CCG CONGRATULATIONS to LAS VEGAS resident JUSTIN BONOMO for last night at the 2018 WORLD SERIES Of POKER defeating FEDOR HOLZ and bringing home $10 MILLION for his victory at the 2018 WORLD SERIES Of POKER: BIG ONE Foe ONE DROP CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
ESPN reports JOHN BONOMO said;
"Disbelief. Happiness. All over the place. The adrenaline has been going through me like crazy."With that payday, in addition to his Super High Roller Bowl wins in China in March and Las Vegas earlier this summer, Bonomo pushed his winnings for the year to just shy of $25 million, which moved him past Daniel Negreanu for the top spot on the all-time poker tournament money list with $42.98 million.
Though the total gross isn't quite an accurate tally of actual dollars pocketed, it is an indicator of how well Bonomo has played and how fortunate he has been to this point. His success earlier in the year allowed him to take a bigger piece of his own action, rather than relying on others to invest a bigger stake in his buy-in. With this victory, Bonomo was able to repay the confidence of those willing to take a chance in staking him.
"Because of the wins this year, I absolutely do get to take bigger pieces of myself. This was a million-dollar buy-in, so I was not able to put up anywhere close to even half the money myself. It honestly made this even more special; I get to share this win with literally hundreds of people, because I sold action on the internet, as well. Also, some of my closest friends in the world who helped me prepare for this tournament [had pieces], and I'm so happy to give back to them."Despite all his success this year, with the ESPN cameras running and so much on the line, Bonomo said he was feeling the nerves as the tournament wound down. Even so, he was well-prepared for this life-changing moment.
"It's more money than I ever played for in my life, so I buckled down. I studied. I took the day off the day before and just studied all day. Meditation every single day. I took this as seriously as I possibly could."The Big One for One Drop drew 27 total players. Each player's $1 million buy-in directly benefits the One Drop Foundation's global efforts for clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. There's no rake or fees taken from that $1 million; instead, $80,000 from each buy-in is set aside as a donation to the foundation.
Last night concluded the 2018 WORLD SERIES Of POKER which ran Tuesday, May 29 - Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the RIO ALL-SUITES HOTEL And CASINO in LAS VEGAS.