Hand #115: Lily Kiletto Eliminated in 2nd Place ($191,888)
Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Lily Kiletto raises to 200,000, Matt Giannetti thinks for a while before reraising to 580,000, and Kiletto pauses a moment before moving all in for 3,920,000.
Giannetti thinks for about two minutes before he calls with 88. Kiletto turns over 87, and she's dominated as she faces elimination.
The board comes 3229J, and Kiletto picks up a spade flush draw on the turn, but improves no further. Matt Giannetti wins the pot -- and his second WPT title -- with two pair, eights and deuces.
Lily Kiletto finishes as the runner-up, earning $191,880.
Matt Giannetti wins the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open, earning $323,804, which includes his entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship. Giannetti will also receive a WPT Champions Trophy, and get his name engraved (for a second time) on the one and only WPT Champions Cup.
Congratulations to Matt Giannetti, who joins the elite club of players with multiple WPT titles!
1st: Matt Giannetti - $323,804
2nd: Lily Kiletto - $191,880
3rd: Darryll Fish - $125,921
4th: Danny Shiff - $86,946
5th: Hayden Fortini - $64,160
6th: Matt Salsberg - $50,968
Lily Kiletto is the short stack heading into Tuesday's final table with 860,000 and she is the last woman standing in this event. She is originally from Laos and grew up in Raymond, WA. Lily is currently an investor and fashion designer, and formerly worked as a casino dealer. This 30-year-old has been playing poker for 10 years and this is the fourth WPT event she has entered. Lily has $8,000 in career poker earnings and she will easily top that today in Florida with a guaranteed cash worth at least $50,968.
Hand #71: Lily Kiletto Wins a Big Pot vs. Darryll Fish
Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Lily Kiletto min-raises from the button to 120,000, Darryll Fish thinks for a while before he reraises from the small blind to 370,000, and Kiletto quickly calls. Both players check to the turn on a board of K108K, Fish checks, Kiletto bets 480,000, and Fish thinks for a bit before he calls.
The river card is the 8, Fish checks, Kiletto bets 525,000, and Fish thinks for a bit before he calls. Kiletto shows AA for two pair, aces and kings, and Fish mucks. Lily Kiletto takes the pot.
Seat 1. Matt Giannetti - 4,960,000
Seat 2. Lily Kiletto - 4,245,000
Seat 3. Darryll Fish - 1,860,000
Matt Giannetti raises from the button to 90,000, and Lily Kiletto calls from the small blind. The flop comes 993, Kiletto checks, Giannetti bets 120,000, and Kiletto calls.
The turn is the 9, and both players check. The river is the 7, Kiletto bets 260,000, and Giannetti quickly calls. Kiletto shows A-J, but Giannetti turns over 76 to win the pot with a full house, nines full of sevens.
Seat 1. Matt Giannetti - 3,565,000
Seat 2. Lily Kiletto - 1,090,000
Seat 3. Darryll Fish - 3,200,000
Seat 5. Hayden Fortini - 640,000
Seat 6. Danny Shiff - 2,560,000
Day 3 at the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a long one at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in South Florida. Cards got into the air for the returning field of 36 players at ET and the WPT final table of six wasn’t set until 4 a.m. The final table is going to be a good one, making the long wait worth it. The wait between final tables wasn’t a long one at all for Matt Salsberg though. After finishing in sixth place at the Borgata Winter Poker Open last week, he is guaranteed to at least match that performance here in Florida.
Salsberg is joined by Matt Giannetti (final table chip leader), Darryll Fish, Danny Shiff, Lily Kiletto, and Hayden Fortini. Each of these six finalists will take home at least $50,968 at Tuesday’s final table. Here is a look at the seating chart and chip counts for the final table.
Seat 1: Matt Giannetti - 3,005,000
Seat 2: Lily Kiletto - 860,000
Seat 3: Darryll Fish - 2,660,000
Seat 4: Matt Salsberg - 980,000
Seat 5: Hayden Fortini - 1,620,000
Seat 6: Danny Shiff - 1,930,000
Notables that cashed today included Vincent Spadavecchia (10th place), Champions Club member Tony Ruberto (11th place), WPT Season X Player of the Year Joe Serock (14th place), Marsha Wolak (23rd place), Mike Beasley (29th place), Justin Zaki (30th place), and Dana Kellstrom (35th place).
Tune back in tomorrow at when cards get back into the air at the final table of six. You can follow along with the action in our hand-for-hand live updates, and watch the live stream that begins airing at Who will walk away with $323,804 in prize money and a spot on the WPT Champions Cup? You’ll have to tune in tomorrow to find out.