Matt Giannetti Wins WPT Lucky Hearts For $298k

Matt Giannetti Wins WPT Lucky Hearts For $298k Matt Giannetti has won the 2013 World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open, after defeating a field of 369 players on his way to claiming the title, and collecting the $298,304 first place prize.
With his latest victory at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, Giannetti now takes his live career earnings to an impressive $4,265,072. He also joins an elite group of 17 other players who have two or more WPT titles to their name, a list which includes the likes of Carlos Mortensen, Gus Hansen, Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu, Erick Lindgren and Michael Mizrachi.
As the final table of six got underway at the $3,500 buy-in WPT event, Matt Giannetti (3m) was out in front as the chip leader, followed by Darryll Fish (2.6m), Danny Shiff (1.93m), Hayden Fortini (1.62m), Matt Salsberg (98k) and Lily Kiletto (86k).
Darryll Fish (7s-5s) then made a straight on a 6-6-4-K-3 board to eliminate Salsberg (J-J) in 6th for $50,968;, while a short-stacked Hayden Fortini (J-5) followed suit in 5th ($64,160) after being dispatched to the rail by Fish holding pocket fours.
Next, Danny Shiff’s (J-10) check-raise all-in on an 9-8-8 flop was called by last woman standing Lily Kiletto with pocket threes, and with no further help from the board Shiff finished in 4th for $88,946.
Eventually, Giannetti (Q-J) eliminated Fish (Q-10) in 3rd ($125,921) to get the heads-up phase of the competition underway holding a 6.83 million to 4.23 million chip advantage over Lily Kiletto. Just six hands later, however, it was all over with Giannetti (8-8) and Kiletto (8s-7s) all-in pre-flop. The board then rolled out 3-2-2-9-J to relegate Lily Kiletto to a runner-up finish worth $191,880, while Matt Giannetti claimed the WPT title.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1st Matt Giannetti $298,304
2nd Lily Kiletto   $191,880
3rd Darryll Fish   $125,921
4th Danny Shiff       $88,946
5th Hayden Fortini $64,160
6th Matt Salsberg  $50,968

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