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World Poker Tour victory worth more than $1.2M

Taylor Black won the World Poker Tour’s Five Diamond World Poker Classic for more than $1.2 million Sunday at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor.

Black prevailed in a field of 716 entries to collect $1,241,430 in the No-limit Hold’em event, which was held at the Bellagio before shifting to the HyperX arena for the finale.

Black won heads-up against Vik Shegal, who earned $827,620. In the final hand, Black’s ace-king held up against Shegal’s ace-eight all-in preflop.

Black has more than $3.8 million in career tournament earnings, according to the Hendon Mob Poker Database.

Contact Jim Barnes at jbarnes@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0277. Follow @JimBarnesLV on Twitter.

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