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The Five Biggest MTT Cashes of Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo is one of the best poker tournament players of all time. There are very few achievements left for Bonomo to check off. He’s won three WSOP bracelets and more than $49.1 million from live MTTs. Bonomo is one of the greatest poker players ever.
Bonomo was born in Fairfax, Virginia but now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also grinds online poker tournaments from a residence in Vancouver, Canada.
He cut his teeth online, but he has a chequered past. PokerStars and partypoker banned Bonomo after he was found to be playing on multiple accounts, often at the same time and in the same tournaments. That was back in 2006 and he’s since cleaned up his act significantly.
The man known as “ZeeJustin” helped himself to a $1,775,000 prize on June 2. He came out on top of a 50-strong field in the $102,000 Super High Roller Bowl at partypoker. The event was packed with the world’s elite grinders, but Bonomo’s class shone through.
Bonomo scooped $1,775,000 for this latest impressive victory, but it doesn’t even rank in his top five prizes won! That is how amazing this man is at poker. His top five scores weigh in at an almost unbelievable $25,237,002! Here are those top five scores.
Bonomo Won $10 Million in July 2018
$10 million is the biggest prize won by Bonomo during his career so far. Imagine winning an eight-figure prize from a poker tournament. This gigantic prize came his way when he won the Big One For One Drop at the 2018 WSOP. Twenty-seven players paid $1 million in this event and Bonomo outlasted them all. He defeated German legend Fedor Holz heads-up; Holz banked $6 million for second-place.
The Big One For One Drop title awarded this poker hero his third WSOP bracelet. There are many more bracelets coming his way, surely.
Bonomo Wins 2018 Super High Roller Bowl For $5 Million
May 2018 saw Bonomo win the Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas. He was among 48-entrants who forked out $300,000 and created a $14,400,000 prize pool. The likes of Christoph Vogelsang, and Jason Koon reached the final table. Daniel Negreanu was the only player standing between Bonomo and a $5 million score. He didn’t stand in his way for long.
Incredibly, this $5 million prize came less than two months after he won another SHRB vent! Which brings us to…..
Bonomo Takes Down Super High Roller Bowl China For $4.8 Million
The American superstar won the Super High Roller Bowl China for the equivalent of $4,823,077 in March 2018. He triumphed in the Las Vegas edition two months later for an additional $5 million!
This event was again so stacked with elite pros that it was, as the kids say, sick. Bonomo eventually found himself heads-up against Patrik Antonius. Bonomo fears nobody and he sent the Finn to the showers in second place. This victory, the first in China, won Bonomo HK$37,830,000 ($4,823,077). It was, at the time, his largest live tournament prize of his career.
$3,248,728 Score In London
It was only 10 months ago that Bonomo bagged a top prize of $3,248,728 in London. Some 108 entries of £100,000 each were processed in the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London Short Deck event. This led to a £10,370,000 prize pool ($12,617,721) that the top 15 finishers shared.
He was once again the last man standing after defeating Wai Yong heads-up. His £2,670,000 prize ($3,248,728), although massive, ranks only fourth in his largest MTT scores! Ridiculous!
His First Seven-Figure Haul
Bonomo has secured seven prizes weighing in at seven-figures or more. The first came back in April 2012 in Monte Carlo. He entered the €100,000 buy-in EPT Grand Final Super High Roller. Buy-in of this size were almost unheard of back then yet 45 players bought in.
Negreanu and Antonius cashed. As did Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier. Bonomo sent Tobias Reinkemeier home in second place to net €1,640,000 ($2,165,217).