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Justin Bonomo Leads €25,000 High Roller Final Table Days After Winning €100,000 Event

Daniel Negreanu and Noah Schwartz Join The Battle For The €1,080,000 First Prize


Justin Bonomo After Winning €100k Super High Roller Justin Bonomo is on an incredible run at the 2012 PokerStars and Monte Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. He will enter the final table of the €25,000 no-limit hold’em high roller event as a strong chip leader less than a week after winning €1.64 million for topping the €100,000 super high roller event, and just days after finishing 28th in the €10,000 main event for €35,000.

Bonomo has already secured a payday of at least €100,000 and could earn as much as €1,080,000 for the outright victory, which would bring his lifetime tournament earnings to more than $6.75 million. The winner will also be awarded 924 Card Player Player of the Year points, which would be enough to move Bonomo into 21st place in the overall standings.

Bonomo eliminated Phil Ivey in ninth place to set the final table and end the day with just over 2.2 million in chips, good for roughly a third of the chips in play at the eight-handed final table. On a board of KDiamond Suit7Spade Suit5Spade Suit3Diamond Suit Ivey bet 200,000 into a pot of 477,000. Bonomo shoved all-in and Ivey called and revealed that he had flopped top set with the KDiamond SuitKClub Suit. Bonomo rolled over his KSpade SuitQSpade Suit for a flush draw and top pair. Bonomo needed a spade on the river to win the pot,he got just what he required when the JSpade Suit hit the felt, sending him the sizable pot, eliminating the tough Ivey and setting up the final table.

Bonomo will face some stiff competition as he attempts to continue his incredible streak this week, including the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Noah Schwartz, Philipp Gruissem and Max Lykov.

Here is a look at the final table chip counts:

Player Chip Count
Justin Bonomo 2,202,000
Igor Kurganov 1,288,000
Philip Gruissem 990,000
Daniel Negreanu 660,000
Noah Schwartz 522,000
Nathan Schoo 387,000
Artem Litvanov 331,000
Max Lykov 271,000