For the second time in four days, Justin Bonomo decimated a high roller field, this time eliminating the entire final table en-route to the $128,000 first-place prize of the Bellagio High Roller Event #5 $10,000.
Bonomo started his path to the final table by taking an almost one million chip pot off of Raul Martinez just after the close of registration when the all-time money leader rivered quads against Martinez’s turn straight. Bonomo held nearly one-third of the chips in play after the hand and never looked back.
Bonomo started the final table with just over a million in chips but quickly began to soar when he turned a flush against the turned straight on David Szep to send the Hungarian out the door in 9th place. A few hands later, Jake Schindler would find himself all-in holding pocket ducks against the pocket rockets of Bonomo. Schindler found no help and fell in 8th place.
Alex Foxen would be the next to fall at Bonomo’s hands when he ran his pocket tens into Bonomo’s pocket jacks to finish in 7th place and send the players to the money bubble. It would be another color to send the players into the money when Ali Imsirovic’s turned two pair fell to Bonomo’s rivered nut flush. Imsriovic fell just shy of his 35th cash on the PokerGo Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate but still holds over a 1,000 point lead against Michael Addamo, who sits in second place.
Play slowed considerably once the players reached the money, as Bonomo held 50% of the chips in play with no clear-cut second place. Dan Shak would finally pull away from the field when his pocket sevens held against Nick Schulman’s ace-king of spades. Shak moved into a solid second place with over 700,000, while Schulman became the short stack with just 145,000.
Schulman would eventually move all-in a short time later with king-ten off, but it was again Bonomo who found the call with ace-five of clubs. Bonomo flopped two pair, and Schulman collected $25,600 for his 5th place finish.
Dominik Nitsche was the main thorn in Bonomo’s side for the majority of the final table scoring two double-ups through the chip leader, but despite his best efforts, the German Pro could not claw his way out of the hole Bonomo was digging. Nitsche fell in 4th place for $32,000 when his flopped top pair ran into the bottom two pair of Bonomo.
After taking second in Event #3 for $91,000, Gostisa navigated a short stack on the money bubble to a 3rd place finish for $51,200 when his queen-four was bested by Bonomo’s ace-eight. Heads-up play lasted one hand when Shak found himself all-in holding ace-nine against Bonomo’s ace-jack. An ace hit the felt on the flop, and Bonomo’s kicker played to eliminate Shak in 2nd place for $83,200.
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 #5 Results|
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|1st||Justin Bonomo||United States||$128,000||128|
|2nd||Dan Shak||United States||$83,200||83|
|5th||Nick Schulman||United States||$25,600||26|
Tuesday will host Bellagio High Roller Event #6: $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.
On the first hand of heads-up play, Justin Bonomo opened to 40,000, and Dan Shak moved all-in for his last 470,000. Bonomo snap-called.
The board ran out , and Bonomo held the higher kicker to eliminate Shak in 2nd place for $83,200.
Rok Gostisa was all-in for his last 170,000, and Justin Bonomo called.
The board ran out , and Bonomo rivered a pair of eights to eliminate Gostisa in 3rd place for $51,200.
Justin Bonomo completed the small blind, and Rok Gostisa checked his option in the big blind.
The flop fell , and action checked through.
The dealer burned and turned the Bonomo bet 25,000, and Gostisa folded.
10,000 / 20,000
Big Blind Ante
We picked up the action on the turn with the board reading , and Justin Bonomo bet 85,000. Dominik Nitsche moved all-in for approximately 260,000, and Bonomo called.
The river completed the board, and Bonomo’s flopped two pair held to eliminate Nitsche in 4th place for $32,000.
Justin Bonomo opened to 30,000 from under the gun and action folded to Dan Shak in the small blind, he called.
Dominik Nitsche was in the big blind and moved all-in for 260,000. Bonomo folded, and Dan Shak used two-time extensions before tossing face up into the muck.
Action folded the Justin Bonomo in the small blind, and he completed. Rok Gositsa was in the big blind, and he checked.
The flop fell , and Bonomo bet 15,000. Gostisa called.
The turn hit the felt, and the action checked through.
The on the river saw Bonomo bet 125,000, and Gostisa used all of his shot clock before tossing his cards into the muck.
10,000 / 15,000
Big Blind Ante
The remaining four players are on a ten minute break. Play is scheduled to resume at 8:16 P.M. PST.
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