2021 World Series of Poker Europe
$1,600 Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $1,600
Prize Pool $1,910,975
Players 1341

Level Info

Level 36
Blinds 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 600,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 8
$1,600 Main Event
Day 3 completed

Gediminas Uselis Wins MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event ($325,428)

AnthonyThompson • Level 36: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Gediminas Uselis Winner of MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event
Gediminas Uselis Winner of MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event

For the past two weeks, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) has been at the Venetian in Las Vegas hosting a pair of Main Events and after another five-day stretch, the $1,600 Main Event has come to its conclusion.

The tournament was headlined by another $1 million guarantee and after three starting flights, the 1,341 total entries almost doubled that by generating a whopping $1,910,975 prize pool.

On Friday, the final eight players took to the felt for Day 3 action, and it was a speedy affair to crown a new champion as Gediminas Uselis defeated David McGowan in heads-up action to take down the MSPT Venetian title along with the $325,428 top prize.

"I feel amazing," Uselis stated after his victory. He continued by saying, "Coming back for Day 2, the whole field was tough, as was the final table, and being able to come out on top over these guys just makes the win that more amazing."

The Lithuania native has been on quite the hot streak the past few years, first by winning his first Circuit ring back in 2019 in what was the inaugural $2,200 High Roller at Choctaw Durant for what was at the time a career-best $60,170.

Uselis then topped that mark last year after he navigated his way through a 4,461 entry field in Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em on the GG portion of the WSOP Online events to win his first WSOP bracelet along with a cool $227,186 and now gets to add MSPT Main Event Champion to his list of poker accomplishments while notching another career $325,428.

MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrizeMSPT POY Points
1Gediminas UselisLithuania$325,4281,900
2David McGowanChicago, IL,$210,2021,700
3Daan MuldersNetherlands$152,8741,600
4Benjamin UnderwoodCanada$116,7581,500
5Barry HutterSarasota, FL$97,9031,400
6Gennaro ProsciaItaly$66,8821,300
7Raul MartínezSpain$51,5951,200
8Fabian BernhauserAustria$40,1291,100
9Victor CanapleFrance$32,4861,000
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event Final Table
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event Final Table

Final Day Action

Raul Martinez entered the final day with a little over seven big blinds but was able to get a pay jump after Fabian Bernhauser departed eighth place after losing a race against Daan Mulders while Martínez exited shortly after in seventh place.

Gennaro Proscia started the day with roughly 25 bigs and doubled that early, but took his exit before the end of the second level after he was coolered by Mulders in a jacks-versus-queens hand.

Next on the chopping block was WSOP bracelet winner Barry Hutter, who called off his short stack from the big blind holding an ace-six offsuit after McGowan jammed from the small blind holding a suited nine-seven.

After seeing a six appear in the window, Hutter thought he was about to get a big blind special but it was just an illusion, as a seven was lying underneath to give McGowan top pair. The board completed with running fives and just like that Hutter, who came into the final day second in chips, took his exit in fifth place for just under a six-figure payday.

Four-handed play looked like it might take a while after Benjmain Underwood doubled through Mulders when he turned a three-outer with ace-nine against ace-king, but ended up losing a race a few hands later holding the hand he just beat against McGowan's pocket jacks.

The start of the day chip leader Mulders was the next person that watched McGowan take his chips after he called off his short stack from the big blind holding a suited jack-ten only to have McGowan roll over a dominating queen-jack suited. McGowan flopped his queen while Mulders turned a Broadway draw but he bricked the river and took home $152,874 for his third-place finish.

After Mulders departed, the two chips stacks were dead even between McGowan and Uselis. So much so that the chips went back and forth for a full two levels before any real fluctuation started. It was from this point where Uselis really started to catch steam, winning in what seemed like almost every hand in the final level to send McGowan home in second place for $210,202.

Gediminas Uselis & Rail
Gediminas Uselis & Rail

This wraps up our coverage of the MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event, thank you for following along, and take care!

