Event 11: Chris Tryba Wins a Three-Way Pot to Even Things Up a Bit

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  4 of 105

Chris Tryba
Chris Tryba

During a round of Stud-8, a pretty big hand developed between Phil Hui, Chris Tryba, and Selim Oulmekki.

Phil Hui:  XxXx  8h2d10d8d
Chris Tryba:  XxXx  QdAc3s10c
Selim Oulmekki:  XxXx  7c8s8c4s

On fourth street, Tryba bet 20,000, and Oulmekki and Hui both called.

On fifth street, all three players checked.

On sixth street, it checked to Tryba, who bet 40,000. Oulmekki called, and Hui folded.

On seventh street, Oulmekki and Tryba both checked and turned over their cards:

Chris Tryba:  10s10h  QdAc3s10c 5d  (set of tens)
Selim Oulmekki:  QhQc  7c8s8c4s 7h  (two pair, queens and eights)

Neither player made a low hand, and Tryba won the pot with his trip tens to contend for the chip lead.

Level 22 came to an end about two minutes later, and the players took a 10-minute break. Here are their official chip counts, with the blinds about to increase to 25,000-50,000:

Seat 1.  Phil Hui  –  235,000  (5 BB)
Seat 2.  Andrew Laikin  –  380,000  (8 BB)
Seat 3.  Chris Tryba  –  360,000  (7 BB)
Seat 4.  Selim Oulmekki  –  285,000  (6 BB)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 315,000 (6 Big Bets), and the remaining players are all guaranteed to earn at least $3,070 each.