Bonomo Takes Down $190,400 First Place Prize

Published on February 3rd, 2018 12:17 pm EST

US Poker Open 2018 - Tournament logo on white background.Justin Bonomo, who has been on an absolute tear in the poker world as of late, added to his resume on Friday night when he took down the first event of the U.S. Poker Open for $190,400.

Bonomo, who already had multiple big cashes in 2018 (including a second place finish at the PCA Super High Roller for $1,077,800), successfully navigated through a 68 entrant field that included the likes of Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu.

Here is how the $10,000 NLHE event ended up finishing out:

1st, Justin Bonomo, $190,400
2nd, Pierre Nadim, $136,000
3rd, David Peters, $88,400
4th, Justin Young, $68,000
5th, Stephen Chidwick, $54,400
6th, Sam Soverel, $40,800

Here is how the final hand of the event ended up playing out:


With his victory, Justin Bonomo moves closer to Brian Rast for the 13th spot on the all-time money list. Given the way that Bonomo is playing right now, there seems to be a very good chance that he breaks into the top 10 by the end of the summer.


A total of nine events comprise the 2018 US Poker Open, including a $50,000 main event that gets underway on February 9th.

The player who sits at the top of the leaderboard (based on total amount of cash earned) at the end of the series will receive the US Poker Open Championship trophy. Bonomo is obviously off to a great start, though there are still eight events yet to come.

In addition, there are many prop bets on the line based on final leaderboard positions, with Daniel Negreanu at the middle of many of them.


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