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Justin Bonomo (cover image) is on a heater of a lifetime with back-to-back final table finishes and as if that was not enough, he picked up yet another big score at the 2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT. Bonomo took down the €25,000 Single Day High Roller for €378,000 after defeating a tough opponent – Steve O’Dwyer in heads-up play.
“It feels great,” said Bonomo shortly after clinching the victory. “There have been three High Rollers here in Monte Carlo and I’ve cashed everyone one, so I don’t have a single complaint in the world. It’s an incredible streak I’ve been on.”
This qualifies as Bonomo’s fourth high roller win this year alone alongside his several other impressive achievements in the past. PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT has definitely become the one of the highlights of his career as he has bagged several big scores at the stop. Some of his major finishes include a fifth place finish in the €100,000 Super High Roller for €401,000. He also finished fourth in the €50,000 Single Day High Roller for €228,700.
A lot of notable names like Mustapha Kanit, John Juanda, Stephen Chidwick, Sylvain Loosli and Bryn Kenney were a part of the 50-player field that included 14 re-entries.
Bonomo was leading the way with final ten players remaining and with only seven places assured a slice of the prize pool; it was tough competition to make it in the money.
After the dinner break, Erik Seidel busted two players in one hand two get the field down to eight, followed by a very quick bubble with the elimination of Jan-Eric Schwippert, courtesy Bryn Kenny.
Final Table Recap:
Nicola Grieco was the first one to leave the final table in seventh place after Igor Kurganov’s pocket tens held against the Italian’s ace-king. However, Kurganov himself was the next to hit the rails after running his ace-king into the kings of Bonomo.
Bonomo soon followed that up with another elimination, Bryn Kenny being the victim this time, which gave Bonomo almost half of the chips in play.
Timothy Adams became the next causality as he hit the rails in fourth spot. Adams bet the river with two-pair, and called off Bonomo’s shove, only to see his opponent had rivered a straight.
Third time in a row, the river card turned out to be brutal and this time it was Seidel who was sent packing in third place. Seidel bet the river with a pair of jacks, and called off his opponent’s all-in, only for Bonomo to have rivered yet another straight.
Going into the heads-up, Bonomo had a 2:1 chip lead against Steve O’Dwyer and extended it further just a few hands into play. The final hand of the event saw Bonomo 3-bet all in with pocket nines and O’Dwyer called it off with ace-jack. With no help on the board, O’Dwyer who was coming off the back of a Single Day High Roller win of his own in the €25,000 event, had to be content with a second-place finish here.
Final Table Results (EURO)
1. Justin Bonomo – €378,000
2. Steve O’Dwyer – €273,200
3. Erik Seidel – €174,100
4. Timothy Adams – €132,100
5. Bryn Kenney – €102,000
6. Igor Kurganov – €78,100
7. Nicola Grieco – €63,000
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