Bonomo, who held the top spot until Kenney’s incredible $20million runner-up spot at the Triton SHR Series in London a couple of years ago, tweeted out his happiness at regaining the number 1 crown.
“I just retook the #1 spot on the all-time money list!!!! $100k buyin tournament at Bellagio. Got HU vs Jason Koon with almost a 4-1 chiplead and we chopped it up.”
That chop saw Bonomo add $928,200 to his lifetime winnings tally, which now sits at just over $57million, only $140k ahead of Kenney.
Bonomo has pocketed close to $4million over the past 6 months compared to Kenney’s $500k, and the pair clashed in a massive hand at the final table of the Bellagio $100k, the result helping Bonomo to leapfrog his rival.
♠ ♣ ♦ ♥
Bonomo: A♦ A♣
Kenney: Q♣ Q♠
Flop: Q♦ 6♦ 2♦
Curiously enough, back in 2019 when Kenney faced Aaron Zang heads-up for the Triton Million Charity Invitational title, he too held a 4-1 chip lead and also chopped.
He eventually lost out to Zang, but his $20,606,421 share of the prizepool toppled Bonomo from the top of the all-time list.
Bonomo himself had gained the number one position the previous year when he scooped the Big One for One Drop at the 2018 WSOP.
That $10million payday saw him surge past Daniel Negreanu into pole position, Justin’s incredible 2018 sun-run seeing him top $25million in winnings.
The big move in 2021 has been Australia’s Michael Addamo, though his $9.4million year-to-date winnings and $17.7million career earnings only enough for 40th spot.
The top 20 in the leading moneywinners all-time live poker list looks like this:
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