Hand #195: Taylor Black Wins ($1,241,430); Vik Shegal Finishes as Runner-Up ($827,620)

Dec 19, 2021

Champion Taylor Black
Photo:  WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Champion Taylor Black

Taylor Black raises to 500,000, Vik Shegal moves all in for 7,575,000, and Black quickly calls Heart ASpade K.

Shegal turns over Spade ADiamond 8, and needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Club KClub 10Heart 6Diamond QSpade 9, and Black wins the pot — and more than $1.2 million — with a pair of kings.

Vik Shegal finishes as the runner-up, earning $827,620.

Champion Taylor Black
Photo:  Taylor Black (left) shakes hands with runner-up Vik Shegal.

Taylor Black wins the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, earning $1,241,430 and a WPT Champions Trophy. Black’s name will also be inscribed on the one-and-only Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, alongside every other WPT champion from all 19 seasons.

Congratulations to Taylor Black!

1st:  Taylor Black  –  $1,241,430
2nd:  Vik Shegal  –  $827,620
3rd:  Gianluca Speranza  –  $609,960
4th:  Lorenzo Lavis  –  $454,590
5th:  Mohsin Charania  –  $342,645
6th:  David Kim  –  $261,235

Heads Up Vikenty Shegal
Photo:  Vikenty Shegal

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