Matt Giannetti of Las Vegas, Nevada is a 26-year-old poker pro who previously attended the University of Texas. Prior to making this World Series of Poker Main Event final table, he had a number of cashes to his credit dating back to 2006 totaling nearly half a million dollars, including 10 at the WSOP. His best previous finish in the Main Event was 521st in 2006 for $22,266.
Giannetti has plenty of results on his record and is a well-seasoned pro, but his best finish outside of this run in the Main Event came just recently. During the November Nine hiatus, Giannetti traveled the European tournament circuit like many of his fellow competitors. At the World Poker Tour Malta, Giannetti conquered the 240-player field to win the event for €200,000 ($276,457). He also took third in a side event at the European Poker Tour London for £12,500.
When it comes to the WSOP, this isn't Giannetti's first time at a final table. In fact, it's not his second either. Giannetti has two other WSOP final tables, coming in 2008 and 2009. The first of those came in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout in 2008. He took fifth place there for $40,267. The second came the following year in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. Giannetti finished in fourth place for $66,544.
Three other notable scores for Giannetti all come from other WPT events. He took 28th in the LA Poker Classic in 2007 for $35,690, 35th in the WPT World Championship in 2008 for $65,955 and 46th in the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $28,825 also in 2008.