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Justin Bonomo Ships $100K High Roller to Reclaim the #1 Rank on the All-Time Money List

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis December 6, 2021
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Justin Bonomo (cover image) once again holds the title of the world’s winningest live tournament poker player! The high-stakes crusher trumped Bryn Kenney at the top of Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List after shipping Event #2: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas for $928,200 on Friday. The 36-year-old now has $57,047,264 in live tournament winnings, while Kenney slips to the second spot with $56,907,385.

Kenney had jumped to the top of the prestigious list in 2019 when he had placed runner-up in the ‘Triton Million – A Helping Hand For Charity’ for £16,890,509, following a heads-up chop with Aaron Zang. Since then, Bonomo had been stuck in the second berth for two years until his Friday win catapulted him back into the lead.

Bonomo was, expectedly, ecstatic with his win and taking over the #1 spot.

 

He tweeted how the heads-up of the $100K NLHE Super Highroller played out between GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon and himself.

 

The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic commenced on December 2 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, as a part of the PokerGo Season 2021. Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em was taken down by Giuseppe Iadisernia for $146,200.

The $100K NLHE, the second event at the series, attracted 19 entrants, but only the top three places received payouts. Besides Justin Bonomo, Jason Koon locked in a runner-up payout worth $667,800, while Dan Smith came third for $304,000.

Following the elimination of Sean Perry in 10th place, the nine-handed final table was set up.

 

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Jason Koon – 925,000
  2. David Peters – 675,000
  3. Dan Smith – 580,000
  4. Sean Winter – 445,000
  5. Bryn Kenney – 365,000
  6. Chris Brewer – 315,000
  7. Ali Imsirovic – 265,000
  8. Justin Bonomo – 161,000
  9. Rok Gostisa – 105,000

 

Final Table Recap

Short-stacked Rok Gostisa hit the rail in ninth place. Bonomo was the player to secure his elimination, and, in the process, he boosted his stack to 275,000.

Ali Imsirovic was knocked out in eighth place by Sean Winter. In the meantime, Bonomo kept steadily building his stack. He won a big pot against Chris Brewer to climb up to 575,000.

Soon after that, David Peters’ lost out to Smith’s that rivered a flush, ending the former’s run in seventh place.

Five minutes later, Bonomo doubled up through Bryn Kenney. While the former’s stack reached 1.16 Million, Kenney came tumbling down to 210,000. In fact, Bonomo even tweeted about this hand, calling it the “hand of the tournament.”

 

Bonomo eliminated Sean Winter in sixth place. Winter’s was no match for Bonomo’s on the runout .

After being crippled by Bonomo, Bryn Kenney’s fight ended in fifth place. Kenney pitted his against Bonomo’s , which hit a pair of Kings on the turn.

Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney

 

Chris Brewer fell out on the money bubble in fourth place just minutes later. His failed to hold up against Bonomo’s which bettered to a boat on the board. Following Brewer’s fourth-place exit, Bonomo’s stack reached 2.47 Million.

Dan Smith became the first player to finish in the money. His ace-deuce was cracked by Bonomo’s pocket sevens, sending Smith to the rail in third place.

Bonomo headed into the heads-up against Jason Koon holding 2,895,000 of the 3,800,000 chips in play after eliminating the last four players, and rather than play for the $500,000 payjump, the duo agreed to an ICM deal.

Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

 

Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Justin Bonomo – $928,200*
  2. Jason Koon – $667,800*
  3. Dan Smith – $304,000

*denotes heads-up deal

Content & Images Courtesy: PokerGO

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