Hand #58: Hayden Fortini Out in 5th Place ($64,160)
Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Lily Kiletto raises from the button to 125,000, Darryll Fish calls from the small blind, and Hayden Fortini calls all in from the big blind for 65,000. Kiletto and Fish will continue to battle over a dry side pot.
Both players check to the turn on a board of J942, Kiletto checks, Fish bets 200,000, and Kiletto folds. Fish takes back his 200,000, and shows 44 for a set of fours. Fortini turns over J5 for a pair of jacks, and he's drawing dead.
The meaningless river card is the 3, and Fish wins the pot to eliminate Hayden Fortini in fifth place.
Seat 1. Matt Giannetti - 4,025,000
Seat 2. Lily Kiletto - 2,395,000
Seat 3. Darryll Fish - 2,520,000
Seat 5. Hayden Fortini - Out in 5th Place ($64,160)
Seat 6. Danny Shiff - 2,115,000
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.
Hand #34: Matt Giannetti Doubles Thru Hayden Fortini
Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Hand #34 - Matt Giannetti raises from middle position to 55,000, Hayden Fortini reraises from the button to 120,000, and Giannetti moves all in for 409,000. Fortini calls with 1010, and Giannetti turns over J9. Giannetti will need to improve to stay alive.
The board comes J9523, and Giannetti flops two pair to win the pot and double up in chips.
Hayden Fortini raises to 35,000 from the hijack and Evan Teitelbaum calls from the cutoff.
The Q99 flop is checked, as is the 4 turn. Fortini checks the 3 river and Teitelbaum bets 55,000. Fortini calls after a few moments and upon seeing Teitelbaum show AT, Fortini turns over AK to win the pot.
Hayden Fortini raises to 27,000 from the hijack. Ben Tarzia calls from the small blind, Tony Ruberto calls from the big blind, and the flop comes down AQ8. All three players check to see the A turn which Tarzia bets 30,000 at. Ruberto folds, Fortini calls, and the 4 river falls. Tarzia bets 50,000 and Fortini calls.
Tarzia shows KT, but Fortini takes it down with QT.
Hayden Fortini raises to 22,000 from UTG+1 and Vincent Spadavecchia calls from the small blind to see a KJ4 flop.
Spadavecchia leads out for 22,000 and Fortini pops it to 62,000. After a few moments, Spadavecchia re-raises all in for 282,000. Fortini calls with T8 for a flopped flush. Spadavecchia is drawing with AT and hits it immediately as the 5 turn falls. The inconsequential 5 river secures the double up for Spadavecchia.
On a board reading K975 John DiBella is all in for 47,000 on the big blind and Hayden Fortini calls on the cutoff. DiBella holds 86 and Fortini flips over 98.
The 2 falls on the river and another very long money bubble is brought to a merciful end. The players began to bag and tag their chips after the hand and Fortini is the overnight chip leader after busting DiBella on the money bubble.
Hayden Fortini - 946,000 (189 bb)
John DiBella - Out in 37th Place