Justin Bonomo is making it difficult for other poker players to achieve greatness
By Bob Garcia
Bonomo continues to outpace all other players in live winnings, now with almost $60 million
If you sit down at a poker table and see that one of your opponents is Justin Bonomo, you will undoubtedly break out in a cold sweat. With his recent victory in a $25K event at the PCA, the pro continues to extend his lead at the top of the list of grinders who have won the most money in live poker tournaments. Many players on Americas Cardroom know what a great player Bonomo is, and he continues to prove it in 2023.
Bonomo in poker history is simply out of this world. With his career still not nearly over, the American continues to expand his legacy and his record of being the highest-earning grinder in the history of live poker tournaments.
This status was reaffirmed over the weekend at the PCA held in the Bahamas. By taking first place in the US$25K buy-in 8-Handed tournament and finalizing a deal for ICM between Rui Ferreira and Isaac Haxton, the pro managed to take home a modest $574,529.
Bonomo is not uncommonly seen getting big results in Las Vegas, so this title actually marks Bonomo’s first tournament win outside of Sin City in about four years and only his second cash since then. The first had come early last week when he finished 44th in the PCA Main Event for $29,400.
“Just like any other tournament, you have to play your best, you have to get lucky, catch the right cards at the right time,” Bonomo said when asked what the key to his victory was. “It just comes down to a combination of things coming together.”
Bonomo is 37 years old and reached the pinnacle of his career in 2018. In that year alone, he managed to take home $25 million. In addition, it is important to remember that the pro is a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring holder, a three-time WSOP bracelet winner, and has reached three World Poker Tour (WPT) final tables, along with numerous victories in different high rollers worldwide.