Level 45: 10,000,000/20,000,000
Fish opened his button to 45,000,000, with Taylor giving his signature staredown before reaching for the 3-bet to 140,000,000. After taking a moment to consider his options, Fish made the call and the two players went to a flop.
Taylor put out a continuation bet of 130,000,000, prompting Fish to move all-in for his last 345,000,000. No sooner had the words left his lips, than Taylor had made the call, and the cards were on their backs.
With almost a billion chips in the middle, Fish was drawing to just five outs in what could end up being the last hand of the tournament. The paired the board on the turn, which meant Fish could no longer hit a queen; he needed a nine and only a nine, else the trophy would be Black's.
Cruelly, it was the that landed on the river to taunt Fish, as every single pot in the tournament was shipped towards Black. Both players were already on their feet and rushed to shake hands in celebration.
As Black set up for his winner's photo, Fish leapt off the stage to embrace his supportive rail before heading to the cashier to collect his CAD$1,200,000 runner-up prize. This is easily Fish's biggest score, twice the size of his previous career best which he only just picked up in January this year. With this result, Fish is now within arm's reach of the elusive $5,000,000 lifetime earnings milestone.