It took a couple of months, but the largest Florida poker tournament in history finally came to a close Sunday as Charlie Miller of Palmetto captured the Florida Million title at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg.
Entering Day 3 of the event Miller was the chipeader and he held on to that position the entire way. There was talks of a deal early on but nothing came of it until the final table of nine players. At that point a minimum payout was set for each player and then $50K was left to vie for as the top three spots would be paid. Miller secured the largest piece of the pie and ultimately won $137K.
Interestingly enough, the final five players all qualified for the event at Derby Lane (players could qualify in six poker rooms around the state last month).
Finishing second was Alex Gregory of Tampa, who said he mostly just plays in home games. He pocketed $73K.
For a complete list of payouts go to the Florida Million Web site.