Matt Giannetti Takes WPT Lucky Hearts Open

Matt Giannetti is starting to make a habit of winning WPT events with the 2013 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event becoming his second title following his success in Malta 2011. Giannetti also played a great game at the WSOP main event 2012 making the final table and coming home in fourth place. This weeks Lucky Hearts win took his career live tournament winnings to a very nice $4,265,072 by adding the $323,804 Lucky Hearts first place amount.

The Final Table at the Lucky Hearts Open

Gianetti started the final table as chip leader and was only ever out of first place for a very short period of time during the first few hour or so. With six at the table he was around half a million chips clear of second place when things started to warm up and Matt Salsberg was the first to go when Darryll Fish caught a lucky straight on the river eliminating Salsberg with pocket jacks and sending him to the rail. It was tough on Salsberg finishing sixth. The next elimination took a while to come and it was day 2 leader Fortini who left the table when his jacks got beat by Danny Shiff's set of 4's. Shiff stayed in the spotlight but this time for all the wrong reasons as he took on Lily Kiletto. Kiletto forced Shiff all in with pocket 3's and although there were many outs available for Shiff, none were hit and we were down to the final three players with Fish, Kiletto and Giannetti remaining. It was Giannetti that eventually took out Fish which really did cement his place going into heads up play with Giannetti holding 7 million chips to Kiletto's 4. Kiletto had the bit between her teeth and was aiming to become the firts female winner of an official WPT event but sadly for her it wasn't to be. It was all over in a very short six hands when Giannetti got Kiletto in all sorts of trouble by calling her all in as she held just 7, 8 with Giannetti having a pair of 8's. Although Kiletto had a possible flush on the river, it never came and Giannetti was crowned champion.