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 32)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finish(es) 47[1]
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
64th, 2015
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 3
Money finish(es) 11[2]
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3
Information accurate as of 11 June 2018.

Justin Bonomo (born September 30, 1985) (known online as ZeeJustin) is an American professional poker player, and a former Magic the Gathering competitor.[3] He 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.

As of 2018, his live tournament winnings exceed $42,900,000,[4] with his 47 cashes at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) accounting for over $13,826,160 of those winnings.[1]

At the WSOP, Bonomo has won 3 bracelets and made 16 final tables. His first bracelet came in 2014 in Event #11: No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed, earning $449,980. He came in second in the previous event in which he played, 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.” At the 2018 WSOP, Bonomo won Event #16, the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship with a prize of $185,965. He followed this up by winning Event #78, the $1,000,000 One Drop for $10,000,000. With this victory, he overtook Daniel Negreanu as number 1 on the all time money list with live earnings of $42,979,591.[5]

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
2018 $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship $185,965
2018 $1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em The Big One for One Drop $10,000,000

Super High Rollers[edit]

Justin Bonomo is a regular face on the High Roller circuit. He has been entering and cashing events such as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Super High Roller Bowls in China and Las Vegas, and is a regular at the ARIA High Roller Events.[6]

Online poker[edit]

Bonomo was caught entering major online poker tournaments using multiple accounts in 2006 on Partypoker. He was banned from several sites and tens of thousands of dollars was seized.[7][8][9]

Bonomo was a sponsored member of Team Bodog[10] until January 2010.[11]

In 2011, he was accused of account sharing with his friend Isaac Haxton by Prahlad Friedman.[12] They have both vehemently denied the accusation.

Personal life[edit]

Justin Bonomo lives in Las Vegas in the legendary Panorama Towers, residence to more than 70 professional poker players.[13]

Bonomo practices polyamory.[14]

He donated $13,250 to the SENS project, a life extension research project.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b WSOP.com profile
  2. ^ World Poker Tour profile
  3. ^ "Justin Bonomo's life: Biggest profits and losses, Private life and Net worth". somuchpoker.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21. 
  4. ^ Hendon Mob
  5. ^ Pokerfuse.com: Justin Bonomo Overtakes Daniel Negreanu on All-Time Money List
  6. ^ "Justin Bonomo's incredible rush continues with victory in the $10K Heads Up Event - Somuchpoker". somuchpoker.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21. 
  7. ^ "Double Standards In Poker". BLUFF Magazine. September 2008. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  8. ^ Cypra, Dan (2009-04-02). "ZeeJustin Unbanned on PokerStars". pokernewsdaily.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  9. ^ Gordon, Nicole (2009-05-29). "The PokerNews Profile: Justin Bonomo". PokerNews.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  10. ^ Hintze, Haley (2008-05-05). "Justin Bonomo Signs with Bodog, Discusses Future". PokerNews.com. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ "Prahlad Freidman Accuses Isaac Haxton, Justin Bonomo of Account Sharing - Poker News Daily". Poker News Daily. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2018-06-21. 
  13. ^ "Justin Bonomo Is Living The High Life". BLUFF.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21. 
  14. ^ pokernewsdotcom (2015-10-23), Justin Bonomo Embraces Polyamory, retrieved 2017-10-18 
  15. ^ "Please Welcome the Newest Members of The Three Hundred Archived 2009-03-03 at the Wayback Machine.". Methuselah Foundation Blog. Retrieved on 2008-07-05.