Nick Guagenti wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet and $305,433

Nick 'shadowjacker' Guagenti bagged his first-ever WSOP bracelet by topping a field of 747 to win the $2k buy-in NLHE Deepstack title and pocketing a monster $305,433 payday…

By: Andrew Burnett

With a prizepool of $1,419,300, event 29 on the 31-tournament part of the summer bracelet schedule (a further 54 pieces of jewellery up for grabs on GGPoker) meant the 2nd-biggest top prize so far.

Big names chasing it but falling short, though in the money, included 2015 Main Event champ, Joe 'fanofdapoker' McKeehen, who came 42nd for $6,102, and his predecessor from 2004, Greg 'FossilMan' Raymer, who managed 26th for $8,373.

Ari Engel, Vinny Pahuja, Ryan Tosoc and Thomas Cannuli were well-known names who made it to the final table, although Cannuli would depart first, unable to outdraw Deutschmaster.

Pahuja’s end came at the hands of Engel in 6th place, while Tosoc fell in 5th running into a bigger pair sitting in the big blind…

Ryan 'toosick' Tosoc:  4♣ 4♦
Matthew EarvinMagic Parry: 7♠ 7♥
Board: 8♦ J♠ K♦ 5♣ 5♥

Parry also took out Deutschmeister in 4th spot for $91,261, with Engel falling in 3rd – a $130,292 cash – at the hands of Guagenti, setting up the finale.

The final hand couldn’t have worked out any better for Guagenti, his opponent hitting top pair and check-jamming, only to see the bad news…

Nick 'shadowjacker' Guagenti: 5♥ 3♣
Matthew 'EarvinMagic' Parry: J♣ 7♣
Flop: 4♠ 7♥ 6♠

There was to be no help for Parry…

Turn: K♠
River: 5♠

….and the bracelet was Guagenti’s, along with $305,433, with Parry’s runner-up prize a very healthy $189,193.

Final results

1 Nick shadowjacker Guagenti $305,433
2 Matthew EarvinMagic Parry $189,193
3 Ari philivey Engel $130,292
4 Brian BD_out Deutschmeister $91,261
5 Ryan toosick Tosoc $65,004
6 Vinny brownmagic Pahuja $47,121
7 Rory peeeeeeeeeno Brown $34,773
8 James DanFriel Gilbert $26,115
9 Tom .beast. Cannuli $20,012


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