Bonomo Masterclass Results in Heads-Up Bracelet

Justin Bonomos incredible year just got better when he took down the $10,000 Heads-Up NLHE Championship to secure his second WSOP bracelet and $185,965, grinding down Englands Jason McConnon in a heads-up masterclass…

By: Andrew Burnett

 

 

The third day of play in the much-coveted Championship event saw four players return, McConnon the most excited of all if his Twitter feed was anything to go by…

 

 

…and the semi-finals proved to be interesting affairs…

Semi-Final 1: Martijn Gerrits - Justin Bonomo

The first semi-final was a real slugfest, the lead changing hand several times and Justin Bonomo “left on fumes” at one point, surviving several at-risk all-ins before turning things around.

When the final hand came Bonomo found himself ahead in chips and ahead on the board as he called Gerrits pre-flop shove:

Bonomo: J♣ 8♣
Gerrits: 10♥ 8♠
Flop: Q♣ 10♣ 9♠
Turn: 5♥
River: 3♠

Gerrits excellent run, worth $73,179, was ended and Bonomo would advance to the final.

 

 

Semi-Final 2: Jason McConnon - Juan Pardo Domingues

Manchester man McConnon took an early lead in his match up with Juan Pardo Dominguez, and although the Spaniard fought back, it was a lead the Englishman would never surrender – the match ending much more quickly than the other semi-final when Pardo reluctantly called an all-in re-raise on the river with the board reading…

Board: 9♥ 6♥ 2♦ A♠ 10♥

…McConnon showing down the flush with Q♥ 5♥ and Domingues mucking his A♥ A♣ and title aspirations.
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Bonomo almost needs no introduction nowadays, the poker news this year filled with his successes as he sweeps all before him in a close to $15million 5-month heater which includes scooping the $5million Super High Roller Bowl late last month.

McConnon on the other hand is less-well known to put it mildly, but had played some great poker to make it this far…

Final: Justin Bonomo - Jason McConnon

Playing heads-up against Bonomo is no easy task, as McConnon quickly discovered –pot after pot going the American’s way and a gap opening up which the Manchester player never looked likely to bridge.

Slowly but surely Bonomo dug the knife in, and after 59 hands the end came – a short-stacked McConnon needing to win a traditional race to stay alive…

Bonomo: 4♥ 4♦
McConnon: Q♠ 9♦
Flop: K♥ 10♥ 2s 2♥ 8♣

…and that meant Bonomo could add a WSOP bracelet to his year’s haul, McConnon well-deserving of his career-best cash of $114,933.

 

Final results

1 Justin Bonomo $185,965
2 Jason McConnon $114,933
3 Juan Pardo Dominguez $73,179
4 Martijn Gerrits $73,179
5 Jan-Eric Schwippert $31,086
6 Mark McGovern $31,086
7 Nicolai Morris $31,086
8 Kahle Burns $31,086

 

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