We came in to this hand as all the flop bets were being scooped into the pot and the turn was being dealt. The board read and at this point the pot was already pretty hefty.
On the turn, the player in the big blind bet 150 with calls from two players in early position and Chris Tryba in middle position. NAPT Los Angeles Champ Joe Tehan raised to 300 with calls from the big blind, one of the middle position players and Tryba.
The river was a and the action checked around to Tehan who bet another 150. All players called and the cards were flipped.
Tehan showed for a straight and the nut low, but Tryba and the player in the big blind both showed for a higher straight. Clearly disappointed that he wasn't scooping the pot, Tehan attempted to help the dealer split it up but it took everyone a second to figure it out, including Tehan. One of the players with the straight took a playful jab at Tehan asking, "You new to this game Joe?"
Tehan smiled and said nothing as he scooped half of the very large pot and chipped up to well above the starting stack of 4,500.