Justin Burton (New York, NY)
Justin Burton is ahead of Karthik pre flop A♣ K♠ vs A♠ 7♠, but when a 7 hits the flop Burton finishes in second place.
"Like anyone who gets this far, I'm a little bummed," says the credit risk manager, who plays poker as a hobby. "I got it in good ace-king against ace-seven, but it didn't work out.
Justin Burton takes home $18,150 as runner-up.