Matt Giannetti



 

Matt Giannetti is an American poker player in the 2011 WSOP November 9. He made some strong moves near the end of the final 10, to give him the third largest chip stack.

Matt Giannetti is from Austin Texas and got his degree from the University of Texas. He finished his degree before he started really getting into poker. The year he started getting serious about poker was in the year 2006. Once he started to really take poker serious and really get into it he found out that poker might be the better option for him and made the decisions to pursue a poker career.

Since then he has turned his poker career into a successful one and relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where he now lives.

The 26 year-old made his biggest live tournament cash to date after reaching the final table of the 2011 WSOP main event having 24,750,000 in chips, the third place at the final table when play commences.

He no doubt has a very good chance of winning his first WSOP bracelet and the first place prize money and says he is very hopeful about the event. He has earned some time off for the next few months before the 2011 WSOP action commences again, but he is looking forward to when it happens.

In 2006, Giannetti was winning often with just going to the live events. He has around $500,000 in cashes and this includes eight previous WSOP cashes. He became more widely known at the 2006 WSOP Main Event and in that game he was able to run deep in and place 521st for $22,266. During the same year, he also made a run for it at the World Poker Tour Championship, finishing in 35th place.

One of his biggest cashes came when he won the Pot Limit Omaha event that took place in 2009. He finished in fourth place and the event was a $1,500 buy-in tournament in Pot Limit, collecting a total of $66,544 on that day.

But regardless of all the tournament cashes that he has done, he has not been able to win life-changing money. All of this might change with the WSOP Main Event. The reason why is he knows he is guaranteed to get around $782k at the event as a minimum for finishing in ninth place, and the dollar amount goes up substantially should he not get eliminated straight away. With a few months to prepare for the November Nine, he is working very hard to hone his skills and hopes for a huge payday come November.

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