Justin Bonomo Wins The 2018 Super High Roller Bowl For $5 Million
American poker pro Justin Bonomo tops his seven-month cash streak with a $5 million victory at the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl. This tremendous streak has seen the 32 year old poker pro bring in more than $11.6 million in live earnings in just 116 days.
The action at the recently concluded Super High Roller Bowl was intense, pitting together 48 of the very best poker pros in the world—including poker superstars Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Fedor Holz and Erik Seidel.
The event was held at the ARIA and capped at 48 players and many missed out as they were not shortlisted during the draw. This was a small, star-studded field that promised to generously reward the winner of the event.
At the end of the four-day high-stakes tournament, one player stood out from the rest – Justin Bonomo. After a tense heads-up with Daniel Negreanu, Bonomo claimed the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl title and $5 million in prize money which is his biggest cash in his 17-year-long career.
The top 5 players at the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl all cashed out with a million plus dollars. Negreanu finished in second place and finished with $3 million while Jason Koon finished in 3rd place with $2.1 million. Mikita Badziakouski took 4th place and won $1.6 million while Christoph Vogelsang finished in 5th place and took home $1.2 million.
Highlight Of Bonomo’s Career
According to Bonomo, the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl has turned out to be the highlight of his career. The fact that he beat such a prestigious group of the top poker players in the world makes this victory so special. He was also extremely glad at the end of the tournament that his mother was there to cheer him and witness his victory.
In a statement, Bonomo said,
My mom has been my biggest fan, and her support helped so much. I’m so happy that I’ve got to win it with her watching. This is definitely a career-defining moment. Honestly, combining win after win in the last seven months is just ridiculous and this just feels unbelievable.
His victory at the 2018 Super High Roller comes as his third million-dollar cashout and eighth first place finish on the live circuit from December 1, 2017. Some of his other noticeable wins in 2018 include a win for $1,077,800 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller in January and a $4,823,077 payout from winning the Super High Roller Bowl China in March.