Following a heads-up deal with Jason Koon, Justin Bonomo wins Event #2 $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $928,200 and retakes the all-time money lead from Bryn Kenney in the process. Bonomo headed into the heads-up match with 2,895,000 of the 3,800,000 chips in play after eliminating the last four players, and rather than play a $500,000 money bubble, the players agreed to an ICM Chop of the prize pool.
With the win, Bonomo passes 5th place finisher, Kenney on the all-time money list by $139,879. Bonomo finally reclaims the first-place spot with $57,047,264 after a couple of near-misses earlier this summer trying to retake the crown. After holding the chip lead for much of the day, Koon takes home $667,8000 for his second-place finish but could only watch as Bonomo decimated the field from six-handed on.
For the second consecutive tournament, Chris Brewer finished on the direct Money Bubble after running his ace-jack suited into the pocket queens of Bonomo. The next hand and the first hand of three-handed play Bonomo sent Dan Smith out the door in third place for $304,000 when his ace-deuce failed to improve against Bonomo’s pocket sevens.
This tournament is part of the PokerGO Tour, with players earning points based on the amount they cash for. The full PokerGO Tour schedule can be found here, and the current PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard is available here.
|Bellagio High Roller Event #2 Results|
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1st||Justin Bonomo||United States||$928,200||278|
|2nd||Jason Koon||United States||$667,800||200|
|3rd||Dan Smith||United States||$304,000||91|
Saturday will host Bellagio High Roller Event #3: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em, where cards will be in the air at 12 p.m. PT. The PokerGO News Live Reporting Team will be on-site providing exclusive live updates throughout that event and the entire high roller portion of the Five Diamond World Poker Classic schedule.