Justin Bonomo

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Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo 2008.jpg
Bonomo at the 2008 Five Diamond World Poker Classic
Nickname(s) ZeeJustin
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Born (1985-09-30) September 30, 1985 (age 30)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 34
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
64th, 2015
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 8
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3
Information accurate as of 19 August 2014.

Justin Bonomo (born September 30, 1985) (known online as ZeeJustin) is an American professional poker player who was a sponsored member of Team Bodog [1] until January 2010.[2]

Poker[edit]

Bonomo's biggest tournament cash to date came in April 2012 when he won the Monte Carlo European Poker Tour (EPT) Super High Roller €100,000 buy-in event with a grand prize of over €1,640,000 ($2,167,588). The final table featured Tobias Reinkemeier, Bertrand Grospellier, Patrik Antonius, Masa Kagawa, Daniel Negreanu, Jonathan Duhamel and Eugene Katchalov.

Bonomo became the youngest player to be featured at a televised final table on February 19, 2005, when he placed fourth during the inaugural year of the EPT at the French Open in Deauville, France. He was 19 at the time.

Other notable tournament accomplishments include making four final tables at the World Poker Tour Bellagio Five Diamond Classic in December 2006. He capped this run with a seventh-place finish in the main event, earning $152,000 and just missing the televised final table. At the WSOP Bonomo has won 1 bracelet and made 7 final tables. His bracelet came in 2014 in event Event #11: No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed. It should be noted that he came in second in the previous event in which he played. It was Event #5: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. This was his third runner-up finish after which he lamented on Twitter, “Always a bride’s maid, never a bride.” In the 2009 World Series of Poker he won over $400,000 in the $40,000 buy in event that commemorated the 40th anniversary of the WSOP. He beat Michael Mizrachi heads up to win the 2009 World Series of Poker Circuit Event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.In 2014 World Series of Poker he won the $ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #11) for $449,980.

As of 2015 his live tournament winnings exceed $9,000,000,[3] with his 34 cashes at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) accounting for $2,208,594 of those winnings.[4]

World Series of Poker[edit]

World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Event Prize Money
2014 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed $449,980

Cheating[edit]

Bonomo was caught entering major online poker tournaments using multiple accounts in 2006. He was banned from several sites and tens-of-thousands of dollars was seized.[5][6][7]

Charities[edit]

Justin Bonomo donated $13,250 to the SENS project, a life extension research project.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hintze, Haley (2008-05-05). "Justin Bonomo Signs with Bodog, Discusses Future". PokerNews.com. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  2. ^ Chaivarlis, Elaine (2010-04-01). "The Nightly Turbo: Team Bodog Down to Two, Gun Duel Over Poker Debt, and More". PokerNews.com. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  3. ^ Hendon Mob
  4. ^ "Justin Bonomo WSOP stats". wsop.com. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Double Standards In Poker". BLUFF Magazine. September 2008. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  6. ^ Cypra, Dan (2009-04-02). "ZeeJustin Unbanned on PokerStars". pokernewsdaily.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  7. ^ Gordon, Nicole (2009-05-29). "The PokerNews Profile: Justin Bonomo". PokerNews.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  8. ^ "Please Welcome the Newest Members of The Three Hundred". Methuselah Foundation Blog. Retrieved on 2008-07-05.

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