Event 31: Mark Gallo – 5th Place ($5,200)

$1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  4 of 78

Mark Gallo
Mark Gallo

During a round of Hold’em, Mark Gallo got it all in from the big blind for about 42,000, and he was up against Jean Gaspard in the small blind and Chris Tryba on the button.

The flop came 8d5d3h, Gaspard bet 12,000, and Tryba called.

The turn card was the 7d, Gaspard checked, Tryba bet 24,000, and Gaspard called.

The river card paired the board with the 8h, Gaspard checked, Tryba moved all in for 23,000, and Gaspard tanked for a while before he folded. Tryba took the side pot.

For the main pot, Gallo showed JsJc for two pair, jacks and eights, but Tryba turned over 3s3c for a flopped set of threes that improved to a full house on the river. Tryba won the pot to eliminate Gallo in fifth place.

Chris Tryba  –  210,000  (9 BB)
Mark Gallo  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($5,200)

With four players remaining from a field of 78, the average chip stack is about 390,000 (16 big bets). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $7,160.