Championship Event: 5th Place, Josh Miller – $24,155

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Blinds: 12k/24k/4k ante
4 players remaining, 1.5 million avg (63 bb)

Josh Miller
Josh Miller

Josh Miller (Albany, NY) finishes in 5th place after Steve Korfonta hits an open ended straight draw for the knockout.

Cord Garcia opens the action to 50k and gets callers from Ryan Sponaugle (button), and both blinds, Korfonta (SB) and Miller (BB).

Flop: Kc9d6c

Korfonta leads for 150k
Miller moves all in for 375k total
Garcia folds, Sponaugle tank-folds
Korfonta asks for a count and quickly calls .

Korfonta: 8h7h (OE straight draw)
Miller: KdJs (top pair)

Turn: 10s (Korfonta straight, higher gutshot straight draw)

River: 10d

Miller doesn’t hit his Queen and is out in 5th place for $24,155, his highest career cash.

Korfonta is up to 1.8 million.