Matt Giannetti claimed his second World Poker Tour title with an impressive victory at the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open last week.
The 2011 World Series of Poker November Niner vanquished a field of 369 other players to claim the first place prize of $298,304 and join the rare club of duel World Poker Tour victors.
Giannetti wasn’t the only player at the final table of the event who has previously tasted World Poker Tour success, with rising poker star and Hollywood producer Matt Salsberg well placed heading into the final table.
However, Salsberg couldn’t replicate his success from the 2012 World Poker Tour Paris Main Event and was eliminated in sixth place.
Giannetti started the final table slowly but after Salsberg’s departure started to dominate and when Hayden Fortini was eliminated in fifth place Giannetti was a massive chip leader.
The only player standing in Giannetti’s way was fashion designer Lily Kiletto who eliminated Danny Shiff and Darryll Fish to give herself a fighting chance heading into the heads-up battle.
But it was not to be for Kiletto with Giannetti claiming victory after just seven hands heads-up.
Giannetti appeared over the moon with both his play and the result.
“Strong finish to a great tourney,” Giannetti posted on Twitter.
“Very happy to win 2nd WPT title.”
Giannetti is just the 19th player to win multiple World Poker Tour titles and joins a list featuring some of the biggest names in Poker.
Players to have won multiple World Poker Tour Events:
- Carlos Mortensen (3)
- Gus Hansen (3)
- Marvin Rettenmaier
- Tommy Vedes
- Antonio Esfandiari
- Mark Randal Flowers
- Hoyt Corkins
- Cornel Cimpan
- Jonathan Little
- Scott Clements
- Barry Greenstein
- Nick Schulman
- Alan Goehring
- Michael Mizrachi
- Tuan Bui Le
- Daniel Negreanu
- Erick Lindgren
- Howard Lederer
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