Justin"ZeeJustin" Bonomo is an American professional high stakes poker player.
When playing online at PokerStars Bonomo plays No Limit Hold 'em exclusively, which is kind of rare these days when it seems that most professionals has switched to Pot Limit Omaha, if not permanently, they at least play it occasionally.
As a result of the USA Online Poker Ban, Bonomo moved to Malta In September 2011 along with fellow professional Isaac Haxton.
Born in 1985, Justin is a member of the online poker generation. He started out by playing Magic: the gathering then moved on to poker at around the age of 16. He started out by playing smaller stakes and making a run at the bigger ones every now and then. He usually got his nose bloodied at those higher limits though. Till about the age of 18, he hadn’t accomplished much at the virtual green felt. It was then he began taking the game more seriously and he began to chisel his skills by reading poker books and online poker forums.
He played at Party Poker back then, and he pretty soon turned his initial $200 bankroll into a $10,000 one. Unfortunately though, he created multiple accounts at Party, using a software glitch and when he scored a 6-figure win in Party Poker’s Big Sunday, he had all his winnings confiscated for cheating.
Bonomo has made millions from Live Tournaments as well. He has won nearly $5,5 million, his biggest score so far came at the EPT Grand Final held in Monte Carlo, where he took down the NLHE Super High Roller 8 Max event in 2012 for $2.17 million.
Read our June 2012 Interview with Justin Bonomo.