Following a heads-up deal with Jason Koon, Justin Bonomo wins Event #2 $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $928,200 and retakes the all-time money lead from Bryn Kenney in the process. Bonomo headed into the heads-up match with 2,895,000 of the 3,800,000 chips in play after eliminating the last four players, and rather than play a $500,000 money bubble, the players agreed to an ICM Chop of the prize pool.
With the win, Bonomo passes 5th place finisher, Kenney on the all-time money list by $139,879. Bonomo finally reclaims the first-place spot with $57,047,264 after a couple of near-misses earlier this summer trying to retake the crown. After holding the chip lead for much of the day, Koon takes home $667,8000 for his second-place finish but could only watch as Bonomo decimated the field from six-handed on.
For the second consecutive tournament, Chris Brewer finished on the direct Money Bubble after running his ace-jack suited into the pocket queens of Bonomo. The next hand and the first hand of three-handed play Bonomo sent Dan Smith out the door in third place for $304,000 when his ace-deuce failed to improve against Bonomo’s pocket sevens.
This tournament is part of the PokerGO Tour, with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. The full PokerGO Tour schedule can be found here, and the current PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard is available here.
|Bellagio High Roller Event #2 Results|
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1st||Justin Bonomo||United States||$928,200||278|
|2nd||Jason Koon||United States||$667,800||200|
|3rd||Dan Smith||United States||$304,000||91|
Saturday will host Bellagio High Roller Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em, where cards will be in the air at 12 p.m. PT. The PokerGO News Live Reporting Team will be on-site providing exclusive live updates throughout that event and the entire high roller portion of the Five Diamond World Poker Classic schedule.
Justin Bonomo opened to button to 40,000 and action folded to Dan Smith in the big blind, and he moved all-in for approximately 420,000. Bonomo called.
The board bricked out, and Smith could not find an ace and was eliminated in 3rd place for $304,000.
We picked up the action with Chris Brewer all-in for his last 660,000, and Justin Bonomo called.
The board ran out , and Bonomo turned and set and rivered a full house to eliminate Brewer in 4th place to burst the Event #2 money bubble.
Action folded to Bryn Kenney on the button, and he open-shoved his last 320,000 in the middle. Justin Bonomo was in the big blind and called.
The board ran out , and Bonomo held the higher kicker to eliminate Kenney in 5th place.
15,000 / 25,000
Big Blind Ante
The remaining five players head-on break. Blinds will be at 15,000-25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante when play resumes.
We picked up the action with Sean Winter all-in for approximately 610,000, and Justin Bonomo called.
The board ran out , and Bonomo’s ace-king high held to eliminate Winter in 6th place.
Action folded to Justin Bonomo in the small blind, and he moved all-in, having Chris Brewer in the big blind covered. Brewer called and was all-in for 295,000 total.
The board ran out , and Brewer held the higher kicker to double.
Action folded to Sean Winter in the cutoff, and he limped. Dan Smith was in the small blind, and he raised to 110,000. Winter re-raised to 265,000 with 20,000 behind, Smith moved all-in, and Winter called.
The board ran out , and Winter turned a set to double.
We picked up the action with Justin Bonomo all-in for his remaining 630,000, and Bryn Kenney had called.
The board ran out , and Bonomo rivered the nut flush to double and cross one million in chips.
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