Update on November Nine Player Matt Giannetti

October 29, 2011

On November 5th, less than one week away, the WSOP Main Event final table will reconvene and determine once and for all who will be the world champion of poker. With a chip stack worth 24.75 million, Matt Giannetti will start out in Seat 1 with the third largest chip stack. The 26-year-old US player—the only US player of the nine—this pro poker player resides in Las Vegas.

Giannetti has not stopped playing poker since the WSOP Main Event. In fact, he won the Malta leg of the World Poker Tour, winning $273K off the $25K-buy-in event. He also played in the EPT London on his own poker tour across Europe, and he’s been playing some poker with Phil Collins, which is a great strategy to hone in on his opponent’s strengths and more important weaknesses. And along his way, he met up with and played poker with fellow niner Eoghan O’Dea’s father, Donnacha O’Dea, at London’s Victorian Casino.

In his free time, Giannetti has shared a logo design via Twitter that his fans will wear from the rail. His handle on Twitter is @MattGiannetti.

Since he started playing poker after graduating in 2006 from the University of Texas, he’s won more than half a million dollars. If he finishes 9th, he’ll pocket another $782k. Places 8 through 1 guarantee at least a million dollar payout. Giannetti has a good chance though of at least lasting to 8th place, if not even longer, with the decent stack size he holds.


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