Sick Heater Continues as Justin Bonomo Bags WSOP Bracelet

June 11th, 2018 | by Jason Reynolds

Justin Bonomo has clinched another World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship to take his total number of 2018 tournament wins to nine.

Justin Bonomo WSOP win.

Justin Bonomo does it again in 2018 as has picks up a bracelet in the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship. (Image: WSOP)

In what can only be described as a sick heater, the American pro came out on top in the WSOP’s heads-up event to bag his second bracelet and $185,965.

Despite a tough draw that saw him battle tournament experts like David Peters, Bonomo continued his impressive run to book a date with Jason McConnon in the finale.

A Result that was Never in Doubt

After capturing the chip lead on hand seven in the final round, the former online MTT star never put a foot wrong.

By the 59thhand, Bonomo had a 7:1 advantage and pocket fours, both of which were enough for him to call McConnon’s all-in.

With his opponent needing a queen or nine to survive, an assured Bonomo watched as the board ran out: K♥T♥2♠2♥8♣. Following the match, the two-time bracelet winner gave the WSOP’s live reporting team a humble assessment of his latest win.

“In the final match, I simply caught much hotter cards than I did in the semifinal match. I didn’t know who my opponent was before the start of the championship, but I looked him up online and he plays high stakes cash online. He’s just the type of guy that knows all the spots inside and out. Definitely not someone that you want to face in a heads-up tournament,” Bonomo said on June 8.

An Unprecedented Run

As well as securing his second bracelet, Bonomo’s victory added to his long list of accolades in 2018. After ending 2017 on a high by winning the $25,000 High Roller at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic in December, the Las Vegas native placed second in the PCA’S $100,000 Super High Roller.

With another million in his bankroll, the player also known as ZeeJustin went on to win the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open High Roller, the US Poker Open and the Super High Roller Bowl China. Those wins were followed by two more titles at the EPT in Monte Carlo before a trio of first-place finishes, including a $5 million win in the Super High Roller Bowl, paved the way for his WSOP success.

At the time of writing, Bonomo has won more than $14.7 million in 2018, taking his overall live tournament earnings to $32,800,090.

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