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The Venetian

October 18 - 22, 2021
Main Event: 1341 Entrants
Winner: Gediminas Uselis
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EVENT RECAP

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.

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.

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.

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The RESULTS

Rank
Player Name
City
State
Amount
Points
1
 
$325,428
1,900
2
IL 
$210,202
1,700
3
 
$152,874
1,600
4
FL 
$116,758
1,500
5
FL 
$87,903
1,400
6
Italy 
 
$66,882
1,300
7
 
 
$51,595
1,200
8
 
$40,129
1,100
9
France 
 
$32,486
1,000
10
NV 
$26,753
900
11
MN 
$26,753
900
12
Japan 
 
$26,753
900
13
 
 
$21,020
800
14
IL 
$21,020
800
15
FL 
$21,020
800
16
UK 
 
$18,536
700
17
KY 
$18,536
700
18
Taiwan 
 
$18,536
700
19
 
$15,478
650
20
 
$15,478
650
21
Vienna 
 
$15,478
650
22
CA 
$12,994
600
23
Russia 
 
$12,994
600
24
 
$12,994
600
25
 
 
$10,510
550
26
Spain 
 
$10,510
550
27
NV 
$10,510
550
29
OR 
$8,026
500
30
 
$8,026
500
31
NY 
$8,026
500
32
Novia 
MI 
$8,026
500
33
NY 
$8,026
500
34
 
 
$8,026
500
35
 
$8,026
500
36
Topeka 
KS 
$8,026
500
37
AK 
$6,306
450
38
OH 
$6,306
450
39
 
$6,306
450
40
CA 
$6,306
450
41
CA 
$6,306
450
42
 
 
$6,306
450
43
 
$6,306
450
44
 
 
$6,306
450
45
Canada 
 
$6,306
450
46
NV 
$5,542
400
47
NJ 
$5,542
400
48
 
$5,542
400
49
NC 
$5,542
400
50
Roslyn 
NY 
$5,542
400
51
 
$5,542
400
52
 
$5,542
400
53
OH 
$5,542
400
54
Spain 
 
$5,542
400
55
 
 
$5,159
350
56
 
 
$5,159
350
57
OH 
$5,159
350
58
FL 
$5,159
350
59
France 
 
$5,159
350
60
NY 
$5,159
350
61
 
$5,159
350
62
Sweden 
 
$5,159
350
63
Spain 
 
$5,159
350
64
CA 
$4,777
300
65
 
$4,777
300
66
OH 
$4,777
300
67
MD 
$4,777
300
68
TX 
$4,777
300
69
NE 
$4,777
300
70
PA 
$4,777
300
71
 
$4,777
300
73
NV 
$4,395
250
74
FL 
$4,395
250
75
NV 
$4,395
250
76
 
$4,395
250
77
KS 
$4,395
250
78
FL 
$4,395
250
79
NV 
$4,395
250
80
Malden 
MA 
$4,395
250
81
NV 
$4,395
250
82
Russia 
 
$4,204
200
83
WA 
$4,204
200
84
CA 
$4,204
200
85
TX 
$4,204
200
86
Auburn 
AL 
$4,204
200
87
NV 
$4,204
200
88
HI 
$4,204
200
89
Canada 
 
$4,204
200
90
 
 
$4,204
200
91
NV 
$4,013
150
92
NY 
$4,013
150
93
MN 
$4,013
150
94
August 
MI 
$4,013
150
95
NV 
$4,013
150
96
 
$4,013
150
97
Canada 
 
$4,013
150
98
CA 
$4,013
150
99
Tucker 
CA 
$4,013
150
100
 
$3,822
100
101
CA 
$3,822
100
102
CA 
$3,822
100
103
CA 
$3,822
100
104
TX 
$3,822
100
105
Avon 
IN 
$3,822
100
106
Miami 
FL 
$3,822
100
107
NJ 
$3,822
100
108
France 
 
$3,822
100
109
TX 
$3,631
75
110
Brazil 
 
$3,631
75
111
 
$3,631
75
112
 
$3,631
75
113
PA 
$3,631
75
114
NY 
$3,631
75
115
CA 
$3,631
75
116
IL 
$3,631
75
117
CA 
$3,631
75
118
NV 
$3,440
50
119
GA 
$3,440
50
120
FL 
$3,440
50
121
VA 
$3,440
50
122
RI 
$3,440
50
123
Brazil 
 
$3,440
50
124
Russia 
 
$3,440
50
125
CT 
$3,440
50
126
NV 
$3,440
50
127
Largo 
FL 
$3,440
50
128
 
$3,440
50
129
 
$3,440
50
130
NC 
$3,440
50
131
Japan 
 
$3,440
50
132
 
 
$3,440
50
133
 
 
$3,440
50
134
Katy 
TX 
$3,440
50
135
France 
 
$3,440
50