eclipsed the largest prior field at the property, a 301 entry Main Event all the way back in Season 5. In the end, Mike Shin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, managed to navigate his way through the field and walk away with the $68,593 top prize.

"I feel awesome, man! I don't know what else to say," Shin said about his victory. "I try not to miss these events, especially FireKeepers." Shin, who recorded his seventh career MSPT cash, admitted that he had a game plan for the final table. "There were a couple of good players at the table, and I was trying to stay away from them. There was a couple of players I was trying to pick spots with and play hands with."

Shin treated his victory humbly, saying, "It feels good, but you treat this as a business, you don't feel like you're hitting a jackpot, it feels like income that you're suppose to have."

When asked if he had any advice for players that just hit a big score of their own, Shin said, "Best thing is invest, but if you don't know what to invest in, don't go crazy, hold on to the money, I see people win a big score, and they think it's going to keep happening. It's hard to win one of these tournaments."

He also credited his family with helping him be motivated. "Shout out to my brother, my parents, my cousin John (former MSPT champ Hao "John" Sun), especially my brother; he's helped me through a lot."

MSPT Majestic Final Table Results
Position | Player | Hometown | Prize
1 | Mike Shin | Milwaukee, Wisconsin| $68,593
2 | Mo Nuwwarah | Omaha, Nebraska | $42,349
3 | Greg Baird | Hinsdale, Illinois | $30,718
4 | Jeremy Brown | Bloomington, Indiana | $22,655
5 | Brad Oliver | Grand Rapids, Michigan | $16,996
6 | Matt Weller | Minneapolis, Minnesota | $13,122
7 | Zach Schneider | Harvard, Illinois | $10,140
8 | Bryan Skreens | Winfield, Illinois | $8,052
9 | Dan Sepiol | Michigan City, Indiana | $6,233
10 | Ashor Ochana | Elgin, Illinois | $5,050

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