Tags: Barry HutterBenjamin UnderwoodDaan MuldersDavid McGowanFabian BernhauserGediminas UselisGennaro ProsciaRaul MartinezVictor Canaple

David McGowan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($210,202)

AnthonyThompson • Level 36: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
David McGowan
David McGowan

After a dry spell of cards, David McGowan open-jammed for his last 2,500,00 and Gediminas Uselis called.

David McGowan: {k-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Gediminas Uselis: {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

McGowan was behind holding live cards but connecting with them proved to be difficult as the {3-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} runout ended his tournament in second place for $210,202.

Gediminas Uselis lt
Gediminas Uselis
lt 40,230,000 10,000,000
David McGowan us
David McGowan
us Busted

Tags: Gediminas UselisDavid McGowan

Most MSPT Main Event Final Tables in Single Season

AnthonyThompson • Level 36: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Pat Steele
Pat Steele

Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 11 years on they have one of the best player databases in the industry.

On their "Leaderboards" page, the MSPT tracks such things as Career Earnings, Main Event Cashes, Main Event Final Tables, Main Event Titles, Total Cashes, Most Cashes/Final Tables in a Season, Most Final Tables All-Time, and much more.

Here's a look at the top ten MSPT Main Event final table in a single season:

PlayerHometownSeasonFinal Tables
Patrick SteeleChelsea, Michigan44
Brett KuzniaStephen, Minnesota44
Dan SunCedar Rapids. Iowa33
Christian PhamSt. Paul, Minnesota43
Everett CarltonSt. Paul, Minnesota13
Kou VangMaplewood, Minnesota53
Michael DeisAnn Arbor, Michigan53
Nick PupilloAddison, Illinois53
Mark HodgeFernandina Beach, Florida63
DJ BuckleyEden Prairie, Minnesota63
Level:
36
Blinds:
300,000/600,000
Ante:
600,000

MSPT Season 12 Cashes

AnthonyThompson • Level 35: 300,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Cy Church
Cy Church

Since its inception in 2009, the MSPT has done a great job keeping track of player stats. As a result, 12 years on they have one of the best player databases in the industry.

On their "Leaderboards" page, the MSPT tracks such things as Career Earnings, Main Event Cashes, Main Event Final Tables, Main Event Titles, Total Cashes, Most Cashes/Final Tables in a Season, Most Final Tables All-Time, and much more.

Here's a look at the players who have cashed the most this season so far:

PlacePlayerHometownSeason 12 Cashes
1Cy ChurchEast Lansing, MI7
2Jason CrewsClive, IA6
3Kyna EngandNorthbrook, IL6
4DJ BuckleyEden Prairie, MN5
5Terence ReidSioux Falls, SD4
6Gary HerstenChicago, IL4
7Jordan CristosLos Angeles, CA4
8Saad GhanemBloomington, MN4
9Tim GarlesDes Moines, IA4
10Daniel SepiolMichigan City,4
Level:
35
Blinds:
300,000/500,000
Ante:
500,000

McGowan Wins Back-to-Back Hands With Two Pair

AnthonyThompson • Level 34: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

David McGowan raised to 800,000 and Gediminas Uselis called bringing about the {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} flop.

Uselis check-called McGowan all the way down, first for 700,000, then for 1,700,000 after the {k-Spades} turn and then once again for 4,000,000 after the {7-Clubs} completed the boar on the river.

McGowan rolled over {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a flopped two-pair and Uselis mucked his hand.

The very next hand, Uselis raised to 900,000 and McGowan defended. The {5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{j-Spades} flop was checked by both players and the dealer dropped the {q-Hearts} on the turn.

McGowan led out for 1,400,000 and Uselis called to see the {5-Spades} complete the board on the river.

McGowan led out once again, this time for 2,000,000 and Uselis called on to fold after McGowan showed {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for top two-pair.

David McGowan us
David McGowan
us 26,230,000 10,230,000
Gediminas Uselis lt
Gediminas Uselis
lt 14,000,000 -10,230,000

Tags: David McGowanGediminas Uselis