Bonomo Continues To Add To His List of Career Victories With Short Deck Win

Published on August 9th, 2019 1:53 am EST

The city of London was the host of another high profile poker event.To some, Justin Bonomo's win in the Triton London £100,000 Short Deck main event may have been partly due to his competitive fire.

After all, Bonomo was recently passed by Bryn Kenney on the all-time money list after Kenney took down the ridiculously large Triton Million: Helping Hand for Charity Event. Professional poker players are ultra-competitive people by default, so it would have stood to reason that Bonomo's win yesterday was at least partially inspired by losing the #1 spot on the all-time money list.

According to Bonomo himself, this is not the case, as he really isn't concerned with regaining the #1 spot. In fact, Bonomo has publicly stated that he is interested in playing less poker at this point in this career.


Regardless of whether or not he wants that number one spot back, Bonomo moved closer to Bryn Kenney on Thursday after he took down the £100,000 Short Deck Main Event at the Triton London for roughly $3.24 million USD. This win narrows Kenney's gap at the top of the money list to a little less than $7 million.

Bonomo has stated that he isn't overly comfortable with the gambling nature of the Short Deck game, though this didn't stop him from successfully navigating through a large 108 entry field that included some of the very best high buy-in players in the world.

Three-handed play at the final table took an exceptionally long period of time to complete, with Liang Xu finally exiting in third place. This left Bonomo and Wai Kin Yong to battle it out for the title - Yong had had an exceptional week in the Triton London and entered heads-up play likely filled with confidence. It wasn't meant to be for Yong, however, as Bonomo would end up taking down the tournament. The final hand of the event came with Bonomo shoving K-J while holding the chip lead, only to be called by Yong's A-8 of clubs. Bonomo rivered the straight, adding yet another seven-figure plus tournament victory to his resume.


Here is how the tournament ended up finishing out:

1. Justin Bonomo, $3,242,154
2. Wai Kin Yong, $2,228,222
3. Liang Xu, $1,460,186
4. Paul Phua, $1,183,257
5. Rui Cao, $950,734
6. Isaac Haxton, $742,981
7. Ming Zhong Liu, $585,496


Overall, the Triton London was exceptionally well-attended, and tournament organizers should give themselves a big pat on the back for successfully hosting such a high profile event.


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