WPT LUCKY HEARTS POKER OPEN (LIVE STREAM)

February 08-12 | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Hollywood | Hollywood, Florida
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Matt Giannetti Wins the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open ($323,804)

07:58 PM, 02/12/13

Hand #115: Lily Kiletto Eliminated in 2nd Place ($191,888)

07:29 PM, 02/12/13

Hand #108: Darryll Fish Out in 3rd Place ($125,921)

06:52 PM, 02/12/13

Hand #67: Danny Shiff Out in 4th Place ($86,946)

05:45 PM, 02/12/13

Hand #58: Hayden Fortini Out in 5th Place ($64,160)

05:12 PM, 02/12/13

Hand #54: Danny Shiff Doubles Thru and Cripples Hayden Fortini

05:03 PM, 02/12/13

Hand #9: Matt Salsberg Out in 6th Place ($50,968)

03:38 PM, 02/12/13

Final Table Bios

01:43 PM, 02/12/13

Matt Salsberg Makes Back-to-Back WPT Final Tables

04:51 AM, 02/12/13

Hand #89: Ben Tarzia Eliminated in 7th Place ($38,976)

04:40 AM, 02/12/13

Hand #55: David To Eliminated in 8th Place ($28,182)

03:19 AM, 02/12/13

Hand #48: Evan Teitelbaum Out in 9th Place ($20,387)

03:08 AM, 02/12/13

WPT Final Table Pushed Back to 3:00 pm, Maybe Later

02:51 AM, 02/12/13

Hand #4: Vincent Spadavecchia Out in 10th Place ($15,590)

12:41 AM, 02/12/13

Official Chip Counts: Final 10 Players

12:24 AM, 02/12/13

Danny Shiff's Failed Bluff Works Out Against Salsberg

11:08 PM, 02/11/13

Take a Tour of Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

10:04 PM, 02/11/13

Seating & Chip Counts: Final 16 Players

06:49 PM, 02/11/13

Justin Zaki Is a WPT Cash Machine in Florida

01:59 PM, 02/11/13

Day 3 Update with Jeanine Deeb

01:42 PM, 02/11/13

Day 3: Official Seating & Chip Counts

04:43 AM, 02/11/13

Raj Vohra Eliminated by Chipleader Ben Tarzia

11:52 PM, 02/10/13

Vohra and Tarzia: Chipleaders, Day 1 and Day 2

11:29 PM, 02/10/13

Ben Tarzia Doubles Up to 700K, Bruce Snell Eliminated

11:09 PM, 02/10/13

Lily Kiletto Doesn't Want to Play a 500K Pot With One Pair

06:11 PM, 02/10/13

Ray Qartomy Eliminated by Hayden Fortini in Biggest Pot of the Tournament

04:46 PM, 02/10/13

Day 2 Chip Counts and Seat Draw

12:29 PM, 02/10/13

WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open, Day 1B Recap

12:10 PM, 02/10/13

Official Prize Pool Released

05:37 PM, 02/09/13

Cupid's $20K Weekend on ClubWPT

03:51 PM, 02/09/13

Day 1B Begins at Noon

11:55 AM, 02/09/13

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Day 1A)

10:59 AM, 02/09/13

Allen Kessler Gets a Visit From His Sister

08:06 PM, 02/08/13

ClubWPT Wants to Make You a VIP at the WPT Championships

03:54 PM, 02/08/13

Unlimited Re-Entries Until Registration Closes at 4:30 pm

01:56 PM, 02/08/13

Play Poker w/ the Royal Flush Girls Today at 4 pm

01:19 PM, 02/08/13

Shuffle Up and Deal

12:10 PM, 02/08/13

Live Tournament Updates

Matt Giannetti Wins the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open ($323,804)

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

By Ryan Lucchesi

The final table of the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida was packed full of professional players and great storylines when cards got into the air today at 3 p.m. ET. Matt Salsberg was appearing at back-to-back WPT final tables and he was joined by fellow Champions Club member Matt Giannetti. In addition to the possibility of a repeat WPT champion, long-time professionals Darryll Fish and Danny Shiff were each gunning for their first WPT title. Lily Kiletto was also in the mix, so the first open WPT event woman champion was another storyline in play. Here were the chip counts and seating chart when cards got into the air:

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

By the end of play at a quick final table that finished just after 7 p.m. it was Giannetti who emerged with his second WPT title. Once again he faced a woman in the heads-up final, and once again he emerged victorious, just as he did at WPT Malta during Season X. Giannetti joins an elite group of players that have won at least two WPT titles, which includes Carlos Mortensen, Gus Hansen, Michael Mizrachi, Daniel Negreanu, and Antonio Esfandiari.

