Justin Bonomo Running Blazing Hot After Winning SHR Bowl

Written By Katie Callahan on June 4, 2018 - Last Updated on July 6, 2022

Justin Bonomo sits third on the all-time money list, thanks in part to his recent $5 million win at the Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas.

Fedor Holz may have given the performance of the year in 2017. Bonomo is giving him a run for his money this year though.

Overall, Bonomo’s winnings cap out at $ 32,291,297 with him following closely behind Daniel Negreanu ($39,546,095) and Erik Seidel ($34,507,095).

Bonomo’s total winnings this year keep him at $13,907,138. That represents:

  • 17 cashes
  • 14 final tables
  • 7 titles

One win to rule them all

The Super High Roller Bowl win really secured some ground for Bonomo in terms of ranking. But the table was stacked.

The final table included:

    1. Justin Bonomo – $5M
    2. Daniel Negreanu – $3M
    3. Jason Koon – $2.1M
    4. Mikita Badziakouski – $1.6M
  1. Christoph Vogelsang – $1.2M
  2. Nick Petrangelo – $900K

These six sat for a livestream audience in the PokerGO Studio.

Bonomo came up against Negreanu in the final fight, but won with top set to secure the title, reported Poker Central.

While Negreanu studied up and hired a team of coaches to ready him for the solver/GTO style of play, Bonomo was familiar with this style.

Leading into the final table, Negreanu took the chip lead after a river call against Badziakouski. After a brief battle between Negreanu, Koon, and Badziakouski, Bonomo went for the kill and got the better end of a two pair against Koon.

“I’ve watched the game change,” Bonomo said to PokerNews. “I’ve used all the methods and learned all the games. I finally feel like I’m on top.”

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Bonomo is on fire

After winning the $5 million, some might choose to cash it in. But not Bonomo. Bonomo went straight to the $25K High Roller NLH at ARIA. Even though the number of entries was slim (35), he cashed at first for $350,000.

Already, others are starting to take notice and heed his warnings.

‘ZeeJustin’ secured his best live cash with the Super High Roller Bowl; his total live earnings sit at $32,291,295, according to Hendon Mob.

Just this year, Bonomo dominated the field, snagging multiple titles, those among them:

  • $25,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller #20 at the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open in Hollywood ($556,873)
  • $10,000 + 500 No Limit Hold’em Event #1 at the US Poker Open in Las Vegas ($190,400)
  • HK$2,100,000 No Limit Hold’em Super High Roller Bowl China in Macau ($4,823,077)
  • £25,000 No Limit Hold’em #24 at the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo in Monte Carlo ($457,356)
  • £25,000 No Limit Hold’em Single Reentry #40 at the European Poker Tour in Monte Carlo ($311,268)
  • $300,000 No Limit Hold’em at the Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas ($5,000,000)
  • $26,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller at the ARIA High Roller 88 in Las Vegas ($350,000)

The tail end of last year started the heater for Bonomo when he won the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic $25K High Roller for $140,000. He didn’t stop there. He continued to move his way up the ladder with second place in the $100K Super High Roller ($1,077,800) and fourth in the $25K High Roller at the PCA ($310,150).

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