It was a star-studded final table at the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl China that completed on 22nd March 2018. The $270,000 buy-in event attracted 75 entries to create a massive prize pool of $18,542,370. It was Justin Bonomo who eventually walked away with the title as well as $4,820,299 for his first-place finish.
Bonomo had to maneuver through a final two tables that included some of the toughest opponents in the world such as – Patrik Antonius (eventually finished runner-up), Stephen Chidwick (current POY Rank 1), David Peters, Jason Koon, Isaac Haxton, Rainer Kempe, Byrn Kenney, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Dan Smith and Dominik Nitsche.
All players that made the 7-handed final table were guaranteed a cool $1,112,621 payday. Final table action saw Rainer Kempe building up a decent stack early on but falling eventually to Patrick Antonious. Justin Bonomo then proceeded to defeat Antonious to take home his highest score till date – by a huge margin!
A look at the final table payouts:
1. Justin Bonomo – $4,821,516
2. Patrik Antonius – $3,152,434
3. Rainer Kempe – $2,039,806
4. Dominik Nitsche – $1,668,932
5. Bryn Kenney – $1,483,495
6. Stephen Chidwick – $1,298,058
7. David Peters – $1,112,621
Bonomo takes his lifetime live earning up to an incredible $25.1 Million and moves up to 6th on the All-Time Money List overtaking legends such as Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and John Juanda. Bonomo is also at 2nd position currently in the GPI POY rankings, behind only Stephen Chidwick.