Nick Guagenti Turns 1st Cash of 2020 WSOP into $305k + Bracelet, Steinman Climbs POY Leaderboard

Nick Guagenti’s last World Series of Poker cash came in 2019 when he finished in third place in the $3,000 HORSE Event for $85,265. Guagenti made his first WSOP cash of 2020 count with a win in the $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Event, winning his first WSOP bracelet and the first-place prize of $305,433.

Nick Guagenti makes a big splash with a $305K win to go along with his first WSOP gold bracelet. (Image: Haley Hochstetler)

Guagenti (ShadowJacker) faced relentless aggression from Matthew Perry (EarvinMagic) sitting to his immediate left when the final table got down to three-handed play. After folding to multiple three-bets from Perry, Guagenti finally took a stand with a four-bet all-in shove with pocket threes. Perry made the call with Ace-Queen offsuit and Guagenti’s threes held up in a 15.1 million chip pot that swayed the final table’s momentum in Guagenti’s favor.

The $2,000 buy-in event had 580 entrants, producing the second-largest prize pool of the 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Series at $1,419,300. Perry’s runner-up finish earned him a $189,193 payday while Ari Engel (PhilIvey) continued his impressive summer with a third-place finish worth $130,292.

$2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Results

  1. 1. Nick Guagenti (ShadowJacker) — $305,433
  2. 2. Matthew Parry (EarvinMagic) — $189,193
  3. 3. Alan Engel (PhilIvey) — $130,292
  4. 4. Brian Deutschmeister (BD_out) — $91,261
  5. 5. Ryan Tosoc (Toosick) — $65,004
  6. 6. Vineet Pahuja (brownmagic) — $47,121
  7. 7. Rory Brown (Peeeeeeeeeno) — $34,773
  8. 8. James Gilbert (DanFriel) — $26,115
  9. 9. Thomas Cannuli (.BEAST.) — $20,012

Ian Steinman Pads His Lead on $100K Leaderboard

Ian Steinman (APokerJoker2) picked up a few more valuable points on the WSOP $100,000 Leaderboard with another cash on Thursday, finishing in 70th place for $4,400. With Thursday’s Senior’s Event not counting in the leaderboard standings, Steinman will enter the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship on Friday as the man to beat with 3,120.13 points. He sits ahead of Ryan Torgersen (Im.Sorry) with 3,044.97 points and Robert Kuhn (BustinBalls) with 2,954.90 points after both players failed to cash in Event #29.

A few players did improve their positions on the leaderboard, including Tony Dunst (Panoramic) who finished in 46th place for $5,251, Joe McKeehen (fanofdapoker) who finished in 42nd place for $6,103, and Bryan Piccioli (Pellepelle) who finished just off of the final table in 11th place for $15,612. Dunst sits in seventh place on the online leaderboard while McKeehen and Piccioli now sit in 10th place and 12th place, respectively.

Other Notable Finishes

  • 12th Jack Salter (EarlGrey) — $15,612
  • 22nd Paul Dewald (ToTheMoon) — $8,374
  • 26th Greg Raymer (FossilMan) — $8,374
  • 36th Shaun Deeb (Ddtgg) — $6,955
  • 44th Joseph Bartholdi (MelonHead) — $6,103
  • 84th Max Pescatori (MaxSparrow) — $3,974

Written by
Dave Consolazio

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