- Justin Bonomo made a hero call in Event #9 that led him to win his first-ever Poker Masters Title
- The American poker pro outlasted a tough final table to secure the title and $333,000 in top prize
- Vladas Tamasauskas still leads the leaderboard race with just one event left on the schedule
Justin Bonomo is considered on of the greatest poker players around dues to his massive accomplishments in the high-roller scene and this week, the American poker pro achieved yet another great feat – earning his first ever Poker Masters victory. The American poker pro finally claimed his first title in the popular series after taking down Event #9: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $333,000.
Final Table Results
Event #9: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em, the penultimate event of the 2023 Poker Masters, ran from September 23-25 and attracted some of the biggest names in the high-roller circuit, including Stephen Chidwick, Chino Rheem, Orpen Kisacikoglu and Andrew Lichtenberger, all of whom reached the final table but were ultimately dominated by Bonomo.
Bonomo was the chip leader when the final table began and he was able to maintain that position through to heads-up play against fellow American Daniel Rezeai.
The previously dominant Bonomo found his tournament life hanging in the air when Rezeai attempted to end the match via a massive bluff. Bonomo called with ace-high and from that moment, the stars had aligned for him until he won the tournament for $333,000.
That hero call led Bonomo to his maiden Poker Masters title, a testament to his poker prowess. Rezeai settled for second place with $222,000 in winnings.
Completing the final table were Chidwick (3rd, $148,000), Lichtenberger (4th, $101,750), Kisacikoglu (5th, $74,000), and Rheem (6th, $46,250).
With his latest victory, Bonomo’s total live earnings climbed to $62,395,480, still not enough to reclaim the no.1 spot on the All-Time Money List but slowly closing the gap from current leader Bryn Kenney who has over $65 million in total live cashes.
As of this writing, there is just one event left on the schedule and it will determine who wins the Poker Masters leaderboard race as Vladas Tamasauskas is just managing to hold on to his top position with 506 points. The Lithuanian poker pro has cashed in a total of three events, two of which he won.
Tied in second place are Rheem and Chidwick with 386 points each, followed by Lichtenberger at no. 4 with 327 points.