Hand #108: Darryll Fish Out in 3rd Place ($125,921)
Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Matt Giannetti raises from the button to 170,000, and Darryll Fish thinks for about a minute before he moves all in from the big blind for 835,000. Giannetti calls with QJ, and he dominates Fish's Q10.
The board comes KJJQ3, and Matt Giannetti wins the pot with a full house, jacks full of queens, to eliminate Darryll Fish in third place.
Seat 1. Matt Giannetti - 7,015,000
Seat 2. Lily Kiletto - 4,050,000
Seat 3. Darryll Fish - Out in 3rd Place ($125,921)
There will be a short break before heads-up play begins.
Darryll Fish is another one of the experienced professionals at today's final table. He played very solid poker on Monday, building his stack from one of the smallest left in the tournament up to the second largest by the time the final table was set. The 26-year-old has been playing poker for eight years and he has racked up close to $900,000 in career earnings. Fish has accumulated over $300,000 of that prize money at WPT events. He has cashed six times on the tour and made two previous WPT final tables. Each of those times he finished in sixth place, but with his skill and a large chip stack Fish will surely top that mark today in South Florida. Fish grew up in this region of the country and he currently resides in Fort Lauderdale.
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
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
Darryll Fish raises from the cutoff to 85,000, Matt Salsberg reraises from the button to 200,000, and Fish tanks for about a minute before he moves all in. Salsberg calls all in for 815,000 with JJ, and Fish turns over 75.
The board comes 664K3, and Darryll Fish rivers a seven-high straight to win the pot and eliminate Matt Salsberg in sixth place.
Seat 1. Matt Giannetti - 3,105,000
Seat 2. Lily Kiletto - 1,365,000
Seat 3. Darryll Fish - 3,255,000
Seat 4. Matt Salsberg - Out in 6th Place ($50,968)
Seat 5. Hayden Fortini - 1,130,000
Seat 6. Danny Shiff - 2,200,000
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 #48: Evan Teitelbaum Out in 9th Place ($20,387)
Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Hand #48 - Evan Teitelbaum raises from middle position to 65,000, Lily Kiletto calls from the small blind, and Darryll Fish calls from the big blind.
The flop comes J83, Kiletto and Fish both check, and Teitelbaum bets 100,000. Kiletto folds, and Fish check-raises to 325,000. Teitelbaum moves all in for about 1,000,000, and Fish snap-called with AJ (pair of jacks). Teitelbaum winces, and then turns over J7 (pair of jacks, lower kicker).
The turn is the 3, the river is the 5, and Darryll Fish wins the pot with his ace kicker to eliminate Evan Teitelbaum in ninth place.
Darryll Fish - 3,100,000 (103 bb)
Evan Teitelbaum - Out in 9th Place ($20,387)
The remaining eight players are guaranteed at least $28,182.
Evan Teitelbaum opens to 40,000 from the cutoff and Darryll Fish calls from the small blind. Ben Tarzia three-bets to 120,000 from the big blind and Teitelbaum quickly calls. Fish spends about 90 seconds in the tank before he four-bets all in with the biggest stack of the bunch. Both Tarzia and Teitelbaum fold to give Fish the pot.
Darryll Fish - 1,900,000 (95 bb)
Evan Teitelbaum - 1,240,000 (62 bb)
Ben Tarzia - 760,000 (38 bb)
Darryll Fish raises to 27,000 in the cutoff and Joe Serock defends his big blind.
The flop comes down 542 and Serock checks. Fish bets 28,000, Serock pops it to 76,000, and Fish calls. The 5 turn falls and both players check to see the 5 river. Serock checks and Fish fires 153,000. After a few moments, Serock folds.
Darryll Fish - 1,610,000 (134 bb)
Joe Serock - 690,000 (57 bb)