Big One For One Drop Final Table Highlights

Justin Bonomo scooped the $10million first prize at the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop last night, at the same time vaulting past Daniel Negreanu to take over the number one spot in the all-time tournament money-winners list with an astonishing $42,979,593…

By: Andrew Burnett

 

 

There was a certain inevitability that Bonomo would face Fedor Holz in a showdown at the biggest buy-in event on the calendar, both men having incredible runs these past couple of years, Bonomo’s beyond belief as he has now earned over $23million in the last 6 months alone.

 

 

"At the end of the day, I feel like for the past year I've played absolutely fantastic poker," Bonomo tolds reporters after his historic win: "I'm not going to say I'm the best player in the world but I'm very confident that I'm up there."

Six men had returned to fight it out for only 5 paid spots, investor and philanthropist David Einhorn the only no-pro among them and unfortunately for charity – the billionaire gives all his poker winnings away - the first to bust…

 

 

He was followed out the door by a double KO courtesy of Fedor Holz, the wunderkind finding a call, and then a beautiful river card, to take out Salomon and Kaverman

 

 

When Dan Smith fell in 3rd spot for $4million, it set up a modern-day classic finale, the two ‘luckiest’ players on the planet who just happen to work harder than almost everyone else at the game of poker!

 

 

 

 

Bonomo said afterwards: "Almost everyone out there respects the game of both myself and Fedor. I certainly respect his game a great deal. It definitely felt like a storybook ending playing against Fedor with him starting with the chip lead and having to grind my way back."

There could be only one, however, and that would prove to be Justin Bonomo, a big bluff by Holz being caught and the end coming soon after – Bonomo winning an ace over ace confrontation to end Holz’s challenge and close out the event and this year’s World Series of Poker with a $10million bang.

Final Table Results:

1 Justin Bonomo $10,000,000
2 Fedor Holz $6,000,000
3 Dan Smith $4,000,000
4 Rick Salomon $2,840,000
5 Byron Kaverman $2,000,000

 

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