In Form Justin Bonomo Leads WPT Amsterdam With 24 Remaining

Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo is currently enjoying the run of his life having already won an incredible $7.2m in live tournaments this year. Not one to rest on his laurels he is now over in Amsterdam where he is leading the WPT Main Event after three days of play with just 24 players remaining from the original 207 entries.

There were four WPT Champion Club members who fell by the wayside on day two at the Holland Casino as Anthony Zinno, Ryan Riess, Chino Rheem, and the winner from this event in 2017 and indeed last year's Tournament of Champion's winner Farid Yachou all failed to progress.

Other big names who failed to make the money (with only 26 players beating the bubble) included Felipe Ramos, Byron Kaverman, Steve O'Dwyer, Kevin MacPhee, Bryn Kenney, Mario Ho, Rainer Kempe, Alex Foxen, Kristen Bicknell, and Jack Salter.

Joining Bonomo on day three will be the likes of Jack Salter's younger brother Louis, former EPT Prague champion Hossein Ensan, JC Alvarado, and the only remaining former WPT Champion, Ema Zajmovic, who is currently sitting in 4th place.

40827768314_6928c19d70_c Above: Last year's WPT Playground champ Ema Zajmovic is the only remaining Champions Club member left going into Day 3

Justin Bonomo is looking for his first WPT Main Event title, to go with his WSOP bracelet and WSOPC Gold Ring. He would also add another $192,335 to his rapidly increasing bankroll.

Bonomo, the $25Million Man

Bonomo's successes this year include outright wins at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open $25k High Roller for $557k, a $10k title at the US Poker Open for $190k and taking down the Super High Roller Bowl in Macau for a cool $4.8m. He also earned almost $1.1m for finishing second in the $100k Super High Roller at January's PCA in the Bahamas as well as numeorus other six-figure high roller scores in the first three and half months of 2018.

In fact, Bonomo's success over the last six months have seen him shoot up the all-time live tourney money-winners list from 18th to 6th place. With $25,321,028 in cashes he now sits in between Hall of Famer John Juanda ($23.9m) in 7th and German Wunderkind Fedor Holz in 5th ($26.7m).

As the bubble burst very close to the end of the day yesterday, all returning players will be guaranteed at least a min cash of $6,654.

Top Ten Players Starting Day 3 - €3,300 WPT Amsterdam Main Event

Justin Bonomo 790,500
Paul Berende 662,500
Duco ten Haven 493,500
Ema Zajmovic 370,500
Firoz Mangroe 370,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy 306,000
Gary Miller 284,000
JC Alvarado 278,500
Louis Salter 274,000
Jean Paul Zaffran 263,500

 

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