Justin Thurlow saw action folded to him in the cutoff and opened to 3,000. Both players in the blinds called and action went three ways to a flop of . Both players in the blinds checked and Thurlow slammed a fist down onto the felt to check behind.
The dealer brought a turn of and the small blind led out for 4,000. The big blind folded and Thurlow quickly raised to 11,000. His opponent called.
The river came and the small blind deliberated for a moment. He then checked and Thurlow threw out a bet of 15,000. His opponent thought for about 20 seconds.
"Does three pair win?" the small blind asked. Thurlow threw out onto the felt and then followed it up with to show ten high.
"You're good," said his opponent. "Ten ball works." With the pot, Thurlow now finds himself up to 145,000.