- Bonomo takes down $100K High Roller for $982,200
- Bonomo is now ahead of Bryn Kenney on the all-time money list
- Bonomo continues his outstanding run at high stakes tournaments
Justin Bonomo is back at the top of the all-time money list after winning a $100,000 buy-in high roller on December 3. The tournament took place as part of the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Bonomo walked away with $928,200 in first-place prize, bringing his total live tournament cashes to $57,047,262. He has now climbed back to the no. 1 spot on the Hendon Mob all-time money list, surpassing Bryn Kenney who led the rankings for two years. Kenney grabbed the lead from Bonomo in 2019 when he won £16,890,509 ($20,563,324) in the record-breaking £1.05 million Triton Million in London.
Interestingly, Bonomo and Kenney played in the $100K High Roller at the Bellagio on 03 Dec. Bonomo won a crucial hand against Kenney, contributing to his victory. The latter failed to reach the money.
The final table was made up of some of poker’s biggest names, including Jason Koon who finished in second place for $677,800, and Dan Smith who took home $304,000 for finishing third. Bonomo now leads the all-time money list and is approximately $140,000 ahead of Kenney who has won $56,907,381 in live tournament cashes throughout his career.
Bonomo’s Stellar Career
Bonomo’s biggest year so far was 2018 during which he earned an astonishing $25 million. In that year alone he cashed 24 times and won in 10 tournaments, securing titles in major festivals such as the WSOP, WPT, European Poker Tour, US Poker Open, and Super High Roller Bowl.
The 36-year-old decided to take a break from the live tournament arena after his Big One for One Drop victory, which extended further when the pandemic hit in 2020. Had he continued to be active at the tournament felts over the past two years, his earnings could have reached up to $70 million.
Bonomo has regained the top position with a slight lead over Kenney. Daniel Negreanu now comes third with $45,175,428 in total earnings, followed by Erik Seidel in fourth place with $38,416,403, and David Peters in fifth place with $38,279,171. Dan Smith, Stephen Chidwick, Jason Koon, Cary Katz, and Fedor Holz complete the all-time money list top 10.