Justin Bonomo Wins $100k Excessive Curler, Regains All-Time Cash Listing Lead


Justin Bonomo took down a $100,000 buy-in excessive curler on the Bellagio’s 5 Diamond World Poker Basic in Las Vegas Friday evening for $928,200. In doing so, the seemingly future Poker Corridor of Famer regained his spot atop the all-time reside event checklist.

Bryn Kenney, who sits at $56.9 million in profession cashes, had held the document since his $20.5 million rating within the 2019 £1,050,000 Triton Million for Charity in London. He did not really win that historic occasion and took second place to Aaron Zang, however acquired the most important chunk of the pot as a result of a chop association.

For 2 years, Bonomo has been caught in second place on the Hendon Mob’s all-time cashes checklist. On Friday, he catapulted again into the lead, and a part of the explanation was as a result of an important cooler he gained once more the participant he was chasing.

Doubling Up In opposition to Kenney

The poker professional previously often called “ZeeJustin” on-line was all-in for 630,000 with {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} and was known as by the {q-Clubs}{q-Spades} of Kenney, who discovered a good flop of {q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, after which his opponent acquired no assist from the {9-Spades} on the flip. However the {k-Diamonds} on the river gave Bonomo the nut flush and a profitable hand to remain alive.

He’d go on to complete on high of a 19-player area area at Bellagio, good for $928,200. Jason Koon took second place for $677,800 in a heads-up chop settlement, and Dan Smith acquired $304,000 for third place. Kenney didn’t money, placing Bonomo again within the all-time lead at $57,047,262, roughly $140,000 greater than Kenney. And he was fast to let his Twitter followers know of his accomplishment.

Legendary Profession

Bonomo at age 36, 4 years shy of reaching Poker Corridor of Fame eligibility, has produced one of many nice careers in poker historical past, particularly in reside tournaments. He reached the top of his profession in 2018 when he cashed for $25 million, a single-year document.

Following his $10 million rating for profitable the 2018 WSOP $1 million buy-in Huge One for One Drop occasion, the all-time cash checklist chief scaled again his reside event play.

If not for taking a little bit of a break, and naturally the COVID-19 event cancellations, Bonomo might doubtlessly be as much as $70 million or extra in cashes. Nonetheless, he is now the all-time chief, however with such a slim lead over Kenney, that would change as early as this coming week. Or, he might prolong it even additional.

On high of all the cash he is cashed for, Bonomo is a three-time World Collection of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, WSOP Circuit ring holder, and has reached three World Poker Tour (WPT) remaining tables, together with quite a few excessive curler victories.

Bonomo advised PokerNews in the course of the 2021 WSOP that catching Kenney is “positively driving me.” Lower than a month following the interview, which you’ll be able to watch under, he caught up.

Hendon Mob Prime 10 All-Time Cash Listing

Rank Participant Nation Cashes
1 Justin Bonomo United States $57,047,264
2 Bryn Kenney United States $56,907,385
3 Daniel Negreanu Canada $45,175,428
4 Erik Seidel United States $38,416,403
5 David Peters United States $38,279,171
6 Dan Smith United States $37,969,324
7 Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom $37,692,003
8 Jason Koon United States $34,038,628
9 Cary Katz United States $33,650,388
10 Fedor Holz Germany $32,724,248

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