MSPT $1,600 Venetian
Event #29: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,419,300
Players 747

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 170,000 / 340,000
Ante 34,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 747
Event #29: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
Day 1 Completed

Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #29: $2,000 NLH Deepstack ($305,433)

Chad_Holloway • Level 41: 170,000-340,000, 34,000 ante
Nick Guagenti
Nick Guagenti

On Wednesday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series Event #29: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack attracted 580 players who rebought 167 times. That resulted in a 747-entry field with a $1,419,300 prize pool up for grabs.

After 11 hours of play, it was Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti emerging victorious to the tune of $305,433.36 and his first gold bracelet.

Guagenti, who hails from Ohio and will turn 36 on August 15, is a longtime poker pro with results dating back to 2006. In the live realm, he’s amassed more than $1.3 million in tournament earnings, including a career-best $153,548 for winning the 2014 Queen City Classic Main Event in Cincinnati.

Prior to the win, Guagenti had 52 WSOP-related cashes totaling $682,801 and came close to winning a bracelet last summer when he finished third in Event #87: $3,000 HORSE for $85,265 as well as fourth in Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $140,522. However, his best WSOP cash, prior to tonight, was $145,733 for placing 46th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event.

2020 WSOP Online Event #29 Final Table Results

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

After Jonas “dogfacedboy” Wexler bubbled in 91st place, the in-the-money finishers included Event #27 winner Ian “apokerjoker2” Steinman (70th - $4,399.83), two-time bracelet winner Tony “Panoramic” Dunst (46th - $5,251.41), Joe “fanofdapoker” McKeehen (42nd - $6,102.99), Shaun "ddtgg" Deeb (36th - $6,954.57), Greg “FossilMan” Raymer (26th - $8,373.87), and final table bubble boy Calvin “projector52” Anderson (10th - $15,612.30).

The first elimination at the final table was that of 2015 WSOP Main Event sixth-place finisher Tom “.beast.” Cannuli, who actually won an online bracelet back in 2017. Cannuli fell after running ace-six into the ace-jack of Brian “BD_out” Deutschmeister.

James “DanFriel” Gilbert then bowed out in eighth after losing queen-nine to the ace-queen of Matthew “EarvinMagic” Parry, who began the final table as the chip leader. From there, Deutschmeister got lucky with ten-eight to bust Rory “peeeeeeeeeno” Brown, who got his short stack all in preflop with ace-jack. Brown flopped an ace, but Deutschmeister turned a flush for the win.

Vinny “brownmagic” Pahuja and Ari “philivey” Engel then both flopped top pair of queens, and the former got his short stack all in only to see he had a kicker problem against the latter. It didn’t get resolved and Pahuja was eliminated in sixth place.

Bracelet winner Ryan “toosick” Tosoc ran fours into Parry’s sevens to bring the field down to four, and then Deutschmeister followed him out the door when his king-ten failed to outdraw Parry’s ace-four.

The final three jostled for a bit before Engel grew short and shoved the small blind with six-nine only to get called by Guagenti, who had ace-nine in the big. The better hand held and that saw Guagenti take 13.1 million chips into heads-up play against Parry, who had 9.2 million.

The tournament came to an end when Parry got his chips all in after flopping top pair of sevens only to see Guagenti roll over the flopped nuts with a seven-high straight. The turn left Parry drawing dead and he had to settle for second place and a $189,192.69 consolation prize.

Event 29 Final Hand
Event 29 Final Hand

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Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry Eliminated in 2nd Place ($189,192.69)

AnthonyThompson • Level 41: 170,000-340,000, 34,000 ante
Matthew Parry
Matthew Parry

Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti raised to 748,000 and Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry defended his big blind to see a {4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop appear.

Parry check-jammed for 8,539,988 after Guagenti continued for 1,173,000 and Guagenti snap-called.

Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti: {5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry: {j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

Parry flopped top pair but Guagenti held the goods and the {k-Spades} turn left Parry drawing dead.

The meaningless {5-Spades} completed the board on the river and ended Parry's tournament in second place.

Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti us 22,410,000 9,236,988
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry us Busted

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Ari "philivey" Engel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($130,291.74)

Chad_Holloway • Level 41: 170,000-340,000, 34,000 ante
Ari Engel
Ari Engel

Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry folded the button and Ari "philivey" Engel jammed from the small blind for 2,748,802, which "shadowjacker" called from the big.

"shadowjacker": {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Ari "philivey" Engel: {6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Engel was dominated but did pick up a flush draw on the {5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} flop, which gave "shadowjacker" top pair. Unfortunately for Engel, who last summer captured a gold bracelet, neither the {q-Spades} turn nor {a-Spades} river helped him and his run came to an end in third place.

Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti us 13,173,012 -1,939,692
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry us 9,236,988 5,298,494
Ari "philivey" Engel Busted

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Big Flip for a 15-Million Chip Pot

Chad_Holloway • Level 40: 140,000-280,000, 28,000 ante

"shadowjacker" raised the button to 560,000 only to have Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry three-bet to 1,960,000 from the small blind. Ari "philivey" Engel folded the big and "shadowjacker" four-bet jammed for 7,374,352, which Parry called.

Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}
"shadowjacker": {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}

It was a big flip and "shadowjacker" was just looking to hold. That's just what happened too after the board ran out a safe {9-Spades}{6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}.

Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti us 15,112,704 7,710,352
Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry us 3,938,494 -7,402,352
Ari "philivey" Engel 3,358,802 -308,000

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Parry Takes Chip Lead

AnthonyThompson • Level 39: 120,000-240,000, 24,000 ante

Ari "philivey" Engel raised to 480,000 from the button and Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry defended his big blind to see a {2-Spades}{q-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop.

Parry check-called Engel's 500,000 continuation bet to the {9-Hearts} turn which was checked by both players to the {8-Spades} river.

Parry turned the aggressor, fired out 2,400,000 and Engel quickly mucked his hand.

Matthew "EarvinMagic" Parry us 9,693,599 1,810,223
Ari "philivey" Engel 6,506,225 -58,223
Nick “shadowjacker” Guagenti us 6,210,176 -1,752,000

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