American poker pro Taylor Black won his very first million-dollar win at the recently concluded partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America Main Event. Tournament organizers promised a C$10 million guaranteed prize pool and succeeded in raising C$9,700,000 after getting a total of 1,954 registrations.
Black succeeded in taking down this massive playing field and emerged victorious to walk away with the trophy and C$1,400,000 in prize money. The million-dollar win for Black is his biggest yet, doubling his total live earnings to more than $2 million.
It’s also his third cashout at the partypoker MILLIONS series, earning €4,750 ($5,862) at the NLH Finale #8 and €25,000 ($30,841) at the Main Event during the previous partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona.
Black had to battle it out with poker pro Darryll Fish who finished in second place and took home C$1,200,000 for his efforts. Black had a huge 3-1 chip lead when the two started to play but Fish fought his way to close the gap and put up a great fight. In third place, was another American pro Anthony Ruberto who took home C$1 million.
Apart from his latest win, some of the highlights in his career include his $545,430 payday for finishing second during the Millionaire Maker at the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP), and his first tournament victory at the 2016 Deep Stack Extravaganza III in Las Vegas where he won $50,945 at the NLH Bounty.
Black Thrilled With Successful Run
When asked about his win, Black says that he’s still in shock, but feels great overall. He also heaped praise on partypoker for running a well-paced Main Event.
In a statement, Taylor Black said,
It’s been really well run, especially the structures, it kind of starts out fast and slows down as you get deep. We’ve got a lot of play deep. I think it just makes a lot of sense. They seemed to have listen to some people who know what they’re talking about, which is pretty rare for most of the others that we won’t mention.
With partypoker MILLIONS North America in the books, the MILLIONS festival now heads to Sochi, Russia. The partypoker MILLIONS Russia stop is scheduled to take place between August 4 to 12 and has $5 million in guaranteed prize pools. After the Russia stop, partypoker will then proceed with the MILLIONS UK: Dusk Till Dawn from September 20 to October 9, and then culminate with the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party from November 10 to 18.