Poker pro Justin Bonomo is enjoying a lucrative visit to Monte Carlo, having cashed three times for a total of a million dollars at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT pokerfest.
He earned Euro 401,000 for a fifth place finish in the Euro 1,000 Super High Roller, following that with a fourth place, Euro 228,000 finish in the Euro 50,000 buy-in Single Day High Roller, his latest victory – a first place finish for Euro 378,000 in the Euro 25,000 buy-in Single Day High Roller.
50 players (including 14 re-entries) took part in the event, many of them household names in professional poker circles like Bryn Kenney, Igor Kurganov, Mustapha Kanit, John Juanda, Stephen Chidwick, Sylvain Loosli, Steve O’Dwyer, Erik Seidel and Tim Adams. with several of them making the final table.
Spicing up the action, the tournament featured the big blind ante as well as a 30-second shot clock, elements that have proved popular in recent times.
In the heads up Bonomo started with a 2 to 1 chip lead over Steve O’Dwyer, and although the latter managed to close the gap somewhat with a double up, Bonomo kept him at a safe distance with counter moves to ultimately emerge victorious, leaving O’Dwyer with the runner up prize of Euro 273,200.
Other final table cashes included:
Erik Seidel Euro 174,100
Timothy Adams Euro 132,100
Bryn Kenney Euro 102,000
Igor Kurganov Euro 78,100
Nicola Grieco Euro 63,000