Quintin Tyson - Event #3 Winner - $16,575
Quinton Tyson just won his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring, and $16,575, in Event #3, the $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo event at Foxwoods Casino. Tyson bested a field of 221 entries over the course of the one-day tournament. He started playing at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, and just about 12 hours later, he is now the proud owner of his own gold Circuit ring.
Tyson is a busy Assistant Manager of a day program at the Kennedy Center, working with high functioning special needs adults. He works a 9-5 schedule Monday through Friday, but said that he has been trying to put more time and effort into his poker playing. Today's win is his biggest tournament cash to date, and he is ecstatic to have won a ring as well.
"I have been trying so hard to get some type of poker hardware, this feels great," Tyson said.
Tyson recently took a trip to Texas to help his sister move, and while down there, he took second in a smaller poker tournament. He returned from his trip just yesterday, and said that he specifically came back in time to play Event #3.
"I circled this one on my calendar. Because of my work schedule, I knew that this was one I could get into, since it was a one-day event. I came back on Friday from Texas purposely so I could get here for this event." Tyson said with a smile.
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