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Justin Bonomo Returns to All Time Moneywinner Top Spot with WPT Super High Roller Victory

December 5, 2021
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Justin Bonomo has returned to the top of the all-time moneywinner list with a $900k+ scoop of the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio vaulting him over Bryn Kenney.

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♦
Turn: 9♠
River: K♦

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:

1

Justin Bonomo

$ 57,047,264

2

Bryn Kenney

$ 56,907,385

3

Daniel Negreanu

$ 45,175,428

4

Erik Seidel

$ 38,416,403

5

David Peters

$ 38,279,171

6

Dan Smith

$ 37,969,324

7

Stephen Chidwick

$ 37,692,003

8

Jason Koon

$ 34,038,628

9

Cary Katz

$ 33,650,388

10

Fedor Holz

$ 32,724,248

11

Phil Ivey

$ 32,331,928

12

Mikita Badziakouski

$ 31,205,406

13

Steve O'Dwyer

$ 30,785,503

14

Daniel Colman

$ 28,925,059

15

Jake Schindler

$ 27,961,091

16

Antonio Esfandiari

$ 27,810,801

17

Isaac Haxton

$ 27,670,940

18

Phil Hellmuth Jr

$ 26,184,044

19

Christoph Vogelsang

$ 25,526,572

20

Timothy Adams

$ 25,458,303

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