Hand #65: Matt Giannetti Takes a Big Pot From Danny Shiff
Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Danny Shiff raises from the button to 125,000, Matt Giannetti reraises from the small blind to 340,000, and Shiff thinks for nearly a minute before he calls.
The flop comes 752, Giannetti bets 250,000, and Shiff thinks for about 30 seconds before he raises to 575,000. Giannetti moves all in, and Shiff folds. Matt Giannetti takes the pot, and it's a big one.
Pot Size: 1,605,000
Seat 1. Matt Giannetti - 4,910,000
Seat 2. Lily Kiletto - 2,060,000
Seat 3. Darryll Fish - 2,915,000
Seat 6. Danny Shiff - 1,180,000
Hand #54: Danny Shiff Doubles Thru and Cripples Hayden Fortini
Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Hayden Fortini completes the small blind to 50,000, and Danny Shiff checks his option in the big blind. The flop comes 954, Fortini bets 75,000, Shiff raises to 175,000, and Fortini thinks for about 30 seconds before moving all in for 1,065,000.
Shiff quickly calls all in for 980,000 with Q9 for a pair of nines, and Fortini turns over 5-4 for two pair, fives and fours. Shiff will need to improve to stay alive.
The turn is the 10, the river is the 10, and the board counterfeits Fortini's two pair, giving Shiff the victory with two pair, tens and nines, to double up in chips.
Seat 1. Matt Giannetti - 3,895,000
Seat 2. Lily Kiletto - 2,615,000
Seat 3. Darryll Fish - 2,375,000
Seat 5. Hayden Fortini - 85,000
Seat 6. Danny Shiff - 2,085,000
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.
Hands #21-23: Danny Shiff May or May Not Have Been Bluffing With a Deuce
Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Hand #21 - Ben Tarzia raises from the cutoff to 50,000, winning the blinds and antes.
Hand #22 - Danny Shiff raises from late position to 55,000, Lily Kiletto reraises from the button to 130,000, and Shiff calls. The flop comes 775, Shiff checks, Kiletto bets 160,000, and Shiff check-raises to 356,000. Kiletto tanks for a long time before she folds, and Shiff shows one card -- a 2 -- as he collects the pot.
Hand #23 - Ben Tarzia raises from middle position to 50,000, and Darryll Fish calls from the button. Both players check to the turn on a board of 101082, Tarzia checks, Fish bets 100,000, and Tarzia folds. Fish takes the pot.
Danny Shiff's Failed Bluff Works Out Against Salsberg
Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Photo: Danny Shiff (left) says, "This is gonna be so sick" before he calls the river bet of Matt Salsberg (right).
In the last hand before the break, WPT Champions Club member Matt Salsberg raises UTG+1 to 40,000, and Danny Shiff calls from the big blind. The flop comes KJ4, Shiff checks, Salsberg bets 65,000, and Shiff calls.
The turn is the 5, Shiff checks, Salsberg bets 125,000, and Shiff calls.
The river card pairs the board with the J, Shiff checks, and Salsberg bets 150,000. Shiff thinks for a little while and says, "This is gonna be so sick."
Shiff calls with 85 -- two pair, jacks and fives. Salsberg stands up to get a better look at Shiff's cards and says, "Oh my God." Shiff says, "I was gonna bluff if the diamond came, but I caught the five." Salsberg seems stunned as he repeats, "Oh my God."
Salsberg mucks his cards without showing, and Danny Shiff wins the pot.
Danny Shiff - 925,000 (57 bb)
Matt Salsberg - 335,000 (20 bb)
Danny Shiff raises to 34,000 under the gun and Mark Darner calls from the big blind. The flop falls AK10 and Shiff bets 30,000. Darner raises to 60,000 and Shiff reraises all in for 240,000. Darner calls and they flip over their cards:
Turn and River: 56
The two players held the same cards but Shiff possessed the correct suit. He makes a club flush on the turn to double up and survive with 550,000.
Danny Shiff - 550,000 (34 bb)
Mark Darner - (20 bb)