The first elimination tonight came rather quickly on the ninth hand of play at the final table. Darryll Fish raised to 85,000 from the cutoff preflop and Matt Salsberg reraised to 200,000 on the button. Fish tanked for about a minute before he moved all in. Salsberg called all in for 815,000 with JclubJdiamond and Fish turned over 7spade5spade. The board came 6heart6club4clubKspade3heart and Fish rivered a seven-high straight to win the pot and eliminate Salsberg in sixth place ($50,968). Salsberg matched his sixth-place finish at the Borgata Winter Poker Open that took place just 11 days ago. He has won $198,639 at the last two WPT events.

The five finalists then settled in for a longer battle and the pace of play at the final table established itself. Danny Shiff doubled up thru Hayden Fortini during this stretch in one of the largest hands of the tournament, which left Fortini crippled with less than five big blinds. On his final hand Lily Kiletto raised from the button to 125,000, Fish called from the small blind, and Fortini called all in from the big blind for 65,000. Kiletto and Fish continued to battle over a dry side pot, and they both checked to the turn on a board reading Jdiamond9club4diamond2spade. Fish bet 200,000 to open the action on that betting round and Kiletto folded after initially checking. Fish took back his 200,000, and showed 4heart4spade for a set of fours. Fortini turned over Jclub5diamond for a pair of jacks, and he was drawing dead. The meaningless river card was the 3club, and Fish won the pot to eliminate Fortini in fifth place ($64,160).

Despite the double up Shiff was up next on the chopping block and he fell on the 67th hand of play. His swan song began when Kiletto raised from the button to 130,000, and Shiff called from the big blind. The flop came 9club8heart8spade and Shiff checked. Kiletto bet 260,000 and Shiff check-raised all in for 1,025,000. Kiletto paused briefly before she called with 3club3spade, and Shiff turned over Jdiamond10diamond for an open-ended straight draw. The turn was the 6diamond and the river was the 2club. Kiletto won the pot with two pair, eights and threes, and eliminated Shiff in fourth place ($86,946).

Another long battle took place to decide third place, and it was on the 108th hand at the final table that three became two. Giannetti raised from the button to 170,000, and Fish thought for about a minute before he moved all in from the big blind for 835,000. Giannetti called with QheartJspade and he had Fish's Qclub10spade dominated. The board came KspadeJdiamondJheartQspade3club and Giannetti won the pot with a full house, jacks full of queens, to eliminate Fish in third place ($125,921). After that a short pause was taken to reset the final table for the heads-up final.

Matt Giannetti - 6,830,000 (85 bb)
Lily Kiletto - 4,230,000 (52 bb)

The two only played six hands of heads-poker before it was all over. Kiletto raised to 200,000, Giannetti thought for a while before reraising to 580,000, and Kiletto paused a moment before moving all in for 3,920,000. Giannetti thought for about two minutes before he called with 8club8heart. Kiletto turned over 8spade7spade, and she was dominated facing elimination. The board came 3club2heart2spade9spadeJclub and Kiletto picked up a spade flush draw on the turn, but she improved no further. Giannetti won the pot (and his second WPT title) with two pair, eights and deuces. Kiletto finished as the runner-up, earning $191,880.

Giannetti won 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.

Final Table Results:

1: Matt Giannetti - $323,804 (includes $25,500 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

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RANKING

1
Matt Giannetti
$323,804
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

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Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $323,804
2 $191,880
3 $125,921
4 $86,946
5 $64,160
6 $50,968
7 $38,976
8 $28,182
9 $20,387
10 - 12 $15,590
13 - 15 $12,592
16 - 18 $10,793
19 - 27 $8,994
28 - 36 $7,795

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 100-200 0
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 25
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 50
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 10,000
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 75,000-150,000 25,000
33 100,000-200,000 25,000
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