Last year, Chris Tryba notched three WSOP cashes. One was a 57th-place finish in Event #6 $1,500 Limit Hold’em for a modest $2,961, while the other two were a bit more notable. You see, Tryba is an experience Stud player. On any given day, he can be seen tweeting a picture of a monster chip stack from a 7-Card Stud cash game table, but last year he proved to the world he could hold his own against the big boys playing tournaments.
In Event #21 $10,000 7-Card Stud Championship, Tryba navigated a field of 126 players to make his first major WSOP final table, ultimately finishing in eighth place for $38,812. Less than a week later, Tryba was at it again in Event #33 $10,000 7-Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship, which saw 168 players enter and create a prize pool of $1,579,200. Tryba was in that event and managed to finish in 16th place for $27,888. Not too shabby considering his opponents included Erik Seidel, Phil Laak, David Benyamine, Ted Forrest and Phil Hellmuth.
The point is, Tryba is a stud. We’ve been told he is playing a full schedule of tournaments this summer, and we can’t imagine he’d rather start out any other way than a big cash in the first Stud event of 2012.