2021 World Series of Poker
$1,110 USPC Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $1,110
Prize Pool $440,820
Players 456

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 60
$1,110 USPC Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Matt Paten Wins the 2021 MSPT United States Poker Championship For $94,782

GeoffFisk • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Matt Paten
Matt Paten

Matt Paten rode the final table rollercoaster at the 2021 MSPT United States Poker Championship $1,100 Main Event final table, but his steady play and endurance in the final hours of Day 2 paid off. Paten took down the tournament championship at San Diego's Sycuan Casino on Sunday night, pocketing $94,782 in the win.

The pinnacle event of the recently-revived United States Poker Championship wrapped up when Paten became the latest player to put his name into the MSPT Main Event record books after topping a field of 456 entries.

MSPT Sycuan Casino $1,110 Main Event Final Table Results

1Matt Paten$94,782
2Jonathan McGowan$58,232
3Mike Rosado$41,966
4Gary Hansen$31,739
5Pej Niyati$23,804
6Lucy Hargett$18,704
7Rubin Chappell$14,106
8Vladimir Medvinsky$11,021
9Allen Galutera$8,376

Day 2 Action

The Main Event featured three starting flights, with 60 players combined coming out of those three phases. Day 2 began with 60 players competing for 54 money spots.

By the time that field played down to the final nine, Paten entered final table play in a virtual tie for the chip lead. It took more than an hour for the first player to fall at the final table, and the Main Event remained eight-handed for another 75 minutes after that.

The eliminations started coming faster after that, eventually narrowing down to Gary Hansen (4th -$31,739), Mike Rosado (3rd - $41,966), and eventual runner-up Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan (2nd - $58,238).

Paten was on the brink of entering heads-up play with more than a four-to-one chip lead against Rosado. One big hand saw Paten limp from the small blind, and McGowan shove for 1.8 million.

Paten called, showing ace-three of spades against McGowan's seven-deuce of spades. Trip sevens came in on the runout for McGowan, however, evening the match considerably.

"When you have him dominated with ace-three of spades, you're feeling confident," Paten said. "But when he flops a seven and turns a seven, I'm drawing dead."

"You don't like it; you miss an opportunity to knock out another player with the worst hand in poker."

Paten endured, however, and eventually faced McGowan head-up, which lasted only a few hands with Paten picking off an all-in bluff on the river from McGowan to clinch the tournament.

Other final table finishers included Pej Niyati (5th - $23,804), Lucy Hargett (6th - $18,704), Rubin Chappell (7th - $14,106), Vladimir Medvinski (8th - $11,021), and Allen Galutera (9th - $8,376).

The Main Event came a week after Chris Smith won the MSPT Sycuan Casino $360 Regional for $33,149.

The MSPT continues in October with two stops in Las Vegas at the Ventian. From October 12-16, there will be an $1,100 buy-in, $1 million GTD Main Event followed by a $1,600 buy-in, $1 million GTD Main Event from October 18-22. PokerNews will be on-site to live report both tournaments. For more information, visit msptpoker.com.

Tags: Allen GaluteraGary HansenLucy HargettMatt PatenMike RosadoPej NiyatiSycuan Casino

Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($58,238)

NicholasBaltz • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan
Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan

On a board of {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{k-Hearts}{3-Spades}{6-Clubs} and approximately 500,000 in the middle, Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan moved all-in and he was called by Matt Paten who had him covered.

Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan: {10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Matt Paten: {q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

Paten had picked off the bluff and will walk away with the lion's share of the prize.

Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan takes home an impressive $58,232 for the effort.

Matt Paten
Matt Paten
11,000,000 6,400,000
Jonathan McGowan
Jonathan McGowan

Tags: Matt Paten

Break Time

GeoffFisk • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Players are on a ten-minute break.

"Cosmo" McGowan On Cloud Nine

NicholasBaltz • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan
Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan

Matt Paten limped in the small blind and Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan moved all-in for 1,800,000.

Paten called and the hands were revealed.

Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan: {7-Spades}{2-Spades}
Matt Paten: {a-Spades}{3-Spades}

Paten was ahead but McGowan still had live cards.

The board came {7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and "Cosmo" McGowan is still alive.

"Don't show that hand," said McGowan. "My friends will make fun of me."

Matt Paten
Matt Paten
4,600,000 -1,800,000
Jonathan McGowan
Jonathan McGowan
3,600,000 300,000

Rosado Wins Two, Loses One

NicholasBaltz • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Mike Rosado
Mike Rosado

Mike Rosado moved all-in and everyone folded.

On the next hand Jonathan McGowan limped in the small blind, Mike Rosado moved all-in and McGowan called.

Mike Rosado: {a-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Jonathan McGowan: {k-Spades}{5-Spades}

The board came {2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Rosado doubled.

The next hand Mike Rosado made it 310,000 and Matt Paten called. The flop came {q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and both players checked. On the {9-Spades} turn, Rosado checked, Paten bet 200,000 and Rosado called. The river was the {3-Spades} and Rosado check-folded to a bet of 750,000.

Matt Paten
Matt Paten
6,400,000 -600,000
Mike Rosado
Mike Rosado
2,000,000 900,000

Gary Hansen Eliminated in 4th Place ($31,739)

NicholasBaltz • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Gary Hansen
Gary Hansen

Jonathan "Cosmo" McGowan opened to 225,000 and Gary Hansen called.

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Hansen checked. McGowan bet 600,000 and Hansen moved all-in. McGowan called and the hands were tabled.

Gary Hansen: {6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Jonathan McGowan: {7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

Hansen was ahead with a pair but he would need to dodge a plethora of outs.

The turn brought the {q-Diamonds} and the river fell the {q-Clubs} giving McGowan a flush and the knockout.

Jonathan McGowan
Jonathan McGowan
4,400,000 1,500,000
Gary Hansen us
Gary Hansen
us Busted