Giannetti Bags Second WPT Title at Lucky Hearts Open

Matt Giannetti
Matt Giannetti: Now two-time WPT Champ.

Former November Niner Matt Giannetti picked up his second career WPT title at the Lucky Hearts Open in Florida today.

Coming into the final table with the chip lead, Giannetti held his edge over the course of the entire 115-hand final table before eliminating Lily Kiletto heads-up for the win.

Giannetti took home $323,804 for the win along with a seat in the $25k WPT Championship this Spring at the Bellagio. His previous WPT title came in 2011 at WPT Malta.

Kiletto, an investor, model and fashion designer from Washington state, came into the final table as the short stack but worked her way all the way up to a $191,880 payout.

Her previous best cash in a live tournament was $7,000.

Salsberg Run Ends Quickly

As for one of the hottest players on the tournament circuit right now, former Weeds producer Matt Salsberg, his dream run of back-to-back WPT final tables ended in just nine hands.

Matt Salsberg
Two sixth-place finishes in 12 days for Salsberg.
 

He got his stack in with jacks against Darryll Fish's 7 5 but lost out to a rivered straight to end his hopes of his own second career WPT title.

Still, adding his $50k cash to his sixth-place finish at the WPT Borgata Poker Open, Salsberg has almost $200k in earnings in less than two weeks.

Veteran poker pros Fish, Danny Shiff and Hayden Fortini finished in spots 3-5, respectively.

Official Final-Table Results and Payouts:

  • 1: Matt Giannetti - $323,804 (incl. $25k seat in WPT World Championship)
  • 2: Lily Kiletto - $191,880
  • 3: Darryll Fish - $125,921
  • 4: Danny Shiff - $86,946
  • 5: Hayden Fortini - $64,160
  • 6: Matt Salsberg - $50,968

For a full recap of all the final-table action, check the WPT Live Updates. The next stop on the World Poker Tour is in Baden, Austria from Feb. 19-24 and is followed immediately after by the WPT LA Poker Classic Feb. 23-28.

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